Grand Avenue Festival coming Sunday

Each fall when the weather in most parts of the country starts to turn cold, here in Escondido it can start to slightly, ever so slightly, get a little chilly, maybe…in the mornings. However, it could also just as easily start to get warmer and we could end up with a nice, hot Halloween. You never know. Although the weather […]

New clothing for children in need

Diana Chambers, president of Assistance League of Inland North County, Mayor Paul McNamara and a family that attended the Operation School Bell event at Kohl’s in San Marcos October 8. Operation School Bell provides new school clothing and shoes to children in need for the new school year during September and October at the San Marcos Kohl’s and at Camp […]

Broken Promises

The Senate Bill 1 gas tax increase promised to fix our crumbling highways and roads.  That promise was short-lived. Last month, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order redirecting the state’s $5 billion annual transportation funds from highway/road repairs toward reducing congestion via “strategies designed to encourage people to shift from cars to other modes of transportation” including mass transit, walking […]

Being Alone with God – A Time of Personal Calibration

  “Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” (Matthew 6:6, MSG).   Last Sunday, I preached a message about […]

Chamber honors “Rising Star” students

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce Wednesday, October 9 held their first Rising Star student recognition awards ceremony for the 2019-20 school year. The program was created to bring the community together to honor local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising […]

Nine high school seniors honored with FLAG awards

  The Escondido History Center’s FLAG (Future Legends Award Group) Committee culminated its first year with an Awards Ceremony at the Santa Fe Train Depot in Grape Day Park on October 9.   Nine 2019 Escondido Forever Legends were honored by nine the selected outstanding seniors from high schools in Escondido as Future Legends.  The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians […]

Local effort underway to support Wreaths Across America

Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that veterans laid to rest at seven San Diego County cemeteries are honored on National Wreaths Across America Day, December 14. The ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,600 locations with the assistance of two million volunteers, will be on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 9 a.m. The goal: to place […]