2017-02-09 E-Edition

Chili’s helps Elks project

Elks Lodges working in conjunction with Chili’s Restaurants throughout California, recently held a fundraiser for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc. raising $5,415.00. Escondido did $1,857 in sales so $279 was raised for charity at the Escondido Chili’s restaurant. This Chili’s “give back” event was held on Tuesday, January 17. With each event day flyer presented at the time of […]

Words of Faith: How to be sure your prayers are answered

Are you ever frustrated with your prayer life? Do you ever feel like your prayers just go unanswered? Many people do. Here are a few important steps to effective prayer, beginning with pointing out that the reason prayer isn’t very effective is because we aren’t always sure God is willing to answer us. God wants us to know Him. We […]

Son accused of murdering his mother pleads not guilty

David McGee, 25, a man who is accused of killing his mother, Rebecca Apodaca, earlier this week pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder. His bail has been set at $2 million. He will appear again in court on February 28. * On February 1, at about 6:40 p.m. Escondido Police and Fire responded to the 400 block of N. […]


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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle open this Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, February 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist […]

Local artist to participate in Spectrum Indian Wells show

Escondido artist, Vandegraaff Gearheardt will be exhibiting his work at the Spectrum Indian Wells art show running from Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19, in the Coachella Valley. Spectrum Indian Wells is a four-day fine art experience featuring top galleries, art publishers, and established studio artists from across the U.S. and around the world, along with art talks, special […]

Escondido Public Library to host 13th Annual Scrabble-Thon March 11

Escondido Public Library and the Friends of Literacy Services will host the 13th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser on Saturday, March 11, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Auditorium of the Park Avenue Community Center, located at 210 Park Ave. Doors open for player check-in at 8:30 a.m. and tournament play begins at […]

For Valentine’s Day try a little chocolate with your wine

It is often said that wine and chocolates (and roses, of course) go together, especially for Valentine’s Day. But what about a wine that tastes like chocolate? We got that idea from our go-to-wine maven, Cassandra Schaeg of Sip, Wine and Beer in Escondido, the city’s wine tasting headquarters. She introduced us to The Chocolate Shop wine, a taste treat […]

Scott Rohlfs “Made You Look” exhibit opens Saturday

Local art aficionados will have the chance to be filmed in an unnamed popular reality show Saturday night and check out the works of Escondido artist Scott Rohlf at the Distinction Gallery (see address below.) Rohlf’s work will be featured in an exhibit called “Made Your Look,” which will have a reception at the Distinction Gallery at 317 E. Grand […]