New Vintage Church has housewarming

Sunday the New Vintage Church held a ribbon cutting and housewarming for its new sanctuary, otherwise known as “The Grand.” The edifice was built to provide a place for the church to meet, but also as a gift to the community of Escondido.   Photos courtesy David Zumaya, My San Diego North County

County moves to Purple Tier, many local businesses will be hit with restrictions

The restrictions are back. Residents will no longer be able to dine indoors at restaurants, attend church indoors, or go to the cinema or to gyms as of Saturday as the County reenters restrictions that were lifted earlier this year but are being reapplied as the coronavirus heats up. After posting a case rate of more than 7 cases per […]

Olga Diaz to review her 12 years in office

Retiring Escondido city council member Olga Diaz will recap her dozen years on the council at next Wednesday’s council meeting November 18. This will be Diaz’s last meeting in the capacity of council member. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend by watching the meeting on the city’s website: Also on the agenda, […]

Now Morasco is “Old Timer”

On December 9, 2020 two new members will take the oath of office and be seated on the Escondido City Council dais along with one re-elected Council member. Welcome newbies Tina Inscoe and Joe Garcia and the now senior member of the Council Mike Morasco. I’m sure the other four elected will refer to Morasco as the “old timer” but […]

The best, the worst . . . and way beyond the absurd

This is, these days (borrowing from my favorite author) “the best of times, the worst of times.” It is the best of times given a new president in the White House. That good news came early last Saturday morning with the (palpitating heart) report that Joe Biden had won Pennsylvania. Did you hear the huge sighs of relief, of hoped-for […]

No longer destiny

Pay attention. This may not happen again for a long time: I’m going to praise something President-elect Biden said during his victory speech.  “Let’s give each other a chance,” He said. “It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric. To lower the temperature. To see each other again. To listen to each other again. To make progress, we must stop […]

Escondido Community Foundation awards record $303K in grants

Escondido Community Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, awarded $302,825 in funding during its 14th year of giving. The 2020 grantmaking, which is the highest amount ECF has ever granted to the community in one year, will support 17 programs strengthening the environment in Escondido and addressing the impacts of COVID-19.  “Since 2006, the Escondido Charitable Foundation […]

Escondido Chamber calls tourney ‘huge success’

For the first time since mid-March when the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for Swami’s Café, they held their first in-person event on Monday, November 2.  The 22nd Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament teed off bright and early at Woods Valley Golf Course, and it was long overdue. You could tell from the attendance and myriad […]