Teachers at Central walk out over pay

Although teachers at Escondido’s Central Elementary School Tuesday afternoon walked out of the school right  after the last bell to signal all of the extra time they spend in the classroom, the Escondido Union School District on Wednesday said negotiations are “cordial and amicable” and that it was unclear why the demonstration took place. According to a report in the […]

Rain doesn’t dampen 5K to fight melanoma

Saturday about 100 participants in the Stage Free Melanoma 5K walk/run walked through picturesque Kit Carson Park to raise about 3,500 to fight melanoma by raising money to set up a bus as a mobile treatment facility.  Eric Martin, 37, has been battling melanoma cancer since he was 29 years old. It started out as a spot on his back […]

Here’s your chance to “Meet the Mayor”

Escondido’s new mayor, Paul “Mac” McNamara has begun a series of monthly community meetings in different locations throughout Escondido.  The meetings are an opportunity for residents, business owners and other members of the Escondido community to meet the new mayor in an informal setting. “I really look forward to meeting the residents of the city and hearing their ideas on […]

18 Escondido bus stops targeted by NCTD

Eighteen bus stops in Escondido are among about 90 in North County that will be eliminated as part of an bus stop optimization program that North County Transit District (NCTD) has announced to “increase operational efficiency and support future infrastructure upgrades” according to the district.  Many of the stops that will be eliminated are currently not ADA compliant. These changes […]

Palomar Medical Center one of top hospitals in the U.S.

Palomar Medical Center Escondido has been named one of “America’s 250 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades, putting it in the top 5% nationally based on clinical quality outcomes from 32 conditions and procedures. In a press release posted on Feb. 12, 2019, Healthgrades says the distinction rewards hospitals that consistently exhibit exceptional, comprehensive quality care and patients treated at hospitals with […]

Escondido History Center establishes FLAG (Future Legends Awards Group)

The Escondido History Center Board, in October 2018, approved the concept of FLAG (Future Legends Awards Group), an awards program for outstanding seniors from high schools in Escondido.  Each award will be presented to a senior in the name of and in honor of an Escondido Forever Legend.  In January the FLAG Committee, (Don Anderson, Norm Barnhard, Judy Dolan, Jennifer […]

Engage in the rhetoric of love


  In 2017, Pew Research released an article sharing that 84% of Americans believe the country is more divided on politics now than it has been in the past.  These are not enigmatic statistics. A google search of the phrase “Political Worship in America” will show total of 29.3 million results. Government, politics, patriotism and power are culturally imbedded issues […]

Living In The Light, Pt.2

  “As he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.  Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”  And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting…” (Acts 9:3-5, ESV).   The […]

Auditions in March for 3 Patio productions

Patio Playhouse will have auditions March 24, 25 & 26 for three shows that will be performed in the upcoming season at Kit Carson Amphitheater or at Patio Playhouse.  This is an open-call audition for all three shows, “The Wizard of Oz,” “Little Women” and “Fun Home.” March 24, 25 & 26 from 7-10 pm Patio Playhouse Theater 116 S. […]