2016-12-08

2016-12-08 E-Edition

Elks Club holds memorial service



The Escondido Elks Lodge #1687 held their annual First Sunday in December Memorial Service this week. Tradition of the Elks Memorial Service: The tradition of the Elks Memorial Service began when the organization was originally created. On February 16, 1868, the Elks organization was formed by individuals in the theatrical field who named the group the “Jolly Corks.” For the […]

On the Menu

JZ’s Pasta Fagioli Soup

This is such an easy and delicious soup that is great to throw in the crockpot and come home to. I am a huge fan of Olive Garden’s Pasta Fagioli soup and have been trying to recreate it as close as possible. This belly warming soup is sure to warm you and your family up on a chilly evening. At […]

Getting in the spirit



Visitors to the 6th annual Community in Unity fundraiser at Escondido City Hall were serenaded with Christmas carols. See photos inside.

Archaeological Center has holiday gifts



Looking for holiday gifts for family & friends? Are they interested in past cultures? Or want to learn a new language? Or visit another country without leaving home? Check out the San Diego Archaeological Center’s Holiday Book Sale, which runs from now to Friday, December 23, from 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. Monday  –Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Center […]

Children’s Discovery Museum celebrates cultures and community



San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum celebrates cultures and community with the 2016 Escondido Roots Series **December program celebrates Scotland, Dec. 17** San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is excited to announce the fourth year of the Escondido Roots Series. This free series is part of the Museum’s mission to celebrate and educate children and adults about different world cultures in […]

30 Year Prison Sentence in 2015 Arrest of Abdullah Sediqi



In June, 2015 Escondido Police Officers arrested Abdullah Sediqi after he was caught using his cell phone to take “up-skirt” photographs of unsuspecting females who were shopping at an Escondido business. The arrest led to an investigation that culminated in Sediqi being connected to several sex offense crimes. Sediqi, who is now 66 years old, has pled guilty to five […]

New school clothes



Assistance League of North County volunteers with a family at Kohl’s. Each child gets to shop for $100 worth of new school clothes at Kohl’s in San Marcos and they receive a $25 Payless shoe card. Pictured in the background from left to right are Assistance League members, Peggy Williams, Marie Humphrey and Jean Blythe.

Jaycees Christmas Parade Saturday has “Route 66” theme



The 66th annual Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, December 10. This celebration of “Main Street” Americana will include Boy and Cub Scouts, sports teams, equestrian units, high school bands, and lots of fire engines. About 10,000-15,000 spectators are expected. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and follow Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park, […]

Pet of the Week



Name: IvyAge: 5 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: American Staffordshire Terrier mixID #: 228927Adoption Fee: $95 Ivy, a 5-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix, is looking for a new best friend. This darling girl was brought in by her previous owner and has been melting the hearts of our staff and volunteers ever since. Aside from her undeniable beauty, Ivy is the […]


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