Free workshop helps widows and widowers move forward and find new relationships

Feelings of loneliness after the death of a spouse can be debilitating. And yet, the fear of meeting and forming a bond with someone new often prevents people from moving forward and finding a relationship again. Relationship After Loss is a free four-part workshop from The Elizabeth Hospice for widows and widowers who are seeking answers to questions like “How […]

Final catfish planting of season this Friday

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (open seven days a week) Dock closes: 7 p.m. Last Plant:  1,000 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday July 19. Next Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday August 2. Water temperature: At surface 79.34 f., 5.11 D.O. @ 10’ 79.16 f., 4.86 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned. […]

EFP to host wildfire preparedness meetings in August

The Escondido Fire Department will host  three upcoming wildfire preparedness community meetings. The meetings will be held at the following three times and locations. There is no need to RSVP. Just show up. The meetings will be led by Escondido Fire Prevention staff and speakers include representatives from Escondido Police and Fire, San Diego County Sheriff, Cal Fire, SDGE, and […]

Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival, campout and movie at Bates Nut Farm

The Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival once again rolls into Bates Nut Farm with more food, entertainment and family fun.  It all takes place on Saturday, August 17 with several of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks as the main attraction.   The fun continues with an overnight campout under the stars, along with a movie night to benefit […]

BIZstory: Veni Express Inc.: a phlebotomy service that travels to you


This is as much a story of family and faith as it is a business story. It is a tale of a young woman overcoming obstacles, finding her passion in work and love and the successful life path of Myrna Steinbaum and her business – Veni Express. It is likely that you are happily unaware of the need for mobile […]

Anisimova seems destined for stardom


There are plenty of good reasons to spend some of your entertainment dollars on the San Diego Aviators, the local entry in the World Team Tennis circuit. Not only is the play compelling and spirited, but the atmosphere down at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, where the Aviators host their home matches, is caffeinated and lively. In many […]

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Breakthrough!


   “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me…” (Isaiah 61:1, NKJV).    I want to bridge our last series, “How to be Led by the Spirit” with a new one beginning this week, “The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Breakthrough” by looking at the same opening passage of Scripture.  I’ve intentionally […]

Mary Anne Byrne

Mary Anne Byrne, resident of Escondido, died peacefully in her home in Escondido, with family at her side, on July 6, 2019, two months short of her 102nd birthday.  Mrs. Byrne was born on September 5, 1917 in Rochester, New York to Herbert George Hartman and Anna Christina (Baierl) Hartman. She was the oldest of five siblings, all of whom […]

They tell you to set up a family trust; they don’t tell you what comes after


The perils and pitfalls of setting up a family trust the wrong way will be the subject of a series of workshops offered by ATS called “The 7 Biggest Mistakes Trustees Often Make,” which will be held in Escondido, Saturday, August 10, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s restaurant. ATS is a San Diego financial services firm that specializes in […]