Supervisors vote to go forward on Community Choice Energy; Gaspar votes no

The County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to continue exploring the idea of getting into the business of buying and selling electricity. Supervisors Kristin Gaspar and Jim Desmond opposed the motion. The action came after a feasibility study/business plan was presented to the Board on the pros and cons of community choice energy also known as community choice aggregation. […]

“Escondido Together” hosts free event in observance of Peace Day

The interfaith leaders of Escondido, known as Escondido Together, invite all to a free event in observance of International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all of humanity to commit to Peace above all differences.  Escondido Together is hosting a viewing of “The Sultan and the Saint,” […]

School district, Chamber to hold college, career fair

Escondido Union High School District, in coordination with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce will be holding a College and Career Fair at Escondido High School on September 26, 5-8 p.m. Students, their families and the community will have the opportunity to learn from more than 100 college and career representatives.  The list of university representatives can be found here: […]

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“Hi Jack. Just wanted to follow up on what we discussed yesterday. Jack you there? Jack?” Darn it. Second call… “Sorry about the drop Jack. I don’t know if it was you or me. Anyway. Jack?” Geez, another dropped cell call. Has this ever happened to you? September 19 at 3 p.m. the Escondido City Zoning Administrator will hold a […]

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Senator Jones attacks SANDAG’s management

On the Senate Floor Wednesday during the debate on Assembly Bill 1730, Senator Brian Jones called for SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) to review its management. Jones’s complaint about SANDAG is the agency’s sponsorship of AB 1730, a recently amended measure that would prohibit gas tax funds from being used for upgrades to gridlocked Highways 52, 67 and 78 […]

OGHS wins $5K in musical instruments

Orange Glen High School won $5,000 worth of musical instruments through the Barry Manilow contest. This past summer the Manilow Music Project announced their high school band winner for a prize of $100,000 worth of Yamaha instruments. Orange Glen High School competed in this contest by submitting a 5-minute video explaining why they needed the band instruments and what the […]

The Importance of Being Alone with God Pt3

“Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” (1 Samuel 30:6, NKJV).   In the passage above, we discover David in a very precarious situation.  He is very much alone […]

John “Jack” Raymond named an Escondido Forever Legend 2019

Jack Raymond 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 his name and be presented a $1,000 honorarium. This award, presented in an October 9, 2019 ceremony, is made possible by the sponsorship of […]

SPHS teacher Kristy Jurgensen named 2019 American Geographical Society Teacher Fellow

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Kristy Jurgensen of San Pasqual High School in Escondido, as a 2019 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow.  The AGS Geography Teacher Fellow program is a year-long professional development opportunity that enables geography teachers to implement open-source mapping into their classrooms and provides supplementary resources and materials to the teachers. Teachers were selected from across […]