2019-10-24

Center presents the 24th Annual Día de los Muertos Festivals

North County’s biggest Día de los Muertos Festival gets even bigger as it spans almost the entire California Center for the Arts campus, and moves from one day to four days beginning November 1 and going through November 4. EVENTS: November 1:  24th Annual Día de los Muertos Festival (6 – 9 p.m.) Come and celebrate el Día de los […]

Palomar Health named among America’s 100 Best for orthopedics

A new report identifies Palomar Health among top hospitals nationally in multiple disciplines. Palomar Health is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. The study also ranked Palomar Health among the top 10 percent in the […]

Right down the middle


Observations by RICK ELKIN I read a blog that responded to an inquiry, “What is the difference between a column and a blog?”   The responses and ensuing counter comments were so long I gave up reading it.  It came off as a very tedious college lecture-hall debate where no one really answered the question. The truth is,  I have […]

ED GALLO SPEAKS: Remembering Rube Nelson


Once again, after I have an idea for a column something happens that diverts my intentions. Last week when entering a convenience store I was stopped by what was posted in the windows. Immediately, my memory bank was alerted to events 45 years ago. I’ll speak about last week later on and in the meantime talk a bit about part […]

Birth of the Bab to be celebrated October 28

Members of the Baha’i Community meet to plan the program for the Bicentenary of the Birth of the Bab to be held in Escondido Monday October 28 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 6-9 p.m. Program includes music, dance, prayers and videos of Baha’is throughout the world. 

Conquering Your Giants!


  “There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came into the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown.” (Deuteronomy 6:4, NKJV)   The Bible states very clearly in several books that giants existed in days of […]

Church in Escondido joins mission with other churches across the Americas to share truth of life

The World Mission Society Church of God (Church of God) located in Escondido is participating in a joint, multi-continental mission with its sister churches in North, Central and South America to speak with over 10 Million people in 14 days.  The 14 days coincide with the Feast of Tabernacles, a celebration which represents a time of gathering and harvest as […]

First female police officer in Escondido to be honored with service coins

  Fifty years after she was hired as the first female police officer in the history of the Escondido Police Department, Joan Bittenbender will receive 5-year service coins from the city and police department. Hired on November 3, 1969, the 33-year-old Bittenbender was brought on to the police force to assist in investigating crimes involving women and girls identified as […]

EHS senior wins fire escape plan contest

To help prevent fire related deaths and injuries from happening in San Diego County, the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation sponsored a contest to encourage residents to develop and practice their own home fire escape plan.  One of the two contest winners was Escondido resident, Tanya Barrera. Tanya, a senior at Escondido High School, said “Before doing this contest, I […]

Escondido PD’s Crime Lab achieves a first as a top forensic unit in the nation

Escondido Police Dept. Forensic Services Unit (FSU) , aka the Crime Lab, is responsible for all the crime scene and fingerprint work at EPD.  Over the course of the last year, FSU has worked to upgrade and improve policy and processes within the unit in anticipation of being accredited by A2LA. In September, FSU successfully passed the rigorous audit process. […]


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