“Anne of Green Gables” at Grand Tea Room

The Grand Tea Room is once again partnering with the 413 Project Theater Co. to bring another “dinner theater” performance series. “Anne of Green Gables”  by author L. M. Montgomery will be performed live at The Grand Tea Room for three weeks starting on September 7. In 1890 Prince Edward Island, aging brother and sister Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert decide […]

Escondido’s “big battery” may be honored

SDG&E’s Expedited Energy Storage Project in Escondido has been selected as a finalist for the Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2017 Innovation Awards. This year’s ESNA Innovation Awards were evaluated on the project’s impact in transforming the energy storage ecosystem. The Escondido project was constructed in record time and is currently the world’s largest lithium ion battery storage facility. The […]

Ask the Vet – Tis the Season for Fleas


Actually, every season is flea season in San Diego County. Fleas can live and reproduce in temperatures ranging from 55-95 degrees and love it in about 70% humidity. That makes San Diego County a perfect environment for fleas to live and thrive. Heck, isn’t that why we all live here? I, literally, see fleas on pets all 12 months of […]

The True Nature of God, Pt.1


A recent Gallup poll shows that 89% of Americans say they believe in God.  Another poll indicates that 79% Americans believe in God.  What is striking is that the number of believers is down by approximately 25% since WWII (gallup.com). Could it be that Christianity in America is in decline because we are busier, have many more distractions, our values […]

Kenneth Glimpse, 88

taught at local Escondido elementary schools

Kenneth Glimpse, who taught school in Escondido for many years, passed away on June 23, 2017 in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  He was 88. Mr. Glimpse was born on May 1, 1929 in Kansas City, Kansas to James & Ada Glimpse. He grew up in Kansas City and graduated from Wyandotte High School and later attended Kansas State University.  Leaving KSU […]

Judy Page

formerly of Escondido

Judy Diane Page, or like so many  called her “Dee”, passed away in her home on June 14, 2017. She is survived by her two sons Jim & Kevin Page, two sisters, Rolleen Frugoli and Kathy Edson, niece Gayleen Morales, nephews Greg, Geoff and Harmon Bouchey and Jim Edson, and also her grandchildren Brittney and Samantha Page. A memorial will […]

Earth Friendly Auto Body will now offer U-Hauls

U-Haul Company of California announced last week that Earth Friendly Auto Body has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve  Escondido. Earth Friendly Auto Body at 1347 Simpson Way will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment and support rental items. Earth Friendly Auto Body is owned by partners Danielle Milliken, Frank Salas and Gregory Iovino. Hours of operation […]

Ulta Beauty opens Escondido store

Friday morning the newest Ulta Beauty opened a new store location at the Escondido Promenade. The new location features 20,000 beauty products from over 500 brands. The first 100 shoppers over the weekend won beauty give-a-ways and Ulta Beauty experts were available all weekend to offer free consultations and customized product recommendations. The new store is located at 1266-A Auto […]

Windermere Homes & Estates celebrates four years in business

On July 3, 2013, Rich Johnson and Brian Gooding launched the franchise, Windermere Homes & Estates (WHE). With a “non-corporate” culture and continuous family style feel, Windermere Homes & Estates has been able to grow exponentially. It hired 70 agents in its first 70 days in business. Windermere’s Escondido branch recently moved into a new location 830 W Valley Parkway,  […]

In the Escondido Arts Partnership, the gold is the people


On the early evening of July 7, I am gazing upon the walls of the Escondido Municipal Art Gallery. Somebody keeps tugging at my eyes as I try to focus my attention on the various artworks of the gallery’s members. Each year, an exhibit is held for EAP (Escondido Arts Partnership) members only. The exhibit has proven once again that […]