Words of Faith: Do you know for sure who you really are?

Do you know who you are in Christ? For some, that question is easily answered, but for others in the body of Christ, it may not be as obvious. As Christians, we are called to a life of God-ordained purpose. Each of us fulfills certain roles and has different vocations, in terms of the “ministry” as well as what position […]

Escondido College News

News of Escondido residents who are attending college, here and around the country. Two Escondido residents joined a total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester at The University of Alabama who were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). […]

Ellen Duli,

longtime Escondido resident, 91

Services for Ellen Marie King Duli will be held February 22. Ellen Marie King Duli was born in French Lick, Indiana on April 18, 1925; the only child of Wesley A. King and Mable A. Kahler King. She graduated from Paoli High School in 1944, and Palomar College in 1976, she then attended San Diego State College for two semesters. […]

Rotary Club supports reading

The San Marcos Rotary Club has purchased 950 popular Mo Willem’s books “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Rotary Club members will be reading it to first grade students in seven SMUSD schools during the month of February. Each student will then receive the book to take home. Through this Literacy Project, the Rotary Club will be encouraging children […]


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Resident recognizes police with Girl Scout cookies

On February 8, an anonymous Escondido resident saw a recent news story showing Sergeant Miller handing out $100 in secret Santa money to a person in need. Wanting to show appreciation, this person brought several boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Police Department and attached a note which read as follows: “Sgt. Miller, For your random act of kindness, […]

“The LEGO Batman Movie”: doesn’t quite do Batman right

Last year, when I saw “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the biggest audience reaction came before the movie when we got the teaser trailer for “The LEGO Batman Movie.” It was already pretty well-known that the movie at hand was lousy, and the buzz for “Suicide Squad” was starting to turn bleak. We all wanted to see how the […]

Daley Ranch offers hikes in February

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that […]

First United Methodist to host Besos de Coco Feb. 26

Sunday February 26 at 3:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Escondido will host a concert by the eclectic women’s jazz chamber trio Besos de Coco. Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Lorraine Castellanos, contrabassist Evona Wascinski, and tap-dancer Claudia Gomez Vorce, Besos de Coco performs a repertoire of both original compositions and standards drawing upon roots in the romantic music of old-world […]