Help for loved ones


Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) is one of the most effective tools available for treating severely mentally ill persons. Legislation known as Laura’s Law was introduced in 2001 by Assemblymember Helen Thomson (D – Davis) in an effort to make AOT available throughout California.   My subsequent legislation, AB 59, extended the sunset date an additional 5 years.  Laura’s Law allows […]

Escondido Art Association to host Adult Student show in November

The Escondido Art Association will host its annual Adult Student Art Show during November at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Ave., Escondido.   This show is being sponsored through a grant from the Escondido Rotary Club and provides opportunities for adult students in North County San Diego to show their artwork and participate in the monthly competition on […]

ECAF announces 2019-2020 Season

Escondido Choral Arts Foundation this week announced its 2019-2020 season, once more under the guiding hand of Dr. Joe Stanford, artistic director. The concerts and their times and locations are shown below: Concert of Reflection and Hope Sun, November 3, 2019 3  p.m. Church of the Resurrection 1445 Conway Dr.  Escondido Maurice Durufle’s Gregorian style Requiem, Vaughan Williams’ wordless Floss […]

Be Fruitful and Multiply


  “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the […]

Starbucks to relocate

The Starbucks coffee shop in the Signature Pavilion shopping center (where the Regal Cinemas are located) is relocating from its current location near the intersection of Escondido Boulevard & Valley Parkway into the parking lot so that it can accommodate a drive through. Most of the Starbucks in the city have been converting to drive-throughs. Construction began last week. 

Gary Bonner Singers to perform Sept. 22 at 1st Methodist Church of Escondido

On Sunday  September 22 at 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Escondido (341 S. Kalmia St.) will host a 90-minute concert of traditional and contemporary Christian choral music by the Gary Bonner Singers, under the direction of Dr. Gary Bonner.  This performance is offered as a gift to the community.  A free will offering will be accepted. Founded in […]

Strings of Thought shares unique sound on September 13

On Friday, September 13, Strings of Thought will perform at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido starting at 7 p.m. The concert is part of the Center’s summer series: Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday until October 4.  Strings of Thought, otherwise known as SOT, is a collaboration of four unique string players: […]

Esco’s quick strikes down gritty Patriots


In a startling display of long-distance bombing that evoked fond memories of the old pass-happy AFL or some point-a-minute video game, the host Escondido Cougars unleashed an awesome aerial assault on the Orange Glen Patriots last Friday night that proved decisive during a 49-29 victory at Wilson Stadium. The impressive performance marked the 16th consecutive triumph for Cougs over their […]

So far, so good for the Golden Eagles


Entering the 2019 season, San Pasqual head football coach Tony Corley had a pretty good feeling that his squad possessed the wherewithal to be quite competitive. Yes, the Golden Eagles had lost some real contributors from the previous year due to graduation but key and instrumental players like linebacker Johnny Vega, quarterback Trevor Jungman and fullback Mark Santar were back […]

Heather Marie Whittier, 48

Heather Marie Whittier (Earnest), passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 at UC San Diego Medical Center at the age of 48.  She is survived by her husband Tim Whittier, her children Celisha Pompeo, Cameron Whittier, and Cory Whittier, her mother Kathy Heagy, father Jimmy Earnest and sister Tammy Scriven.  Mrs. Whittier was born on October 11, 1970 in Whittier, […]


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