2019-05-16

A transit transportation plan that moves us to the future


The San Diego Association of Governments, the region’s top transportation planning agency, unveiled an unprecedented multi-billion dollar proposal to add hundreds of miles of high-speed transit lines throughout San Diego County, including inland North County.  According to Hasan Ikhrata, SANDAG’s executive director, many of the envisioned transit lines would run parallel to congested highways, providing traffic relief along key commuter […]

Small business is vital


Small Business drives our local and state economies, a fact recognized by Governor Newsom last week when he issued a proclamation declaring May 2019 Small Business Month in California. California’s small businesses employ over 7 million people, and most have less than 100 employees. According to recent studies, small businesses make up over 95% of all businesses in this region, […]

Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 22-23 demonstrates science, skill, and service

Members of the Escondido Amateur Radio Society (EARS) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 22-23 at Dixon Lake, Escondido (campsites 26, 27, 28, 29, 46, 47).  Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur […]

Neighborhood garden to host master gardeners May 25

Trinity Neighborhood Garden in Escondido will host two speakers of public interest Saturday May 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be an open house, refreshments, and two Master Gardeners who will speak on vegetable gardening and composting. Trinity Neighborhood Garden is located at the rear of Trinity Episcopal Church property at 845 Chestnut St. It is one of […]

San Pasqual’s NTV is hitting his stride


Noah Tellez-Velazquez’s first inkling that he had an aptitude for running came when he was in elementary school. He casually discovered that he could run faster, go longer and generally outclass his older brother and cousins when it came to simply scampering around. Noah’s interest in running then manifested itself in a more organized setting when he elected to run […]

South Centre City Specific Plan wins APA excellence award

The city’s South Centre City Specific Plan recently won the San Diego Section American Planning Association’s (APA) Excellence Award in the “Advancing Diversity and Social Change” award category.  This is the second award for the planning team. Last year, the South Centre City Specific Plan won an Excellence Award for public outreach. The South Centre City neighborhood includes approximately 421 […]

County to Spend $25 million more on affordable housing


The County Board of Supervisors recently voted to spend an additional $25 million to build more affordable housing units in the region. The recommendations include revisions to the Innovative Housing Initiative ordinance to broaden the criteria for use of future monies to provide more opportunities for critical housing assistance. “This is an innovative public/private partnership,” said Chairman Dianne Jacob. “The […]

Degas exhibit to inaugurate Center’s 25th season

The Center Museum’s inaugural exhibition of its 25th Anniversary Season will be “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist, Works on Paper by the Artist and his Circle” opening on July 20. Considered by many to be among the founders of Impressionism, Edgar Degas is most known for his iconic depictions of dancers and racehorses. The works in this exhibition consist of […]

Art in the Garden at the Grand Ave Festival, May 19

MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture) presents its 2nd biannual Art in the Garden, a new feature of The Grand Avenue Festival, Sunday, May 19 from 9  a.m. to 5  p.m. Art in the Garden is a juried art show with many talented local Southern California artists, including: Jeannie Burkhardt, Sylviane Colier, Robert Dean, Shannon Flowers, Carrie Foster, Todd […]

Catch The Piano Men on May 25 at the Center

Catch The Piano Men on May 25 at the Center  The California Center for the Arts, Escondido and The Barn Stage Company will present, The Piano Men for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday May 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center Theater.                        […]