Lola Patton, 95

August 9, 1922 – November 20, 2017 Lola Luella (Harden) Patton of Poulsbo, Washington, passed away on November 20 at the age of 95. She was the wife of Chester Lee Patton, daughter of Orval Henry Harden and Goldie Belle (Lister) Harden of Topeka, Kansas. Mrs. Patton was the mother of Charlotte (Patton) Bockus of Poulsbo, WA; Orville Robert (Bob) […]

Home For Christmas, Part 4

Words of Faith

“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David… And of His kingdom there will be no end” (Luke 1:30-33, NKJV). The Christmas Season […]

Daughter of Escondido resident named NHCC Junior Sailor of the Year


  GOOSE CREEK, SC – The daughter of an Escondido, California resident recently received one of the most prestigious military honors as she was selected as Naval Health Clinic Charleston’s “Junior Sailor of the Year.” Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Lauren Pereda, daughter of DJ O’Grady of Escondido, and granddaughter of Mary Ellen and Morton O’Grady of Carlsbad, was named […]

Athlete’s death evokes memory of another sad tragedy

Hearing the distressing news of the passing of 17-year-old William Burton left me dismayed. I didn’t know William personally but I knew of him. Among other things, I cover the Valley Center football beat and as a result, I had the chance to watch Burton in action on two occasions this past season. In a regular-season game, the Jaguars got […]

Escondido man on team that will represent County in national competition

A six member team, including a mechanic from Escondido, will represent San Diego in Craft Championships Crown national competition in 2018. San Diego County’s top construction apprentices in electrical, plumbing, and sheet metal put their skills to the test at the 17th annual Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) San Diego Craft Championship Competition. Winners went head to head with their […]

Recycling your Christmas tree is as easy as 1, 2, Tree!

With another holiday season upon us, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) and the County of San Diego have once again joined together to encourage residents to recycle their Christmas trees in efforts to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. You can put your tree to better use through recycling! There will be a recycling location […]

“Dine Out Escondido!” Restaurant Week Celebrates its Fifth Year January 28 – February 3

Visit Escondido’s Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week is happening January 28 to February 3 at over 30 restaurants in historic downtown and all around town. Held in partnership with California Restaurant Month, this successful culinary tourism event happens during the last week in January and is celebrating its fifth year. San Diego residents and visitors will be able to partake […]

Escondido has seven First Place “A-List” business winners

The San Diego A-List features more than 8,076 businesses competing for title of San Diego’s best. This year Escondido showcased over 30 businesses entered for consumer voting in five categories: Museums/Arts, Foodies, Other Things to Do, Wineries, and Breweries. Escondido won seven First Place winners and eleven winners in the Top 5 of their respective categories, competing in some cases, […]

Veritiv leases Escondido’s largest industrial building

Exeter Property Group and Badiee Development December 13 announced Veritiv as the single tenant for the Exeter Industrial Park in Escondido. The 212,088-square foot Exeter Industrial Park is poised to be the largest industrial distribution building ever constructed in Escondido. “We are excited to have Veritiv locate in Escondido,” said Escondido Mayor Sam Abed. “We’re proud to work with Badiee […]

Panera’s Manna program hosts local family for meal, gifts

The spirit of the holidays is all about giving and that is exactly what Manna Development Group, Panera Bread’s San Diego franchisee, is doing. For the past 14 years, including this year, every Panera café in San Diego, including the one in Escondido, adopts a local family in need to host them for a meal and provide them with gifts […]


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