Boasting a bright white, rugged interior, design, with tables in the front and a lounge in the back, a new coffee shop on Grand Avenue, Koffie, recently opened its doors.
Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by...
Multiple JPCatholic students have recently become victims of bicycle theft.
by Garrick Shafer Due to financial problems, owners Vinnie and Michelle Griffin permanently closed The Continental Deli and Vinz Wine Bar. These closures, along with other restaurant closures in the past few years on Grand Avenue, have raised questions about what the city is doing to help them be successful. Vinz Wine bar was open for 11...
This last week, the Senior and Sophomore class bid farewell to the 7-Eleven located on Washington and Centre City Parkway. The store has been a silent savior to the students through many a midterm and final, providing them much needed junk food and energy drinks.
Escondido's gang-related violent crimes have decreased heavily in recent years thanks to the gang enforcement team and programs like FIT.
For the fourth year in a row, Escondido will host its annual Tamale festival in Grape Day Park. The festival prides itself on honoring iconic Latin foods and the traditions that have become standards of Californian culture. Escondido in particular, being heavily influenced by Hispanic and Mexican settlers and their traditions, to this day remains predominantly and proudly hispanic. This communal celebration is a holistic way to let all of us honor these roots.
Downtown Escondido is a quaint town, embracing the culture of a small city. Whether it be the fresh and friendly farmers market on Tuesday, or the nostalgic rustle and bustle of Cruisin' on Grand, Escondido is a "blast from the past", but is also taking steps in the direction of further developing the city.
The City of Escondido has made considerable efforts to address the homeless problem in Grape Day Park.
Escondido police officers negotiated the rescue of a 35-year-old man standing over the edge of the 78’s Valley Parkway overpass last Sunday, July 22 at 8:30 p.m.
Alan Geraci, a lawyer from North County, stood on the corner of North Broadway and West Valley Parkway last Wednesday, preaching to, well, the preachers. The Escondido Democrats had organized a protest against, as the event’s advertising cartoon depicted, the “Rats in our City Hall”. The "rats" are labeled as Mayor Sam Abed, and City Council members Ed Gallo and John Masson, all three of whom are vying for re-election in the upcoming Fall midterms. They face the likes, respectively, of Paul McNamara, Consuelo Martinez, and political newcomer Vanessa Valenzuela. The previously mentioned Alan Geraci is on the ballot for State Assembly.
The City of Escondido planned on renovating the Downtown area, but did not manage to receive a grant from the San Diego Association of Governments. As the removal process of the trees progressed, an alternative option was implemented for the medians.
Multiple residents of apartment complex Latitude 33 are tying various occurrences of theft over the last two moths to a broken garage gate. The gate has been out of commission for the same duration of time, leaving at least one JPCatholic student at a loss for thousands, and other residents of the gated community anxious for future incidents.
On June 8th, Church of the Resurrection will be celebrating the first Mass in their new church building after 48 years in a temporary worship space.