City near to building pedestrian transit center bridge

The city is moving forward with the $325,000 Transit Center Ped Bridge and Spruce Street Channel Improvement Project, whose design is complete, and which is obtaining the final permits from the agencies that regulate impacts on creeks and waterways. Resource agency permits from the Regional Water Board and Fish & Wildlife have been obtained and the City is now pursuing […]

Elks Lodge and Scouts celebrate Flag Day

Local Boy Scouts and members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1687 of Escondido gathered June 9th to honor the flag of our nation. Members and officers of BPOE Lodge No. 1687 and members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 669 of Escondido participated in the annual Flag Day Ceremony.  A special guest-speaker and recipient of […]

The collapse of the climate-crisis house of cards


Largely unnoticed by the major networks and news sources was the announcement by company called Carbon Engineering of a relatively cheap process, that IF it functions as advertised—admittedly a big if—can scrub the air in factory-level efficiency, removing carbon dioxide from the air in large quantities and turning it into fuel that can be burned in cars. Remember these names:  […]

Toyota dealership wins national award

Toyota of Escondido was recently presented with the Board of Governors Award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc.  The award recognizes a distinguished group of dealers who have achieved outstanding vehicle sales performance throughout the year while demonstrating a commitment to maintaining a high standard for customer satisfaction. Winning dealerships are among the top 60 in vehicle sales volume across […]

New program for homeless who frequently use ERs

The County is looking for 1,049 chronically homeless people who frequently use emergency rooms for medical treatment, resulting in high Medi-Cal costs. These people, identified in 2016, are being sought to be a part of Whole Person Wellness, a County program that will help them find a home and give them access to behavioral and physical health services, saving millions […]

Esco’s Moore makes history at NCAA Golf Championships

Escondido resident and San Pasqual High graduate Haley Moore continues to do some wondrous things whenever a golf club is placed in her hands. The latest illustration came on May 23 when the University of Arizona junior confidently stroked in a birdie putt from approximately six feet that secured for the Wildcats the team title in the 2018 Division I […]

G. Eagles capture crown for new skipper Blalock

In the end, 2018 proved to be a year of firsts for the San Pasqual baseball squad. First-year coach Jake Blalock deftly guided his Golden Eagles to the school’s first-ever section baseball title. Realistically, no one could have foreseen that kind of result. After all, SP entered the season having produced just four winning seasons since 2004. But Blalock had […]

Escondido first responders participate in wildfire summit whose focus is zoos

Last month the San Diego Safari Park hosted a Wildfire Preparedness Summit for zoos and aquariums from the western United States. The event provided a forum for large and small institutions that care for animals to learn, share and discuss how they should be prepared for wildfires.  During the seminar, a panel of emergency agencies fielded questions from the participants. […]

Escondido-based Hawaiian culture school awarded grant

The California Arts Council this week announced its plan to award $16,000 to Halau Hula O Kaʻeo as part of its Cultural Pathways program.  The Cultural Pathways program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts ecosystem reflects contributions from all of California’s […]

Come Sail the Night Away with Styx at the Center in September

American rock band, Styx will be performing during the 2018-19 Performing Arts Season at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Best known for melding hard rock guitar with acoustic guitar, synthesizers with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks and popular power ballads, while incorporating elements of international musical theatre, STYX’s show will be […]