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Free workshop for people struggling with grief

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

The community is invited to Uprooted by Grief: Planting Seeds of Hope, a workshop for those looking for guidance and support after the death of a loved one. This free event will be hosted by the Grief Counseling team of The Elizabeth Hospice on Saturday, January 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the North Inland Live Well Center, 649 […]

New Direction for a New Year!

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

  “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.  Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (Habakkuk 2:2-3, NKJV)   The New Year […]

Assembly Republican Leader Waldron Denounces DMV for continued use of flawed REAL ID process

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

Today, Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron issued the following statement in response to news that the Department of Motor Vehicles waited a month to notify Californians about the federal government’s rejection of the state’s REAL ID residency verification process and continued to issue cards that it knew would require additional documentation: “It’s completely unacceptable that the DMV knew about this […]

Award-winning lecture series comes to Escondido

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Escondido. From January 3-23, 2019, Calvin Christian School will be one of more than 50 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series. The 2019 January Series features an impressive lineup of experts, including a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York […]

Escondido’s Distinction Gallery will present works of June Stratton

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

Distinction Gallery will  present: June Stratton “Modern Dryads” in an exhibition running February 9 through March 2, 2019. Stratton is a native of Northern California’s Bay Area where she attended the College of Fine Arts and Crafts in Oakland until 1979.  She currently lives and works in both Atlanta and Savannah Georgia.  With a 25-year span of successful exhibitions across […]

Carolers make the Yuletide Merry

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

Escondido and Valley Center carolers from the two communities’ LDS churches were out on the evenings before Christmas and during Christmas making a musical greeting card for local residents. Here they are at the Ruelas family on Sunday night.

HVCCA concert January 6 at CCAE

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

The Gliadkovsky Family, Russian pianists, (parents, two daughters 9 and 19), will perform on two Grand pianos 2 p.m., Sunday, January 6,  2019, at the California Center of the Arts, Escondido.   The program will be solos and  duets, of works by Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. a and 3 Romances, selections from Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saéns) and Ravel’s […]

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By News Desk | December 28, 2018

Child molestation arrest of Pastor John Rodgers McFarland

By News Desk | December 28, 2018

In November, 2018, the Escondido Police Department initiated a child molestation investigation involving 66-year-old John Rodgers McFarland, a resident of Fullerton, CA.  The incidents occurred several years ago when McFarland was visiting relatives in Escondido.  McFarland is the current pastor of the Orangethorpe United Methodist Church in Fullerton, CA. On December 18th, John Rodgers McFarland was arrested in Fullerton, with […]