Grand Avenue Festival

Planning has begun for the Escondido Chamber Grand Avenue Festival, which will be held Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.  downtown on Grand Ave. from Center City to Juniper. Shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts and imports. Enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment. GAF entertainment is from local dance, performing arts and music groups. To perform at […]

Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club Meets in March

Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, March 25, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, “El ruiseñor/The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah in both English and Spanish. The book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including […]

2nd Saturday Concert Series

2nd Saturday Concert Series with the musical group Virtual Strangers  Saturday, March 11, 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. This concert is suitable for all ages. Virtual Strangers perform a mixture of bluegrass in traditional three-part harmony and more contemporary sounds. Audience participation is encouraged.

You have what your tongue says you have

By PASTOR ROB GRANGER I’m proud to have served in the United States Navy.  What I most enjoyed about my service was going to sea.  I never ceased to be amazed that a ship, though large, yet seemingly so small, is able to travel thousands of miles across vast oceans, from one location to another. To do so, a ship […]

Adobe Home Tour

The 6th annual Adobe Home Tour March 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will benefit the Escondido History Center. Mexican Colonial hacienda accents… reclaimed wood ceiling beams… cooling outdoor courtyards and breezeways… lush, low-water gardens… stone, brick and kiva-style fireplaces… Many of the features of California’s oldest ranchos and haciendas are in high demand today, including handmade adobe bricks, […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle open This Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, March 11, for newly expanded hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project […]

Escondido’s Classical Academy to perform at San Diego Women’s Week

Escondido Classical Academy Choir will be among those providing entertainment at the 8th annual San Diego Women’s Week, running March 20-24 at multiple locations in San Diego County. The event last week announced new venues, events and lineup of speakers. The eighth annual San Diego Women’s Week, designed to empower, inspire, and connect women, with a focus on diversity and […]

Stray Bullet in Gang-Related Shooting Kills Driver of Vehicle


On Tuesday, 03-07-17, at approximately 9:09 P.M. Escondido Police and Fire personnel were dispatched to the 1900 block of E. Grand Ave regarding a vehicle collision. Once on scene, officers determined that the female driver (and sole occupant) of a silver Toyota Camry, identified as 55-year-old Escondido resident Catherine Kennedy, had actually been shot once in the head. According to […]