Assembly candidate leads lawsuit against library outsourcing

Alan Geraci, a San Marcos attorney who is also the Democratic candidate for the 75th Assembly District, is representing two local residents in their lawsuit against the city council’s approval of outsourcing the Escondido Public Library to Maryland-based Library Systems & Services (LS&S.)  The lawsuit was filed this week. The announcement was made by the Save Our Escondido Library Coalition […]

Jaycees Christmas parade will have a movie theme

The theme of this year’s 67th annual Jaycees Christmas parade is “Christmas at the Cinema.” The parade will be held December 9, beginning at 9:30 a.m. along Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. “Christmas at the Cinema” is the theme that all entries must at least make some attempt to address. This year the theme was the […]

California Center for the Arts appoints two new board members

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Governance Committee has appointed two new members to their Board of Trustees, Sara Matta and Robert Leiter. Mrs. Matta and Leiter will join Cynthia L. Weir, chairman; Robert Dudley, vice chairman; Karen Jobe, secretary; Andy Washburn, treasurer; Chris Cochran, Bob Will, Judith W. Hamilton, Rorie L. Johnston, Halicia Y. Perkins, Steve Nelson, and […]

Escondido Country Club burns down

It was a Black Friday indeed for residents of the Escondido Country Club area, who woke to black pillars of smoke rising over their neighborhood. The abandoned Escondido Country Club building early Friday morning, November 22, burst into flame and took half a day for the Escondido Fire Department to extinguish. For years the building had been the refuge of […]

North County’s Foundation for Senior Wellbeing Hosts 7th Annual Festival of Trees


On December 2, and for the 7th year in a row, North County’s Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is hosting their major fundraising event, the “Festival of Trees”, to be held this year at the Optimist Club in Vista (600 Optimist Way, Vista). Fully-decorated, themed Christmas trees donated by area businesses and community groups will be on view and for sale, […]

Reenactors to hold San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 3

California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association will present San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park This annual, family friendly, free North County event focuses on the interpretation and commemoration of the 1846 Battle of Pasqual, the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican–American War. This year […]

Trout season opens December 9 at Wohlford

The December 9 “Trout opener” at Lake Wohlford marks the re-opening of the park for weekday fishing. The lake will re-open for weekday fishing following the first trout plant. The lake has been closed on weekdays throughout the fall. According to Ranger George Scalo, “We re-introduce trout into the lake with a sizable stock of 6,000 lbs. just prior to […]

First United Methodist to host 30th annual Bethlehem Walk

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Escondido will host the 30th annual holiday tradition of Bethlehem Walk on Dec. 8 to 10 at 341 South Kalmia Street in Escondido, Calif. Free to the public, Bethlehem Walk invites visitors to experience a re-creation of the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Bethlehem Walk is set in the time of Caesar Augustus, the […]

Dorothy Burnett Foxworth

January 16, 1927 to November 15, 2017 Dorothy Burnett Foxworth: beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at home, surrounded by her family. Born in the West Indies to James Caldwell Burnett, a U.S. Navy Captain and his English bride, Dorothy Barker Burnett. Mom and her three brothers Keith, Michael and James followed their parents around the world, […]

Home For Christmas, Part 1

Words of Faith:

  “God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; But the rebellious dwell in a dry land” (Psalm 68:6, NKJV). Christmas is a special time.  It’s the time of year God’s presence is a little closer; a time when He makes Himself known to man, to prove once more that His love is […]


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