Escondido volunteer gives back to families with hospitalized children

Driven by her personal medical experience as a child, dedicated Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego volunteer and Escondido resident Debbie Day has supported the organization for the last seven years and continues to adapt her volunteerism through the pandemic as the House relies on a small, but loyal, group of volunteers.   Since Day loves to drive, her […]

Elks to hold charity fundraiser in January

On Tuesday January 12, 2021, the Escondido Elks Lodge along with Elks Lodges throughout California and the Hawaiian island of Oahu in conjunction with Chili’s Restaurants, are holding their 7th annual charity fundraiser for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc.(CHEMPI) to help children with disabilities.  This event is spearheaded by Escondido Elks Lodge’s Past Exalted Ruler Steven Wagstaff. With each […]

Devoted Petz nonprofit’s first fundraiser meets $1,500 goal

The Devoted Petz’s kick-off fundraiser with Pals Socks is almost done, meeting a goal of $1,500 with no issues. The organization was started to help animal nonprofits and all furry friends in need and they have that by placing more than 10 kittens in perfect homes, healing sick kittens back to health, and mending the broken hearts of older cats […]

Escondido Creek Conservancy to receive $500,000 donation

The Escondido Creek Conservancy will receive a $500,000 donation to support its work to protect and restore the Escondido Creek watershed. The donors, who wish to remain anonymous, want to inspire others to take advantage of the CARES Act during the closing days of the 2020 tax year to help hard-working nonprofits like The Escondido Creek Conservancy. “The donors hope […]

‘7 Days in May’ again or All the President’s Cuckoo Birds


By the time this column appears in print, I may be in chains and headed to Ryker’s Island or some other federal prison. That seems like the ultimate result if retired General Michael Flynn has his way and the President declares martial law in his efforts to overturn the election. Critics will be rounded up and issued striped trousers and […]

Justin Wells is new ECHS girls basketball coach

Justin Wells is the new girls basketball coach at Escondido Charter High School.  Wells grew up in both San Diego County and Los Angeles County where he played high school basketball. Since he graduated from college at Cal State Northridge in 2015, Coach Wells has spent five years directing and coaching club programs, coaching a pro- am team, and serving […]