Community in Unity will benefit deserving kids

The 6th annual Community in Unity event will happen Thursday, December 1, 5:31 p.m.-8 p.m. at Escondido City Hall under the dome. The event combines local food and beverages from some of Escondido’s premier chefs and businesses along with collecting toys and pajamas for deserving children. Note: that time for event’s beginning is correct. Everything begins one minute after City […]


RESISTING AN OFFICER — On November 15 at about 4 p.m., officers were on routine patrol in the area of 8th Street and Spruce Street when they attempted to stop a male pedestrian for walking in the roadway. The man immediately fled while simultaneously keeping one hand in his waistband, leading the officers to believe the subject was possibly armed with […]

University opens new Student Life Center in downtown

Grand opening of University Student Center is latest in series of revitalization projects

On Monday, November 28, John Paul the Great Catholic University opened its new Student Life Center with Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, city council members Ed Gallo and John Masson and Craig Carter, Chief of the Escondido Police Department in attendance. The new Student Life Center is located at 200 W. Grand Ave., Escondido 92025 and was blessed by Father Andy, […]

‘Setting the record straight’

It happened a year ago last month. The envelope was thrown in the “not-urgent-yet-should-be-opened-soon” pile of mail on our dining room table. After a few days I picked it up and opened it, not knowing that my life would be forever changed. The envelope contained a family portrait and a letter from someone who claimed to be my half-sister! She […]

California Pizza Kitchen opens at Westfield mall

California Pizza Kitchen had its official ribbon cutting and ceremonial pizza slicing on Monday morning, November 28 at their new location in the Westfield North County Mall in Escondido. This is the first California Pizza Kitchen opened in North County in the past 10 years. Mayor Sam Abed, Assistant City Manager Jay Pertek, City Attorney Jeff Epp, and Chamber of […]

Cantata Sunday at Congregational Church

A Cantata will fill the 10 a.m. worship service at First Congregational Church in Escondido on Sunday, December 11. It is titled “Season of Praise” and uses many less familiar carols as well as some traditional ones. Accompanists will include Naomi Alter on harp, Cheryl Knapp on flute, and Emily Just on percussion. Soloists are Herb and Deena Chamberlin, Mark […]


A rare transition

It’s pretty rare for a member of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors not to be reelected. So, the fact that Dave Roberts will NOT be returned for a second term in the 3rd District is going to create an interesting situation. I have to say that Roberts is the most dedicated supervisor I have encountered. I have seen […]

Estella Meyer, 87, was longtime resident of Escondido

Estella Trinidad Meyer died at home on November 20, 2016. She was born on September 17, 1929 in Chino, California. She was a long-time resident of Escondido. Mrs. Meyer had an enormous capacity to live. She took all of the roles in her life to heart and strove to support, guide and most importantly, love her family. She was the […]


The year Escondido hosted a bowl game

There is a certain amount of excitement surrounding college football bowl games, even the Podunk kind that surfaces maybe for one short-lived year and then sinks into oblivion, leaving only memories. And that brings back a memory from almost 60 years ago to the day – December 1, 1956. That was the day that Escondido was host to its only […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events Thursday, December 1 - Wednesday, December 7

Thursday Dec 1 Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee and Tea119 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA92025Check out Open Mic Night at Kettle everyThursday from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, signups at 5:30 PM. Bring your original talent(no covers) to Kettle! Live on the Lanai at Vintana1205 Auto Park Way Escondido6-pm-9pmLocated at the Penthouse level of the Centreat Lexus of EscondidoLive […]