BIZstory: Aelott Air Conditioning

This week’s BIZstory profiles Aelott Heating and Air Conditioning Service, repair and installation in Escondido, Carlsbad and San Marcos. In 1963 Dick Lott and Ed Aeling found themselves in a difficult situation. The company they worked for, Oceanside Air Conditioning was about to go out of business. Rather than leave Escondido, where they had been working, they decided to buy […]

Escondido Union High School District offers free and reduced-price meals

Escondido Union High School District is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the district/agency’s central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party on request. Meal applications will be sent to all households […]

Distinction Gallery to host new show in September

Distinction Gallery will present Tony Lavall’s “The Visionary,” and its secondary show will be the grand opening of the Micro Gallery, featuring 6×6 originals. Including works by Kari-Lise Alexander, JoKa, Kelly Vivanco, Denise Bledsoe, Scott Rohlfs, Michael Walrond and others Tony Lavall is described as  “a surrealist artist whose wide ranged skill set has been sought out by collectors and […]

Mexican folk music of Jarabe Mexicano coming to Center Aug. 30

Jarabe Mexicano is Bringing Mexican Folk to Hidden City Sounds Music Festival! Join the Center for its new free summer series: Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday until October 4.  On Friday, August 30, Jarabe Mexicano performs at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido starting at 7 p.m.   Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences […]

Cougars seem primed to make a move

You can hear it in Jud Bordman’s voice. You can see it in his eyes. Moreover, the positive body language that the Escondido High football coach exhibits is another telltale sign.  In a nutshell, the fourth-year Cougar head man is as upbeat and pumped as he can be about the team’s prospects for the upcoming season. And why shouldn’t he […]

Partners break ground on Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute

Leaders from Palomar Health and Kindred Healthcare broke ground August 16 to start construction on a new 52-bed acute rehabilitation hospital, the Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute, on the campus of Palomar Medical Center Escondido.  The joint-venture realizes a commitment Palomar Health has made to provide leading health care services in North San Diego County. Once completed near the end of […]


Senior Anglers play big part in record bass

Most anglers throughout Southern California have heard about the record breaking large mouth bass caught at Escondido’s Dixon Lake in April. It officially became a new International Game Fish Association’s record for the women’s 4-pound line class, at 11-pounds, 8-ounces, almost tripling the previous record.   During Escondido’s annual Kiwanis Trout Derby, Temecula resident Tracy Hartman caught the large fish […]

Full-Moon hike planned at Bernardo Bay

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is planning a free, full-moon hike on the Bernardo Bay Trail, Saturday, September 14, from 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Participants should meet at the Bernardo Bay Trails Staging Area. Dogs on leashes and hikers of all ages are welcome.  The Bernardo Bay Trail is located at Lake Hodges, designated a globally Important Bird Area in […]

Golf fundraiser will benefit grieving children

Golfers and non-golfers are invited to attend Swing Fore Hope Golf Classic on Friday, September 13 at Twin Oaks Golf Course.  This tournament, auction and dinner is hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit healthcare leader that provides comfort and counsel to children and adults facing the challenges associated with a life-threatening illness   and restores hope to grieving children […]