There’s a long line at Habit Burger: We think we know why

Just about any time you drive by the newly opened Habit Burger in Escondido, there is a long line of cars in the drive-through.  I think I know why. The newest Habit Burger opened January 9 at the corner of Centre City Parkway & Mission. According to District Manager Chris Folcka, what makes the Habit Burger different from other burger […]

Music Men Chorus prepares for Valentine’s Day

The Music Men Chorus, North County’s premier men’s a cappella chorus, began 2019 with a gala Installation Dinner at the Oceana club house in Oceanside on January 8. The event marked the 65th anniversary for the group which started in Fallbrook as the “Avocado Empire Chapter” of the Barbershop Harmony Society, but changed its name to the “Palomar-Pacific Chapter” when […]


News from Trevecca Nazarene University Local student, Sarah Adams was named to Trevecca Nazarene University Dean’s List. Adams is a graduate of San Pasqual High School. To be named to the Dean’s List, undergraduates must attain a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. Traditional undergraduates must be enrolled full-time, while non-traditional undergraduates must […]

Students to return to Palomar for spring semester Monday

Students will return to Palomar College for the Spring on Monday, January 28—the first day of classes at Palomar’s main campus in San Marcos, as well as the education centers in Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook and Camp Pendleton. Whether students plan to transfer to universities, sharpen skills, explore new subject areas or move closer to their career goals, they can […]

It was “crunch time” at local burger place

Visiting local restaurants and sampling their food is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. It’s my fate and I face it bravely. I visited one of the two Farmer Boys restaurants in Escondido in order to experience first-hand their new “Always Crispy” fries.  I met the Mission Avenue store manager Andreas Andreou, who noted that he tests […]

International Guitar Night comes to Escondido Feb. 21

The International Guitar Night (IGN) is the world’s premier touring guitar festival, each show bringing together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting.  They will play February 21, 7:30 p.m. at California Center For The Arts, Escondido. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore brings together a new cast of guitar […]

Twin exhibits on Manzanar open at Arts Center

Twin exhibits reflecting on the internment of Japanese Americans by the Roosevelt administration during World War II have opened at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido museum. Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams and Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 are on exhibit now at the Center Museum. The Center held a reception for the opening of the twin […]

Woman wounded by brother dies

A 27-year old Escondido woman who was severely injured Friday morning in a fight with her brother—who was later arrested for attempted homicide—died Tuesday night at the hospital where she had been taken after the fight.  Friday, the 18th, at about 12:45 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire departments were dispatched to the 100 Block of E. 15th Avenue regarding […]