The lasting impact of social estrangement on our little ones

Disasters have a way of illuminating our capacity for caring for each other, showing compassion in ways normalcy forgets. When it’s close to home, we lean in, reminded of our essential interdependence as social beings. We have been quite beautifully designed to be with each other for each other; belong, bond, bolster, bind. In fact, family — for all their […]

Foreboding messages about drought

Here we go again. Dire warnings from the Governor regarding an impending drought and a foreboding message of potential curbs on water usage. As I have said before, droughts in California are nothing new as they occur roughly every 5 to 7 years with a duration of approximately the same term.  For longtime Escondido residents, we remember the restrictions imposed […]

Paintings of Hunter, Adachi featured at Escondido Municipal Gallery

Local artists Patricia Hunter and Wayne Adachi will host a reception introducing their latest oil paintings at the Escondido Municipal Gallery (262 E. Grand Ave.) during the 2nd Saturday Art Walk on May 8, 2:30-4:30 p.m. The gallery exhibits runs through June 4. Hunter, a retired real estate broker, has found an ongoing specialty in pet portraits. And she says […]

Harry G. Sherman, 90

Harry Sherman has passed away with his family by his side. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Patricia Sherman, sons Barry (Sue), Brian (Misty) and daughter Susan, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Mr. Sherman was a graduate of Escondido High School, class of 1949 ad a Korean War veteran. As a longtime building contractor in North County, […]


Local charity assists in neighborhood cleanup

On Saturday April 17 the Old Escondido Historic District in conjunction North County Charity “Brothers of 6” took part in a neighborhood-wide cleanup of Old Escondido.  “The event consisted of driving through every alley in Old Escondido for the purpose of removing unwanted items from properties in order to enhance and beautify Old Escondido,” said Marion Hanlon, vice president of […]

Carousel of Flowers relocates to Escondido’s El Norte Plaza

Carousel of Flowers, the “brass ring of flowers” has relocated from its East Valley Parkway location of 12 years, and is open for business at its new location, at 200 W. El Norte Parkway, Suite 11, in Escondido’s El Norte Plaza Shopping Center (near the intersection of Center City Parkway.)   Lynn Ike, an Escondido resident and owner of the […]