First Wednesdays Music Series Brings Persian Music to Escondido

Experience the power of performance at the Center’s First Wednesdays music series, a free community music series that happens the first Wednesday of every month from September through June.  For April, First Wednesdays showcases Dornob Collective on Wednesday, April 3, starting at 6 p.m.  Dornob Collective is a group of musicians – now spanning two generations – who’ve been playing […]

Patio Playhouse continues run of “Our Town”

Patio Playhouse’s production of the classic of American theater “Our Town” is continuing from now through April 7 at the Patio Playhouse.  Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Our Town” follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”  Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal […]

7th annual smART Festival will showcase talented Escondido students

Saturday, March 30, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and the Escondido Union School District will hold the 7th annual smART Festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. For one day each year, the California Center for […]

My Salon celebrates ribbon cutting

According to the Professional Beauty Association, the number of positions available in the beauty industry is expected to increase by 16 percent by 2020. This is largely in part to an increase in salon space for beauty professionals to be their own boss and own their own salon.  My Salon Suite is no stranger to this expected increase. In fact, […]

Trout planting this week at Lake Wohlford

Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 6:30 P.M. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Friday March 22nd. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday March 27th. Water temperature: At surface 57.02 f., 13.28 D.O. @ 15’ 57.56 f., 131.4 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned. […]

Senator Brian Jones holds Escondido town hall

Recently Senator Brian Jones of the 38th District held his first town hall since being elected at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Escondido. Some of the issues the senator discussed with the over 120 attendees were Real ID, gas and electricity prices, housing, disability support services, and election integrity. His staff was also there to assist constituents that needed help […]

Senator Jones visits kidney patients at dialysis center

DaVita Escondido Dialysis Center in Escondido hosted 38th District State Senator Brian Jones on March 22 for a meet-and-greet with patients and caregivers to talk about health care and support needs for those suffering from end stage renal disease (ESRD.) Patients on dialysis are one of the sickest and most vulnerable patient populations in the health care system. They often […]

City applies for grant to support homeless case management

On March 19 the City of Escondido applied for HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program) funds to support a Homeless Case Management. On March 20, 2019, the City Council authorized a contract with Escondido-based Interfaith Community Services to provide the services. Whether the program goes forward is dependent upon receiving HEAP funds.  The city has applied for a total of $440,505 […]

EFP Volunteers seek new members

The Escondido Fire Department Support Volunteer program currently has a limited number of openings for qualified men and women to provide incident support and assist Escondido Fire in daily operational duties. The qualifications to join are as follows. Be at least 50 years old; be able to work a minimum of 16 to 20 hours per month; be able to […]


Dancing with Our Stars The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be the scene Saturday, April 13 for the 4th annual Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser. Local community and business leaders perform in this dance competition to benefit the Center’s art education and community outreach programs serving 85,000 people annually. Tickets include an optional VIP Dinner, plus a post-show […]