300 turn out for opening of Hellhole exhibit at CCAE

The Finding Heaven in Hellhole Canyon exhibition opened Friday afternoon, January 10 with a reception at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) museum. The opening reception was filled to capacity with CCAE and Friends of Hellhole Canyon (FHC) members as well as the public. About 300 plus attendees enjoyed Rancho Guejito wine, a catered buffet and exquisite desserts. […]

Scouts spiff up city hydrants

Last month, 17 Boy Scout volunteers working on an Eagle Scout project painted fire hydrants in Escondido. They were able to paint and service 27 hydrants. Local business Sculpt Nouveau donated 3 gallons of the required reflective yellow paint for this project. Will Shitting organized the group and overall logistics. This was a coordinated effort between the Fire Department, Utilities, […]

Visitor’s Center head to retire

Katherine Zimmer, who has run the City’s Visitor’s Center for seven years, is retiring  from the City of Escondido and moving back to Napa. She will say goodbye to well-wishers on Tuesday. She commented, “My heart is full from my 7 plus years here … I’ve loved my work and life because of all of the amazing people I now […]

Mr. Anglea goes to Washington; testifies before Congress

Tuesday morning, Interfaith CEO, Greg Anglea, testified in front of Congress on behalf of area Veterans. He made the case for: Expanding eligibility to include all deserving Veterans in overcoming homelessness. Increasing funding for supportive services that work with Veterans in need. Establishing efforts to help Veterans with disabilities in securing benefits. In the last decade, the launch of housing-focused […]

Learn about the Chamber at annual Open House

The annual Escondido Chamber of Commerce Open House is your chance to explore all the Chamber has to offer. This year’s event will be taking place on Tuesday, January 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Chamber’s offices located at 720 N. Broadway. Want to know what the Chamber of Commerce is all about? Have you been thinking […]

Escondido Hero Banners now available

The Escondido Hero Banner Program honors men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces by offering personalized banners that will be hung from approximately Memorial Day (mid-May) to Veterans Day (mid-November) in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway. The order period for 2020 is now open. For questions or more information […]

January is a great month for Capitol excess


It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the month of January. This is a great month which has New Year’s Day a great day of celebrating the end of a decade. Yes, the next decade doesn’t actually begin until Jan 1, 2021 even though many have proclaimed 2020 as the next decade. Now break into small […]

You ain’t seen nothing yet


The “year of election” is upon us and the money pouring into traditional and non-traditional media by all entities vying for your vote is just now starting to be felt. The best example so far is the Measure B the Newland Sierra Project which is very relative to all Escondidans.  The local pundits are blasting their rhetoric everywhere as every […]

Escondido library asks public to take survey

The Escondido Public Library is asking the public to take a 31 question survey on a variety of subjects having to do with future planning.  According to an email sent by the library this week: “We are planning the future of your public library and we need to hear from you.” It continues, “Whether you are a frequent user of […]

Deadline nears for EAA 2020 Art Scholarship Show

The Escondido Art Association’s 2020 Art Scholarship Program for graduating seniors in any of the Escondido-based high schools is nearing conclusion, with presentations having been made by President Byron Marler at many of the Escondido high schools during January.   Once again, the $1,000 scholarship is being made available through the generous sponsorship of Design Moe Kitchen & Bath, Escondido.  […]


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