Science class wins 1st in PepsiCo Contest

Joshua Medrano’s 6th grade science class at St. Mary School in Escondido participated in the PepsiCo Recycling Competition and won First Place. They won $2,500 which they plan to use towards expanding their recycling program and purchasing 3D printers to learn coding and printing. “What inspired us to promote awareness about recycling was our unit on ocean currents and the […]

Library offers kids programs in May

Escondido Public Library offers special programming for children in May. All events are virtual, free and open to the public. Virtual Tea Time for Kids for children ages 5-12 years old will be on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4 p.m. Enjoy English tea and snacks, learn about tea etiquette, do a craft, and listen to stories on Zoom with […]

Cougar hoopsters look to step it up


  Up to now it hasn’t been the best of times for the Escondido High boys’ basketball squad. Due to a myriad of circumstances that conspired against them, this unprecedented 2021 spring season has proven to be a substantial challenge. Currently, Esco owns a 3 and 8 record and the question is can the Cougars turn things around and make […]

Rick Williams, 64

Rick Williams, a longtime resident of Escondido, died April 22, 2021. He was 64. Rick Williams was born in Nephi, Utah to Ardella & Morgan Williams. Mr. Williams was a loving husband and a wonderful father to his two sons. He loved hunting, fishing, kayaking, and camping.  Mr. Williams leaves behind his wife of 29 years Penny Williams; two sons, […]

Happy Campers


“I am sorry to tell you this, but you have cancer.” That is a message no one wants to hear. There are lots of things we don’t want to hear. People have a multitude of ways to accept, deny or avoid, unpleasantries. Psychologists call it “compartmentalization.” The ability to take information and store it in a little lockbox in the […]