Mission Federal Credit Union to Open 31st Branch in Escondido

Mission Federal Credit Union, the largest, locally based financial institution exclusively serving San Diego County, with over $3.5 billion in assets and more than 230,000 customers, will open a new credit union location in Escondido on Monday, August 6. Mission Fed’s 31st local branch will be located at 1270C Auto Park Way, Escondido. This will be Mission Fed’s second location […]

Fencing finds a haven in Escondido


The origins of fencing go way back to days of yore when it was used as a form of combat or was employed in duels to settle disputes. It has long been associated with preserving one’s honor, acts of bravery and not backing down from a challenge. Today, it has evolved into a fascinating individual sport that incorporates athleticism, acute […]

Raising Up The Next Generation, Pt.1

~Words of Faith

“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:1-2, NKJV). I believe God’s plan for us is multiplication, not simply addition; to thrive, rather than merely survive. His plan takes place on multiple […]

Stone opens three new craft beer destinations

Escondido-based Stone Brewing in the past three months has opened three new locations on three continents including Napa, Berlin and Shanghai, with the Chinese taproom being the most recent. Stone Brewing, the U.S. 8th largest craft brewery opened three first-class craft beer destinations on three continents over three consecutive months. This trifecta of expansion around the globe celebrates the continued […]

Sensing blood, 50th district challenger brings in big gun campaign strategist

Perhaps sensing blood in the water of the 50th Congressional District—probably the most Republican district in California—Democrat challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar has secured one of the most well-known and successful hired guns: national campaign strategist Joe Trippi as his campaign’s media consultant and lead strategist. Although the 50th, which includes eastern San Diego County and a smidgen of Riverside County, has […]

Palomar re-opens Promise Enrollment for limited time

The largest Promise program at any single college in San Diego County enters its second year, serving 2018 high school graduates. With just a little over three weeks before the fall semester starts at Palomar College, 2018 high school graduates still have the opportunity to sign up for their first year free at the college. The Palomar Promise provides these […]

Summer sing: all singers invited

On Monday, August 20 at 7 p.m., Escondido Choral Arts will hold a Summer Sing. All singers in the community are invited to spend an evening singing with other musicians reading through one of the great masterworks of choral literature, Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Hodie (This Day). Dr. Joe Stanford will lead the Sing with piano accompanist Dr. Steven Gray and […]

Palomar Symphony Orchestra and Choruses announce fall 2018 season and call for performers

The Palomar Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers and Chorale have announced their upcoming Fall concert season, and encourages members of the community to consider joining one of these ensembles. The first concert is called “Renewable Energy” – featuring Dr. Peter Gach, piano soloist. Shows will be Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 13 at 4 p.m. This “electrifying” […]

New Civil War biography by Escondido man touches on county history

McFarland & Co. Publishers of Jefferson, North Carolina, has this month released a second book by Escondido resident Gene Armistead. “An Arch Rebel Like Myself, Dan Showalter and the Civil War in California and Texas” is the first biography of Dan Showalter, a Pennsylvanian who came to California during the Gold Rush, was a leader of the pro-secession faction of […]

Roynon Museum raises money to repair Woolly the Mammoth

The folks at the Roynon Museum on Grand Avenue were using lots of superlatives last week, including: “magnificent, incomparable, fantastic, outstanding, tremendous, awesome, superb, marvelous, amazing, incredible, astounding, mind-blowing, spectacular, fabulous, wonderful, great, remarkable, superlative, astonishing, the best.” The museum staff used those words to describe supporters of the museum that helped them reach their goal of enough money to […]


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