Help for youth addiction


Every two days a young person in California dies from an opioid overdose. More and more opioid dependent children are treated in emergency departments than ever before — increasing by 54% over the past ten years. While there is no single treatment or remedy for substance abuse, it is clear that early intervention programs aimed at youthful abusers are comprehensive […]

Temporary vehicle restrictions planned during Comic-Con 2019

To maximize safety and security during Comic-Con 2019, access to Harbor Drive in front of the San Diego Convention Center will be temporarily restricted during the annual convention. The San Diego Convention Center, in partnership with the Port of San Diego and the City of San Diego, are providing the following information to assist attendees, the general public and stakeholders […]

Young man goes from the streets to his own apartment

Gus Kyriopoulos is a formerly homeless young man, who went from the streets of Escondido to his own apartment last week. He is, in his own words, “healthy and housed!” It was a community effort between the PERT (Psychiatric Emergency Response Team), Interfaith’s emergency shelter, Haven House where Kyriopoulos started after his hospitalization.  He was then moved to the long […]

EHS Grade Receives Doctorate in Mathematics From UCLA

Tyler Arant, 2008 graduate of Escondido High School, received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics from UCLA on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  His Ph.D followed a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from Cal Berkeley in 2012.  He will be teaching classes at UCLA this Summer and Fall.   Prior to his graduation he received an outstanding teaching award from the UCLA Department […]

Y baton twirling champions named

The Palomar Family YMCA recreational baton twirling teams recently competed in the Twirling USA Miss Y Majorette championships held in Oceanside recently.  The girls competed in twirling, strutting and modeling to come away with the titles. From left: Eight year old, Ada Porter, won Little Miss Y Majorette.  She is a student at Reidy Creek Elementary in Escondido. Vidhya Patel, […]

Catch Pianist Nathan Lee June 23 at the Center

Seattle-area pianist, Nathan Lee will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m. in the Center Theater.                                                                […]

Multi-generational Cuban band performs at Center June 23

Straight out of Havana, Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán who will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, June 23 at 5 p.m. in the Lyric Court.                                                      […]

“Boogie Woogie Stylings” Friday at Center’s Lyric Court

Join the Center for its new summer series: Hidden City Sounds which fills the Lyric Court with music every Friday until October 4. The next in the series is Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra perform starting at 7 p.m.  Best known for her beehive-wearing stint with blues diva Candye Kane in the ’90’s, Palmer has been making her […]

Discovering Pete Coscarart


Yes, because I have covered the Escondido High baseball team on their home diamond, I had become aware of him. How could it have been otherwise when his name is emblazoned on the scoreboard beyond the center field fence, announcing to all those in attendance that it is on Pete Coscarart Field that the Cougars do their thing? But despite […]

“The Producers”: another Moonlight triumph


Several days after watching the Moonlight Amphitheatre’s opening night performance of “The Producers,” the main theme song from the production, the tune “Springtime for Hitler” is still inhabiting my head. But not in a bad way. “The Producers” plays now through June 29. The show was great, of course. How could it not be? Especially since the director, Larry Raben—who […]


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