Escondido Eats: CofC and Facebook team help save local restaurant industry

A new program called “Escondido Eats” is helping the city’s restaurants recover from the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a global pandemic claiming the lives of thousands, closing hundreds of thousands of businesses and putting millions out of work; to racial  sparking mass protests and fears of violence, even to the death of an American icon in Kobe Bryant, […]

First Escondido Legends senior honored

The Escondido History Center and the Escondido Legends Committee presented a framed certificate to Escondido Charter High School in honor of Samantha Boyce for her soccer achievements, academic excellence and service to Escondido.  In October, 2019, Samantha was awarded a $1,000 honorarium and other awards in the name of 2019 Escondido Legend Shannon Mac Millan.  This honorarium and eight additional […]

Fairy shrimp are real, and have been found in Escondido

The Escondido Creek Conservancy recently discovered Fairy Shrimp (Branchinecta lindahli) at the Mountain Meadow Preserve near Hidden Meadows.  This elusive species is fairly uncommon in San Diego County due to the loss of preferred habitat—vernal pools. And while they won’t grant you three wishes—most vernal pools in San Diego have been destroyed by urban development—making their discovery quite magical!  Vernal […]

Nordstrom closes in Escondido

After more than 35 years as a cornerstone of the Westfield North County Mall in Escondido, Nordstrom closed its store this week. The upper crust style emporium helped anchor first the North County Fair and then Westfield mall. Nordstrom announced in May that it was closing 16 of its 116 Nordstroms in nine states.  Nordstrom Racks are not being affected […]

Boys & Girls sponsor summer food program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego program will operate Summer Food Service from June 1 to August 10 at its Escondido location. It will be closed on July 3.  Free meals will be made available to all children, without any eligibility documentation, who are 18 years of age and younger without regard to race, color, national origin, […]

Moonlight postpones 40th Anniversary Season to 2021

Moonlight Stage Productions announced this week that it is postponing the rest of its 40th Anniversary Season to the summer of 2021 after previously announcing the cancelation of its first two musicals of this summer in May. The Moonlight is in contact with its customers with ticketing options including rolling tickets over to 2021, donating to the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, […]


Local Students Graduate from USD Consuelo Araujo of Escondido graduated from the University of San Diego for the 2019-2020 school year. Araujo earned a bachelor’s degree in History. Julianne De Armas of Escondido graduated from the University of San Diego for the 2019-2020 school year. De Armas earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Mary De Wolff of Escondido  graduated from […]