Keeping up with Jones: The senator opens a new office in Escondido


Recently, newly installed State Senator Brian Jones of the 28th District opened a small satellite office in the Escondido Chamber of Commerce building.  I dropped by to take a photo of him and his staff and to talk about the bills he is pushing—and the politics of the area and state. The new office is located at 720 N. Broadway, […]

City, Rincon water dispute could be long, litigious


A dispute over which agency should serve the sewer needs of the Valiano Project, which is outside of the Escondido city limits, but within its Sphere of Influence, but also within the boundaries of the Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District, appears as though it will go forward—and Rincon’s general manager is predicting that it could be a long and […]

Grand Avenue Festival will be a great time


  Well, if you haven’t heard that the spring Grand Avenue Festival is this Sunday, either you’ve been out of town, under a [potato chip] rock, or without cell service.  But you’re lucky to find out now because it is going to be one hidden valley of a great time! Taking place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on lovely […]

American Heritage Car Show to be held May 25

The American Heritage Car Show will be held May 25, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Grape Day Park.  In its 22nd year, over 100 vehicles will be parked on the lawn in downtown Escondido’s Grape Day Park for your viewing pleasure.  In addition to the vehicles on view, a DJ spinning “golden oldies” and tours of the Escondido History Center will […]

Assistance League helps homeless high school students

High school graduation time can be full of excitement, complex decisions and many transitions. For seniors who are homeless or living in foster care, it can also be a stressful time with much angst.  Volunteers with the Assistance League of North County Inland (ALNCI) have stepped forward to provide support and encouragement to those reaching this milestone as they prepare […]

After Elizabeth Hospice assists her husband, Jean helps them as a volunteer

Jean’s life may have turned out very differently if she hadn’t been carrying a large pile of library books that spring day in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1942. She may not have met Jim Norton, a handsome high school student, one year her senior, who gallantly opened the door for her. Talking led to dating, then an exclusive relationship, and ultimately […]

Presentation recalls San Diego’s “Impossible Railroad”

The San Diego Archaeological Center announces A 100-Year History of San Diego’s “Impossible Railroad,” a presentation and book signing by Reena Deutsch on Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m., as part of their Second Saturday Series.  The event will be held at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido.  Admission is free and open […]

Del Lago Academy student honored for her courage


The San Diego Public Defender’s Office honored local teens for their accomplishments in 25 categories including civic involvement, leadership, arts and culture, technology and courage to overcome adversity. Julia Sarnoff Espinosa of Escondido’s Del Lago Academy was one of the 25 youths honored. The awards are called the Most Remarkable Teen and were coordinated by the Public Defender’s Office and […]

A transit transportation plan that moves us to the future


The San Diego Association of Governments, the region’s top transportation planning agency, unveiled an unprecedented multi-billion dollar proposal to add hundreds of miles of high-speed transit lines throughout San Diego County, including inland North County.  According to Hasan Ikhrata, SANDAG’s executive director, many of the envisioned transit lines would run parallel to congested highways, providing traffic relief along key commuter […]

Small business is vital


Small Business drives our local and state economies, a fact recognized by Governor Newsom last week when he issued a proclamation declaring May 2019 Small Business Month in California. California’s small businesses employ over 7 million people, and most have less than 100 employees. According to recent studies, small businesses make up over 95% of all businesses in this region, […]


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