Cruisin’ Grand ends on a LOUD note

The six-month long celebration of the American muscle car, Cruisin’ Grand, ended Friday with a whole lot of VERY LOUD cars. Nitro Night is always fun for aficionados of decibels and the sale of ear plugs goes up noticeably leading up to the event. See photos here —until next year! Photo by Lenny Kerbs

5th annual Tamale Festival coming Nov. 2 at Grape Day Park

Returning for its 5th year, the Escondido Tamale Festival has become a signature North County event. It’s a celebration of tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. It’s a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who influenced and contributed to our multicultural community, and a show of […]

Roads compromise wins passage at SANDAG

  Last week a coalition of cities led by Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, but with a strong assist from Supervisors Kristin Gaspar of the 3rd District and Jim Desmond of the 5th District persuaded the SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) board to reprioritize some monies for the roads. Before Friday’s vote the staff had […]

9th Annual Grape Day 5K and Tots N Trucks Is Oct. 12

Two longtime Escondido events are coming together with plenty of family friendly fun. The Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s / Palomar Health annual Grape Day 5k will be held the morning of Saturday, October 12 along Grand Ave. and the Historic Old Escondido Neighborhood and the ECCDC/Escondido East Rotary 9th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks will follow the 5K beginning at 9:30 am […]

Inaugural VetFest Nov. 11 downtown Escondido

American Legion Post 149 announce its inaugural Escondido VetFest to take place on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019. The event will include a parade which will take place in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, a static display of military equipment from Camp Pendleton, information booths from our sponsors, and a free barbecue at the American Legion Post after the […]

Deputy mayor calls on McDonald’s to stop sexual harassment

The age of #Me Too has arrived at the Golden Arches, which is probably not going to respond: “Do you want fries with that?”  Last week over 100 elected officials from over 70 jurisdictions and 30 states including Escondido’s Deputy Mayor Consuelo Martinez  urged McDonalds to take concrete action to stop sexual harassment in its stores.  In a letter to […]


Former mayor drops out of 50th race

Sam Abed, the former mayor of Escondido, dropped out of the race for the 50th Congressional seat last Thursday, when his friend Darrell Issa, a former congressman, declared his candidacy for the seat whose incumbent is Duncan Hunter Jr. The Times-Advocate asked Abed for a comment: “I suspended my campaign to support Congressman Issa because I believe that Darrell is […]

History Center announces Future Legend scholarship recipients

The Escondido History Center and the FLAG Committee this week announced the nine outstanding Seniors from High Schools in Escondido who are the first FLAG recipients of a $1,000 Honorarium, a personalized journal, a framed certificate and a Student Membership in the Escondido History Center.  The awards are provided by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.   Each Future Legend […]

Educators’ Night Out offers networking and entertainment

 The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will welcome San Diego County Educators and Administrators to its annual Educators’ Night Out and Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 8 beginning at 4 p.m.  This event is a must for San Diego educators and administrators as it brings together arts and cultural groups from all over San Diego to discuss new and […]