Art Association invites entries to October show

The Escondido Art Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the arts in North County San Diego, invites artists of all ages, members and non-members alike, to participate in their First Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” open juried 2-D art show in late October. A total of $875 in prize money will be awarded in four categories, as […]

Chamber Sunriser greets the morning

-30- An Editor’s Notebook

MENDENHALL HIGHWAY— On Monday, July 6 the state Senate unanimously passed a bill renaming a five-mile segment of Highway 76 near Lake Henshaw for Palomar Mountain cattle rancher Joel Mendenhall. A longtime cattle rancher who died in an equipment accident on his family’s ranch on East Grade in 2013, he was well beloved by neighbors and friends who started a […]

New method of planting could save avo industry

High density planting. You may never have heard the term before, but you may hear a lot more about it in the future, especially if you are a grower, and particularly an avocado grower. High density planting, could, in the opinion of some experts, be the salvation of the industry in water poor San Diego County. San Diego, currently the […]

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Kalmia between Grand Ave and Second. North County’s newest artisan market in historic Downtown Escondido. Come for unique products and fresh produce in a hip urban market. Escondido Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2:30-6 p.m., Year-Round, event is held on Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street downtown. Local, farm […]

Police investigate shooting

The Escondido Police Department is looking into a shooting incident Sunday night that left a man hurt from two gunshot wounds. The incident was reported shortly after 8 p.m. when residents reported hearing multiple gunshots at North Midway Drive near East Grand Avenue. The officers arrived to find the victim of the gunshots at a playground. The victim, a male, […]

DUI stop nabs two

On Friday night, July 10, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol. Officers assigned to this detail made 43 traffic stops and conducted 7 Field Sobriety Tests. During the evening, one driver was arrested for DUI alcohol, and another driver was arrested for DUI alcohol/ drug combo. 8 drivers were cited for being unlicensed or […]

Teens admit to accidentally setting fire that burned hills around Deer Springs area

Two teens have admitted to starting the fire on Wednesday, July 8 that burned 12 acres in the Deer Springs area and briefly threatened residences, causing an evacuation of about 50 homes. The fire started about 8 p.m., apparently from a Molotov cocktail like device that the two teenagers later admitted to having made, although they say they didn’t intend […]

Around Valley Center

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB held their annual Awards program June 16 at St. Stephen Church. This year, proceeds from their plant sales enabled the club to give $1000 scholarships to three college students going into agriculture-related fields: Damian Stehly, Bresa Martin, and Sullivan Shimer. All three winners had left for their summer jobs and were unable to attend the awards […]

VC Museum officers reelected to 6th term

For the sixth consecutive year, all four officers who head the Valley Center History Museum Board of Directors were re-elected to another one-year term. Led by president Earl Brown, the team includes vice-president Bill Boyett, treasurer Nicky Lovejoy, and secretary Lynne Boyett. In recommending the re-election of the officers, a three-person Nominating Committee pointed out that under current leadership the […]