2016-12-15 E-Edition

Non profits gain attention as year comes to end

Part 1 of 2 parts. This is the time of year when one-third of the charitable giving is done. Chances are pretty good that if 1) you are taxpayer and want to pay fewer taxes, or 2) you are just a wonderfully generous soul who happens to be in the holiday spirit, that you will be casting your eye about […]

Lake Wohlford trout opener backs up cars half a mile

Reprint courtesy of San Diego Reader. Last week the City of Escondido stocked 6,000 pounds Nebraska Tailwalker rainbows, for the annual trout opener at Lake Wohlford. The lake had been closed since December 4, and the day of the plant was kept a secret. For the December 10 opener, cars were backed up a half a mile at 6 a.m., […]

Longtime city employee Joyce Masterson retires this week

Joyce Masterson’s last vacation before retiring from the service of the city of Escondido was to travel to Antarctica, where she became one of the few residents of the city to tread upon the Earth’s 7th continent. While there she “took the Polar Plunge,” and jumped into the ocean for a quick dip in the frigid water. The trip was […]

High School Basketball Rundown

Calvin Christian (1-4) – The Crusaders have gotten off to a slow start, dropping four of their first five outings. CC’s lone victory came on 12/6 when the Crusaders nudged San Pasqual 55-53. In that game center Joshua Bakker was a mighty force, tallying 22 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and swatting away three shots. Guard Johnny Steenstra was also […]

Winter and spring storytime programs at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library offers a variety of storytime programs this winter and spring designed for babies, toddlers, and pre-kindergarten children. Storytime programs are filled with songs, fingerplays, flannel board presentations, puppets and, of course, stories just right for the development of young minds. Library staff are happy to help families find books to check out after program. Escondido Public Library’s […]

Keeping your pets safe this holiday season

With the bustling holiday season just around the corner, San Diego Humane Society reminds pet owners to consider their pets’ safety when decking the halls. Holiday decorations, seasonal plants and festive treats can sometimes be harmful for pets. To keep your pets safe and healthy this holiday season, San Diego Humane Society recommends keeping the following tips in mind: San […]


In last week’s paper about the Community in Unity fundraiser, we published a photo that proclaimed that the California Center for the Arts had provided desserts for the event, which occurred at City Hall. That was actually A Delight of France that provided the succulent desserts. We regret the error.


The police blotter is taken from the website of the Escondido Police Dept. STOLEN VEHICLE — On November 30 at about 10 a.m., the San Diego Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of Escondido Police in locating a stolen vehicle they pursued into Escondido. The investigation led to the area of 951 S. Tulip, where officers and detectives converged locating the vehicle. […]


~ Guest Opinion We Are Not Bruce Lee

If you have ever watched a Bruce Lee movie, I bet you have also fantasized about learning karate and becoming a Grandmaster. It looks like fun to banish the bad guys with a few swift kicks. If you are a woman, and watched the film “Thelma and Louise,” I bet you have considered buying a small pistol and learning how […]

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