It’s not just an excuse for a barbecue

Not just a three-day weekend, an unofficial start to summer, or an excuse to barbeque, Memorial Day is a chance to honor all those who sacrificed their lives while serving our nation. The National Moment of Remembrance is scheduled for 3 p.m. local time each Memorial Day, and presents a chance for all Americans, alone or with family and friends, […]

Gaspar, Desmond say SANDAG offers “bait and switch” on NC highways

Three members of the Board of Supervisors have revolted against a proposal by the newly minted SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata to switch most of the ½ cent TransNet sales tax that was sold to the voters in 2004 as a way to fund highway improvements. Last week the Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to […]

BIG man taken down by medium-sized dog? Yeah, we got that!

Have you ever seen a 225 pound man taken down by an 80 pound Belgian Malinois dog? Most of you probably have not witnessed something like that in person, and hopefully none of you have experienced it yourself.  However, if you come to the Grand Avenue Festival on Sunday, May 19 you’ll be able to witness the stunning agility and […]

SANDAG road funding isn’t an “either or proposition” says Mayor

Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara, who sits on the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) board, would like to see a more compromise, more give and take, on discussions of how to spend TransNet funding. See related story, this page. “It is a fallacy of argumentation — either this or that with no third option,”  the mayor said in an interview […]

City employees observe “Take Your Children to Work Day”

Last week the City of Escondido participated in National Take Your Children to Work Day. Ninety-two children joined their parents at work to learn more about what their parents do for a living. The Escondido Federal Credit Union and the City’s Wellness Committee provided a healthy and delicious lunch at Dixon Lake.  The kids had a fun-filled day with their […]

Eagle Scout project renovates front of fire station

Bronson Arnold, a local Boy Scout, offered to help renovate the front landscape at Fire Station #1 (S. Quince St.) as part of his Eagle Scout project.  Bronson’s task includes planning a portion of the project, obtaining supplies, and supervising other scouts in coordination with Battalion Chief Paredes. On Saturday, April 27, scouts and parents spent several hours preparing the […]


QUILTERS’ ASSOCIATION MAY MEETING North County Quilters’ Association’s next meeting features Guest Speaker Trudy Cleveland, who will share “Modernizing your Quilt Toolbox.”  The meeting is May 20, 6:30 p.m. – 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 […]

River Park anniversary to be celebrated June 9

The 30th anniversary of San Dieguito River Park will be celebrated June 9 with a  Community Fair, Farmers Market, and Silent Auction, 7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Dr. Escondido. The San Dieguito River Park JPA is responsible for creating a natural open space park in the San Dieguito River Valley. The River Park’s focused planning […]