Cruisin’ Grand begins in three weeks

On Friday, April 7, hundreds of classic cars will return once again to the streets of Downtown Escondido to kick off another season of Cruisin’ Grand!  Cruisin’ Grand runs from 5-9 p.m. every Friday from April 7 to September 29 along Grand Avenue in historic Downtown Escondido. In his weekly message Mayor Sam Abed sang the praises of the iconic […]

City Council says goodbye to Graham Mitchell

The Escondido city council and various city employees and department heads Wednesday evening said goodbye to Graham Mitchell, who only worked as city manager for 18 months but made a big impact and lots of friends during that short time. Jeffrey Epp, city attorney and interim city manager, told the group, “We do want to honor our city manager tonight. […]

Exciting times for city’s business center

On Monday night, the Palomar Health board was expected to announce its redevelopment plans for the old Palomar Hospital campus. That didn’t happen—but lots of people, including some officials at City Hall, are waiting expectantly to see who the winning bidder will be and what redevelopment plan it will propose. These are exciting but also anxious times for the city […]

A tree grows in Escondido

The city of Escondido is in the ending stages of a resurfacing project that covered an an area in the Old Escondido Neighborhood that is 6-blocks by 8-blocks – or 48 square blocks.  The project also included resurfacing of major streets such as Auto Parkway, E. Valley Parkway and  El Norte Parkway. The City’s contractor is now planting 47 trees in […]

Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind

Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series will present Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind on Saturday, April 8, at 3 p.m. in Escondido Library’s Turrentine Room. Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind play high-energy contemporary and world jazz using Native American, Indian, African and Asian flutes and percussion, as well as more traditional jazz instrumentation. For more information, visit www.adriennenims.com. The […]

Parenting Expo

The 3rd Annual Parenting Expo 2017 will be held April 29, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The County of San Diego’s Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council (CAPCC) is the expo, which will provide parents and caregivers with tools and resources on parent education about healthy children and families. This event encourages and facilitates community […]

Grape Day Park Movies

During the summer Escondido History Center and the City Recreation Department will sponsor a free series “Summer Movies in Grape Day Park.” Refreshments are provided by Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness and Chick-fil-a. The movies are: June 24 — “Sing” July 8 —“BFG” July 22 — “Moana” August 5 —“The Secret Life of Pets” Children’s activities and refreshments available! Sponsored by […]

Home firearm safety/basic handgun class

A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, April 9 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm […]

Deadline for Kids Kaleidoscope Art Show

The deadline for the Escondido Art Association’s Kids Kaleidoscope Art Show is approaching. Drop-off dates for artwork at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, are Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. and Monday, April 3, 4–6 p.m.  The show, open to kids ages 5 through 18, showcases young artists in North County San Diego and presents the winners […]

Suspect in mother’s death shot by police

Friday morning a man who is a suspect in the death of his mother was shot by an officer who was responding to investigate the death of 70-year old Elizabeth “Betty Seitz.” On Friday at 7:06 a.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department arrived at the residence of 330 James St. to investigate the death of Mrs. Seitz.  Her son, […]