Escondido elementary schools recognized with Golden Bell Award

Escondido Union School District was recognized with the top statewide educational award, the Golden Bell at a special awards celebration Thursday evening at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina on Harbor Drive. The district was chosen by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) as one of 56 recipients of the state’s leading educational honor.  EUSD received the award and […]

The thrill is gone

~ Guest Opinion

Pro football used to be my shelter from the storm. On Sundays I could actually kick back and have an excuse to just waste my time. It was so much fun to get excited and talk about the upcoming game and who was going to do what to who. Football helps me cope with short, cold winter days and a […]

REAL ID is coming

~ Guest Opinion

Get ready to visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. Under the federal REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, the DMV must meet requirements set by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by adding new enhancements to California driver’s licenses and identification cards. The DMV will begin offering REAL IDs on January 22, 2018 in order to meet the […]

Trump is right—the tatters part, I mean


It is generally rough going for those who are accused of “lying to the FBI,” —ask Martha Stewart—but when the FBI lies to the public, or refuses to come clean to the public’s representatives, not so much. Generally, I don’t agree with many of Donald Trump’s Tweets, but he got it right on the money earlier this week when he […]

Let’s start a network!

The Curmudgeon’s Corner
David’s Crazy Opinion

Suddenly out-of-work newscasters and other miscreants have decided to pool their talents to form a new cable news organization, the Grope Network, whose motto is “Lean Forward OR we’ll grope you—you decide!” The network will be headed by Bill O’Reilly, who will invite guests to enter the No Grope Zone, where female interns will be awarded points for running a […]

College hires assistant super

Palomar College has announced the hiring of Dr. Lisa Norman as the new assistant superintendent/vice president, human resource services. The governing board voted unanimously at their October 10 meeting to appoint Dr. Norman, and she began in her new position on October 16. Superintendent/President Dr. Joi Lin Blake said, “Having someone with Lisa’s credentials combined with her interpersonal skills and […]

Escondido Democratic Party planning for a busy 2018

The Escondido Democratic party will hold their annual Holiday Party December 9, 5-8 p.m. The party is free for members, $10 for non-members. Attendees will be renewing their memberships and joining as new members. Renew now and your membership is valid from now through December 31, 2018. Membership gets you voting rights, access to the members-only Facebook page, copies of […]

Home For Christmas, Part 2

“For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to […]

Amie Lou Chandler Hukill King, 74

Amie Lou Chandler Hukill King, 74, beloved mother and wife, passed on November 20, 2017.  She was born on February 13, 1943 in Clovis, New Mexico, born to P.R. (Pete) & Frances Chandler. Mrs. King is preceded in death by her first husband Billy Hukill, Jr.  She is survived by her daughters, Marla Patterson and Kimberly Hukill; son, Kenneth Hukill; […]

Stephen Tepatti, 39

Tepatti, Stephen, age 39, of Florissant, Missouri, November 29, 2017. Beloved son of Robert James (Eileen) Tepatti and Terri (Randy) Hoover; devoted father of Vincent Tepatti; dear brother of Ann Reece, Chad (Stephanie) Hoover, Melissa (Tom) Harper, Colleen (Colin) Cummings, and Miles Tepatti; and loving boyfriend of Colleen Songer. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin and Vivian […]