Construction on Grand Project moves forward despite pandemic

Despite the lockdown on many activities due to the pandemic, new construction is considered an essential activity, so construction has continued unabated on the corner of Juniper and Grand has continued without interruption and is on schedule to open late summer 2020.   If you drive by the iconic “Ritz” theater, it’s easy to see that most of the building’s […]

Residents “Rally to Reopen” for 5th straight week in Escondido

Demonstrators gathered once again in Downtown Escondido to rally against sustained shutdown orders from the Governor’s office, even after Governor Newsom approved San Diego County two days prior to advance further into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, which allows for in-restaurant dining and in-store retail shopping, with certain modifications.  Convening for the 5th straight Friday, several residents of […]

Saluting our graduates

It’s graduation time and unfortunately the events that our college and high school students, 8th graders, kindergarteners and many others have been eagerly working toward all year have been significantly impacted by the  COVID-19 pandemic. That includes canceling traditional graduations and grad nights, school dances and other large gatherings.   These events and ceremonies are the focal point of the […]

Life without sports

Last week I gave my Dr. Phil impersonation on diagnosing the causes of the apparent decline of our mental state, as perceived by some, supposedly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not exactly from the virus itself but more from the State-imposed lock down or quarantine or shelter-in-place—whichever term you want to use. I think I came up with […]

Lake Wohlford now open

Lake Wohlford has reopened.  Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (open seven days a week) Dock closes: 6:30 p.m. Last Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May 22. Next Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday June 12. Water temperature: At surface 71.24 f., 7.11 D.O. @ 15™ 72.14 f., 6.69 D.O. Water level: Low level, private water […]

San Diego Humane Society cites Escondido pet store for illegal puppy sales

San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement this week issued a citation to Broadway Puppies in Escondido, for eight violations of failing to partner with a rescue that has a valid cooperative agreement with at least one public or private shelter.  The Humane Society has ordered Broadway Puppies to suspend all sales of pets until they are sourcing animals from […]

Office supply company switched gears during coronavirus pandemic

Glennie’s Office Supply, which has served Escondido businesses for more than five decades, had to make drastic changes in its business model and become even more nimble on its feet to survive during the pandemic. It made those changes without ever altering its philosophy of promoting Escondido’s businesses first.  In fact, Glen Burford, VP of Business Development, created a webpage […]

What Kind of Jesus is the Church Preaching About?

  “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.  And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some…” (Hebrews 10:23-25, ESV)   Fear is a powerful thing!  It guides you.  It causes you to […]

Carole Anne Leigh, 76

 Carole Anne Leigh, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully surrounded by family, after a valiant battle with both cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. She was just two weeks shy of her 77th Birthday. Mrs. Leigh was born in Cooperstown, New York and moved to California at the age 19. She lived in Poway, Escondido, Menifee, and finally Valley Center.   […]

Escondidans graduate from Army & Navy Academy

Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad announced the Class of 2020 that will matriculate to UC Berkeley, UCSB, UCSD, UCI, UCR, NYU, Rutgers, Texas A & M, Norwich, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Cal Poly, Boston College, and prep schools for the service academies.  Some seniors have chosen to serve our country in the various branches including the Navy, Air Force, and […]