Mr. Jelly Bear, a passion for food and helping others


“I have a passion for jelly, more so for food,” Matthew Weathersby, proprietor of the Jelly Bear Jelly Co. in Escondido told me. He might as well say he also has a passion for helping other people. Take the giant peanut butter and jelly sandwich that in 2014 Weathersby helped create  with students of  Coach Denny Snyder’s Escondido Charter High […]

On-Board Gaming: Where everybody knows your name


Want to play big board games, or roll-playing tactical games, but don’t have room in your home?  On-Board Gaming in Escondido has the room. And the equipment. And the know-how to set you up—even if you are a newbie. Their motto is, “Everything that you need to game your heart out.” They are located at 316 W Mission Ave Suite […]

Escondido Wins Healthy Infrastructure Award

The City of Escondido has been awarded the 2020 National Fitness Campaign Healthy Infrastructure Award for the Mountain View Fitness Court in the category of Innovation for cultivating: “the most forward-thinking, unique and powerful strategy, idea or campaign element that can be shared as “best practice” to all Campaign partners in the following year.” Each year, National Fitness Campaign designates […]

Doris (Thurston) Parker, 91

Doris Louise (Thurston) Parker, beloved by family, friends and countless others whose lives she administered to and championed during years of private and public service, passed quietly on January 24, 2021 . She was 91 years old. Mrs. Parker was born in Louisville, Kentucky on May 7, 1929. She and her family moved to Los Angeles in 1943. She graduated […]

Patricia Ann Fuselier, 73

Patricia Ann Fuselier, 73, of Escondido, passed away Thursday February 4, 2021 after a courageous battle against non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.  Born on April 14, 1947 in Cape Town, South Africa, she was the only child of the late Hilda Blundell and Baden Solomon. Patricia graduated from Plumstead High School, Cape Town, at the age of 16.  In 1971, she and two […]

Conservancy and Escondido resident restoring oak forest


Jim Crouch, a retired school teacher, is partnering with the Escondido Creek Conservancy to grow seedlings to help restore oak woodland habitat along the Escondido Creek watershed. Passionate about the environment and inspired by the Re-Oak California initiative, Crouch hopes his work will offset carbon emissions and create a better tomorrow for his grandkids.  “It’s also something peaceful,” Crouch said. […]

GOP women to host Ric Grenell Feb. 17

Escondido Republican Women, Federated will host Former Ambassador and Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell as keynote speaker February 17 at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom.  He will talk about multiple subjects and his experiences in the Trump Administration. The GOP women will also hear about  a new project from San Diego County Gun Owners PAC COO Wendy Hauffen called […]

Caltrans Hwy 78 project in Esc. to include extensive upgrade


It’s been 15 years since Caltrans has been back to repave the five miles of Hwy 78 that run through the city of Escondido. The newest improvement, which has already begun, is expected to last for 20 years. The goal is a better, smoother drive. When the project is complete, drivers with “smart” cars like Teslas will be able to […]

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