Senior Anglers play big part in record bass

Most anglers throughout Southern California have heard about the record breaking large mouth bass caught at Escondido’s Dixon Lake in April. It officially became a new International Game Fish Association’s record for the women’s 4-pound line class, at 11-pounds, 8-ounces, almost tripling the previous record.   During Escondido’s annual Kiwanis Trout Derby, Temecula resident Tracy Hartman caught the large fish […]

Full-Moon hike planned at Bernardo Bay

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is planning a free, full-moon hike on the Bernardo Bay Trail, Saturday, September 14, from 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Participants should meet at the Bernardo Bay Trails Staging Area. Dogs on leashes and hikers of all ages are welcome.  The Bernardo Bay Trail is located at Lake Hodges, designated a globally Important Bird Area in […]

Golf fundraiser will benefit grieving children

Golfers and non-golfers are invited to attend Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic on Friday, September 13 at Twin Oaks Golf Course.  This tournament, auction and dinner is hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit healthcare leader that provides comfort and counsel to children and adults facing the challenges associated with a life-threatening illness   and restores hope to grieving children […]

The Importance of Being Alone with God

  “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:6, ESV).   Are you personally satisfied with the amount of time you spend with God?  I believe in the midst of this distracted, life in the […]

Harriett Church named an Escondido 2019 Forever Legend

Harriett Church has been selected as one of nine 2019 Escondido Forever Legends by the Escondido History Center.  A senior from a High School in Escondido will receive the FLAG (Future Legends Award Group) Award in her name and will be presented a $1,000 honorarium.  This award, presented in an October 2019 ceremony, is made possible by the sponsorship of […]


HOME FIREARM SAFETY/BASIC HANDGUN CLASS A monthly 4-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, September 1, at the shooting range east of Lake Wohlford, 16525 Guejito Rd. Participants learn basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of […]

Hidden Valley Community Concert Assn. to launch 74th season in September

 The Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz Band is kicking off the 74th season (2019-2020) of the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 22,  at California Center of the Arts, Escondido.   HVCCA is celebrating 25 years of presenting concerts in the Center Theater at CCAE.  Come enjoy the music of New Orleans and you will be able to […]