Farmers Insurance names Escondido’s Allen Tepper to Presidents Council

Farmers Insurance agent Allen Tepper has been named to the national insurer’s Presidents Council, the Los Angeles-based insurance company recently announced. Membership in Presidents Council is the organization’s most elite honor for the top one percent of agents and district managers.  “A heartfelt congratulations to Allen Tepper on being selected as a member of Presidents Council, the most prestigious achievement […]

Face coverings required to ride NCTD buses and trains beginning May 1

To comply with the County of San Diego public health order related to COVID-19, the North County Transit District (NCTD) will require all passengers to wear face coverings while using the transit system beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. This requirement will be in effect for all passengers riding buses and trains, while on transit property, or in transit facilities.   […]

“Chamber Chatter”


As the current COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, with changes happening daily, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce has also continued to pivot and adapt to provide our members and the community with the resources they desperately need. With programs being developed and implemented to help businesses, both large and small, they come with lots of questions. You often need to […]

SDG&E’s Midway Drive Replacement Project is nearly 25% complete

Since the start of construction on February 18, San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) crews have trenched more than 3,600 feet along Midway Drive between Lincoln Avenue and the Escondido Creek crossing and installed 3,200 feet of new pipe. Crews are also potholing along Midway Drive from Grand Avenue south to Oak Hill Drive to prepare for trenching.  To […]

Students’ message: flatten the curve

At the Escondido Community Child Development Center preschool classroom at the Lorraine Boyce Center, teachers are reaching out weekly to all students via zoom meetings. The B-4 classroom, led by teacher Veronica Romero, came up with this message in a clever way. Do Your part.  Wash your hands.  Stay at home.  Flatten the Curve.  The students are  (top row l […]

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Till the Soil!


  “A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose, they were scorched. And since they […]

PAL goes into emergency relief mode

The Escondido Police Athletic League (PAL) has gone into “emergency relief mode” according to PAL Director and retired EPD office Al Owens. “I am getting asked a few questions about PAL, since we have been shut down on activities due to COVID-19,” Owens said this week. “We knew a lot of our families were in bad shape financially so we […]

Mae Evelyn Neutzling, 95

Mae Evelyn Neutzling passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020, at her home in Escondido, California. Mrs. Neutzling was just 19 days short of her 96th birthday, and was a longtime resident of Escondido, living there since the early 1950s.  She was born on May 6, 1924 in Mt. Auburn, Illinois, a small town in Christian County. Her parents […]

Walter Dewey Pruitt, 92

Walter Dewey Pruitt was born on August 20, 1927 and passed peacefully on April 7, 2020 with family by his side. Mr. Pruitt was born and raised in Virginia until the age of 17 when he joined the Navy. He served as a Gunner’s Mate. After leaving the Navy he took Flying lessons. He then took a Job flying a […]


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