Esco Alley Art takes flight

Like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon, Esco Alley Art has added beauty to downtown Escondido after the long COVID winter. Eager and enthusiastic friends, family and fans gathered Saturday, June 12 in the alley south of Grand Avenue between Broadway and Maple to witness the unveiling of 12 murals. These works by local artists were hung on the brick […]

Jeff Epp’s commitment to Escondido


What do you say to a man upon his retirement who has dedicated 36 years of his life to serving his community? There is so much that I and many, many others can say but it seems that Chokran, Danke, Hvala, Mahalo, Grazie, Takk, Gracias or Thank You are most appropriate. These are just some of the languages of thanks […]

Local business owners need a tax break after COVID-19

We have all struggled this past year as we tried to both physically, psychologically and economically survive the coronavirus plague. No one has perhaps struggled to survive as much as local small business. Restrictions had to be placed on the occupancy and activity of many small businesses to help reduce the spread of the virus and to help contribute to […]

Caimans and Miller shine, Pats and Calvin fall just short

To say the least, it was an eventual week on the Escondido prep landscape. So let’s get right into the specifics. A good place to start would be with the efforts of the Classical Academy girls basketball team. Thirteen days after the Caimans’ girls soccer team won a CIF title, Classical’s hoopsters got aboard a championship train of their own. […]

‘Theater on the Green’ held at Center

Youth dancing returned to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, recently when the Carlsbad Dance Centre, which has students from all over the area, held a recital at an outdoor stage that was assembled on Grape Day Park for summer concerts. The Carlsbad Dance Centre was established in 1985 as a small recreational dance academy in the Village of […]

Local church hosts drive-through food campaign

On Sunday, June 6, the World Mission Society Church of God in Escondido hosted a drive-through food drive in partnership with the San Diego Food Bank in North County. The church invited members of the community to participate in its food drive campaign with the desire to help fight hunger for families that are struggling due to the current pandemic. […]