Welk Resorts to pay $3.5 M for misleading marketing, sales tactics

Attorney General Becerra and San Diego District Attorney Stephan have obtained up to $3,550,000 in restitution for consumers harmed by Welk Resort’s “misleading marketing and sales tactics,” according to a press release from the California AG’s office on Wednesday. The settlement provides victims with the largest consumer relief package ever obtained by California for violations of California’s Timeshare Law. The settlement […]

EPD provides update to May 5 pedestrian fatalities

The Escondido Police Department Tuesday night released the following update for the May 5 multiple pedestrian fatality case. (reference: 4 Pedestrians Struck and Killed by Vehicle Tuesday Night) On May 5, 2020, Escondido Police and Fire responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on San Pasqual Valley Road at Oak Hill Drive. Tragically, four pedestrians were struck and killed in the […]

Escondido event to take a knee for racial justice

City leaders, the police chief and interfaith leaders will join community residents to demonstrate commitment to racial justice and community unity in Escondido. Wednesday, June 3, noon- 12:30 p.m., at Escondido City Hall, there will be a peaceful, silent gathering in remembrance of the death of George Floyd. Leaders expected at the peaceful demonstration include Mayor Paul McNamara, Deputy Mayor […]

Museum’s billboard competition enters final phase

The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s billboard competition has entered its second and final phase. Eight artworks have been shortlisted by a jury panel of artists, museum curators, and high school art students, and will go up for a public vote from now through June 10. This is San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s first national billboard competition.  Through the theme […]

Center for the Arts ticket pre-sale deal

Press Release

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Ticket Pre-sale Deal You Don’t Want To Miss The curtain will rise again and when it does the Center’s 2020-2021 star-studded season will take the stage. Show your support as an Arts Angel while scoring a sweet deal. Now through June 30th, purchase an “Arts Angel” ticket for a flat fee of $50. This […]

Construction on Grand Project moves forward despite pandemic

Despite the lockdown on many activities due to the pandemic, new construction is considered an essential activity, so construction has continued unabated on the corner of Juniper and Grand has continued without interruption and is on schedule to open late summer 2020.   If you drive by the iconic “Ritz” theater, it’s easy to see that most of the building’s […]

Residents “Rally to Reopen” for 5th straight week in Escondido


Demonstrators gathered once again in Downtown Escondido to rally against sustained shutdown orders from the Governor’s office, even after Governor Newsom approved San Diego County two days prior to advance further into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, which allows for in-restaurant dining and in-store retail shopping, with certain modifications.  Convening for the 5th straight Friday, several residents of […]

Saluting our graduates


It’s graduation time and unfortunately the events that our college and high school students, 8th graders, kindergarteners and many others have been eagerly working toward all year have been significantly impacted by the  COVID-19 pandemic. That includes canceling traditional graduations and grad nights, school dances and other large gatherings.   These events and ceremonies are the focal point of the […]

Life without sports


Last week I gave my Dr. Phil impersonation on diagnosing the causes of the apparent decline of our mental state, as perceived by some, supposedly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Not exactly from the virus itself but more from the State-imposed lock down or quarantine or shelter-in-place—whichever term you want to use. I think I came up with […]

Lake Wohlford now open

Lake Wohlford has reopened.  Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (open seven days a week) Dock closes: 6:30 p.m. Last Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May 22. Next Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday June 12. Water temperature: At surface 71.24 f., 7.11 D.O. @ 15™ 72.14 f., 6.69 D.O. Water level: Low level, private water […]


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