“For The Love of Chocolate” returns downtown Feb. 9

The Escondido Chocolate Festival “A Tasting Affair” located in Historic Downtown Escondido is returning Saturday, February 9, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll in and out of 24 participating restaurants, shops and spas in beautiful Historic Downtown Escondido, […]

This just in: The president is toast!

This just in! The president of the United States, Donald Trump, is toast. There IS a smoking gun! There is talk of impeachment. This is definitely the end of the Donald Trump presidency. Without a doubt. All kidding aside. You can take it to the bank. The media is breathless with excitement! Today, January 19 will be a day for […]

Build the darned wall!


Yup. That’s really ol’ carry-me-out-in-a-box Democrat Charlie lib who’s saying that. Build it from sea to shining sea, as the president is fond of saying. Make it out of steel, concrete… the Kevlar material his suits seem to be made of (up til now) for all I care. But, for any person for whom national security is of paramount importance, […]

Having a conversation about parking


I don’t think a week goes by without a conversation regarding parking in downtown Escondido.  Some say parking is an issue; others say it is a perceived issue.  So who is right? Parking in Escondido has changed over the century. I have no doubt that in 1888 there was ample space to tie your horse up. But as transportation evolved […]

Big issues on the table


We have a new Governor, a new budget plan and a new legislative session that just began. Needless to say, many very important issues will be discussed in Sacramento over the coming months. The budget’s education initiatives would freeze UC and CSU tuition, make the first two years at community colleges free, make Cal-Grants more widely available and expand other […]

Over 30 restaurants, 30 specials during “Dine Out Escondido,” beginning Sunday

Visit Escondido’s 6th annual Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week (DOE) is happening January 27 to February 2 at over 30 restaurants in the downtown and all around Escondido. Held in partnership with California Restaurant Month, this culinary tourism program runs during the last week in January. No tickets required, just show up, ask for the DOE special and make memories […]

Ex-Patriot Damien Miller finds a home at Miramar

There is absolutely no doubt that Damien Miller is a supremely talented basketball player.   To say the least and with his signature long, dark hair flowing behind him, Miller makes for quite the visual. Whether he’s using his astounding 42-inch vertical leap to attack the rim or sky  for a rebound, hounding opponents with smothering defensive coverage, dishing the […]

Rain barrel distribution event Feb. 16: barrels as low as $25

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) invites you to a special one-day Rain Barrel Distribution Event on Saturday, February 16, from 9  a.m. to noon at 1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido. This event is co-hosted by Rincon Water, the Solana Center, the County of San Diego, the Garden, and the San Diego County Water Authority. With a 50-gallon […]

There’s a long line at Habit Burger: We think we know why


Just about any time you drive by the newly opened Habit Burger in Escondido, there is a long line of cars in the drive-through.  I think I know why. The newest Habit Burger opened January 9 at the corner of Centre City Parkway & Mission. According to District Manager Chris Folcka, what makes the Habit Burger different from other burger […]

Music Men Chorus prepares for Valentine’s Day

The Music Men Chorus, North County’s premier men’s a cappella chorus, began 2019 with a gala Installation Dinner at the Oceana club house in Oceanside on January 8. The event marked the 65th anniversary for the group which started in Fallbrook as the “Avocado Empire Chapter” of the Barbershop Harmony Society, but changed its name to the “Palomar-Pacific Chapter” when […]


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