Spring Grand Avenue Festival will showcase local talent

The Spring Grand Ave Festival on Sunday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, will be brimming with local entertainment on two stages featuring talent from professional and not for profit studios as well as high school performing arts students. Some of the acts include Farr Elementary Folklorica, Off Broadway Dancers, Patio […]

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy announces new president and board members

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) Board of Directors last week announced its new president, Brad Bartlett of Escondido, and new board members: Keith Colestock of Santa Luz, and Robert Sheppard and Slater Buck of Carlsbad. Don Mosier of Del Mar was appointed last December. Their terms run from March 2017 to March 2020. Retired attorney, Brad Bartlett, has […]

Vaccines help protect children from disease


April 22-29 is National Infant Immunization Week, and the County Health and Human Services Agency is reminding parents to make sure their children are up-to-date with immunizations. “Vaccines offer the best protection against disease,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer. “Parents should make sure their children start their shots on time and stay on schedule. Immunizations prevent […]

County begins spring battle against mosquitos Look! Up in the sky!


The County of San Diego’s Vector Control Program will drop its first batch of larvicide of the year on 48 rivers, streams, ponds and other waterways to kill mosquito larvae this week. Vector Control uses a helicopter to treat the waterways roughly once a month from April/May through October with a granular larvicide to control mosquito populations and protect the […]

New iLoveKickboxing fitness franchise opens in Escondido

iLoveKickboxing has announced the opening of another franchise located at 431 N Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Based on the successful nationwide model, iLoveKickboxing incorporates the workouts of professional fighters, while making them accessible and fun to the anyone looking to lose weight and get in shape.  This location is one of 180 plus studios across the United States, Canada and Peru, […]

First United Methodist to host Sorelle Women’s Chorus Sunday

On Sunday April 30 at 3:30 pm, Sorelle Women’s Chorus will perform an hour-long concert entitled “Sorrow and Joy” at First United Methodist Church of Escondido, located at 341 S. Kalmia St. This performance, part of the church’s Music Series,  will include madrigals, traditional spirituals, and pieces by Holst and Mendelssohn.  A free will offering will be accepted, and a […]

Elizabeth Pinter, 93

world traveller, helped found CCAE, was devoted to library

Elizabeth Pinter, March 13, 1924 – April 18, 2017 Elizabeth Louise (Lees) Pinter had a love of travel, education, and arts and languages that made positive impacts on both her life and the lives of those around her. Although Mrs. Pinter was born in little Weleetka, Oklahoma, degrees from University of Oklahoma and Columbia University (NY) in Journalism & Latin […]

Agatha Ann Giacalone, 83

was 24-year resident of Escondido

Agatha Ann Giacalone, a longtime resident of Escondido, died April 20, 2017, surrounded by nearly every member of her family. She was 83. Tears were shed, memories were shared, love was expressed, and much laughter was had as the family gathered to celebrate her life with her in her final day. She passed without pain or suffering, loved to the […]

OGHS boy’s volleyball suddenly at the top


Although new to the sport, Orange Glen’s varsity volleyball team brings no shortage of passion and determination to the court.  With most of the boys having no more than two or three years of experience, these young athletes are dominating their league as well as their overall record. At 4-1 in league and 15-5 overall, the boys are drawing near […]

Time to plant tomatoes


Now is the time to get those tomato plants in the ground for that great taste that only home grown can provide.   There are many different varieties to chose from with new ones being offered every year. The most important aspect is to get them into the ground ASAP. Soil preparation can really enhance your chances of a bumper […]