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Golf carts can now be issued to two groups

Golf and golf carts have returned to Welk Resorts. Now that the County of San Diego have allowed golf courses to open for restricted play, it is also allowing some golf cart use for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Those allowed to use carts include: Senior citizens over 55 years of age. Persons of any age with a disability […]

Pixar director, writer, Robert Gibbs, dies

Robert James Gibbs of Escondido, who wrote and directed many projects at Pixar Animation Studios, has died.  The native of Escondido who attended Palomar College, was the story artist for some of Pixar’s most memorable animated films, including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Up, and Wall-E. From Palomar Gibbs transferred to Calarts and then went to work for […]

Farm Bureau calls support for local growers essential

More than 3 million people live in San Diego County, and more than 5,000 farmers call it home and make their living on 250,000 acres. The nation’s complicated and essential food system continues to adjust to the sharp, sudden shift in demand spurred by stay-at-home orders and food-service shutdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.  For farmers and others in the food supply […]

County opens test site in Escondido


One of two new, appointment-only COVID-19 testing sites opened Monday in Escondido the County Health and Human Services Agency announced this week. The other is in Chula Vista. The Escondido drive-through free testing sites is at the North Inland Live Well Center in Escondido. Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County public health officer commented, “Our goal is to make testing as […]

Fire prevention project awarded funding

The Escondido Creek Conservancy (Conservancy) has won a grant for $552,097 to reduce weeds and prevent fires in the heart of the Escondido Creek watershed. The funding was awarded by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration Grant Program and was the only implementation grant funded south of Ventura County. The work is set to begin […]

Dropping off masks at Palomar Medical Center

Lance Waite, principal of Integral Communities (right) dropping off the next supply of donated masks to Palomar Hospital along with Paul Sas, VP of Supply Chain, Purchasing and Construction Management at Palomar Health (left). Integral, which is purchasing the old hospital campus, has partnered with Rais Case a homemade goods artisan shop in Oceanside to make 500 masks for the […]

Delight of France plants a garden of hope

Escondido’s Delight of France Bakery & Bistro on Grand Avenue has planted a garden of Faith, Hope and Love in the patio out front of the restaurant. The leg kit garden box was provided by Grangetto’s Farm & Garden, also Escondido-based. Alberta Agyan, owner, shown in the back making the heart with her hands, with her daughter, Grace Agyan in […]

No bar, no problem: COVID cocktails to get us through quarantine


Lockdowns. Face masks. No toilet paper. No bars! It’s been over a month since that fateful Sunday on which California Governor Gavin Newsom announced the shutdown of all bars in the state, forcing owners to lock their doors, employees scrambling to find ways to pay their bills and patrons left in the dark wondering when, or if, their favorite spots […]

Escondido native aboard Navy hospital ship responds to COVID-19


Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, a native of Escondido, California, is serving aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort as part of the efforts by the U.S Navy in response to COVID-19. Comfort arrived in New York with Navy medical personnel and support staff aboard the afloat medical treatment facility (MTF). Although initially tasked to serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients, […]

Attorney General Becerra warns of false advertising related to Coronavirus

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra this week issued a consumer alert about deceptive advertising related to COVID-19 in California.  AG Becerra reminds all Californians to be mindful of any products or services that falsely claim to treat, diagnose, prevent, or cure COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, there is no vaccine […]


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