Palomar Health Ranked in Top 20 Percent for U.S. Health Systems Its Size

For the second year in a row, Palomar Health is ranked among top 20%  of health systems of its size in U.S., according to the 15 Top Health Systems Study 2017 by Truven Health Analytics published in Modern Healthcare magazine. In addition to selecting the top 15 health systems each year, Truven divides all health sys-tems it measures into quintiles […]

Spring Festival will have something for everyone

From one end of Grand to the other, there is something for everyone! 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 and elementary […]

Carthage College honors Escondido resident for mediation post

Escondido resident Richard E. Custin received a 2017 Beacon Award from Carthage College for his contributions in mediation. The Beacon Award honors selected Carthage alumni for one specific accomplishment, act of service, professional or personal achievement, event, or program. Custin, who earned bachelor’s (1980) and Master of Education (1996) degrees from Carthage, accepted the award at a banquet Saturday, April […]

Stone is heading for all 50 states

The beer industry publication “Full Pint” reported May 2 that Escondido-based Stone Brewing” is expected to expand availability to all states, in addition to District of Columbia and Puerto Rico by May. On the international front, they are in 35 countries, including more than 20 in Europe, plus Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Costa Rica and more. […]

Gary Crouch to be honored as Farmer of the Year by the San Diego County Farm Bureau

Article reprinted courtesy of San Diego County Farm Bureau.

Fortune shined on local agriculture the day Gary Crouch walked into his first board of directors’ meeting at the SD Farm Bureau office. It was in the early 90’s and Gary’s dad, Bob, had invited him to come along.  It’s certain that Bob knew what he was doing because Gary continued to attend meetings, quickly aligning himself with other members, […]

20th annual Trout Derby attracts 1,086 anglers

Hidden Valley Kiwanis 20th Annual Trout Derby last month was a great success, according to organizers, netting about $20,000, and luring 1,086 anglers from all over North County to Lake Dixon. Two Grand Prizes were awarded: Saturday to Jed Dickerson (a 8.23 lb beauty caught along the shoreline), and Sunday to Luke Vanleys (a 12.82 lunker) with Jed Dickerson coming […]

Bilingual Book Club meets in May

Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 20, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss this month’s selection, “El secreto de mi marido/The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty in both English and Spanish. The book is available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a […]

Jean Gertrude (Webster) Marches, 1921-2017

Jean Gertrude (Webster) Marches died peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017 in Escondido. Born on March 5, 1921 in Hibbing, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Percy and Freda (Hodge) Webster. She was a 1939 graduate of Chisholm High School and went on to graduate from St. Cloud State University (formerly St. Cloud State Teachers College) in 1946. A passionate […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle open Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, May 13, 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 created by French artist […]

Escondido woman to present talk at Ignite San Diego Event

Edna Nerona, professional speaker and performer, has been selected as one of 18 presenters at the upcoming Ignite San Diego event being held Thursday, May 11,  at the McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station, 6 – 10 p.m. A creative showcase for ideas and stories, Ignite San Diego is a fast-paced event where San Diego locals have five minutes […]