Around Escondido

Spirit play at Calvin Christian School On Oct. 22 to Oct. 28, Calvin Christian High School will pres­ent Spirit, a play by Peg Kehret. Calvin Christian School is lo­cated at 2000 N. Broadway Av­enue in Escondido. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Seats can be reserved at calvin­christianescondido.org. Reycled Materials Fashion event Saturday The Escondido Minicipal Gal­lery […]

Southern California Black Business Expo on Tour

Southern California Black Business Expo on Tour 2016-2015 Comes to Murrieta Saturday, January 23rd  The Southern California Black Business Expo on Tour, presented by Jerry L. Green will take place Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 10:00am – 4:00pm MURRIETA, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2016 – PRLog — Register TODAY for the Southern California Black Business Expo on Tour 2015-2016 event being held […]

Have lunch at Historic Daley Ranch

The Friends of Daley Ranch will host a lunch celebration from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the historic Daley Ranch in Escondido. The lunch will also include tours and historic information about the ranch. Everyone is welcome to attend, in­cluding members of FODR, non-mem­bers, friends and family, and the general public, according to the press […]

High-tech teacher will receive honors at TV gala celebration in San Diego

Sherri Shepherd of “The View” will host this year’s “Salute to Teachers,” but the real star of the show will be Satya Meyer Fleck, the Valley Center High School English teacher who will be named a Teacher of the Year. The 25th annual gala salute to San Diego County’s 26,000 teachers will be televised on San Diego NBC Chan­nel 4 […]

Around Valley Center

Valley Center History Museum to reopen The Valley Center History Museum has reopened after a two month renovation closure. The museum was closed to enlarge their buildings, and a new wing will add 50 percent more space to their current fa­cility, according to a press re­lease. The Museum is currently seeking volunteers when it re­opens. It is scheduled to do […]

21-acre nursery in Escondido restores California wildlife one plant at a time

Giant sycamores hover over Las Pil­itas Nursery in Esocndido, creating a canopy of sun-spotted shade. A worker in turquoise blue socks moves from one plot of small plants to another, tending to their needs. Customers walk around looking bewildered. “Don’t be alarmed at the size of the plants and lack of bloom” Valerie Phil­lips tells one of them. “We don’t […]

Fiery Escondido artist will speak with speed at Ignite San Diego

Inspirational speaker Edna Nerona of Escondido will share her sparkling style at Ignite San Diego on October 22 in San Diego. “My talk, ‘Being Connie Chung,’ is about being the daughter who couldn’t disappoint her father; being lost and in­secure; and finally embracing the gifts that come from being raised in a strict Asian family,” she said. The event brings […]

Scientist’s project aims at GMO’s unruly DNA

Beware genetically modified organ­isms! Escondido teen Jacob Lloyd is threat­ening to make the sometimes dangerous transmission of genetically modified or­ganisms’ DNA a thing of the past. Lloyd, who is entering his senior year at San Pasqual High School, is launch­ing a project to change how GMOs are made, and incorporate new safeguards. “One of the problems facing GMO crops is […]

Escondido Crime BlotterUPSCALE

• On Sept. 30, the Escondido Police Department teamed up with local law enforcement and government entities to conduct a large-scale Neighbor­hood Transformation Project, a “com­munity policing initiative with the strategic goal of promoting environ­mental change in our neighborhoods,” according to a press release. During the operation, 16 arrets, 12 misdemeanor citations, 16 traffic cita­tions and three parking citations were […]

Halloween lovers float on flights of fantasy at Escondido Grape Day Park

Friends and family of Christina King, of The Fairy Godmother costume shop showed up for a photo shoot in Grape Day Park last week. King recently purchased the home-based business from Nancy Benson, who started it 14 years ago. Benson, who worked in Escondido school administration, started making cos­tumes for fun, but soon demand had her turning the hobby into […]