Dorothy Berkey, 96, was Escondido resident



Dorothy Evelyn Berkey of Escondido died December 29, 2016. She was 96. Dorothy Evelyn Berkey was born November 26, 1920 in Iowa. She was the daughter of William & Evelyn Weldon and eldest of 13 kids. Mrs. Berkey was the mother of 7 children, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and aunt. Her past-times were gardening, playing cards and shopping. Mrs. Berkey […]

Longtime Escondido resident Brian Slotower, 64



Brian Kent Slothower passed away on January 7, 2017 at the age of 64. Mr. Slotower was a 25-year resident of Escondido. He is survived by his father Richard Slothower and his brother Bruce Slothower. A celebration of Mr. Slothower’s life will be held at his home on Saturday January 14 from 1 –4 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.

Randall Joel Olsen June 7, 1949 – January 8, 2017



Randall Joel Olsen passed away January 8, 2017. Randy is survived by his wife Kristine, children Kirstie Martin and Donny Olsen, and 4 grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, January 14th, at 10 AM at Felicita County Park, Area 6, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido, CA 92025. Friends and family that knew and loved him are welcome.

Patio Playhouse presents “Waiting for Godot” in January



The Patio Playhouse rendition of Samuel Beckett’s tragicomedy “Waiting for Godot” plays from now until January 29 at the intimate downtown Escondido theater. The Nobel Prize winning writer Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot leads off the theater’s 2017 season. This existential masterpiece tells the story of two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who wait by a lonely tree to meet […]

On the Menu

Sweet and Sour Chicken

There really are healthy versions of all of the yummy food each of us enjoy. Chinese food is no different. With a few modifications here and there, you can make a healthy, hearty version of your favorite meals! Serves 4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 3 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces1 cup chicken stock1 cup pineapple juice1/2 cup […]

Death Investigation – Champagne Boulevard



Update: January 17:  The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the autopsy related to this investigation. The victim has been identified as San Diego County resident Antonia Herrera. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. The remainder of the autopsy has been sealed.  On January 12, 2017, at approximately 2:00 PM, deputies responded to a call […]

Got Milk? You’re due a refund: Class-action settlement



If you’ve bought milk in California in the past 14 years, you may be entitled to a cash payment as part of a class action settlement. California is one of 15 states involved in the $52 million class action lawsuit, which accuses dairy farmers of price-fixing. Claims must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2017 for processing. To submit a claim, […]

Coastal Rail Closure Cancelled This Weekend; COASTER to Operate



Oceanside, CA—Due to adverse weather conditions, the January 21-22 weekend coastal rail closure has been cancelled. COASTER and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service will operate as usual this Saturday and Sunday along the corridor.  Today, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) cancelled track improvements this weekend due to the risk of high winds and rain. Track improvements along the coastal […]


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