City to make special effort that all are counted in 2020 census

More than half of the residents of the City of Escondido are estimated to be part of a population that will be less likely to answer questions from next year’s U.S. Census than the average resident. They are, in short, hard to count. This week the city is taking the first of a number of steps designed to make that […]

Grand Avenue Festival happens on an ideal fall day

Another iteration of the Grand Avenue Festival has come and gone, and it was held on an ideal fall day in historic downtown Escondido.  Unlike the weather for the May version, this past Sunday was near perfect with classic blue skies and warm temperatures—very much akin to what you’d call Chamber of Commerce weather. Which makes sense since the semi-annual […]

Escondido senior making more “buster” creations for breast cancer survivors

Escondido senior Pat Anderson made headlines in 2017 for her creation of the Sisterhood of the Boobless Wonders. This breast cancer survivor has knitted more than 650 breast-shaped bra inserts for women across the country. These “busters” are donated to breast cancer patients and survivors who’ve undergone a mastectomy. After word spread of her unique Busters in all sizes an […]

Students go to City Hall to discuss climate action

Six middle school students from Grace Christian School (a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church) in Escondido, have started a Climate Action Alliance elective class.  This group is actively engaged in the Lexus/Scholastic Eco Challenge, a national competition to plan and execute projects that have a positive impact on the Air and Climate in the students’ community.   On Wednesday, October […]

Where have all the old businesses gone? Part II

Before I continue from last week I want to give a shout out to a new business in town. The Grand Comedy Club has opened at 340 E. Grand Ave., the old Taste of Florence location. Should be fun. Www.grandcomedyclub.com And as promised, here we go again down memory lane. Acapulco, Anfuso’s, Tony’s Seafood Landing one of my favs, Gentleman’s […]

Opportunity for all

 Access to a quality education is the best way to ensure our students a bright, successful future. But one size does not fit all, and not every student wants to go to a traditional college. Even so, California schools often focus on sending kids to colleges and universities, with less emphasis on trades. We have a skilled worker shortage in […]

Seven Daley Ranch hikes offered in November

Hikes begin at the Daley Ranch La Honda Drive entrance unless otherwise noted. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that drinking water is not available in many areas […]

Conservancy to offer hike Nov. 16

Join the group for an exclusive morning hike on The Escondido Creek Conservancy’s newly acquired Sardina Preserve in Escondido, Saturday, November 16 from 8:30-11 a.m.  This hike has the potential to offer glimpses of coast horned lizards, mule deer, and native birds. It will end with a guest speaker from Sky Hunters—a local non-profit focused on raptor rehabilitation and education—where […]

Arch Health honored for high-quality, affordable, patient-centered care

Arch Health Medical Group was one of just 28 physician organizations statewide to receive the 2019 Excellence in Healthcare Award from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) for top performance on clinical quality, patient experience and cost measures.  A key component of IHA’s statewide Align. Measure. Perform. (AMP) program, the Excellence in Healthcare Award recognizes physician organizations that perform in the […]