Risk of fire rising, warns Escondido Fire Department

The risk of fire increases as temperatures rise and vegetation dries out. With more hot, dry weather still to come, Escondido fire officials are asking residents to look for potential fire hazards on or around your property. Here are some items to check for: • Clear any combustible material, weeds, brush, trees or other vegetation (including mulch) that is, or […]

Dave Roberts installed as S. Cal District governor for Lions Clubs

Third District County Supervisor Dave Roberts was installed by Lions Clubs International Past President Joe Preston as the new Southern California District Governor on Sunday, July 10, before an overflow crowd at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Hotel. His district encompasses sixty-two Lions Clubs in San Diego and Imperial counties. Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917 and is […]

Fires devour dry brush, dead trees

The National Weather Service warned recently that a hot, dry summer will increase the fire risk, and that prediction is proving all too true as more acreage in Cal Fire’s area of responsibility burned in the first six months of this year than last. A Weather Service briefing released last month noted that cool, moist weather in May promoted the […]

Camp Pendleton Noise Generating Events July 16-22

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away. Saturday, July. 16  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July. 17  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Monday, July. 18  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July. 19  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July. 20  12:01 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Thursday, […]

Kathy Griffin brings legendary standup routine to Center

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present two-time Emmy and Grammy Award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin on Saturday, September 10, in the Concert Hall. Griffin will deliver her rapid-fire wit, outrageous musings on popular culture, and hilarious celebrity anecdotes. With her ability to break through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy, this is a […]

Art Association invites submissions to “Celebrate Grand Escondido” show

The Escondido Art Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the arts in North County San Diego, invites artists of all ages, members and non-members alike, to participate in its 2nd annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” open judged 2-D art show. A total of $1,075 in prize money, as well as free entries to future shows, will be […]

‘The Secret Life of Pets’: Not a bad summer movie

“The Secret Life of Pets” is an animated kids’ movie where two dogs don’t like each other, but they find themselves stranded and in danger, so they have to work together if they ever want to get home. Just like in “Toy Story.” And “Inside Out.” And “The Good Dinosaur.” And “Finding Nemo.” And “Finding Dory.” But this one is […]

Call to artists:

“Remembering 9/11” art competition

The first annual exhibition and competition, “Remembering 9/11” art competition invites artists “to share their reflections of September 11, 2001.” The art competition is in conjunction with the “9/11 Remembrance Ceremony” in Fallbrook. The exhibition will be held at Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook from September 2 – 30. The community will judge the artwork. The “People’s Choice Award” can be […]