Some more of Escondido’s big-time assets

After last week’s column I realized there were a few more big-time assets for Escondido not reported. The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is one of only a few children’s museums in the county. This outstanding facility of enlightenment draws visitors from all over San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties. Past Executive Director Javier Guerrero had the vision and passion […]

Living the Satisfied Life, Pt4

  “Don’t lie to one another. You’re done with that old life. It’s like a filthy set of ill-fitting clothes you’ve stripped off and put in the fire. Now you’re dressed in a new wardrobe. Every item of your new way of life is custom-made by the Creator, with his label on it. All the old fashions are now obsolete. […]

Museum celebrates Center’s 25th year with special exhibit

Friday afternoon the California Center for the Arts celebrated the opening of its 25th anniversary exhibit museum exhibit that includes ephemera and photos from throughout the Center’s history as well as its annual Día de los Muertos altar. This exhibition includes artists Tony Berlant, Doris Bittar, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ernest Silva, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Therman Statom, and Harry Sternberg, […]

Firefighters teach kids about fire safety

On Monday, September 23, the Escondido Fire Department Prevention Personnel joined The Burn Institute at Juniper Elementary School for their “Fire Safe Kids Program.” This presentation included a 30-minute assembly with a slide show, and interaction with the children on fire safety in the home. Escondido firefighters also provided a 30-minute demonstration of fire and rescue equipment and a tour […]

Four Carson Reading Rooms open at Escondido schools

Rocks Springs Elementary, Conway Elementary, Juniper Elementary and Pioneer Elementary all opened new Reading Rooms last week thanks to the Carson Scholars Fund. The fund, created by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, create Reading Rooms for children that combat illiteracy and promote an interest in reading. This photo was taken at Pioneer […]

Field hockey suffers tough loss to VC

Despite playing a solid game on multiple fronts, the San Pasqual field hockey team wasn’t able to crack the scoreboard and as a result, the Golden Eagles were saddled with difficult 1-0 loss to host Valley Center last Friday afternoon. For much of second half, SP controlled the play and forced the action but the visitors couldn’t counteract the game’s […]

White Tigers continue their resurgence

In yet another example that they have awakened from a deep football slumber that lasted the previous two seasons, the Escondido Charter White Tigers added yet another victory to their 2019 resume with a 24-0 shutout win over visiting Army-Navy last Saturday night. With their latest triumph, the White Tigers evened their overall record at 3-3 but perhaps even more […]

Conservancy gets grant for new microscope

Textures, colors, patterns, and microscopic organisms come alive as The Escondido Creek Conservancy was awarded $1,500 for a new microscope by the San Marcos Community Foundation. As a result of the grant, visitors to the Interpretive Center at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve will now have a clearer view on the microscopic world. The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center provides visitors […]

Large turnout for College and Career Fair

Escondido Union High School District, in coordination with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held a College and Career Fair at Escondido High School on September 26. Students, their families and the community had the opportunity to learn from more than 100 college and career representatives. A total of 2,420 attended, according to Mandy Brown, College & Career Technician for Escondido […]

Costume contests for kids, families and dogs at Bates Nut Farm

Bates Nut Farm announces the details of the annual costume contests for kids, families, and dogs.  On Saturday, October 26 proud dog owners can compete for prizes and bragging rights in the annual Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest and Parade.  The costume contest and parade for kids and families will take place on Sunday, October 27. Prizes will be awarded in […]