Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses ‘Firstlife’

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Wednesday, November 29, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The selected title is “Firstlife” by Gena Showalter. Copies are available for checkout in the Library’s Teen Area or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at Students at Escondido High School, […]

‘Serve Day’ at Kit Carson Park

This little member of the Church of Rancho Bernardo gets into the act with gusto as he joins about 1,000 others who took part in ‘Serve Day’ on Saturday at Kit Carson Park and elsewhere. RB church has ‘Serve Day’ in Escondido The Church at Rancho Bernardo had their annual Serve Day in Escondido on Saturday. Serve Day was an […]

City council vote Wednesday on NUWI project

It’s Gunfight at the OK Corral time for Escondido Country Club residents and their nemesis, developer Michael Schlesinger and New Urban West Inc. The Planning Commission October 24 voted to support the recommendation of city staff and support the 380-unit “Villages of Escondido Country Club” project by New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) which is acting on behalf of Michael Schlesinger […]

Local Hepatitis A public health emergency extended again

Although Monday the County Board of Supervisors extended the public health emergency for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak by another two weeks, the man in charge of fighting that outbreak in Escondido said this week that “our numbers are going in the right direction.” According to the County there have been 544 cases of hepatitis A associated with the outbreak […]

McClure has his own ‘Day’ for years of running Safari Park

Escondido’s Bob McClure had his own day on November 5 when he was honored by the San Diego City Council. “Bob McClure Day” was held to commemorate his retirement in a few months after 35 years as director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Council President Pro Tem Mark Kersey made the presentation. As director, McClure has been responsible […]

Fire causes damage to mobile home

On November 1, at about 5:14 p.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of an oven on fire inside a mobile home at 2300 East Valley Pkwy (Imperial Mobile Home Park). A structure fire response was dispatched to the location. The first arriving engine reported a large amount of smoke coming from the roof of residence. […]

Does Schlesinger deserve a yes vote?


I don’t often reference other publications, but I have to agree with the U-T editorial of last week (“Poway Measure A vote a referendum on obnoxiousness”) that criticized developer Michael Schlesinger’s rude behavior over the years. Although it was in reference to the StoneRidge development he wants to build in Poway, where he has, true to form, resorted to trying […]

Our backyard friends

California is a great state with a rich diversity of native wildlife.  In the mid-1980’s, I took Project Wildlife training as a native songbird rehabilitator, and have rescued many orphaned baby birds or injured adults through the decades. This session my AB 1031, signed into law, creates the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund setting up voluntary tax return checkoffs providing […]

Saint Phalle exhibit: Mythical California, in January

A breathtaking exhibition, Niki De Saint Phalle: Mythical California, hits the California Center for the Arts January 13. The Center Museum exhibition will not only feature Saint Phalle’s print series Californian Diary, but will also serve as the 15th anniversary celebration of her last work, Queen Califa’s Magical Circle. Magical Circle itself is located in Escondido’s Kit Carson Park, and […]

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club Meets in November

Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, November 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room to discuss “The Bastard of Istambul/La bastarda de Estambul” by Ellif Safak, a One Book, One San Diego selection. To facilitate bilingual discussion, the book is available for check-out in English and […]