Friends of Hellhole to hold fundraising art auction in November

Friends of Hellhole Canyon will hold an art auction during November at the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery ( The opening reception will be at 5:30-8 p.m. on November 11. The gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Works on display for bidding come from award winning artists, including Joe Garcia, Cathy Carey, and Tom Tiedeman. Visitors will […]

Many Halloween activities to choose from locally

Local residents will have a virtual cornucopia of Halloween-related events that they can attend in Escondido and close by.  Some information for this story is provided by Visit Escondido (  which advises tourists: “Welcome to Escondido, come for the wildlife… stay for the culture!” Family Harvest Festival October 28,  11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Escondido Christian School 923 Idaho Ave. […]

Gas tax will hit local motorists in one week

Don’t forget to fill your car tank soon, since gas prices will NEVER be this low again. In one week, on November 1 the California gas tax and additional car registration fee will go into effect. It is estimated that the average driver will pay an additional $300-$400 for the new tax. However, there is a group of activists attempting […]

EPD receives grant for special traffic enforcement and crash prevention

The Escondido Police Department has been awarded a $510,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The EPD will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep roadways safe and improve the quality of life through […]

Wow Jam Escondido 2017. It’s A Wrap!

What does it look like when 1,000 people, 10 churches and a dozen or so community organizations gather at Grape Day Park? You’d know had you been there October 14. Bright and early at 7:30 a.m., W.O.W International’s semi-truck with its drop-down stage trailer pulled into the park. Workers arrived a half hour later and the process of setting up […]

“It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol” comes to the California Center for the Arts

This December, the award-winning North County Players (For Best live presentation at the S.D. International Kids’ Film Festival) will present their 2017 holiday show, “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The play, written and directed by author and longtime local journalist, Charles Carr, recounts the tale of one family and the small town […]

Students open time capsule to celebrate school’s 25th anniversary

On Monday, October 23, at exactly 8:10 a.m., students from Pioneer Elementary, located at 980 N Ash St. in Escondido, opened a time capsule from 1992 in celebration of the school’s 25th anniversary. In 1992, students, Principal Royce Moore, and school staff buried a time capsule next to the cornerstone of their new school. On Monday, Principal Moore, three former […]

Calvin’s crusade continues on after it downs Victory Christian 45-17

At least as far as this year is concerned, no team moniker is more apropos than the one owned by the Calvin Christian football squad and its players. They answer to the name of the Crusaders and as it relates to the 2017 season, they’ve been on an undeniable mission – a crusade if you will – to recapture a […]

Project installs 387 smoke alarms at mobile homes

Following the Green Crest Fire last December, where eight people were injured and two children were killed in a mobile home fire (with no smoke alarms), one of the goals of the Escondido Fire Department has been to ensure that homes have smoke alarms. Especially mobile homes where the elderly and families reside. Using 100% donated smoke detectors and volunteer […]

Remembering what Veterans Day means

It’s small and unimposing, red with a green button center and a small white label hanging to one side like a flag waiting for a breeze.  When handed one, each person reacts differently. Some are really surprised without knowing why, take it and handle it like a priceless thing.  Others look at it quizzically as if there is some mystery […]

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