2nd Tuesday Book Club to discuss ‘There’s Something I Want You to Do’ by Charles Baxter



Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on August 9, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “There’s Something I Want You to Do” by Charles Baxter. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org. “There’s something I […]

‘Chip in for Jim’ seeks to help longtime area resident afflicted with ALS



A fundraiser to help a local man afflict­ed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) will be held August 19 at Woods Valley Golf Course in Valley Center. The 2nd annual “Chip in for Jim” golf tournament will benefit Jim McFarland a longtime area resident. Last year’s fund­raiser, which was also held in August, was successful, sold out in fact, and the […]

On the Menu

Blue Cheese and Balsamic Flank Steak

There are so many different cuts of beef for us to cook with and enjoy. One of the forgotten types that is absolutely tender and delicious when prepared correctly, is flank steak. When this delicious cut of meat is cooked low and slow, it has that melt in your mouth type of texture and delicious flavor that we all enjoy. […]

Sip, Wine & Beer, a nice place to get educated about wine

Don’t be intimidated by wine; learn about it

It’s always exciting and frighten­ing to start a new business; just like it’s both exciting and frightening to learn about something you don’t know much about. Like wine. Are you an oenophile? That’s a fancy word for a connoisseur of wines. It’s one of those pompous words you will encounter if you enter the world of wines, a world where […]

Luminary Arts Presents “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” beginning Aug. 5

Not your English teacher’s Shakespeare staged

Three Guys, 37 plays in 97 minutes, that’s the gist of “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [re­vised].” “Can three guys really cover thirty-seven Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy, presented by Luminary Arts, parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only three performers in two acts. This play is full of energy […]

Patio Playhouse Theater will present Disney’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’ at Kit Carson Park in August



Everyone knows the story of “Beau­ty and the Beast” and is likely to have been acquainted with the 1991 Disney animated version of the French folktale that has been retold by various cultures around the globe since the 1700s. The smash hit was made into a Broad­way musical in 1994 with seven songs added to the original version to accom­modate […]

Moonlight’s ‘Peter Pan’ is a kid and adult pleaser



Moonlight Stage Productions has produced a lavish and well-staged version of the timeless musical “Peter Pan” as part of its 36th Summer Season. As always, Moonlight’s production is topnotch with a splendid orchestra and well- tuned cast, directed by Steven Glaudini. The songs, dance and production values will make you smile throughout. The show’s energy flags a few times, but […]

Clue Avenue’s Lair of Doom Makes for a Fun Afternoon



It’s not every day that you get to work your way out of the lair of a comic-book loving, nefarious scien­tist bent on destroying San Diego. It certainly makes for an interesting af­ternoon at Clue Avenue, a new venue located right off of Grand Avenue on Kalmia Street. The lair in question is an escape room, or what is essen­tially […]

‘Star Trek Beyond’: Not a must see unless you are a Trekkie



The “Star Trek” franchise turns 50 this year and is celebrating with a new film. “Star Trek Beyond” is a mediocre outing that is memorable for two reasons: it says a heartfelt goodbye to the iconic character of Spock following the 2015 death of Leonard Nimoy; and it is the final “Trek” film to feature Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov […]

Inspiring Gary Player defies age, convention



One of the most egregious and uncon­scionable myths that is frequently ad­vanced in this country is that once you hit 65 years of age, you’re supposed to ac­cept the propaganda that says your life is basically over. That at that late of a date, you’ve become inconsequential and of negligible use. This myopic thinking suggests that any perceived older man […]