Miracosta Symphony and Choirs to play at First Wednesday concert

The California Center for the Arts’  popular monthly event, First Wednesday, will host the 70-member MiraCosta College’s Symphony Orchestra and Choir as they take the stage to present Dueling Nutcracker, selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker & Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites. Founded in 2010, the Orchestra has grown in numbers and notoriety earning rave reviews for […]

G. Eagles prove themselves winners despite semifinal loss to SFC

Playing on the colorful turf field at Torrey Pines High, the record will forever show that on Friday night, November 24, 2017, San Pasqual lost a tight 14-12 Division III semifinal game to Santa Fe Christian. Thanks to the narrow win, SFC (8-4) moves onto the championship round where it will meet top-seeded and undefeated El Centro Southwest (12-0) this […]

Patio’s “Greetings” is a holiday treat with a trick

All good drama is based on conflict, with a little bit of surprise thrown in.  For Christmas, a smidgen of magic and faith is also not unwelcome—like an extra helping of eggnog. Patio Playhouse’s production of “Greetings!” meets those criteria in spades. What could be more designed to spark conflict than a 30ish man, Andy (played by Chris Braden) bringing […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Heart of the City An easy, three-mile hike on urban trails will follow the rail trail east and visit Hollandia and Mulberry Parks. A more challenging 8-mile hike with 580’ of elevation gain to the northern city limits will also be offered. Meeting location: Community Center (Outdoor Hearth) 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos 92069. 33 08.458 N 117 09.602 […]

NSDCAR reports on North County housing market for October 2017

The median sales price for a detached single-family home in North San Diego County reached $680,000 in October, which was 4.6 percent higher than the $650,000 price in October 2016, according to a just-released housing market report from the North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR), a 4,500-member real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors. The October 2017 […]

Del Lago Academy to host 2nd annual Strides in Solidarity Saturday

Del Lago Academy will be hosting their second annual Strides In Solidarity Run/Walk Fundraising event Saturday, December 2. The event will be held on campus (address below) and all proceeds from the event will be donated to Partners in Health, an organization that specializes in treating the sick in impoverished areas of the U.S., Mexico, and around the world. Last […]

Escondido Union School District recognized with Golden Bell award

The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) has been chosen by the California School Boards Association (CSBA) as one of 56 recipients of the state’s leading educational honor, the Golden Bell Award.  EUSD will receive the award and a $1,000 sponsorship from the Principal’s Exchange at the CSBA Award Ceremony on Thursday, November 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at […]

School district bonds earn high rating

Moody’s Investors Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to the Escondido Union School Districts’ $55 million Election of 2014 General Obligation Bonds, Series B. Moody’s took into consideration the fact that the district is both large and growing. The rating was issued November 20. The Aa2 rating reflects the district’s large, growing tax base that benefits from its location within […]

Some local charities worthy of your attention this year

By DAVID ROSS You may not ever have heard of Giving Tuesday (and I admit to never having heard of it before this week, when suddenly it was everywhere I looked so that I couldn’t ignore it) some of the causes that have been highlighted during the day after Cyber Monday are very much worthy of your attention as December […]

‘Six-String Siren’ guitarist/vocalist Diana Rein

one-woman tour comes to Kettle Coffee & Tea Dec. 7 The “Six-String Siren,” Diana Rein, is currently on her One-Woman Tour, performing locally at Kettle Coffee & Tea, 119 E. Grand Ave., Thursday, December 7, 6 p.m. The show is free. For more information call 760-738-8662 or visit www.kettlecoffeeandtea.com/ The Los Angeles-based musician recently teamed with former Grammy winner and […]