Dancing with Our Stars will raise money for CCAE

“Dancing with Our Stars” a fund-raiser for the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, will be presented this Saturday, April 7, 7 p.m. at the Concert Hall. Tickets range from $30-$175, but get yours early for the best seating. Tickets include a post-show party with a DJ and dancing under the stars.  Call the Ticket Office at 800-988-4253 to purchase. […]

Country club lawsuits proliferate

The various lawsuits connected to the 110-acre Escondido Country Club property continue to proliferate. There was already a lawsuit by Escondido Country Club Home Owners against the city of Escondido over the city council’s action last year of approving of the “Villages” 380-unit project on property owned by Michael Schlesinger—who has an agreement with New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) to […]

Fire department celebrates new hires, promotions

The City of Escondido Fire Department hosted their 2018 Recognition & Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, March 22 in the Council Chambers. All new hires and promotions since July of 2017 were recognized. Promotions Laura Lacy, Administrative Services Manager Sarah Montagne, Administrative Coordinator Art Holcomb, Division Chief Jeff Sargis, Battalion Chief Christopher Arnold, Captain Matthew Collins, Captain Jordan Lara, Engineer Scott […]

Non-profit Reiki Corps to have Old Escondido home tour in April

The San Diego Reiki Corps will have a fund-raising tour of the Albert Beach House – Moore Manor on South Juniper Street in Escondido on April 29. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The fundraiser will support their community and educational outreach, and up-coming volunteer events in 2018. San Diego Reiki Corps is a non-profit organization that volunteers at Sharp Memorial in San […]

There are many ways to interpret labor laws: so be careful

Like most of you, I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on a hit T.V. drama. The likely hood of either of these occurring is VERY low. However, again like most of you, I put on my critical thinking hat as I read through the latest rulings regarding employment law. Since the state of California has created […]

Daley Ranch offers four hikes in April

Editor’s Note.  Last week’s article about Daley Ranch hikes was incorrectly sent out by the city with information that was TWO YEARS out of date. This updated version has correct information. We regret the error. * * * All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted.  Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper […]

Bird Haven has closed after 40 years

For four decades Bird Haven on Grand Avenue was a landmark Escondido business. Customers who entered the store would be serenaded by the jungle symphony of tropical birds singing at the top of their beaks. Last week, in a message to their customers, owners Mark & Sharon Petrarca announced that they had sold the business. “We have decided it’s time […]

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy welcomes new board members

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) board of directors announces three new members of the Board: Jim Smith of Del Mar, Joe Bonner of Solana Beach and Alex Kilian of Carmel Valley. Board President Brad Bartlett told the Times-Advocate, “We are thrilled to be joined by three outstanding new members to our Board. Each brings passion and valuable expertise […]

School holds ribbon cutting for STEM lab

Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences held a ribbon cutting for the new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) laboratory at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences on March 21. Northrop Grumman gave $100,000 for this lab. Alfredo Ramirez, director of engineering at Northrop Grumman visited the lab and talked to the kids. Ramirez is director of engineering […]

5K event raises $10,000 for Interfaith

The Bright Futures 5K event resulted in Kids4Community donating $10,000 to Interfaith Community Services. This run was done to help the area’s low income and homeless population.  All participants in the Bright Futures 5K received the Official Bright Futures Run Shirt and custom finisher’s medal. They enjoyed the flat, fast, and fun course around the Embarcadero.