Escondido firefighters handle freeway, apartment fires

Escondido Fire Department units handled two fires on Tuesday, starting with a big rig blazing on the Hwy 78 Freeway at Nordahl Road at 6:30 a.m. The fire caused a major slowdown of westbound traffic on the 78. The tractor of the rig was fully engulfed in fire when the department units arrived. At 12:40 p.m. Fire Department units were […]

Dutch Festival Saturday, April 23 at Calvin Christian School

This Saturday April 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Calvin Christian School will host a day of fun for the whole community. The Dutch festival includes carnival games and prizes, shopping, auctions, pet­ting zoos, obstacle courses, and a whole lot more in a celebration honoring their Dutch founders and the unique Dutch history of San Diego Country. Happening every other […]

Community Lutheran to debut “Godspell” Friday

Community Lutheran Church’s Community Players Theater will host the Spring Musical “Godspell” begin­ning this Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. and playing until May 1 at the Bailey Bees Theater. In “Godspell” “A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell differ­ent parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclec­tic […]

Escondido and region dodges water hike bullet—for now

Last week the Metropolitan Wa­ter District (MWD) board DID NOT take the action that many local water agencies, including Escondido’s had feared, i.e. adopting a Fixed Treatment Charge. On April 12 the MWD board voted not to implement the fixed treatment charge at least for a 2-year period. MWD rates are going up, effective January 1, 2017, but not to […]

I go back to rehab … 36 years later

They tried to make me go to rehab, I said no, no, no! … I ain’t got the time and my daddy thinks I’m fine ~ Amy Winehouse Because of the impact of alcohol­ism on my life I got a job as a Psychi­atric Aide at Care Manor Hospital, a drug and alcohol rehab, in 1979. Little did I know […]

American Heritage Car Show comes to Grape Day Park

The American Heritage Car Show will bring more than 200 classic cars to green sward in downtown Escon­dido’s Grape Day Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday May 28. The American Heritage Car Show is now in its 19th year. This year Jordan Quintal will be honored for his con­tributions to local car culture. Quin­tal of Super Rides in […]

Escondido Reflections

When the decade of the 1950’s emerged those 60-plus years ago, I was a beginning reporter for the then Daily Times-Advocate and Escondido operated under a city administrator- type government. We were still a rela­tively quiet, little sleepy town of few­er than 10,000 population, but only a few years away from about to blos­som. Felony crime was almost non- existent. […]

Civic Youth Orchestra to celebrate 60th anniversary with concert

San Diego County’s Civic Youth Orchestra celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special concert performance at Escondido’s California Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm., The CYO of rising young musical stars will take to the Center Theater stage to perform a selection of uplifting classical works. You’ll hear Dvorak’s cheery Bohemian-inspired Symphony No. 8 and […]

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

On The Menu this week is my Pork Roast with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. I love my crock-pot meals! This is a recipe I learned years ago and tweaked it a bit for my taste preference. Sometimes you will find recipes are even better after adding your own special something. This is an easy recipe that has strange ingredients. Once […]

Construction for the Southwest Sewer Replacement Project

Construction on Escondido’s Southwest Sewer Replacement project will begin soon, with completion expected by March 24, 2017. This project consists of replacing three lift stations with a singular gravity pipeline that will convey flow to Lift Station No. 1. Work includes the installation of 8-inch and 12-inch sewer pipelines and several manholes over the three mile work area. The project […]