Elfin Forest/Harmony Grove sue Board of Supervisors over allowing development

Citing the risks of wildfire and limited evacuation routes, The Town Council of Elfin Forest Harmony Grove has announced it is suing the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for amending the General Plan to approve more housing developments with what the council calls, “unsafe evacuation plans.” The lawsuit cites two recently approved amendments to the General Plan, the proposed […]

Wine makes a wonderful purchase for the holidays: SIP offers some recommendations


Thanksgiving is that most American of holidays, and one that brings together family and friends like no other festival. Few things go better with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s as an accompaniment to good times. We decided to drop by Sip Wine and Beer located in the heart of the Grand Avenue downtown on Orange Avenue for our annual recommendations […]

Food for fines program continues until end of year

Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines Program runs Monday, November 26, through Monday, December 31. The program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from their account. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to families in need throughout the North County area. Non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged items such […]

Boys & Girls Club delivers Maytag appliances for deserving family

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) and Maytag brand teamed up to surprise a deserving family in an Escondido neighborhood with all-new Maytag kitchen and laundry appliances.  On Tuesday, November 13, Anthony and Rosie Montejano and their family received a surprise of a lifetime at the Conrad Prebys Escondido Boys & Girls Club. The Montejano family was […]

Emmy-award winning filmmaker William Wall is a one-man band with scars to prove it


When you win an Emmy, as Escondido filmmaker William Wall recently did for his short film “Daisy Belle,” it opens all sorts of doors that were previously closed to you. It’s always a pleasure to talk about the creative process— any creative process—with an artist or anyone who creates something out of nothing. Or converts things that exist into other […]

First trout planting coming up Dec. 8

Lake Wohlford Trout anglers are baiting their hooks and checking their lines as the date for the planting of 6,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout approaches: Saturday, December 8. That’s less than three weeks away. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed weekdays, open weekends only.) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday August 3rd. […]

Women can get the very best care right here at home

How far would you go to get the best care for you and your unborn child? For Julie and Jayro Duarte, the answer is a really long way, more than a two-hour drive each direction. The Duartes have been making the trip from their home in the Imperial Valley for the past 11 years to have Julie receive her obstetrics […]

Judith Agnes Stehly

longtime grower, matriarch Judith Agnes Stehly, the matriarch and the heart of the Nick Stehly Family, went home to heaven on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  She was born Judy Debevec  born June 3, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to Ludvik and Aggie Debevec. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Daniel and Richard, who she loved […]

Velma Evelyn West, 100

was educator, longtime VC resident and garden club member June 13, 1918 – October 4, 2018 Velma Evelyn West passed away October 4, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma while attending her late husband’s WWII reunion, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) Association. Velma was born June 13, 2018 in Lamar, Colorado. She was the third child of Dennis and Floy Walker. […]

Patio presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)”

Patio Playhouse Community Theater is currently running “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!),” written by Michael Carleton, Jim FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez, with original music by Will Knapp.  Determined to perform something different than the traditional and expected “A Christmas Carol,” a merry trio of players takes the audience on a wild ride through abridged versions of […]


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