St. Mary Preschool – in business over 30 years, celebrates grand re-opening

St. Mary Preschool is a hidden gem in Escondido, tucked away from commercial areas, traffic and the public eye, but still conveniently located in the middle of the city.   The preschool just completed its first full-year since the total renovation of the school. With three new buildings, a new playground area and a new, shaded play structure, children have […]

Escondido First Church of the Nazarene: A church committed to making a difference

In many ways, the Escondido First Church of the Nazarene (ECFN) can be considered very similar to other Evangelical churches in North County.  Along with its long history of serving the Escondido area, EFCN is perhaps most defined by its commitment to its Nazarene heritage of prayerfully caring for others and service to Jesus Christ. But in one very obvious […]

Why Did Jesus Come?

“And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Luke 23:33-34, ESV)   This week we celebrate the very definition of Hope; salvation, brought only through the Messiah; […]

“Graze at the Fields” will showcase local food, drink and agriculture

Are you 21 or over, interested in the local food movement, preserving urban-facing agriculture, and open to learning more about local agriculture in general to help promote and sustain San Diego farming? Then this is the event for you! On Thursday evening, April 25, San Diego County Farm Bureau will host the first annual one of a kind tasting and […]

Students honored for Earth Day posters

The theme has been consistent for a few years – Choose to Reuse – as has the joyful noise filling the Escondido City Council Chambers. More than 150 people packed the chambers to celebrate the finalists and winners of the 27th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest hosted by the City’s Recycling Division on April 10. Students ranging in age from […]

Escondido High School plans a 50 plus reunion picnic on May 18 at Grape Day Park

Over 800 alumni and friends of Escondido High School will gather on May 18 in Escondido’s Grape Day Park to celebrate their school’s 74th reunion – the longest running event of its kind in the state.  Since 1946, when 10 ladies met for lunch and decided to make that a regular event, the EHS Golden Reunion has grown into a […]

Annual Spring Food Truck Festival at Bates April 27

The annual Spring Food Truck Festival takes place on Saturday, April 27, at Bates Nut Farm from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Many of San Diego’s favorite food trucks roll in to serve hungry festival goers delicious and unique mobile cuisine.   This is part of the Spring Festival weekend at Bates Nut Farm that includes an Arts, Crafts and […]

Trout Derby will benefit Dixon Lake playground equipment

The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido will present its annual Trout Derby at Dixon Lake on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.  A total of 9,000 pounds of hungry trout will have been planted prior to the Derby assuring another great fishing outing.  One of the most popular features of the Trout Derby is the Kiddie Ponds .  […]

Palomar Health to host FREE and low-cost health-education classes/screenings during May

Palomar Health will host a variety of FREE and low-cost health-education classes and screenings led by physicians and other health professionals during the month of May. Following is a complete schedule with registration information. The following classes are held locally: Mended Hearts Outreach Palomar Health San Marcos, 2nd Floor Classroom 120 Craven Road, San Marcos, CA  92078 Thursday, May 2 […]

White Tigers capture inaugural game at new ballpark

What had been a momentous April 10 became even more memorable when the Escondido Charter baseball team made their debut at their now permanent home a successful one with an entertaining 8-7 victory over Pacific (League) foe Tri-City Christian. The game was preceded by ceremonies celebrating the opening of a brand spanking new ballpark located at 2700 Reed Rd. on […]