2016-09-01 E-Edition


Venturing ‘Off-Grand’ in the 1950s to Rube Nelson’s and beyond

In last week’s essay, I had you spend the entire day back in 1952 without leaving Escondido’s Grand Avenue and being able to buy virtually anything needed or finding some form of entertainment. I didn’t intend to mislead you, because our fair city was pretty darn self-sufficient. So, let’s return to those early years of the 1950s – and venture […]


The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website.

ARMED ROBBERY August 14, 10:28 a.m. officers responded to an armed robbery at the Escondido Lodge, 2650 S. Escondido Blvd. The suspect stole $300 in cash from the business. The suspect fled in an older white 4-door Ford Explorer, which was involved in a hit and run traffic collision at Centre City Pkwy and Citracado Pkwy moments after fleeing the […]

Improving patient access to medical care

Many people have allergies in one form or another. When we need medical help for our allergies we need it immediately, not after months of unnecessary delay because of antiquated regulations. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1739, which passed the Assembly with a unanimous vote this week. AB 1739 speeds access to allergy care for Medi-Cal patients by allowing […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Recently someone asked me what I do for a living. When I told him that I pastor a church in town he replied, “Oh, so… you’re a man of faith.” My response got him thinking and I hope it’ll get you thinking as well. “You’re a man of faith too, you know.” His facial expression became that of bewilderment because […]

SANDAG hopes to survey 200 K households about transportation

Data will be used to enhance regional planning

Starting this week, SANDAG will invite about 200,000 households in San Diego County to participate in a study to help transportation planners better understand how, when, and why residents travel in the region. The results of the study will be used to help develop infrastructure projects and programs to better meet regional transportation needs. One in five households in the […]

Senior Anglers to learn about kayak fishing Sept. 9

Jim Sammons, a leader in the sport of kayak ocean fishing, will be presenting at the September 9 meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido. Sammons, of La Jolla Fishing Adventures, guides enthusiasts to catch the usual inshore species, but also Dorado, Marlin, Thresher Shark, and Rooster Fish. Sammons has taught kayak-fishing classes throughout the world, and has appeared on […]

Escondido Library celebrates Library Card Sign-Up Month in September

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month and Escondido Public Library encourages everyone, especially students, to own a card. Library cards are free and easy to obtain in-person at the Library or online at library.escondido.org/librarycard. Owning a library card opens the door to a world of free resources and services, making a library card the most valuable card in your wallet. […]


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October 1 deadline for EAA Art Competition

The deadline is fast approaching for entry to the Escondido Art Association’s 2nd Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” art show, with a total of $1,075 in prize money to be awarded in four categories: oil/acrylic; watercolor; mixed media; and photography. This art exhibit is designed to promote the pride and promise in the city of Escondido, and artwork must adhere to […]