Independent 50th candidate Horvath stresses constituent services over politics

This is part of a series of articles about candidates for local office. Candidates who would like to be interviewed are invited to contact the editor at Because of years working with the federal government, especially the Department of Defense, independent candidate Helen Horvath thinks she can be especially effective in emphasizing constituent services over politics. “I already understand […]

Robert “Bob” Wilson named an Escondido Forever Legend 2019

Robert “Bob” Wilson 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 generous […]

Living the Satisfied Life, Pt2

 “My son give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.   Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.   Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of […]

Golden Eagles bear down to win rivalry game over OG

In a riveting game that featured four lead changes and was certainly one of the most entertaining in pursuit of the Battle of the Bear trophy, San Pasqual High parlayed a ground-oriented drive into a clutch fourth-quarter touchdown that enabled the visitors to outlast host Orange Glen 28-22. This marked the sixth consecutive victory for SP over their nearby neighbors […]

VFW Post 1513 Riders help out a retired Marine

On September 14, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1513 Riders visited Marine Vietnam veteran Chris Marszalek (known far and wide as “Chris the Woodcutter”)  at his home on Palomar Mountain. There, they cleaned up much of his yard and cleared his driveway to allow stair-free access to his home. VFW Post 1513 Surgeon Gina Burke cleaned Marszalek’s kitchen and […]

Emergency operations center holds training

The City’s Emergency Operations Center team held a training this week in coordination with other North County cities. Whether a wildfire, earthquake or blackout, this team works around the clock in the event of an emergency in our community. The team works to make sure accurate information is available to the public and resources are rolled out to deal with […]

Elementary kids learn about career choices

Officer Mark Zeller of the Escondido Police Department and Jamie Zeller of Escondido Code Enforcement spoke to Pioneer elementary school 4th graders in Escondido for Career Days. He spoke about being a police officer and she talked about  Code Enforcement.

County launches achievement center to help probation youth succeed

Escondido youth who need help completing their court-ordered terms of probation have new opportunities to succeed through an Achievement Center. The Achievement Center offers probation-referred youth between the ages of 14 to 19 an afterschool program that includes academic tutoring, work readiness training, career exploration, sports recreation, group and individual counseling, case management, mentoring and follow-up services. It even includes […]

New air conditioning, heating program draws a full lab

Career education program at Palomar’s Escondido Education Center gives students the option of a “workforce ready” certificate in as little as six months, a full Certificate of Achievement, or an Associate of Science. Inside a new classroom and student laboratory at the Palomar College Escondido Center, dozens of students are learning how to maintain and troubleshoot the complex—and increasingly high-tech—systems […]

Museum commemorates Betty Crocker debut

There will be no cake or brownies on October 2 when the Valley Center History Museum starts celebrating the 95th anniversary of the public debut of “Betty Crocker” who, in real life, was a Valley Center home economist and nutrition consultant. On that date in 1924, Agnes White sat behind a microphone and, for the first time, gave voice to […]