Sept. 12 Grape Day festival continues century-old tradition

• 500 plus runners expected for 10-K run

Learn about the history of the city you live in by participating in the Grape Day festival, which includes the city’s five Rotary clubs, a 5K walk/run, and an old-fashioned downtown parade straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The celebration happens on Saturday, September 12 in downtown Escondido and Grape Day Park. You can expect to see several thousand […]

WROTE Ministries’ ‘Enchanting Garden Tea’ Sept. 27 will feature singing and flute music

The upcoming outreach tea event (fundraiser) is organized by WROTE (Women Reaching Out Through Evangelism) Ministries & Networking With Purpose, comprised by all volunteers and is non-profit. The “Enchanting Garden Tea” will take place Sunday, September 27 at 2–4:30 p.m. at the Pala Mesa Resort (76 & Old Hwy 395/Fallbrook). The tea program will be highlighted with a live auction […]

Margaret E Fisher-Acosta, 93, of Escondido

Margaret E. Fisher-Acosta of Escondido died peacefully August 9, 2015 after a decline in health. She was 93. She was surrounded and supported by her loving family and caregivers during the last days of her life. Mrs. Fisher-Acosta was born May 9, 1922 in Canfield, Ohio. She attended Stevens College and is a graduate of Duke University. She left the […]

Developer of Latitude 33 plans similar condos across the street

Lyon Communities, which built the upscale Latitude 33 condos and apartments that are so visible along Centre City Parkway, plans to build something similar across the street and adjacent to the 16-room Escondido Inn a gateway to the center part of town. Bill Martine of the city’s building department Wednesday described the new project to the city council. The project, […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH St. Stephen Women’s Retreat is coming very soon – September 4–6 at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. This year’s facilitator is Deacon Ralph Poyo who has been in ministry for over 30 years and is extremely passionate about helping people experience the person of Christ in everyday life. Register after Mass, by calling Valerie […]

Garage fire contained within 30 minutes

On Sunday August 16, at 1:07 p.m. hours, Escondido Fire and Escondido Police responded to a reported structure fire in a garage at 825 Pico Place in Escondido. On arrival fire units reported a fully involved garage on fire with possible extension into the house. The fire was contained in approximately 30 minutes and there was little or no fire […]

Valley Center’s original firefighters celebrate 40 years of the department

Thursday night the veterans of Valley Center’s very first volunteer fire department held a reunion at Fire Station No. 1 while they remembered the old days. Bob Tousley, one of the band, said, “We told a lot of what we in the navy used to call ‘sea stories.” It has been 40 years since the department was created. It evolved […]

‘God of Wonders’ concert will be held August 29

The Valley Center Seventh Day Adventist Church is pleased to invite you to attend “God of Wonders, The Eternal Faithful One”, a Christian concert performed by world class artists Pierre van der Westhuizen and Anina Wasserman. Pierre van der Westhuizen is a Full Time Singing Evangelist, spreading the Word of God through great inspirational music. Anina Wasserman is professional singer […]

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Home firearm safety, basic handgun class offered

A monthly three hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, September 13 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. […]

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