Local author issues Revere-type literary warning

A longtime Escondido resident, Rick, Elkin, has written a book that is as much as literary Paul Revere type “liberty bell” warning as it is a political commentary. By day, Elkins designs and remodels kitchens. By night, he writes books. His first one is entitled “Turn Right at Lost: Recalculating America.” Recognizing that the country was headed off course, he […]

Meadowbrook Village cuts ribbon for new facility

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new memory care and skilled nursing building, The Oasis, for the Meadowbrook Village Christian Retirement Community in Escondido was held Thursday, November 3 at 3 p.m. Members of the local community including Escondido Councilmembers Ed Gallo and John Masson, representatives for County Supervisor Dave Roberts and Duncan Hunter and members of the Escondido […]

Ask the Vet

~ Question: Can physical therapy help my pet and what does it involve?

Whether you’ve ever had physical therapy or not, you probably know of its importance. The purpose is to help restore function, reduce pain, and hopefully provide a structural function that will help guard against future injury. Human medicine has long regarded physical therapy as an essential adjunct of care. Animal Rehabilitation (AR), as it is officially called in California, is […]

‘Doctor Strange’— Cumberbatch finds a blockbuster role that suits him

Doctor Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is the latest superhero to be added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Prior to becoming a superhero, he’s a lot like Tony Stark: an arrogant genius who coasts through life on incredible talent without really pushing himself beyond his comfort zone. Strange is a surgeon who gets in a car accident and loses use of […]

‘Whose Live Anyway?’ to return to Center Nov. 12

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) will host the return of “Whose Live Anyway?” for what looks to be another sold out show at the Concert Hall on Saturday, November 12. Audiences will join the cast from the Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” for a night of unforgettable improv comedy and song. Tickets are […]

Sabers regroup nicely, sweep three-game series from Fresno

After a brisk start to their season, the San Diego Sabers had hit an undeniable rough patch. Coming into this past weekend’s three-game series with the visiting Fresno Monsters, the Sabers had dropped five straight games. But a bit of context must be provided. Oh sure, losing is always a bummer but all of the aforementioned setbacks had come at […]

Classical demonstrates unrelenting force in victory against EC

Friday night Classical Academy fans witnessed a huge victory against their rival, Escondido Charter High, 35-6. While both teams managed some incredible plays, running back Ty Patterson proved unstoppable for the EC defense. His 318 rushing yards dictated the game’s offensive strategy. Aggressively upping their rushing attack on seemingly every series, the Caimans with senior Caleb Moen at quarterback were […]

Local high school football scoreboard

Calvin Christian 76 – Calvary Christian Academy 60 – In a points fest that nearly tilts the scoreboard, the Crusaders (8-0) complete a perfect regular season. CC also captures the Ocean (League) title and will take a No. 1 seed into the Division VI semifinal playoffs this Friday evening against Borrego Springs (No. 4). Matt Lafler proves to be a […]

Yvonne Gallagher, 87

Yvonne Ramona Gallagher, born October 30, 1929 in Iowa and died November 5, 2016 in Esconido. A resident of Escondido since 1960, she was active in a few square dance groups, one of which was the “Whirlaways.” She was also active in Sunday School and church at Emmanuel Faitih Community Church. She is survived by her son Norman Gallagher and […]


HIT & RUN — On October 24 at 1:05 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 2nd Avenue & Juniper Street for a traffic violation. The driver fled and a pursuit ensued. The suspect lost control of the vehicle and collided with a curb at 7th Avenue and Juniper Street Before officers could arrest the suspect, he […]