Pedestrian injured in intersection

On August 29, at about 12:10 p.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Escondido Boulevard & Felicita Avenue regarding a vehicle versus pedestrian accident. According to Lt. Mike Kearney EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and provided first aid to the elderly pedestrian. The female pedestrian, age 89, was […]

Learn about Medicare: bring your questions

Confused about Medicare? You’re not alone. That’s why this September, Baby Boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers in the Escondido area are invited to participate in an educational event, as part of National Medicare Education Week (September 15-21). This annual celebration begins exactly one month before the start of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (October 15–December 7), and is […]

What do I need to know about kidney disease?


Kidney disease is a significant problem in companion animals, especially older cats. The kidneys are remarkable organs because, although we and our pets are normally born with two, we can live long and full lives with one. Fewer dogs suffer from chronic kidney disease as the age, however, 35-50% of older cats will be diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. The […]

Love God, Love Your Neighbor

Words of Faith

Last week I received a call informing me that my Uncle Bo had passed away. Of course, something like this is never welcome news. By the next morning, I was asked if I would fly to Oklahoma to officiate the funeral. Like many families, there have been dynamics in play which have kept my family disconnected for as long as […]

City begins checking storm drains

Assessment of the City’s corrugated metal pipe (cmp) system is underway. Two televising crews are working to check the condition of all City-maintained storm drains. Assessment of the first of ten geographical zones is underway in the eastern area of the City. Short duration lane closures on Midway, East Valley Parkway, Bear Valley Parkway and several other major roadways are […]

Wild Wonders begins fall family zoo camps

As summer vacation comes to a close, Wild Wonders’ annual Junior Keeper-For-A-Day Zoo Camps go back into hibernation until next June.  This year, over 200 children between 6 and 13 fed an armadillo, made treats for foxes, learned about challenges animals face in the wild, and met and touched animals that they had never heard of before. Wild Wonders has […]

Vincent Memorial a juggernaut in win over White Tigers

Sometimes in the game of football, it must be honestly acknowledged that a superior and highly efficient team had your number and clearly got the better of you. Well, that was the reality that confronted the Escondido Charter White Tigers in the aftermath of their 48-0 loss to Vincent Memorial last Saturday night in a game that was held on […]

Young Winery in Northern San Diego secures prestigious honors

Located high above the San Pasqual Valley in Escondido, the winery Domaine Artefact secured prestigious wins at the 37th San Francisco International Wine Competition and the Sunset International Wine Competition. The honors draw attention to an emerging, thriving wine region in Escondido called Highland Valley. The San Francisco International Wine Competition awards are divided into four levels: bronze, silver, gold […]

Teen Book Club to discuss “The Walled City”

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Saturday, September 23, in the Turrentine Room from 1–2:30 p.m. The selected title is “The Walled City” by award-winning author, Ryan Graudin. Copies are available for checkout in the Library’s Teen Area or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org. Students at Escondido High […]

Escondido author wins award

San Diego-based book publisher Huckleberry House today announced this week that its newest release, “The Dining Car,” a novel from Escondido’s Eric Peterson, which previously won the Ben Franklin Gold Medal in Popular Fiction from the Independent Publishers Association, and a Gold Medal from the San Diego Book Awards in Contemporary Fiction, just won a Silver Medal from the Readers’ […]


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