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. Continue reading Escondido Tamale Festival to Take Place Saturday, November 3rd
The California Center for the Arts recently won a contest from the Levitt Foundation which will sponsor ten free concerts in Grape Day Park. Continue reading Free Concerts in Park Funded by Levitt Foundation
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. Continue reading Small Town to Small City: Developing Escondido
The City of Escondido has made considerable efforts to address the homeless problem in Grape Day Park. Continue reading Homeless in Escondido
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.
Continue reading Escondido P.D. Prevents Suicide
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. Continue reading Consider the Octopus
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.
Continue reading Medians Undergoing Improvements on Grand
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. Continue reading Welcome to Latitude 33
Authentic homemade tamales and other Mexican dishes will be coming to Grand Ave in Escondido, just across the street from JPCatholic, in mid-June. Continue reading Tamales Jovita Opens Across from JPCatholic
Clue Avenue Escape Rooms, located on the corner of Grand Ave. and Kalmia Street, is an escape room founded in July 2016 by a group of friends who wanted to encourage teamwork and share interactive stories. Continue reading Teamwork at Clue Avenue
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. Continue reading Resurrection Parish Builds New Worship Space
Five years after working on the set of Red Line, Gia DiLoreto reflects on the experience of working as a hair and makeup artist on a JPCatholic feature film. Continue reading Hairstylist Impacted by JPCatholic Film
After developing his vocational passion at a young age, Jonathan Arellano left JPCatholic five years ago to join the family business at The Barber Parlor on Grand Ave. Continue reading The Barber Parlor — Jonathan the Barber