Sign up now for 1996 OGHS reunion in July

The Class of 1996 of Orange Glen High School will hold its class reunion July 16, 7 p.m. to midnight at Pala Ca­sino in Sycamore rooms 8, 9, 10. They will have a hosted bar, music from back in the day (Look out Vanilla Ice!) and lots of yummy food. They have a block of rooms reserved so that any­one […]

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Assault of a Train Conductor

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with an assault of a train conductor. On April 6, 2016, at 7:25 a.m., an unknown man was observed acting strangely onboard the southbound Coaster from Oceanside to the […]

Pre-Mother’s Day Tea Party to be held April 30

Volunteer Action for Aging (VAA) has recently expanded into San Diego County to connect older adults to car­ing individuals from their own commu­nities. On April 30 VAA will host a pre- Mother’s Day Tea Party at Carefree Ranch, a senior trailer park in Escon­dido. Volunteers will serve tea and re­freshments from 2 – 4 p.m., and will also judge a […]

New signs will alert motorists to alternative routes during major freeway incidents

Coordinated system aims to improve travel-time, reliability on I-15

Officials from SANDAG and Caltrans are activating the final piece of a system designed to guide motorists around major incidents when they occur along the Interstate 15 corridor, providing travel choices and improving travel-time reliability.  “Our region is a leader in taking advantage of technology to make our transportation system more efficient,” said County Board of Supervisors Chair Ron Roberts, […]

Daley Ranch offers seven hikes in April

Daley Ranch in Escondido will of­fer seven hikes this month. All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded foot­wear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain can­cels a hike. The hike schedule […]

Escondido Public Library Hosts “Star Wars: May the 4th Be With You” Celebration

Escondido Public Library will host a “Star Wars May the 4th Be With You” program on Wednesday, May 4, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. This interactive event for all ages cel­ebrates the “Star Wars” culture in books and cinema. Children and adults are encouraged to wear “Star Wars” themed costumes and participate in a contest which will begin at 5 p.m. Special […]


Escondido man found dead in mobile home On the night of Friday, April1, Escon­dido police discovered a man dead in his mobile home after he apparently de­liberately set fire in his kitchen. Earlier in the evening officers answered a report of a family disturbance at the East Valley Parkway home and found the man in a disturbance with other family […]

Let’s visit Escondido 60 years ago

Close your eyes. Try to visualize what Escondido, especially downtown, looked like 60-plus years ago. Impossi­ble, isn’t it, except for those of us Who were there? Well, come with me. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. I’m going to try to paint a mental image of “what was where” that year of 1952 (and right around the turn of […]

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ has great family chemistry

It’s hard to talk about “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” without talking about how little demand there is for it in 2016. True, the 2002 original made an astounding $241 million, setting a record for independent films and for movies that never had a weekend at #1 at the box office. But that was 14 years ago, and the […]

‘Noises Off’ playing at Welk’s through May

“Noises Off” is a roller coaster, side-split­ting look at theatre – inside and out – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount the dreadful comedy “Nothing On.” Door slam­ming, missed cues, and romantic intrigue slowly unravels the casts’ collective sanity. Yet, the show must go on; despite the ca­tastrophe being played out on stage and the vicious antics […]