2017-02-23 E-Edition

Why is the Escondido Country Club situation still unresolved?

~ Guest Opinion EsoteRICK

John DeLong and Buddy Flemings, in their Letter to The Editor (TA/February 16 Opinion) suggest that if the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Association (ECCHO) wasn’t holding out for a miracle return of the shuttered golf course business, the neighborhood redevelopment could move forward. They characterize the newest plan (“The Villages”) submitted to the Escondido planning department as a “good one.” […]


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Waldron introduces jobs bill

Assembly members Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) this week announced legislation to provide more career opportunities to students and underprivileged Californians as part of the bipartisan “Better Jobs for a Better California” package. Assembly Bill 316 will fund innovative technical career training and employment programs, support organizations to help disadvantaged Californians break through barriers to success to find […]

Words of Faith: Is immigration a part of God’s kingdom plan?

To say the least, immigration is a hot topic today. Just turn on the news for a couple of minutes and it becomes all too clear that the topic dominates most others. America is a nation of immigrants and I would suggest that the Kingdom of God is as well. Jesus’ central message was to reveal God and His kingdom. […]

Old Escondido West Walking Tour set for March 11

The next Old Escondido West Walking Tour will be March 11, 10 a.m. – 11:30. The Walking Tours, which are sponsored by the Escondido History Center and Old Escondido, take you on a journey through Old Escondido. They offer docent-led walking tours every 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. Walking tours can last anywhere from 60 – 90 minutes. Remember to […]

Students collect shoes for children from non-gaming tribes

Three hundred and fifty pairs of new shoes recently were donated to local children from non-gaming native tribes by students at Escondido Christian School, a preschool-12th grade private school that celebrates 70 years in the community next year. A relative of one the school’s preschool teachers heard about a little girl on a reservation who committed suicide because of her […]

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on March 14, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “Inside the O’Briens” by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org. When family patriarch Joe O’Brien is diagnosed […]

New vegan restaurant: Not just healthy, it tastes GOOD

Shanti Claydon has been trying her vegan recipes on clients, customers at the farmers market, and perhaps most importantly, her family, for years. If you eat at California Homemades to Go, you will be eating like her family eats. “I just want people to come in and taste my food,” she says. “The fact that it’s vegan is just a […]

“Everything Fitz” concert at CCAE to benefit Hidden Valley Community Concert Association

The “Everything Fitz” concert March 17 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Center Stage will raise funds for the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association, which has been bringing affordable concerts to Escondido for 72 years. “Canadian Fiddling and Step Dancing… Keeping tradition alive!” — The Fitzgerald family takes you on an exciting journey of music and dance styles […]