Iconic Grammy Award-Winning Singer Lila Downs to perform one night only, May 11

Legendary Grammy ad Latin Grammy Award-Winning singer, Lila Downs is performing in Escondido for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.                                                   […]

EFD honors support volunteers

The City of Escondido Fire Department honored its Support Volunteers with at a luncheon held at Filippi’s on April 16. The Support Volunteers were honored with certificates that included the individuals total number of service hours for 2018. The Fire Department Support Volunteers provided 4,343 hours of service to the City last year. EPD Chief Rick Vogt presents a certificate […]

Senior Anglers welcome Fisherman’s Belly May 10

A leading chef for seafood, Yanni Hassir, will be sharing his knowledge of the kitchen and recipes at the May 10 meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido.  The Southern California waterman’s passion extends from the ocean to his kitchen. Focusing on food borne illnesses that can come from bacteria and parasites due to improper fish handling, Hassir created FishermansBelly.com. […]

Man who wanted to massacre synagogue set mosque fire

The man who wanted to massacre as many people as possible in a Poway Synagogue on Saturday, April 27 is reportedly the same person who tried to burn down a mosque in downtown Escondido several weeks ago. This speculation is based on the fact that the suspect in the case published a “manifesto” that attacks both Jews and Muslims and […]

City staff rescues critters

Last week city of Escondido staff worked with the San Diego Humane Society to rescue four coyote pups and 11 ducklings who found their way into the city’s storm drain system. This brings the month’s totals to: four confined space rescues, 31 ducklings saved, and four coyote pups freed and in the safe hands of the San Diego Humane Society.

Show exhibits photos of three Escondido friends

 “Life Stories: Fifty Years of Black and White Photography” at Gallery 21, Spanish Village, Balboa Park, through May 13, exhibits the works of three San Diego County photographers Major Morris (1921-2016), Will Gibson, and Kurt Lightfoot.  Major Morris (1921-2016), Educator/Photographer lived in Escondido. Will Gibson, current, photography professor at Palomar College, lives in Escondido Kurt Lightfoot, current, photographer, lives in […]

As the dinosaurs passed away, so will the dinosaur museum


It’s a very sad thing to lose a precious educational resource like the Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology, which announced this week that it would be closing at the end of June. It was only open on Grand Avenue for about four years, but it’s a pretty good bet that once it’s gone it will be missed for […]

Maybe the mayor could run for president


It’s May and there’s only twenty candidates in the running for the Democratic nomination for president. I say that it’s time for Mayor Paul McNamara to consider tossing his cap in the ring.  Before the count gets to two dozen, which, in my mind, is the magic number when some people would start to lose interest. This is not an […]

Letter of Marque a House of Navigation

  A letter of marque was a government license in the Age of Sail that authorized a private person, known as a privateer or corsair, to attack and capture vessels of a nation at war with the issuer at the time when the ocean was lawless and all merchant vessels sailed armed for self-defense. This letter is symbolic, and personal […]

Animal Stewardship

Since joining the Legislature I have authored, co-authored and supported numerous bills aimed at protecting pets and wildlife. Fortunately, most of this legislation is now law. My bills include legislation that created the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Voluntary Fund, allowing taxpayers to check off contributions on their tax returns to support injured or sick wildlife. Another bill prohibits the sale […]

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