Formal wear shop promotes sober proms

A popular Escondido formal wear shop last week was promoting “Protect Your Prom Memories” by placing tags on dresses and tuxedos being rented or purchased for North County students, many of who were having proms last week. Linda Garcia, owner of Damari’s Boutique on East Valley Parkway, partnered with Youth Advocacy Coalition members and Mental Health Systems’ North Inland Community […]

Boys and Girls Clubs will sponsor summer food service program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego program will operate from the following Summer Food Service Program… June 14 to August 24 at all San Diego locations June 6 to August 14 at Escondido locations June 15 to August 22 at the Valley Center location All sites will be closed on July 4. Free meals will be made […]

Two evacuated in motorhome fire

  On Friday, May 4 at about 2230 hours, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a fire in a parked motor home with possible victims inside located at 1509 E. Valley Pkwy. The first arriving engine reported a large amount of fire and smoke coming from the motor home. Aggressive action by the firefighters contained […]

Safari Highlands benefits our community


This past week, I helped to form the Friends of Eagle Crest, a coalition of Escondido residents in support of the proposed Safari Highlands Ranch community in the San Pasqual Valley. My husband and I are long-time residents of the Rancho San Pasqual neighborhood, which is located right next to where Safari Highlands Ranch would be built. We support Safari […]

Auto Club for Obsoletes


‘Attachments’ is one of those ‘new normal’ words that has many meanings, and which also implies things, not of this world. Things that exist in two realms, one of this Earth, and the other in the Cloud. Apparently, we all have a new attachment, a second brain in the Cloud, supposedly to help the one in our head. Which initially […]

Being Present


As a husband, father, youth sports coach, and now candidate for State Assembly, being present in the moment is not an option; it’s a requirement of life. As a consumer attorney, being present means being active in the community, responsive to issues that affect our daily lives, and taking action to check abuses of power and responsibility. Striving to be […]

Judge candidate Vicki Rothman thinks incumbent has been on the bench too long


It’s considered a form of career suicide for an attorney to run for superior court against an entrenched incumbent, however Valley Center resident Vicki Rothman thinks several factors make it important for Judge Herbert Exarhos to have an opponent, and for the residents of the county to have a choice. The Superior Court race is county-wide. It includes the Vista […]

Registrar Sends Postcards to Provisional Voters


The San Diego County Registrar of Voters is sending another batch of courtesy postcards to a group of county voters to reduce unnecessary provisional voting at the polls on June 5. The postcard pictured above will go out starting Friday and aims to help nearly 50,000 mail ballot voters who voted provisionally in the November 2016 election. If you vote […]

A highlight of June events at Escondido Library

Escondido Public Library offers special events for adults during the month of June. All events are free, open to the public, sponsored by the Friends, and held in the Library’s Turrentine Room unless otherwise noted. Death Café North County on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. Death Café provides a safe and agenda-free place to discuss death, dying, […]

San Pasqual shines, Escondido has its moments in VL Finals


The Golden Eagles of San Pasqual High did some serious running, jumping and soaring during the course of last Friday’s Valley League Finals held up on “The Hill” at Valley Center High School. How good was the G. Eagle track and field squad? Combined the SP boys and girls captured 17 of the 32 events that were contested and 12 […]


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