Republican Club will welcome Yale student speaker

Joseph A. Garcia, a student at Yale University, will be the featured speak­er at the Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC’s) lunchtime meeting on Mon­day, June 20. When school resumes in the fall, Garcia will be entering his senior year at Yale and completing his work on his double major of Economics and Politi­cal Science. Prior to attending Yale, Joseph served the […]

Retired California judge to speak on “Economic Inequity: Decline of the Middle Class”

Pat Coony, a retired Administrative Law Judge for the State of California, will be the speaker for the Escondido Democratic Club (EDC) meeting on June 11. The title of his talk is “Economic In­equity: Decline of the Middle Class.” Coony is the creator of an online pub­lic policy site – An active member of the League of Wom­en Voters […]

Library invites you to “exercise your mind” this summer

“Exercise Your Mind” is the theme of Escondido Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge for chil­dren, teens, and adults. The Challenge offers reading fun for all ages and a wide variety of educa­tional, recreational, and cultural events from June 13 – July 31. Participants log their reading online at­ for a chance to earn prizes donated by dozens of […]

A neighborhood celebrates tranquility

The Lansing Circle neighborhood celebrated 10 years of freedom last Sunday with a block party put on by Escondido’s Neighborhood Servic­es department. The freedom in question is the freedom from drugs, crime, gangs and despair. One of the key figures in the ref­ormation of the neighborhood was Robert Barrientos, who became the property manager of the 16 four- plex buildings […]

Dissecting Coryell’s HOF candidacy

To many local football fans, ex-play­ers and coaches of note and more than a few influential media types, it has be­come a festering and confounding issue. To say that it has and continues to stick in their craws is to put it lightly. It’s got them fired up, somewhat angered and even a bit indignant. They simply can’t understand the […]

Gemstone Gallery to host Greenland gem expert Eric Drummond

Gemstone Gallery of Escondido will host Consulting Geologist Eric Charles Drummond Friday, June from 5–8 p.m. Drummond is an expert on Greenland gems and geology and a TV personality. Drummond is a professional geolo­gist with a diverse background that includes specialization in the fields of mineral exploration, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and TV show production. Drummond has been involved with a […]


Downton Abbey Tribute The Grand Tea Room will hold a special tea party in honor of a beloved PBS series, “Downton Abbey.” The “Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea Party will be held Saturday, June 25 at either 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. They plan to have delicious food, music, trivia and lots of fun! Call the tea room at 760-233-9500, […]

Felicita County Park is home to an amazing artists platform

“A Ship in the Woods” truly transforms Felicita Park

Residing beside a 1,000-year-old stream in the heart of Escondido lies “A Ship in the Woods.” The foundation for creative exploration had a stunning grand re-opening for its new Felicita location on Saturday. Formerly based out of Del Mar, the group focused on “cultural capital” has officially transformed their real life home in the county park into a play­house for […]

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”: Meets its low expectations

Should I even bother getting mad at this movie for being garbage? The whole “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise has been garbage since the 80’s. The movies and car­toons have never strived to be any­thing more than toy commercials, and parents hate the toys because they’re so violent. Expectations are so low that it’s virtually impossible for “Out of the […]

Concert June 12 will present fantastical music to remind us of fairy tales

The Center Chorale and the Cen­ter Children’s and Youth Chorus will present “A Concert of Fables ‘n Fairytales” at Escondido Adventist Church on June 12, 3 p.m. The Center Chorale and The Cen­ter Children’s Chorus will combine to present a concert of fantastical music that reminds us of the classic stories of childhood. Music from “Alice in Wonderland,” Hans Chris­tian […]