New executive director takes helm at SD Farm Bureau

Hannah Gbeh has taken over at San Diego County Farm Bureau as the new executive director. “This is a dream come true for me. I sat on the Farm Bureau board of directors for three years and often thought how much I would love this job. So when it became available I immediately applied.” Gbeh (pronounced “bay”) took over in […]

EPD receives grant to fight alcohol-related crime

Escondido Police Chief, Craig Carter announced this week that the Escondido Police Department has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. “This is important to the City of Escondido and the San Diego Region in order to increase protection for youth and to shut down problem locations that have contributed to […]

Marilyn Shriver named an Escondido 2019 Forever Legend

Marilyn Shriver has been selected as one of nine 2019 Escondido Forever Legends by the Escondido History Center.  A Senior from a High School in Escondido will receive the FLAG (Future Legends Award Group) Award in her name and be presented a $1,000 honorarium. This award, presented in an October 2019 ceremony, is made possible by the sponsorship of the […]


Treating people in a positive manner that acknowledges them for who they are and/or what they are doing. Being treated or treating an individual in a dignified manner. Respect is earned and is never just given. BUT, you must give respect to receive respect. Meaning when you interact with an individual you treat them with dignity and in a respectful […]

Keeping an eye on SANDAG


Whenever I think about what subject matter to select for this column along comes the San Diego Association of Governments. My new slogan is, “Have no fear SANDAG is here” and they come through once again. September 27 at 9 a.m. in the Wells Fargo building, 7th floor, at 4th & B in San Diego will be a very important […]

Center bids Au Revoir to Degas exhibit

Monday night the California Center for the Arts, Escondido celebrated the end of the Edgar Degas exhibit with a party and fundraiser: “Au Revoir Degas!” It included a chance to stroll through the museum soaking up the incredible talent of Degas and contemporaries as expressed in small and modest works of art that celebrates the intimate side of the great […]

From eyesore to community asset; Ribbon cutting celebrates new Quality Inn

A hotel that was once an eyesore along one of Escondido’s most well-traveled thoroughfares has been transformed into one of the nicer places in town to spend the night. Not to mention that the change gives a much better look to the downtown area. Monday afternoon the staff of Quality Inn Escondido Downtown was joined by the owners, representatives of […]

Fuente Fever 2019 raises $190K for charity

The recent 2nd Fuente Fever celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Lord Puffer Tobacconist in Escondido raised $190,000 for the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, which benefits poor communities in the Dominican Republic. The event started out as a one-day event, but this year Fuente Fever extended for two days in the store. According to Lord Puffer co-owner Angela Yue, “We also […]

The Center is Bringing “Waila Music” to Escondido for the First Time

Join the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for  Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday from June 7 to October 4. On Friday, September 27, chicken scratch band, Southern Scratch performs at the Center starting at 7 p.m.  Southern Scratch is only the best known of innumerable chicken scratch bands that are now flooding […]