1st Marine Division Band to return to Center April 4 & 5

The 1st Marine Division Band will perform its annual concert at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 7 p.m. on April 4 and 5. The performances are free to the community. Camp Pendleton’s finest musicians will return to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, for the first week of April, to entertain audiences during the 1st Marine Division […]

Escondido Rotarian of the Year’ DeLisle Calac reflects on decades of service

Escondido was a very small town in the 1920’s. Anyone who lived there probably knew Edna and Saturnio Calac and their four kids, Lois, Leo, Donald, and DeLisle.  Saturnio was a member of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, and his wife, Edna, a member of the Pit River tribe.  In the 30’s, the town was living under the Great […]

Arrest made in kidnapping attempt in Escondido

An arrest was made last week in an alleged attempted kidnapping. Escondido police arrested 46-year old San Marcos resident Spicer Conant in connection with a series of incidents that stretch back almost a year. The story begins nearly a year ago, on May 9 2016, at about 1 p.m., when a 15-year-old girl was walking in the area of Washington […]

Water Authority chief gives update on regional water issues

Maureen Stapleton of the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) spoke to the City Council Wednesday, updating members on the California “drought,” on a lawsuit between SDCWA and the Metropolitan Water District —and alerted them to what the Authority considers questionable financial practices by the Met. Mayor Sam Abed called Stapleton, who has been general manager of SDCWA since 1996, […]

Cruisin’ Grand begins 27-week celebration Friday

The first night of the 18th annual Cruisin’ Grand, a Friday night celebration that runs 27 weeks from March to October begins this Friday, around 5 p.m. when 700 plus members of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will bring their cars to Grand Avenue. The Goodguys come from all over the U.S. bringing  rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and […]

Local IT expert offers insight on how to back up data and why it’s so important

March 31 is World Backup Day, a national observance founded to educate consumers and businesses about the importance of data backup. CMIT Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of IT services to the small and medium-sized business (SMB) community, is honoring this IT-focused day by sharing insight on how businesses and residents alike can back up data such as banking information, […]

Is fake news a threat to real news? Not really

The only real threat posed by so-called “fake news” is to reporters who are too lazy to do their work right. I just read an excellent piece “Business of News: Fake News is a Golden Opportunity for Journalists” by Tim Gallagher that appeared this week in “Editor & Publisher.” His point, succinctly put, is that “Fake news is the best […]

Volunteers are awesome!

As with any nonprofit, we rely on the support of volunteers for so much of what we do. When I joined the EHC I immediately recognized how supportive our volunteers are of our organization. We have some of the most dedicated and, certainly, longest serving volunteers in Escondido. We have a variety of service levels. For instance, our board is […]

My bills are moving

March has been a busy month in Sacramento as the Legislature moves into high gear. Happily, four of my bills have received overwhelming bi-partisan support, all passing votes in their respective committees on March 21. My Assembly Bill 182, the Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Act, passed the Assembly Health Committee in a unanimous vote. The HOPE Act will […]

Golf tournament to benefit Escondido Community Child Development Center

The 4th Annual ECCDC Golf Classic, sponsored by Sculpt Nouveau, will tee off on April 21 at the Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos.  Proceeds will benefit the Escondido Community Child Development Center, a non-profit which has been providing quality childcare for low income families since 1974. The event will feature golf, dinner and auction. For registration and sponsorship […]