Effort seeks to put Escondido— and your business—on the map

David Zumaya is on a mission: to put Escondido on the map. Or rather put Escondido’s businesses on an illustrated map of the city: the 2021 Escondido Map. The original Escondido Map was published in 1988, to celebrate the city’s centennial. It was a big happy birthday card, illustrated like a Disneyland map, the original amusement park map. “We don’t […]

Hospital board gets EMA progress report: ‘we have a capacity crisis’

Sixty days after new contractors took over at both Palomar Health hospitals, the hospital board got a progress report, analysis and performance improvement plan from the new executive team. The decision to bring Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) and Benchmark Hospitalists & Intensivists “in house” at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway, and replace Vituity that had performed […]

Pedestrian dead after being struck by vehicle, child injured

On October 12, 2021, at 12:39 p.m., Escondido Police officers responded to a collision at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Rose Street. Officers arrived and found two vehicles which had collided in the intersection and then struck two pedestrians who were walking in the east crosswalk. Citizens were performing CPR on one of the pedestrians, a 45-year-old female. She […]

Grape Day 5K attracts many runners

Saturday’s 11th annual Grape Day 5K sponsored by the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club, brought would-be athletes out in the hundreds. The goal was to run, walk or stroll through scenic Old Escondido while raising funds for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis as well as other community causes.

Support Group for Adults Molested as Children

Support Group for Adults Molested as Children 8 week Group Starts November 6th (SAT) 10:00 am to 11:30 am for 8 weeks. Dr. Skip Himelstein at 760-745-6264 $10 dollar fee for per session


2nd annual VetFest set for Nov. 13

The 2nd annual VetFest, “Celebrating Hometown Heroes,” will be held November 13, with the parade kicking off at 9:30 a.m. along Grand Avenue and other patriotic events, food and live entertainment at American Legion Post 149. San Diego County is home to an estimated 240,500 veterans, the third highest number of any county in America. It is estimated that 7,348 […]

SPHS announcer Basalo celebrates 50 years at the mic

  Mike “Casey” Basalo is celebrating 50 years announcing San Pasqual High football games this school year. Although he retired as a counselor from the school in 2004 and moved to Arizona in 2005, he has only missed announcing three home games since the school opened in September of 1972.  For the last 16 years, Basalo has made the weekly […]

Escondido earns the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence

The HeART Beat of Escondido Artwork on concrete barriers downtown has earned the City of Escondido the prestigious Helen Putnam Award for Excellence for Economic Development through the Arts.   This honor is given for outstanding achievements by the League of California Cities. A representative of the League will present the award at an October council meeting, the exact date […]