Today’s Local News

Escondido church group gives food to the needy

Mision Vida Nueva church and the North County Food Bank have launched a food distribution center for needy families every Saturday evening at Pioneer Elementary School, the result of a school project by Deborah Graaff, an 18-year-old Sunday school teacher. The church’s new distribution program fulfills Graaff’s dream as she prepares to leave for Westmont College in Santa Barbara this fall. more

Medina ready for women’s team after serious knee injury

After tearing an anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee early last season, Anglea Medina had to make a choice: have her knee fixed with tissue from other parts of her body or someone else’s. “I know a little bit about the differences in surgeries,” said Cougars coach Ron Pulvers, who tore both ACLs in the mid-1990s as a player at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. “Most elite athletes use the patellar method, but each athlete is different.” more