2016-06-09 E-Edition

Gemstone Gallery to host Greenland gem expert Eric Drummond

Gemstone Gallery of Escondido will host Consulting Geologist Eric Charles Drummond Friday, June from 5–8 p.m. Drummond is an expert on Greenland gems and geology and a TV personality. Drummond is a professional geolo­gist with a diverse background that includes specialization in the fields of mineral exploration, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and TV show production. Drummond has been involved with a […]

Man Wanted for Burglary and Identity Theft

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 a man wanted in connection with fraud, identity theft, and burglary. Sometime between March 18th and 21st, a man used a fake I.D. and documents to get a debit card to access the victim’s bank […]

Escondido Appoints Bill Martin Director of Community Development

City Manager Graham Mitchell an­nounced today that Bill Martin has been appointed Director of Commu­nity Development for the City of Es­condido, effective June 5, 2016. Martin started in the Communi­ty Development Department as an entry-level planner in 1990 and has steadily advanced through the ranks of the Planning Division, serving most recently as Interim Director of Com­munity Development. Prior to […]


Downton Abbey Tribute The Grand Tea Room will hold a special tea party in honor of a beloved PBS series, “Downton Abbey.” The “Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea Party will be held Saturday, June 25 at either 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. They plan to have delicious food, music, trivia and lots of fun! Call the tea room at 760-233-9500, […]

Westfield North County Mall revitalization nears completion

~ A cinema is in the works, too!

With the new 24 Hour Fitness com­ing to full completion this month, the long anticipated facelift of the West­field North County Mall will finally be complete. Escondido’s City Council approved the revitalization plans and made the public announcement in January of 2012. Since then, various new stores have been added to the complex and the interior shines once more. The […]

Felicita County Park is home to an amazing artists platform

“A Ship in the Woods” truly transforms Felicita Park

Residing beside a 1,000-year-old stream in the heart of Escondido lies “A Ship in the Woods.” The foundation for creative exploration had a stunning grand re-opening for its new Felicita location on Saturday. Formerly based out of Del Mar, the group focused on “cultural capital” has officially transformed their real life home in the county park into a play­house for […]

Fire Chief Mike Lowry says goodbye after 34 years on the force

Mike Lowry remembers his first call, a medical emergency, as if it were yesterday. It just so happens that it was also his most memorable call. “I was still in the academy,” he re­calls. He was doing a ride along as a cadet when they answered a vehicle versus a pedestrian incident. He was assigned to bring along the oxygen […]

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”: Meets its low expectations

Should I even bother getting mad at this movie for being garbage? The whole “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise has been garbage since the 80’s. The movies and car­toons have never strived to be any­thing more than toy commercials, and parents hate the toys because they’re so violent. Expectations are so low that it’s virtually impossible for “Out of the […]

Living natural history museum to open downtown on July 15

A new “living museum” soon will be opening in Downtown Escondido, bringing yet another family- friendly attraction to Escondido. On July 15, Eco­Vivarium, located at 136 S. Juniper Street, will hold its Grand Opening. EcoVivarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Living Nat­ural History Museum and educational outreach fo­cusing on reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Eco Vivarium was founded in 2009 with the […]

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