2016-06-16

2016-06-16 E-Edition

Services Saturday for longtime Escondido resident Joyce Louise Bond

Joyce Louise Bond November 22, 1931 – April 15. 2016

Joyce Louise Bond passed away on Friday April 15. She was born in Yoder, Wyoming in 1931. Joyce was one of four children born to Vernon and Bethel Day. She was age 4 when her family moved to a small town near Riverton Wyoming where she grew up. In December of 1952 she married William Bond and moved to the […]

How to talk to children about violent events




Anxiety. Fear. Sadness. Events like the Orlando shooting can generate strong emotions, espe­cially in children. These emotions can last a few days or weeks. The County of San Di­ego’s Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Piedad Garcia, offers some advice on how to talk to children–and how to cope in gener­al— with violent events like this: Parents should be […]

Chamber installs Linda Bailey as new chairwoman, recognizes Cocina Del Charro as business of the year



“California Dreamin’ ” was the theme for Friday night’s Escondido Chamber of Commerce’s 106th annual Installation and Awards Dinner, held at Pala Mesa Resort, at the resort’s out­door wedding venue. MC’s for the evening were Rorie Johnston, president and CEO of the Chamber and longtime Chamber board member Kevin Svetich, who traded quips throughout the evening. Special guests were Escondido […]

Memorial for father and son Arnie and Brandon Keiser on Saturday, June 25



The family of Arnie Keiser, a long-time small business owner in the San Pasqual Valley, and his son Brandon Keiser, want to honor their memory and share their lives with the Escondido community: “Arnie,” Arnold Leith Keiser, was born on August 15, 1950 and died in Berry Creek, California on May 11, 2016. He was a hard working businessman and […]

Candlelight vigil tonight



A candlelight vigil for the victims of the Orlando shooting will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. on Maple Street Plaza in downtown Escondido.  The event is sponsored by Escondido Together, an informal collaboration of Escondido clergy and lay leaders.

Defiant in defeat, Mayor Abed announces re-election bid



Although he came in third in the con­test for Dave Roberts’s Third District Supervisor’s seat in last week’s primary election, Mayor Sam Abed announced on Friday night that he will be running for a third term two years from now. The mayor chose a venue for the an­nouncement where he was definitely among friends, the annual Escondido Chamber of Commerce. […]

Promise Land Ranch School provides schooling for the poorest from Ghana, Africa

Sponsor a child at June 24 fundraiser


There is a fascinating couple who reside in Escon­dido by the names of John & Tara Essien. They are the founders of Promise Land Ranch School, a non- tuition private Christian Elementary school providing for the educational needs of the poorest of the poor in Ghana, Africa. Not only does the school provide an education for children who previously had […]

53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks



California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025 artcenter.org | (800) 988-4253 Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-goers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivities. The event is […]

Super patriotic July 4 planned at Grape Day Park



The City of Escondido will sponsor the 53rd annual July 4th celebration and fireworks display in Grape Day Park. According to Mayor Sam Abed, “This exciting event celebrates our community’s patriotic heritage and shares the love of our great nation with all of Escondido.” There will be a cornucopia of free entertainment be­ginning at 4 p.m. on that Monday with […]


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