That which must not be spoken of again


Well folks, only one more week of no doubt, at least for me, the most forgettable year ever and we can kiss 2020 goodbye. I wonder what Father Time will look like? Probably have to be wearing a mask at least—I hope he does as I do not want to get caught in the wet talk from the wheezing geezer.  […]

Dr. Rankins-Ibarra: EUSD teachers also heroes of the pandemic


First responders and healthcare providers are frequently being called “heroes” for their work with the COVID-19-infected. But teachers need to be added to that list, especially those of the Escondido Union School District (EUSD), says Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibarra, district superintendent. Like school districts country-wide, EUSD has been experiencing the yo-yo-like ups and downs of learning to teach with new methods […]

Santa visits apartments in Escondido

Tuesday morning Santa, riding an antique fire engine from the Escondido Fire Department, visited the Palmillo apartments. The antique engine blew its  horn to let the kids know Santa was here to give presents to the children. Charles Baxter took the photos.  

2020 employee holiday drive

Each year City of Escondido employees organize a Holiday Drive to give back to the community. This year’s drive has ended, and a total of 291 Souper Sacks and 502 sets of pajamas were collected.  Souper Sacks are bundles of nonperishable food items and holiday surprises that are distributed to seniors at the Park Avenue Community Center during the holiday […]

Joyce Weaver, 94

Joyce Weaver left this earth on November 6, 2020 to be with her loving husband of 66 years, mother, father, brother and sisters. Mrs. Weaver was 94 and was born in Nottingham, England.  She proudly served in the Royal Navy during WWII where she met her life partner Albert Weaver, who was serving in the U.S. Navy in London. After […]

Restaurants whipsawed by judge’s order— quickly appealed


Restaurant owners were momentarily buoyed Thursday by a judge’s order that appeared to release them from Sacramento’s restrictions that had limited their activities to selling food on the curb—and just as quickly were dashed to despair by an Appeals Court that temporarily overturned the judge’s order. Such are the challenges of trying to conduct a business in the days of […]