Rincon hires new general manager

The Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) board of directors has hired its new general manager, Clint R. Baze.  Serving as the district’s eighth General Manager since 1954, Baze takes over for Greg Thomas who assumed the same position as General Manager for Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District. With extensive public sector experience, Baze has managed and operated […]

Children’s Museum prepares to celebrate 20th year with big plans


Because the earliest years of discovery are the most important for the developing child there is the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. The museum, now entering its 20th year, has grown enormously from its early days on Grand Avenue to its current location on Broadway across the street from Grape Day Park. Wendy Taylor, who has been at the museum […]

Escondido adds lake hikes and activities Saturday, December 21, 8:30 a.m.: Wintering and Resident Birds of Lake Wohlford

Naturalist Sally Sanderson will lead an easy-paced bird walk from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Lake Wohlford.  The route will be about 3 miles, and will follow the southern and eastern shoreline from the parking lot on Oakvale Road. Organizers hope to see a Bald Eagle perching on its favorite tree or hunting in the lake for fish. Common […]

Cocina del Charro owners to be honored for years of feeding the homeless

On Thursday, December 12 at 9 a.m. “Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors” will present an award to José and Erik Monforte, owners of Cocina del Charro restaurant, at their Escondido location of 890 W. Valley Parkway.  The Escondido Community Outstanding Service Award is presented in  appreciation for the many years of feeding the homeless each Saturday in Escondido from 2008 […]

Reforming health care


Last week I gave the keynote speech at the State of Reform Health Policy Conference in San Diego, one of the largest, most diverse gatherings of health care executives and policy makers in California. Health care is one of my passions, and as a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I was thrilled to be invited.  Mental health is a […]

Jesus Came to Bring Life!

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10, NKJV)   Everything changed when Jesus came.  His life defined change which has continued to this very day; not merely in terms of His historical significance – there […]

Trout season opens Saturday at Lake Wohlford

Opening day of trout season is next Saturday, December  14. The lake will re-open for weekday fishing at that time. Park hours: 6  a.m. – 5  p.m. (closed weekdays, open weekends only)  dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday August 2. Next Plant:  4,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Saturday December 14. Water temperature: At surface […]

9th annual Community in Unity celebrates spirit of giving

Over a dozen of Escondido’s restaurants, breweries, and purveyors provided the wine, food, and beer for the 9th annual Community in Unity that was held under the rotunda of the Escondido City Hall Thursday evening. Over 125 people attended. Choirs performed from Escondido Adventist Academy, Patio Playhouse, Classical Academy, and San Pasqual High School. The LIVE Christmas Tree was donated […]

Hometown boy visits from Nashville

Roger Fregoso, a  former resident who grew up in Valley Center and Escondido and now lives in Nashville, visited the area, and, of course, picked up some of the local newspapers. Following his dreams and love of country music, in 2013  Fregoso moved to “Music City” Nashville, Tennessee, where he is a country music promoter at a record label. Fregoso […]

Pats race past San Pasqual


This past Tuesday night, the Orange Glen High basketball team swept through the gym of nearby neighbor San Pasqual like an overwhelming whirlwind. And by the time the Patriots were ready to vacate the premises, they had left plenty of destruction in their wake. Ignited by a relentless effort that seemingly never let up, OG became a powerful offensive juggernaut […]


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