ECCHO to get presentation from New Urban West Inc.

New Urban West Inc., a design firm representing the owner of the former Escondido Country Club property will make a presentation to property owners Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The firm has been meeting with residents to try to develop a compromise between the owner of the old golf course Michael Schlesinger […]

Four alarm fire guts abandoned meat market

Fire broke out Thursday morning, June 30, at the abandoned Talone’s Meat Market at 559 N. Hale Avenue in Escondido. The Escondido Fire De­partment was dispatched at 8:52 a.m. and found the fire had already broken through the roof. Nearly 100 fire fighters tackled a four-alarm fire that tore through the building. The fire left the structure completely destroyed and […]

Brexit: some benefits come close to home Projection: mortgage rates lower for longer

Looking ahead, economic implica­tions from the voters decision for the United Kingdom to leave the Euro­pean Union are hard to predict. In the immediate aftermath of the Brexit vote we have seen an immediate selloff in risk-based asset like stocks and a flight to safer investments such as treasury bonds. This is a reaction, often seen in times of disruptive […]

Tiny House, Big Living Now Casting on HGTV

Tiny House, Big Living, HGTV’s newest hit series, is looking for couples, families and singles (w/sidekicks) who are leaving behind their conventional lives to build and live in a tiny house! We are seeking people who are just beginning or have recently begun building their tiny house project! The series is looking for enthusiastic, fun-loving folks who are open to […]

Patriotic display

The Escondido Elks Lodge had a pa­triotic display of flags out front of the lodge to commemorate Independence Day.

Escondido Chamber to hold Open House July 26

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will hold its bi-annual Open House on Tuesday, July 26, 5–7 p.m. at the Chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. You are invited to the event where you can meet Chamber staff members, board members and Ambassadors and earn more about the Chamber’s committees as well as the benefits of memberships. Appetizers and beverages will be […]

Center’s Van Leeuwen builds successful seasons by “catching rising stars”

Jerry Van Leeuwen, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, executive di­rector, has a custom of attending all of the shows that the center hosts, and then gauging the reactions of people as they come out of the show. If people say, “That show was great! Bring them back! Bring them back!” he will make a note of it and make […]


Business After 5 The Escondido Chamber of Com­merce will hold its monthly network­ing Business After 5 meeting Thurs­day, July 14, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido blvd., Escondido Museum Courtyard The Museum is exhibiting: “My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action”. So join in the fun and come dressed as your favorite Superhero. […]

Lilac Hills Ranch opponents decry initiative process’s vulnerability to “deep pockets”

More than 50 residents and several local politicians gathered on Tuesday, June 28, for a County forum hosted by Escondido’s Chamber of Citizens (“ECOC”) (NOT the Chamber of Commerce) on the Lilac Hills Ranch ballot initiative project. The meeting was held in the main conference center at the County of San Diego’s North Inland Resource Center in Escondido. Organized by […]

Escondido kids do well with livestock exhibits

San Diego County Fair held its 67th annual Junior Livestock Auction on Sat­urday. Escondido kids did very well at the fair. The livestock auction itself is an old-fashioned American tradition. It started off with the national anthem and then proceeded to fast-paced auctioneering where kids often won thousands of dollars for scholarships. Market Goat Samantha Christensen of Escondido FFA was […]