A Capitol Christmas Tradition

Holiday celebrations began in the Capitol in 1869 when the building first opened.  Past Governors decorated the Capitol with wreaths and their offices with trees, but in 1931 the tree was moved from the Governor’s office to the Rotunda and later to a spot near the Lt. Governor’s office, where it remained until 1984. Concerns about fire safety voiced by […]

After 39 years on the job, fire captain hangs up his suspenders

Dennis Boyer is one of the longest-serving instructors in Palomar’s widely celebrated Fire Academy. On December 30, he’ll work his last shift with the Escondido Fire Department. For 39 and a half years, Capt. Dennis Boyer has spent most of his professional life three minutes away from the action. But starting in 1995, alongside dozens of other veteran firefighters from […]

Longtime senior water technician retires after 41 years

After 41 years devoted to ensuring the reliable delivery of quality water to meet the needs of Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District’s residents, businesses, and fire response services, Fred Stauffer has retired. “Since his employment with the District in 1977, Fred has been an integral part of the District’s Operations Department,” said Clint Baze, Rincon Water’s Director of Engineering […]

Escondido artist James Stone named Handmade Business magazine’s 2018 honoree

Escondido art glass and mixed media artist James Stone of Stone & Glass has been chosen as this year’s 2018 Handmade Entrepreneur of the Year in Handmade Business magazine’s December issue. “After more than 30 years as a glassblowing artist, I am honored and humbled to have been selected,” said Stone. “For any artist it is hard to get recognized […]

Escondido band to play at Springboard West Music Festival

Escondido band Bedlam Rebels will be participating in the Springboard West Music Festival, which will take place for the third year in Ocean Beach. The Springfield West Music Festival is dubbed the “music discovery festival.” For three days, emerging artists from all over the world, industry professionals and locals will gather in Ocean Beach to celebrate the future of music. […]

Escondido author honored with “Living Now Book Award”

The Living Now Book Awards annually honors books that change lives. This year’s bronze medal in the self-help/personal growth category has been awarded to “Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children,” by Escondido resident Sheri McGregor, M.A. The award was announced in September, just before the most difficult season of the year for many […]

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, January 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 1 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 […]

Make This Christmas Season Truly Special

~Words of Faith    “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.” (Romans 1:19-20, ESV).   The magic and mystery of […]

Man who stole car with baby pleads guilty

An Escondido man who stole a Mercedes-Benz sedan from an Escondido shopping center parking lot with a 6-month old infant riding in it has pled guilty to felony auto theft in a Vista court house. He was immediately sentenced December 17 to four years in prison.  The auto theft took place on December 4, shortly after 10 p.m. outside a […]

Planned Parenthood protects our common good


COMMUNITY MATTERS Planned Parenthood protects our common good  Now over 100 years new, Planned Parenthood is a national organization whose mission includes to providing comprehensive reproductive health care services to both women and men, yes men.  The health center in Escondido is located at 347 W. Mission Ave., Escondido.   In addition to well-known healthcare services it provides women, including […]