Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming to Escondido Sept. 22

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Escondido is coming up on Saturday, September 22 at Kit Carson Park.  Here are the details: Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Escondido Saturday, September 22 – Kit Carson Park (enter at Mary Lane then follow the signs) Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.. Opening Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. Join the […]

Escondido Creek Conservancy Awarded $380K to improve Reidy Creek

The Escondido Creek Conservancy (Conservancy) has been awarded $380,873 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to implement the Reidy Creek Restoration and Beautification Project.  “Reidy Creek is an important natural waterway in the Escondido Creek watershed,” said Richard Murphy, president of the Conservancy, “but it has suffered from infestations of non-native plants that have diminished the ecological values […]

Applicants needed for Bond Oversight Committee

The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Proposition E Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC).  Voters in the Escondido Union School District approved Prop. E, a $182.1 million bond measure, in 2014 to modernize facilities. California Education Code requires an oversight committee for such bonds.  The ICOC has four vacancies – three Community At […]

Jason Robert Hinkle, 47

Jason Robert Hinkle, age 47, of Goodyear, Arizona, died September 4, 2018, in Goodyear.   He was born June 21, 1971, in Parkridge, Illinois to Jack & Susan Hiser Hinkle.  Mr. Hinkle was a long-time resident of Escondido.  He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School.  He received an Associate Degree in Film, Radio, and Television from Palomar Junior […]

SD Hikers clean up Clevenger Canyon

On Saturday, September 8 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and volunteers worked together to remove 1000 pounds of garbage, and graffiti (an ongoing effort), and repaired a fence that burned in the August fire in San Pasqual Valley.  Joel Aca of San Diego Hikers said, “It was an absolute pleasure working together on […]

Welk Resorts Theatre presents “Mamma Mia” beginning Nov. 1

Welk Resort Theatre will present “Mamma Mia” beginning November 1. “Mamma Mia” is a romantic comedy, contrasting the dreams and aspirations of a 70’s girl and a 90’s girl.  Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty, independent single-parent, who doesn’t need a man to make her life complete; and her twenty-year old daughter […]

Flamenco Arana to perform at CCAE October 13

La Academia y la Compañía Flamenco Arana will present “Tierra, Mar y Aire” October 13, at 7 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Center Theater. Flamenco Arana, led by the charismatic voice of Juan de Dios, takes you on an exploration of the elemental influences of world culture on Spain’s most revered dance form. From the Romani […]

Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series brings hip hop to Escondido

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido continues the Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series on Saturday, September 15, from 4–7 p.m. Headlining the next festival is Sidewalk Chalk, who will be performing at 5:30 p.m. with the opener, the Lyrical Groove starting everything off at 4 p.m. Chicago-based ensemble Sidewalk Chalk transcends genre with a wholly original sound that blends […]

Rebuilding after the Lilac Fire


Last December’s Lilac Fire that devastated 4,100 acres in the Bonsall/Fallbrook area of my district, destroyed over 157 structures, including 75 manufactured/modular homes in Rancho Monserate Country Club, a 55+ resident-owned community near Fallbrook. When the fire struck at Dulin Road along Old Hwy 395, the close-knit community had about 400 residents living in 232 manufactured homes.  Though the fire […]

Photo by Lenny Kerbs

Football season kicking into high gear for local squads


Believe it or not, most of the local Escondido-based high school football squads  will have played a minimum of four games once this week’s slate has been completed.  And just think, we’re not even midway through September but with the season’s start having been greatly accelerated by a quirky circumstance, that’s the reality of things.   So let’s take a […]


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