January weekend rail closure planned

In order to facilitate infrastructure improvements along the coastal rail corridor, there will be no Coaster or Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service in San Diego County on the weekend of January 12-13. On the Friday preceding the closure, January 11, southbound Amtrak R2R trains A792 and A796 will complete their trips to Santa Fe Depot, but Amtrak train A590 will be […]

Chili’s helps support the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc.

The Escondido Elks Lodge along with Elks Lodges throughout California, working in conjunction with Chili’s Restaurants throughout California, is holding their 5th Annual fundraiser for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc.  This Chili’s “give back” event will be held on Tuesday, January 15, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. With each event day flyer presented at the time of purchase, […]

Affordable Housing Challenges


Affordable Housing must remain among the most important of our community priorities.  Adequate and affordable housing is a pillar of the “pursuit of happiness” penned by Thomas Jefferson.  But what do policymakers mean when they say: “affordable housing?” We all love North San Diego County.  But San Diego is still one of the least affordable places in which to live […]

NC Quilters’ Association to meet Jan. 21

North County Quilters’ Association’s next meeting features Guest Speaker Tiffany Hayes, who will share her presentation “Needle in a Hayes Stack”  January 21, 6:30– 8:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1087 W Country Club Lane, Escondido.   Doors open at 5:45 p.m.  Free parking is available on-site.  Free admission for first time guests.  Regular admission is $5/meeting or $20 […]

Next trout planning will be Jan. 16

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (open seven days a week) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 3. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday January 16. Water temperature: At surface 48.74 f., 7.78 D.O. @ 15’ 49.64 f., 7.33 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned. […]

Sabers continue their impressive surge

For better than a month, the locally based San Diego Sabers hockey team has been nothing if not fire on ice. And a result, they’ve become one of the most pleasant and surprising stories in all of the 23-team, five-division Western States Hockey League. Not since November 25 has the club of head coach Chris Slater tasted defeat and during […]

Escondido man leads team rebuilding homes destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

Chris Read of Escondido this week is leading a team being deployed by San Diego-based International Relief Teams (IRT) to Lake Charles, Louisiana to rebuild homes for Hurricane Harvey victims who cannot recover on their own. The team of 16 construction volunteers landed Sunday, January 6 on a United Airline flight and will work there until January 13.  Hurricane Harvey […]

Wild animal rescuer Krista Brown needs rescue herself

The woman who has been there for 26 years when wounded wild animals needed help, has put out a distress call for herself. Krista Brown of Krista’s Animal Rescue is on the verge of losing her house where she bases her rescue operation in Valley Center. She faces foreclosure at the end of the month.  Brown has for nearly three […]

Municipal Gallery unveils schedule for 2019

The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery will start off the new year with the much anticipated tenth annual “Wood : A Furniture Show”  curated by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking.   The PhotoArts Group sees things in “Black and White” in the InnerSpace Gallery. In Expressions Gallery is the group show “Our Journey to this Place”  with  Susan Avery […]

Your Faith is the Victory for a New Year!

It is pretty common at the start of a new year to make bold declarations about the year ahead.  I believe that’s a good thing.  One of the wonderful things God has given us is the ability to hope.  Hope is a powerful thing; it is the fuel of faith which leads to the promise fulfilled. Hope is the message […]