Waldron introduces jobs bill



Assembly members Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) and Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) this week announced legislation to provide more career opportunities to students and underprivileged Californians as part of the bipartisan “Better Jobs for a Better California” package. Assembly Bill 316 will fund innovative technical career training and employment programs, support organizations to help disadvantaged Californians break through barriers to success to find […]

Old Escondido West Walking Tour set for March 11



The next Old Escondido West Walking Tour will be March 11, 10 a.m. – 11:30. The Walking Tours, which are sponsored by the Escondido History Center and Old Escondido, take you on a journey through Old Escondido. They offer docent-led walking tours every 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. Walking tours can last anywhere from 60 – 90 minutes. Remember to […]

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova



Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on March 14, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “Inside the O’Briens” by Lisa Genova. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org. When family patriarch Joe O’Brien is diagnosed […]

“Everything Fitz” concert at CCAE to benefit Hidden Valley Community Concert Association



The “Everything Fitz” concert March 17 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Center Stage will raise funds for the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association, which has been bringing affordable concerts to Escondido for 72 years. “Canadian Fiddling and Step Dancing… Keeping tradition alive!” — The Fitzgerald family takes you on an exciting journey of music and dance styles […]

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Chocolate Andes Mint Cake

YES, I baked! OK… anyone who knows me, knows that my baking skills are severely lacking. However, that being said, it makes me want to be better at it. So, with the new year 2017 comes new challenges for myself in order to bring variety to my OTM fans! I LOVE Andes mints. I seriously will pocket them (paid for, […]

Escondido artists among 22 top choral groups in San Diego Sings Festival 2015



Twenty-two of San Diego’s top choral groups will perform in a free concert in Balboa Park on March 25. Two years after making its debut as part of Balboa Park’s centennial celebrations, the San Diego Sings! Festival will return on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Among those singing will […]

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Escondido youth among those honored at State Capitol



Escondido resident and Torrey Pines High School grad Nelson Lin, who is attending Cal Poly SLO was part of a group of Cal Poly students honored by state lawmakers on the floors of the Assembly and Senate in Sacramento February 13. Lin, 22, who graduated from Torrey Pines High in 2012 was one of 20 students recognized for their awards […]

“A Ship in the Woods” to present first exhibition of year starting March 17



A Ship in the Woods will present its first exhibit of 2017, WAKE from March 17 – April 20 with the opening reception March 17, 6-11 p.m. at 3007 Felicita Rd., Escondido. A Ship in the Woods—which is a metaphor for something unexpected— also calls its itself WSOHOIDPS, which is the the letters in the word “ship” interspersed in the […]

Jacked Up Brewery: If you brew it they will come


Mike Poulson and Brian McClure figure if they like the brews that they make, you will too. Judging from the reaction of patrons when I dropped by on a Friday night, that formula may be working out very well for them. They have nine beers on tap, and if you ask them which one is their favorite, they will grin […]