City gets ready for annual Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week

  Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week will happen the end of January at over thirty restaurants in historic downtown and all around town.  The celebration of dining will be held January 27 To February 2, 2019. Enjoy scrumptious specials from the city’s highly acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries. Savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this […]

Palomar College’s 54th Fire Academy holds graduation ceremony

In a ceremony attended by hundreds of family, friends and local firefighters, Palomar’s 54th Fire Academy honored 35 graduates at the California Center for the Performing Arts, Escondido on Monday, December 17. “You guys were given so many tasks to perform, and you did them at the highest level,” Fire Academy Coordinator John Thompson told the graduates during the ceremony. […]

3,000 pounds of trout planted at Wohlford

The trout fishing is slowing down at Lake Wohlford, but should rebound sharply with January 3rd’s double plant of 3,000 Rainbows. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open seven days a week) closed x-mas Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday December 13. Next Plant:  3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 3. Water […]

History Museum remembers local icon Steve Reeves

The January birthdate of famed actor-bodybuilder Steve Reeves is being remembered at the Valley Center History Museum which has a collection of the late star’s memorabilia. Known internationally as the winner of every major bodybuilding competition and as the star of “Hercules” and 17 other motion pictures, Reeves is little-known as a rancher in Valley Center, where he spent the […]

New laws take effect in Golden State


Brand spanking new cub reporter Dart Scooper’s first assignment, upon being hired to ferret out the top developments of the New Year was given his first investigation: To write about the new laws that take effect in California. He interrogated his boss, who snarled, “Don’t call me chief, and while you’re out, pick me up a burger, Coke and fries.” […]

Report all typos!

Because it is the first of the year, with new laws taking effect, and citizens (including readers) are being asked to do their duty and keep the peace as well as obey the laws—we are asking our readers to “report all typos!” Like lice, ants and kissing bugs, typos are a nuisance that can be found anywhere, anytime, and are […]

Asking too much of journalism


  “But it was the Trump campaign’s coziness with so many Russians that made it all possible.”  — AXIOS Online During a recent live radio interview, the host challenged my assertion that recent scholastic and media industry studies (Harvard, Washington Times, Washington Post) concluded that Trump received 90% negative press prior to his election and just slightly less biased coverage […]

H1N1 is primary flu virus circulating in San Diego, nation

Pandemic H1N1 is the primary influenza virus circulating this season in San Diego and across most of the nation, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced this week. Of 1,730 lab-confirmed influenza cases reported so far this season in San Diego, nearly 94 percent are influenza A. Influenza A has several subtypes, including Pandemic H1N1 and H3N2. During a […]

County poised to buy 571 Hellhole acres

The County will probably purchase 571 acres for Hellhole Canyon for $4 million January 9 – or $7,005 per acre and which includes two separate large parcels  – assuming the Board of Supervisors approves the purchase, which is the first item on Tuesday’s agenda, the first item for the new board, which includes Fifth District Supervisor Jim Desmond.  The land […]

Iconic local café to get renovation courtesy of “Food Network”

Rosie’s Café on Grand Avenue, the old-fashioned dining experience that was reborn from the iconic and longtime Champion’s by Kaitlyn Rose Pilsbury, 31, aka “Rosie” is being given an opportunity by the Food Network’s reality renovation series “Restaurant: Impossible.” Pilsbury is prevented by her contract with “Restaurant Impossible” from discussing anything about the process before it happens and is televised […]