NCTD seeks public feedback on new look for Coaster trains, agency’s logo, and website

The North County Transit District (NCTD) is seeking the public’s feedback on new branding and user interface options on multiple projects for the agency. These include a new paint scheme for the Coaster, a redesign of the agency’s website, and a fresh take on the NCTD logo.  The NCTD Board of Directors recently approved the purchase of new locomotives […]

Escondido Choral Arts announces new season

Joe Stanford, director of Escondido Choral Arts last week announced the upcoming 2018-2019 season. “We ask for your continued support to help us bring quality performances and music education for the 2018-2019 Season,” he wrote. I hope you join us in believing that we are doing something important for our community, “our audiences, and for the individuals who sing and […]

Free summer art lesson at the Center Aug. 11

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, August 11. Join Center Teaching Artist, Brittany Balcom, for a lesson in watercolor technique as she guides participants through the process of painting their own floral still life.  After the art lesson, 2nd Saturdays participants can visit the museum’s […]

Concepcion “Connie” Castellanos, 88

Concepcion “Connie” Castellanos, born on April 10, 1930 in Tingüindín, Michoacán, Mexico, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018 with her family by her side.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  Mrs. Castellanos was a long-time resident of North San Diego County, last residing in San Marcos. She was an angel her whole life, with a […]


Center helps children grieve for lost loved ones

A little boy who lost his mother visits a place, the “Volcano Room” where the walls and floors and everything contained within it are padded.  Every time he visits, he hits the wall repeatedly, relentlessly. One day someone asks: “Why do you hit the wall?” “I just miss my mom so much!” he wails and, for the first time, breaks […]

Grand Avenue landscaping in motion

Landscaping on Grand Avenue medians began last week. The crews will install up to two medians per day and should be wrapped up by the end of next week. Drought-tolerant plants and trees have started to go in along the medians on Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido.  Alex MacLachlan, president of the Escondido Downtown Business Association (DBA) which is helping […]

White Tigers looking for a dramatic turnaround

Last season was a testing one for the football team at Escondido Charter that went winless in 10 games. Because of a myriad of factors that included a lot of inexperience and significant turnover and change, things just never really came together. But valuable lessons were learned, young players had their feet put to the fire and plenty of growth […]