The Police Blotter is taken from the Escondido Police Department’s website. The headlines are added by us. * * * NARCOTICS ARRESTS — February 5, 6:35 a.m. four subjects were seen in the Maple St. Plaza using narcotics. Officers took an adult male suspect into custody wanted for a felony vandalism. Two women were arrested for Drug Possession. Another man was […]

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Town Hall Meeting Senator Anderson’s Escondido Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting will take place March 9, 6-7 p.m. at VFW Post 1513 in Escondido. Senator Anderson’s Escondido Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting will be hosted by Escondido Mayor, Sam Abed and City Councilman, Ed Gallo RSVP at 619-596-3136. * * * Auditions for “Annie” Community Players Theatre is holding auditions […]

Esco dodges a bullet as San Pasqual rally falls just short 67-64

Oh man, that was about as close as it could get! Near misses are rarely more heartbreaking. Seeking that elusive first win in their final game of the 2016-17 season, the San Pasqual Eagles had a great shot, literally, of accomplishing that very goal. Left wide open in the right corner with less than 35 seconds remaining and his team […]

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 […]

“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 […]

New vegan restaurant: Not just healthy, it tastes GOOD

Shanti Claydon has been trying her vegan recipes on clients, customers at the farmers market, and perhaps most importantly, her family, for years. If you eat at California Homemades to Go, you will be eating like her family eats. “I just want people to come in and taste my food,” she says. “The fact that it’s vegan is just a […]


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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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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 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 […]