2021-04-29

Children’s Discovery Museum reopening May 11

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will reopen its outdoor Discovery Garden beginning May 11 for the general public. Carefully read the information below regarding the museum’s new reopening policies and procedures.  Hours & Admission Beginning May 11, the Museum will be open on the following days/times:  Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – noon  |  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 9 a.m. […]

Escondido boy benefits from “loaner” organ for music students

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, organists around the world have found it hard to find a place to practice since church organs have become largely inaccessible. This has been especially difficult for younger musicians who have found it hard to improve without a reliable practice space.  When the Spreckels Organ Society received the donation of a Hammond organ, they came […]

Second grader’s letter gets mayor’s attention

A letter written by a second grader at Conway School got the attention of Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara and led to the mayor reading a proclamation at the April 21 city council meeting committing Escondido to doing more to help provide habitat for Monarch butterflies. The document he read was “Mayors’ Monarch Pledge Day.” As recently as 20 years ago, […]

Escondido welcomes Barrel Republic to Grand Avenue


Tuesday afternoon the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and other dignitaries welcomed the new Barrel Republic to the businesses along Grand Avenue. The opening of the restaurant has been a long time coming; more than two years. It was delayed from happening last year by the advent of COVID, which affected the brew industry in a big way. On the flip […]