Nomad robotics team heads to World Championships

The Nomad team of young men and women based in Escondido just won the San Diego Regional Robotics Championships and are now heading to the world championships in Houston, Texas. The team was recognized at Wednesday’s city council meeting. Established in September of 2017,  FRC Team 6995 is a high school level robotics team based in Escondido. The business mentor, […]

‘The youth are our future and if we can give them a second chance, I think it’s important,” says Chief Craig Carter

Last week I sat with Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter and caught up with some initiatives he has pursued during his five years of running the department. He will celebrate his sixth anniversary in August. Although no critically pressing issues demand his time right now, the chief is continuing on a steady-as-you-go approach.  “We’re going to continue to be as […]

Alan Cumming in Escondido for One-Man Show

Well-known movie and TV star Alan Cumming is coming to Escondido for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. His show is entitled “Legal Immigrant.”                                            […]

Equal pay is a no-brainer

April 2 was National Equal Pay Day, which marks the EXTRA time an average woman has to work to take home what a man earned last year. As a member of the California Pay Equity Task Force, I am working with my colleagues to identify the causes of the pay gap. California passed an Equal Pay Act in 1949. The […]

Bates’s Spring Festival to include vintage market, food truck festival and classic car show

The annual Spring Festival returns to Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year’s festival includes an Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market on both Saturday and Sunday, the Spring Food Truck Festival on Saturday, and the Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show on Sunday, along with many other family-friendly events. […]

Be Fruitful and Multiply, Pt2

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. […]


News of Escondido residents attending college here, there and everywhere! Local residents earn degree from WGU The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to celebrate the recent […]

Escondido firefighters honored for special projects

March 30 several members of the Escondido Fire Department were honored for a number of special projects that helped make an impact on the organization. The following persons were recognized: Fire Engineer Ryan Vierra for his many hours of hard work and dedication to the Personal Protective Equipment project. Firefighter Paramedic Tyler Terich for his development of a medication inventory […]

Elizabeth Hospice receives $10,000 Community Impact Grant

The Elizabeth Hospice, an Escondido-based nonprofit healthcare leader serving San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from New York Life. The funds will enable The Elizabeth Hospice to continue to provide free on-campus support groups for children who are grieving the death of their special person. “Children’s grief is more prevalent than many […]

SD Archaeological Center to hold annual barbecue April 27

San Diego Archaeological Center will hold its annual barbecue on Saturday, April 27, noon to 3 p.m.  The Center’s annual event that brings together archaeologists, cultural resource management professionals, academics, and students involved in the field of archaeology in the San Diego region. It is an opportunity to further the connections between the many individuals involved in protecting the cultural […]