~ ESCONDIDO REFLECTIONS

There's nothing like holding a newspaper in your hands

For those of us who were there dur­ing its heyday, especially those of us who were part of it, the slow death of the newspaper industry has been most saddening. What else can you call it, as more and more newspapers across the country have stopped publication? When I first became a reporter for the former Daily Times-Advocate in 1952 […]

POLICE BLOTTER



The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. On July 4, Dispatch received a call about a 16-year-old with a warrant. The juvenile fled on foot from the responding officers and after a brief foot pursuit, the officers were able to detain the juvenile. While attempting to place the ju­venile into a patrol vehicle the subject spit at […]

Escondido Democrats discuss get out the vote strategies



Palomar Political Science Professor Emeritus Mary Anne Drinan and Re­tired University of San Diego Political Science Professor Pat Drinan presented their analysis of the California June Pri­mary at the July meeting of the Escon­dido Democratic Club. Only fifty-five percent of eligible vot­ers in Escondido are registered. Con­sistent voters tend to be older, white, college-educated and more affluent. Younger people, Latinos, […]

Waldron names university “Business of the Month”



Marie Waldron, of the 75th Assembly District this week named John Paul the Great Catholic University, her July Busi­ness of the Month. In her award Waldron wrote, “This month I would like to salute John Paul the Great Catholic University, a vision­ary teaching institution located in Down­town Escondido that is having a major impact on the lives of its students […]

MINDING your BUSINESS



Newest addition at Pinup Culture Jodie Garcia, owner of Stage Door Makeup and Hair, has teamed up with Pinup Culture and Pinup Garage located at 105 E Grand Ave., in Escondido. She comes with a vast knowledge of getting you camera ready for any event. Garcia is a graduate of Paul Mitchell and has an extensive resume from the­atrical shows […]

Escondido Choral Arts Foundation announces fifth season



The Escondido Choral Arts Founda­tion has announced its fifth season. The first concert, October 23, will be the internationally recognized Univer­sity of Southern California Chamber Singers and Concert Choir performing choral works to honor Shakespeare. The Center Chorale will combine with USC for the finale to perform a special world premiere composition by Stephen Sturk. This will be performed at […]

‘Ghostbusters’

has some good laughs

The hoopla surrounding the remake of “Ghostbusters” will be remembered more than the movie itself. Many fans were opposed to the idea of touching the 1984 comedy classic. A small-but-unnerving section of these fans were opposed to the idea of remaking the film with female leads. These idiots got so vocal that they seemed to speak for all detractors of […]

Patio Playhouse to present “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]”



Can three guys really cover thirty- seven Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? That’s the premise of Pa­tio Playhouse’s “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [re­vised]” which will be at the playhouse August 5 – 21. This fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the son­nets!) with only three performers in two acts. This play is full […]

Classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace comes to the Welk Resort Theater



Premiere Productions comes to the Welk Resort Theater this August with the laugh-a-minute screwball comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kes­selring and directed by Premiere Produc­tions and Broadway Theater owner, Ran­dall Hickman. “‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is a brilliant combination of black comedy, farce and the macabre,” said director, Randall Hickman. “A play about two elderly sis­ters, who poison […]

‘Unlocking Wonderland’




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