Interfaith Community Services helps victims of domestic violence through new innovative program

Escondido-based Interfaith Community Services has begun a new program to combat homelessness. With the recent opening of its new “Path to Permanence” program, Interfaith offers a safe temporary place to stay for homeless families with children and families fleeing domestic violence, while offering supportive services aimed at securing permanent housing as quickly as possible. Path to Permanence offers two locations […]

“No On Newland Sierra” referendum set for March 2020 ballot

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors this week voted to put the “No on Newland Sierra” referendum on the March 2020 ballot, giving San Diego voters the final say on whether to amend the County’s General Plan to allow the Newland Sierra project that the board previously approved.  Supervisors had the option of rescinding the General Plan Amendment which […]

Several hundred children learn how to fish at annual Kiwanis derby

The Hidden Valley Kiwanis held their 5th annual Trout Derby on December 1 & 2 at Lake Dixon. James J. Mac Isaac of the Kiwanis commented, “We at Kiwanis measure success in smiles received, and the families pleased.  We noted quite a few families that weekend despite the weather.” He added,  “Sunday was busier than Saturday.  We only served about […]

Sabers show signs of emergence with weekend sweep

A telltale sign that a team is improving, starting an ascent and becoming more assertive occurs when it regularly gets the best of opponents it should beat. By all appearances, the Escondido-based San Diego Sabers appear to be reaching that state. By completing a three-game sweep over Valencia and Ontario – the two clubs bringing up the rear in the […]

Gaspar swears in Rincon board directors

Board of Supervisors Chairman Kristin Gaspar swore in three directors of the Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District board Tuesday night at the board’s regulator meeting:  Greg Quist, Jim Murtland and Erin Lump. After the swearing in ceremony the 3rd District supervisor posed for pictures with the directors.  Rincon Del Diablo serves a portion of Escondido.

Wesley Grove

longtime Escondido resident, butcher at Talone’s Wesley Grove was a long-time resident of Escondido and Butcher at Talone’s Meat Market, who had quite a story to tell. He was born May 25, 1932 in Kansas. He moved to Escondido at age 5 during the Depression with his parents. His father, a migrant worker, did whatever jobs were available to support […]

Georgia Prior

January 3, 1926 – November 21, 2018, was a lifelong Escondido resident On Thanksgiving night Georgia Prior (née Hillebrecht), loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, passed away at her Escondido home. She was surrounded by loved ones and was still is able to laugh and enjoy life as she always had. Georgia Hillebrecht was born on her parent’s ranch in Escondido […]

Gordon Strickler, 90

was WWII Navy veteran, local business owner Gordon Eugene Strickler of Escondido, California passed away on November 14, 2018. Mr. Strickler was 90 years old, having been born on June 17, 1928 in Elkhart, Indiana to Noble & Gunhild Erickson Strickler.  Gordon and his wife Patricia moved to Escondido in 1972 from Elkhart, Indiana. Gordon owned and operated several businesses: […]

Michael Edward LuMaye

longtime Escondido resident, loved working with his hands Michael Edward LuMaye, (67) from Escondido, California passed away suddenly of natural causes on Monday, November 12. He was born in Compton on July 23, 1951.  Mr. LuMaye attended the school of life and was a lifelong Southern California resident. He was a young entrepreneur, and business man. A true MacGyver and […]

Laura Eva Bodie Hoff

1927 – 2018, longtime Escondido resident Laura Eva Hoff, nee Bodie, former resident of San Marcos and Escondido, San Diego, California, passed away at her home in Cedar Hills, Utah, Utah, on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 12:08 a.m. of natural causes, two weeks away from her 91st birthday.  Mrs. Hoff was born in San Diego, on December 23, 1927 […]