2016-12-29 E-Edition

Concert pianist Tina Chong to perform in January

Tina Chong, concert pianist, with guest trombonist Brian Hecht, of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will perform in a concert sponsored by the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association of Escondido — which is celebrating its 71st season. The concert will be January 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Tickets are available by calling 800- […]

Her first century

Raymond (Raye) Desplancke of Escondido turned 100 on December 26 and celebrated with close friends and family. “The girls at Pacifica Assisted Living, where Raye resides, were such a big help in making this day a great memory. Raye was so amazed at how many people showed up to share her big day,” said her friend Candy Cleveland, who put […]

A few thoughts before the ball drops on 2016

As the days wind down and 2016 is about to exit stage left, here are some final thoughts to take you into the New Year. When it came to professional sports, San Diego had an armpit of a year. The Padres struggled for a sixth consecutive year, winning a paltry 68 games. Those running the show down at Petco are […]

High school hoop rundown

Calvin Christian (2-5) – The Crusaders snapped a three-game losing streak with an emphatic 78-32 victory over Calvary Christian Academy that featured a host of contributors. Center Josh Bakker had a huge game, scorching the nets for 29 points while blocking four shots and gathering in nine rebounds. Johnny Steenstra continued his standout play of late with a notable performance […]


The Police Blotter is taken from the incidents posted on the Escondido Police Department’s website. We add our own headlines and subheads. CHANGING LICENSE PLATES — On December 12 at about 9:47 a.m. officers responded to La Honda Drive & Dublin Place on a report of people changing the license plates on a vehicle and exchanging packages. Officers arrived to find […]

Words of Faith: Holidays Signal a New Beginning for All

Have you ever wondered why two major holidays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, are only one week apart? I think most historians and Bible scholars would agree Jesus was not born in December, let alone the 25th. Think for a moment; one major holiday, for which much preparation is required, comes and goes only to be followed one week […]

Teen Book Club discusses Feed by M. T. Anderson

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13- 18, meets on Saturday, January 21, in the Turrentine Room from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Feed, by M. T. Anderson, is the selected title and copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org. Students at […]


Local business beautifies exterior with custom mural Kings Pawn, a family owned and operated business located at 1010 East Valley Parkway since 1991, recently invested in an exterior renovation that included new landscaping, new awnings, new paint and a custom mural by local artist Zane Kingkaid. The owner, Heidi Hancox, received a façade improvement grant from the City in the […]

2017 City Council Award Nominations

Each year at the Annual State of the City address, the City Council recognizes community members who have given outstanding service to Escondido as a volunteer. Nominations are now being solicited for awards in a wide range of categories. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please fill out a nomination form and return it to the City Manager’s Office by […]