Cases of COVID-19 force suspension of on-campus instruction at Mission Middle School

The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) has temporarily suspended on-campus activities at Mission Middle School after finding that three individuals in the “community” of that school have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The district said that it received word of the positive cases last week. The cases are “separate and unrelated,” it said, and that transmission of the virus […]

Veterans Day ceremony to be held at Grape Day Park

Join Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513 as they celebrate our local veterans during the 14th annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Wall of Courage in Escondido’s Grape Day Park. All are invited to attend. Please bring your own chairs, as limited seating is available. San Diego County COVID-19 health measures will be […]

Assistance League named Nonprofit of the Year

The Assistance League of Inland North County was named nonprofit of the year by Assemblywoman Marie Waldron. For the last five years, legislators from across California have chosen a winning nonprofit in their district, and there are over 72,000 nonprofits in California alone. The Assistance League of Inland North County strives to improve the lives of children and adults in […]

NCTD completes conversion to low emission locomotives

The North County Transit District (NCTD) has ordered two additional Siemens Charger locomotives, for a total order of nine units. These locomotives complete NCTD’s efforts to replace and convert its current Coaster locomotive fleet to more efficient, lower-emissions vehicles. The new locomotives will also expand NCTD’s fleet size and enable NCTD to nearly double Coaster service frequency for the traveling […]

Elks lodge given $3,500 grant

The Escondido Elks Lodge has recently received a $3,500 Beacon Grant from the Elks National Foundation. This is the seventh consecutive year the Elks Lodge has received this grant to support disabled veterans from the La Jolla Veterans Administration Hospital. This year the funds will be used to provide equine therapy for veterans at the Rockin’ L&D Ranch in Escondido. […]

Observations about poll workers

This might possibly be my last comments regarding the 2020 election. I sure hope so. Saturday I went to my polling location to vote arriving about 12:30 p.m. Having been the guy in charge of four different polling places prior to being an elected official I take more of an ombudsman approach in where my ballot is cast. Here are […]

When/If Joe wins . . . the major Top Four

Is it really possible to write this, list what America needs most, doing this on a Tuesday, this Tuesday, one of the most important Tuesdays of the rest of our lives I assume (but you know how off-kilter assuming can be) that Joe Biden will be our next president. I can only hope so and here state the major priorities […]


The Police Blotter comes from the files of the Escondido Police Department. Parolee crashes after fleeing police On October 18, an officer tried to pull over a car that was speeding near Spruce Street and 9th Avenue. The driver failed to pull over and led police on a pursuit until he lost control of his car and crashed into a […]

Children’s Museum launches virtual parenting workshop

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is launching its first virtual parenting workshop series, “Parenting on the Go,” this Friday on its Facebook page. Each workshop conversation is bite-sized–perfect for busy caretakers on the go. Episode 1 will feature the Museum’s Director of Education, Whitney Raser, as she speaks with Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Parent Coach […]

Creek Conservancy to have fundraiser Saturday

The Escondido Creek Conservancy is having an event called “Awesome Adaptations Fundraising Event” on Saturday, November 7 from 4– 5 p.m. Escondido Creek Conservancy’s Habitats program serves all 3rd graders from every school in the Escondido Union School District. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, they cannot do physical field trips so they have completely overhauled the program for the 2020-21 […]