Welk Resorts to host Oktoberfest, October 13-14

The Welk Resorts will host their First Annual Oktoberfest celebration featuring delicious German-themed food, rides, games, live music, and of course —beer! Oceanside-based Legacy Brewing Co. will keep the beer flowing at the Bier Garden with over a dozen craft beers. The festivities take place on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the […]

County seeks input on drug abuse, mental health issues


If you’ve been affected or are concerned about these and other behavioral health issues, the County Health and Human Services Agency wants to hear from you. A series of nine, two-hour forums will be taking place throughout the region to gather public input about the types of services needed in the region to address these and other issues.  One of […]

StachetoberFest 2018: growing facial hair in a good cause

The 11th annual  StachetoberFest will be October 22 at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens from 5 p.m. until closing.  This year the entrance fee is $20. For the first time, Uber has provided 700 vouchers good for up to $20 to first time users of the service. There will be beer, t-shirts, a raffle and silent auction items, food, […]

Patterson sees the big picture after Pats fall to Bishop’s



One of the primary reasons Orange Glen head coach Jason Patterson resonates in such a positive way with his players is because at his core, he’s definitely an upbeat and reinforcing kind of guy. He’s sees the tremendous strides his team has made this season after a challenging 2017 campaign in which the Patriots won but a single game. Patterson […]

Free Art Lesson October 13 at CCAE

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Education Studio 2. Join Public Address artist, Philip Matzigkeit, for Second Saturday where he will lead a class in hat-making using only newspaper, construction paper, and found materials. Hats and headgear have […]

Jasmine Commerce to play in benefit concert Sunday

Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center (FPRC) invites women to attend a Music and Wine House Concert hosted by Kathleen Melonakos at her home in south Escondido near Orfila Winery on Sunday, October 14 from 2–5 p.m.  Featured is Jasmine Commerce, singer and guitarist. She commented, “FPRC is a cause that is near and dear to my heart to be sure. Twenty […]

Free poetry workshop October 13 at Center

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting the first-ever poetry workshop on Saturday, October 13 from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Join Public Address artist Gerda Govine Ituarte from the DesEscondido/No Longer Hidden museum exhibition, and guest poets Shahe Mankerian, Member, and Pasadena Rose Poets, for a free poetry workshop that allows participants to provide poetic […]

A Man on Fire

~Words of Faith

  “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.  For our God is a consuming fire.” (Hebrews 12:29, NKJV).   This passage and others like it are sobering to me.  God is awesome in nature and power and yet, it seems […]

Victor Ravago, 87, was active in veterans organizations

Victor Ravago, age 87, died October 2, 2018 in Escondido. He was born in El Monte, California on February 14, 1931. Wife Jackie Ravago preceded him in death, as did his siblings Beatrice Cascioppo, Lawrence Ravago, Raul Ravago, Alexander (Mickey) Ravago, and Olivia Abbott.  Mr. Ravago is survived by his stepchildren Fawn and Nanette, sisters Ruth Tuomi of Escondido, Jeannie […]

Local biotech firm awarded $2M grant to help respiratory patients

An Escondido biotech firm has been awarded a $2 million grant to further develop a novel way to deliver medicine for respiratory distress. The company is KAER Biotherapeutics and the grant comes from the National  Institute of Health. It will support the development of Supraer aerosol therapy for patients in respiratory distress The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of […]


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