U.S. Ag Secretary tours Rancho Guejito avo farm

Last week the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited the area to tour local farms and meet with growers and to take part in a signing ceremony for the Trump administration’s Pledge to America’s Workers Initiative. The Secretary was accompanied by California Avocado Commission (CAC) Chairman John Lamb, CAC President Tom Bellamore and other representatives of the Commission.  “On […]

Mortgage burning ceremony

Members of the Escondido Elks Lodge Saturday July 20 celebrated paying off the mortgage by performing a mortgage burning ceremony led by Exalted Ruler Terry Hache.   Also performing the ceremony were Past Exalted Ruler Bob Whittaker at the Lodge Esquire, Past Exalted Ruler Glen Foss as the Esteemed Leading Knight, Past Exalted Ruler Steven Wagstaff as the Esteemed Lecturing […]

Alternatives Medical Clinic to hold open house August 9

Alternatives Medical Clinic will have an open house August 9,  5-8 p.m. Friday August 9, from 5-8 p.m. During the open house they will provide tours of their  fixed base and mobile unit. The public is invited. Alternatives Medical Clinic has a bit of history in Escondido. The original group of women who established the organization that was to become […]

Conservancy takes ownership of 282 acres near Lake Wohlford

The Escondido Creek Conservancy has secured $4.2 million in grant funds from the State of California to protect the 282-acre John Henry property near Lake Wohlford—now known as George Sardina, MD Preserve.  The Conservancy took ownership of the property on July 2 and is already making plans to restore areas damaged by past uses. Between the George Sardina, MD Preserve […]

How long can the humming economy last?


The stock market is in record high territory again and the economy keeps humming along. Memories of the 08/09 meltdown are somehow pushed further back into our memory banks. How long can this last?  Unemployment remains stingy and the number of employers looking to hire staff remains high. The question begging for an answer is where do they find employable […]

Escondido speaker performs double duty at piano festival

On July 13-14, professional speaker and Escondido resident, Edna Nerona, served as Festival Master of Ceremonies during the San Diego International Piano Competition and Festival for Outstanding Amateurs held at the brand new Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center in La Jolla, California (ljms.org/the-conrad/).    Glenn Kramer, accomplished pianist and founder of Amateur Pianists (amateurpianists.org/) praised Nerona, “She announced 24 pianists […]

Printmaking Lecture July 27 by Oliver Dewey-Gartner at Center museum

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum will host a printmaking lecture by Gemini G.E.L etching-printmaker, Oliver Dewey-Gartner Saturday, July 27, at 1 p.m. in the Museum Join etching-printmaker, Oliver Dewey-Gartner of Gemini G.E.L Los Angeles, for his lecture Timeless Techniques of the Multiple. Learn about the various techniques of printmaking used by Edgar Degas and how those processes […]

County releases crop report


Three of San Diego County’s Top 10 Crops reached their highest total values in the past decade in the annual Crop Report released by the County this week, while total agriculture values dipped slightly after two straight years of increase. The total value of all agricultural crops and commodities slipped by one-quarter of 1% in the new report, which covers […]


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