SDG&E to replace 2.4 miles of natural gas pipe along Midway in January

San Diego Gas & Electric will be replacing 2.4 miles of an existing 16-inch natural gas pipeline along Midway Drive and Bear Valley Parkway starting in January 2020.  It’s part of SDG&E’s state-approved plan to upgrade and modernize an older pipe which was originally installed in 1949. SDG&E will hold an open house next week to inform Escondido residents about […]

Foodie favorite Wooden Spoon closes

The Wooden Spoon, which opened in February 2015 and immediately began making a splash among foodies everywhere for its “comfort food redefined” as in made with a gourmet flair, has closed at its 805 E. Valley Parkway location next to the now defunct Wedeking’s Bakery. The Wooden Spoon was owned by Jesse Paul and his wife Catherine. It specialized in […]

Holiday Light Display “Northern Lights” to debut at Center

Something big and bright is coming to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido  Northern Lights brings a sparkly holiday-season light display that’ll turn the Center into a magical winter wonderland debuting on Saturday, December 7 at the annual Winter Wonderland Festival.     Visitors will be able to walk around the Center’s 12-acre campus which will be the home […]

Carols by Candlelight celebrates 30th year at the Center

Steve Vaus has lots of stuff to keep him busy this time of year, like being the mayor of Poway and running for the County board of supervisors. But he’s not letting any of that get in the way of putting on something that has become an important family tradition for him, for residents of San Diego County, and especially […]

Celebrate the holidays under the City Hall rotunda with Community in Unity

Now that the holidays are upon us, it is time for the 9th annual Community In Unity event presented by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event will be taking place on Thursday, December 5 , from 5:30 – 8 p.m. If you’re not aware, Community in Unity is THE festive, social event held under the rotunda at Escondido […]

OGHS’s Patriot Café serves city VIPs

The top culinary students at Orange Glen High School put on the Patriot Café last week for some of Escondido’s movers and shakers, including the mayor, city manager, city attorney , and top elementary and high school district administrators. The “Café” took place at the high school’s commercial kitchen classroom, which has a facility that would make any restaurant owner […]

My column gets bailed out again by SANDAG


This is the third time that after trying to figure out what to write about I got bailed out by SANDAG. Thank you for continuing to provide material. Last week the San Diego Association of Governments discussed the massive bike lane project in the county.  This is a project that is year behind schedule and millions of dollars over budget. […]

Understanding the Public Utilities Commission

California has many powerful state agencies that impact the lives of millions. One of the most powerful, but perhaps less known or understood, is the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created in 1911 after a constitutional amendment was approved by voters to reorganize the Railroad Commission, which was established decades earlier to regulate the state’s powerful railroad industry. […]

Music, comedy and zombies showcased every Wednesday at local Escondido pub

“Welcome everybody to the show,” sings Lawrence Green, host of Open Mic night every Wednesday for the past seven years at O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub in Escondido.  This is his standard opening lyric to start the event, what follows may come as a bit of a surprise to newcomers, though not those who faithfully attend each week: “I bet you didn’t […]