Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “Fun Home”

Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “Fun Home,” the critically-acclaimed musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, based on the graphic novel- “Fun Home,” memoir by Alison Bechdel. The New York Times called it “a beautiful heartbreaker of a musical,” and its many accolades include the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical, the historic first Tony Award for an all-female writing […]

“An Intimate Evening with David Foster” January 27 at the Center

 Studio musician, arranger, and recording artist, David Foster will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Monday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  An Intimate Evening with David Foster, Hitman Tour Featuring Katharine McPhee will showcase a new concert from 16-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician and Producer David Foster.   Foster […]

Reducing Backcountry fire hazards

It’s easier to prevent wildfires than to control them once they’ve started. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 19, which will provide $25 million for vegetation management along county-maintained roads.  Auto-related wildfires are a major problem in California. In 2016 and 2017, almost 25% of local wildfires were vehicle-related. The Carr Fire, the state’s seventh largest, began when sparks from […]

Caimans riding a feel-good vibe

Don’t look now but the basketball program at Classical Academy is experiencing one heck of a revival. Winners of just seven games last season, the Caimans have completely flipped the script and as this is being written, they are currently tied with Escondido High for the most wins in the city with an impressive total of 12. Why the sudden […]

65-year-old hiker/biker challenges himself one day at a time

Recently, 65-year-old Charlie Kahle of Escondido, reported to the executive director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Trish Boaz, that he completed the Coast to Crest Trail Challenge in one day on his mountain bike on January 4.  “I thought it would be considerably easier than hiking the trails in a day, but I must say, I was pretty […]

Skater Jana Klingseis returns to her Escondido roots

Wednesday San Diego Disney On Ice professional skater Jana Klingseis revisited her training rink with Escondido Figure Skating Club members. Growing up in Vista, Disney On Ice ensemble skater Jana Klingseis began her path to a professional ice skating career at age 9, when she first began skating at the Escondido Figure Skating Club.  Klingseis competed regionally, eventually earning herself […]

Escondido Library receives early learning stations and tablets

The Escondido Library Foundation recently donated six new AWE Early Learning Stations and six new AWE Early Learning Tablets to the Escondido Public Library. The stand-alone stations have the latest educational software, a touchscreen interface and are bilingual in English and Spanish. These AWE Early Learning Stations and Tablets support school readiness and literacy in the community. The tablets are […]

Ninth Annual Adobe Home Tour on March 22 celebrates Romance of the Rancho

Adobe haciendas and ranch houses sprinkled throughout the rolling hills of North San Diego County serve as enduring reminders of the region’s Spanish-Mexican rancho heritage. The 9th annual San Diego Adobe Home Tour explores this Romance of the Rancho by opening the doors to four beautiful adobe homes and properties in Rancho Santa Fe and Escondido. Much of our local […]

Farmer Boys introduces Happiest Hour taste treats

It’s always a good idea to bring along a good appetite when you visit Farmer Boys. I went to the restaurant on 925 W Mission Ave. (there is another in Escondido on Valley Parkway) and met the shift manager, Rocio Hernandez, who told me about the new Happiest Hours menu and a seasonal favorite soup, the Clam Chowder Bread Bowl, […]