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Equal pay is a no-brainer

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

April 2 was National Equal Pay Day, which marks the EXTRA time an average woman has to work to take home what a man earned last year. As a member of the California Pay Equity Task Force, I am working with my colleagues to identify the causes of the pay gap. California passed an Equal Pay Act in 1949. The […]

Bates’s Spring Festival to include vintage market, food truck festival and classic car show

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

The annual Spring Festival returns to Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This year’s festival includes an Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market on both Saturday and Sunday, the Spring Food Truck Festival on Saturday, and the Heartbeat Happening Classic Car Show on Sunday, along with many other family-friendly events. […]

Be Fruitful and Multiply, Pt2

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

    “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. […]

ESCONDIDO COLLEGE NEWS

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

News of Escondido residents attending college here, there and everywhere! Local residents earn degree from WGU The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to celebrate the recent […]

Escondido firefighters honored for special projects

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

March 30 several members of the Escondido Fire Department were honored for a number of special projects that helped make an impact on the organization. The following persons were recognized: Fire Engineer Ryan Vierra for his many hours of hard work and dedication to the Personal Protective Equipment project. Firefighter Paramedic Tyler Terich for his development of a medication inventory […]

Elizabeth Hospice receives $10,000 Community Impact Grant

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

The Elizabeth Hospice, an Escondido-based nonprofit healthcare leader serving San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from New York Life. The funds will enable The Elizabeth Hospice to continue to provide free on-campus support groups for children who are grieving the death of their special person. “Children’s grief is more prevalent than many […]

SD Archaeological Center to hold annual barbecue April 27

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

San Diego Archaeological Center will hold its annual barbecue on Saturday, April 27, noon to 3 p.m.  The Center’s annual event that brings together archaeologists, cultural resource management professionals, academics, and students involved in the field of archaeology in the San Diego region. It is an opportunity to further the connections between the many individuals involved in protecting the cultural […]

Escondido Shines to join 17th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup April 27

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

Escondido Shines, whose motto is “serve, salute, celebrate” is coordinating local efforts to once more be part of the countywide effort known as the Creek to Bay Cleanup on April 27. The effort has the strong endorsement of Mayor Paul McNamara, who said in a statement: “As a community, the more aware we are of needs, the more likely we […]

Two Escondido wineries win medals at Toast of the Coast

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

Escondido winery Speckle Rock Vineyards won a gold medal for their  2017 Estate Falanghina at The Toast of the Coast wine competition; and Highland Valley Vineyards won a silver for their  2015 Craftsman Cuvee III. In total, 10 winery members from the Ramona Valley Vineyard Association (RVVA) received 22 awards from The Toast of the Coast wine competition where more […]

TA SHORTS

By News Desk | April 11, 2019

Support group to meet North County Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on May 6 at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive in the Parish Hall.  The first hour features a presentation by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Marty Acevedo who will present “Nutritional Care for People with Parkinson’s”.  The presentation will be followed by breakout groups […]