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Exhibitions open at museum on Legendary printmaker of Mexico and Muerte y Monstruos: Papier-Mâché

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum will highlight the artwork and cultural significance of Mexico’s best-known printmaker in José Guadalupe Posada: Legendary Printmaker of Mexico. On view now through November 21, 2021, this exhibition brings together nearly 70 of the artist’s most iconic images and includes a selection of rarely exhibited printing plates. Often unrecognized by name, Posada’s iconic […]

Escondido to be split into two congressional districts

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

Redistricting has split Escondido between two congressional districts. Darrell Issa of the 50th District, will continue to represent parts of Escondido in Washington, however Rep. Scott Peters of the current 52nd District, will represent the other half. Issa will continue to be the representative of the residents of the 50th until the end of next year, although voters of the […]

2021 Employee Holiday Drive was a success

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

Each year Escondido City employees organize a Holiday Drive to give back to the community. This year’s drive has ended, and a total of 292 Souper Sacks were donated. Souper Sacks are bundles of nonperishable food items and holiday surprises that are distributed to seniors at the Park Avenue Community Center during the holiday season. In addition, donations totaling 293 […]

SP’s impressive soccer culture rolls on

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

When it comes to happenings on the Escondido prep sports scene, there’s one that can seemingly be counted upon on a yearly basis. That the San Pasqual boys’ soccer team will be damn good if not great. People have come to expect that the Golden Eagles won’t often be denied when it comes to getting it done on the pitch. […]

Event Center on Grand Avenue boosts downtown economic activity

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

The following article is reprinted with permission from the Escondido Business Insight that is published by the City of Escondido. The Grand Event Center on Grand Avenue and Juniper Street is a gem in Escondido. The multi-use performing arts venue has entertainment options for people of all ages and can host large or small events and celebrations. Reconstructed in 2019 […]

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”: Audiences cheering and screaming

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” was the #1 movie this past weekend. Let me rephrase that – “Spider-Man: No Way Home” became the #1 movie of 2021 this past weekend, its opening weekend, when it made an estimated $253 million at the domestic box office. As if that weren’t enough, the film made for the most immersive theater experience I’ve had […]

More trout coming to Lake Wohlford

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Closed X-mas Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant: 4,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout the week of December 5 to 11. Next Plant: 1,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout the week of December 19 to 25. Water temperature: At surface 52.70 f., 6.44 D.O. @ 10’ 53.24 f., 6.28 D.O. […]

City will survey residents about sales tax increase

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

New Orleans had its Katrina, the Titanic had its iceberg and the City of Escondido has its ocean of red ink. After working months gathering input, facts and figures, the City’s Revenue Measure Committee is ready to poll voters in January to see if they are inclined to pay more in sales tax to help erase the city’s “structural deficit.” […]

Issa to seek reelection to the 50th

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

Darrell Issa has announced he will seek reelection to the 50th Congressional District. Issa issued the following statement on Tuesday: “With the encouragement and support of family, friends and especially constituents throughout the region I have represented since 2001, I am announcing that next year I will seek election in California’s new 48th Congressional District. It is a community I […]

2 arrested at DUI checkpoint

By News Desk | December 23, 2021

Last week the California High Patrol (CHP) investigator assigned to this area’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force (ORCTF) began proactive enforcement operations in Southern California to fight the type of organized retail theft issues that are plaguing the entire state. Although organized retail theft has become most infamous in San Francisco, other Golden State cities are not immune. This type […]