Will creek project flow by new library?

Councilwoman Olga Diaz is thrilled about talk of new library at Grape Day Park and even more thrilled about blending the library project with a redo of Escondido Creek at Grape Day Park. About seven years ago Diaz and Ka­tie Regazzi – a member of the Escon­dido Education Foundation and “A visionary who delivers” – according to her LinkedIn page, […]

Footgolf grand opening event at Escondido’s Reidy Creek golf course

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the new footgolf course at Reidy Creek Golf Course in Escondido on Saturday, May 7. Win prizes and try out a game of footgolf – the fun, fast-paced sport of soccer and golf. The family-centered event will be­gin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. by the Escondido City […]

Fun for the family at May 15 Grand Avenue Festival

May 15 Grand Avenue Festival and Street Fair from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. will feature lots of family-friendly activities spread along several blocks in Escon­dido’s beautiful downtown area. Some of the things you will find include: • Demonstrations and presentations in the Heritage Garden Park from SDG&E, Horizon Solar Power and Newland Sierra. Grangetto’s will supply plants and Kellogg’s will provide […]

Escondido Reflections

The day was November 3, 1967. Just a day like any other day? Maybe, may­be not. It was a Friday, and excitement and anticipation had been mounting, especially for those who would be par­ticipating in or attending a special event planned for that night. For many who were there that November night at Es­condido High School’s Memorial Field, the memories […]

Conference on Domestic Violence is right on time

From Nicole Brown- Simpson’s diary: “He smashed my car with a baseball bat. He greeted me at the gate but I was too scared to get out. He did it because I was late. This is not love.” Another entry: “He threw me against the wall and onto the floor. He put bruis­es on my arms and back. The window […]

Bilingual Book Discussion Group meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 21, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are avail­able for check out and may […]

19th annual Mother’s Day Home this Sunday

19th Annual Mothers Day Home Tour Sunday, May 8, 2016 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This year’s home tour will feature five historic homes, include the Beach House, Escondido’s “Crown Jewel” built in 1896; the Blackburn House – built in 1904; the Perry House – built in 1924; the Mayne House – built in 1939-40 and the Mc­Manus House – built in 1953-4. Tour the interiors and gardens of five historic homes and enjoy refreshments […]

Philippine Mung Bean Stew

 I really try to expose my family to various cultures cuisine. My mom always cooked the best foods from all over the world to ensure sure my dad, brother and I, never got tired of the same things every week. This weeks On The Menu is Philippine Mung Bean stew. This delicious treat is easy and packed with protein from […]

My bills are moving

~ Guest Opinion

75th Assembly District The Legislature is moving into the frantic last few months of the current session, and I am happy to report two more of my bills, AB 1754 and AB 1764, appear to be progressing toward final Assembly approval. Since San Diego County is home to a large retired popula­tion, it also attracts criminals who prey on the […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Danica once told me a story that helps to “set the record straight” re­garding what Christianity is really all about. It’s an all-too-common scenar­io, yet this story has a twist at the end. There was this mother of two little boys who was married to a man prone to outbursts when he drank. On one particular night she was scared […]

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