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Library mini-concerts will introduce youngsters to symphony instruments

The Valley Center Library in July will introduce the musical instruments of the orchestra to youngsters through a series of “mini-concerts” on Tuesdays from 1:30¬2:30 p.m. This fun and educational musical series will be brought to you by the VC Symphony, sponsored by the Friends of the Valley Center Library. The program is appropriate for children from ages 4-11 and, […]

Celebrate July 4 with food, fireworks and games at the Center and Grape Day Park

Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-goers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivities. The event is back for its 52nd year on Saturday, July 4 with rockin’ live music, tasty treats, and games […]

Event raises money for Uganda Grannies Project

On May 17 the North County Giving Circle of Women’s Empowerment International (WE) held an event to raise funds for one of several projects WE supports. About 40 people attended the event, and raised some $2000. Members of the Escondido Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society attended the event and made a donation of $200 to the cause. These funds […]

Work proceeding on Bear Valley Parkway roadwork

Nine months into the $15 million Bear Valley Parkway project significant progress is being made to the onemile segment of road. The project is due to be completed the fall of 2016. This is a joint project of the city of Escondido and County Dept. of Public Works. The $15 million for the new road comes from Transnet, Proposition 1B […]

Man arrested for taking “up skirt” photos with phone

The observations of an alert shopper in Escondido have led to the arrest of San Diego resident, Abdullah Sediqi, 64, for multiple counts of possession of child pornography, lewd and lascivious acts with minors, and disorderly conduct by taking “up-skirt” photographs with a cell phone. On Saturday afternoon, June 13, a woman shopping inside the Valley Thrift Store, located at […]

City council adopts new water restrictions

New restrictions for City of Escondido water customers have been approved by the Escondido City Council. Those customers will be permitted to continue to water three days per week, but only seven minutes per station, instead of the previous 10 minutes. The three-day watering schedule remains the same: houses with odd numbered addresses may only water on Sunday, Tuesday and […]

Escondido grad receives apprentice scholarship

North County high school grads receive 2015 ABC Apprenticeship Scholarships Three recipients receive on-the-job training, tools & tuition free classroom education Escondido’s Miguel Comacho is one of three North County Class of 2015 graduates who already have a head start on careers in the construction industry just days after earning their high school diploma, thanks to scholarships awarded by the […]

Sunny Side Kitchen short menu, long on flavor

“Comfort food that has been elevated” is how the Carpenters describe what they serve at Sunny Side Kitchen in Escondido. Sunny Side Kitchen has been open on Orange Street (155 S. Orange St., between Second and Grand) since March 2, long enough for owners Bob & Kate Carpenter to begin carving out their own niche in that section of town. […]

Local Cub Scout earns Parvuli Dei Medal

Kirk Hernandez Jr. of Pack 619 (Den 5) earns the coveted Catholic Parvuli Dei medal and honor for Cub Scouts. The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, […]