Film opens about Escondido man, Bosko Hrnjak and “Rebirth of Tiki”

This week the documentary film “Bosko and the Rebirth of Tiki,” about Escondido resident  Bosko Hrnjak’s art and role in the Tiki revival is opening at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. The documentary is about Hrnjak, his history and how he came to rediscover the lost art of Tiki. It follows him through his childhood, college, early days in the […]

California Center awarded grants to widen access to shows for some students

The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $28,800 to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido as part of its Arts Education: Exposure programs. As a segment of the California Arts Council Arts Education grant opportunities, Exposure grants support attendance at performances and exhibitions for students who may otherwise have limited access to these experiences. The impact of […]

City Council updates action plan: improved homelessness and graffiti eradication

The Action Plan Update at Wednesday’s (July 11) City Council meeting was a chance for the city to give itself a report card on the initiatives that it has set itself for 2018.  In the update Deputy City Manager William Wolfe reported significant success in several areas, including the removal from Grape Day Park of the oppressive homeless presence that […]

Municipal Gallery art show in August will feature two local artists

 Estate Attorney, Jacqueline Skay and now-retired Real Estate Broker, Pat Hunter, will present their latest works in Expressions II Gallery within the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Galley at 262 E. Grand Ave., August 10-31. Skay’s painting subjects are mostly comprised of moments, people and places she has photographed around the world.  Hunter’s subjects are typically nature, figures, animals and commissioned […]

Fundraising basketball game set for Escondido Police Athletic League

The Escondido Police Athletic League (PAL) is hosting its 9th annual basketball fundraising game on August 11, at Escondido’s East Valley Community Center located at 2245 E. Valley Parkway.  This year PAL is honoring former PAL leader Sgt. Geoff Galindo. Sgt. Galindo was an outstanding PAL leader who died unexpectedly 10 years ago. The event kicks off at noon with […]

Our “steady genius”: or getting that Helsinki feeling


President Trump in January described himself: “as a VERY profitable businessman and TV star who won the presidency on his 1st try. I believe that would qualify as not wise, but genius . . . and a really steady genius at that!” Earlier this week the president, who had arrived for his summit in Finland with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, had […]

Plenty more on “Hacksaw” Hamilton

This is the concluding part of a story on a one-of-a-kind sportscaster. (part 1) In all, Lee Hamilton was to have a remarkable 28-year radio run in the San Diego market, with the bulk of that time having been spent at the Mighty 690. Though there was no denying that Hacksaw – who held down the fort during the all-important […]

Rady’s Hospital Auxiliary raises funds at Grand Tea Room

Tuesday July 17 about 50 ladies from the Rady Children’s Hospital North County Auxiliary got together for a fund raiser for the hospital.  The event was held at the Grand Tea Room of Escondido, where participates enjoyed the elegant atmosphere, there was a lot of fun, food and of course prizes available.   The North County Auxiliary meets, starting in […]

Library Invites You to Endless Exploration, 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to “Endless Exploration.” The Challenge, which runs through July 28, includes special events and celebrates reading for all ages. Participants log reading online at Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Summer readers of all ages […]

Jesus: The Door to Power and Blessing Entitlement

 “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9, NKJV).   I remember twenty-five or thirty years ago, attending church services Sunday morning, Sunday evening and a mid-week service, usually on Wednesday evening.  I am grateful that our pastor maintains the need for a mid-week […]