Democratic Club to hold membership meeting July 14

The Escondido Democratic Club planned a rally at city hall on Wednesday afternoon, before the city council meeting (by which time this paper will have been printed) followed by a July 14 membership meeting. The July 14 membership meeting will be held at Park Avenue Community Center, 210 E. Park Ave. Social/snacks start at 10 a.m., with the meeting starting […]

Working for the District

This session my legislative package deals with public safety, healthcare, government efficiency and rebuilding after the recent fires. Only some are highlighted here. Public safety bills include AB 2720, reducing recidivism rates by providing more services for youth on parole from state prison to help them successfully re-enter society. AB 1983 improves school safety by requiring school districts and local […]

Local eatery to celebrate National Fry Day

National Fry Day (which just so happens to fall on FRY-day, July 13) will be observed by Escondido’s two Farmer Boys restaurants. All Farmer Boys stores, including both in Escondido, are celebrating the foodie holiday all day long by giving away a FREE side of fries with the purchase of any farm-fresh burger, like the Big Cheese, signature Farmer’s Burger, […]

Family Field Trip at Bates Nut Farm July 25

Wednesday, July 25 is the Bates Nut Farm Family Field Trip. Families from all over are invited to enjoy some fresh country air and a day on the farm. The day begins at 10:30 a.m., and includes a tractor hayride, the popular “Nuts for You” tour, along with a picnic lunch, bag of feed for the farm animals and a […]


Panera Democratic Club fundraiser The Escondido Democratic Club invites you to attend its Panera fundraiser on July 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 1286 Auto Park Way Panera. Go to the event page on and scroll to the Panera event to download your flyer. Present the flyer to the cashier and 20% of the sales will […]

Safari Park offers summer of activities

Summer Safari 2018 Join The San Diego Safari Park for a world of entertainment and special foods this summer. During Summer Safari, you can enter at 8:30 a.m. and enjoy the park’s newly renovated Safari Coffee Outpost/Plant Trader for a cup of coffee, or pick up supplies at Safari Outfitters. The rest of the park will open at 9 a.m. […]

NCTD board approves new locomotives to serve area

The North County Transit District (NCTD) Board of Directors approved the purchase of five new Siemens locomotives at its June board meeting. The five locomotives being replaced were originally built between 1975-1992 and were purchased as used by NCTD. These five locomotives have reached the end of their useful life. “These new locomotives will help support our mission to provide […]

Winery to celebrate one year anniversary

Forgotten Winery is celebrating its one year anniversary this Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Cost is $25 admittance fee, (waived with the purchase of a case), you will be welcomed into the winery where owner Rodger Grove and winemaker John Eppler will be doing barrel tastings. You will also be provided with food while you take advantage of our case discounts (over […]

“Hacksaw” continues to bring it

This is the first of a two-part article on a renowned sportscaster. When privileged enough to have the chance to sit down and converse with Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton, the significance of the moment is not lost on you. He has been one of the true titans of the sports-talk radio industry, an honest-to-goodness superstar behind the mic. Revealingly, the longtime […]

Faith community, police chief: ‘Drive Responsibly

Faith leaders and Escondido’s Police Chief Craig Carter July 17 will urge responsible driving this summer. Summer time is often synonymous with recreation and fun. However, in recent years, California has seen an increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Remember: when you drive impaired, you run the risk of killing yourself or someone else. You will be looking at jail time, […]