CCAE acquires The Barn Stage Co. to produce theatrical productions locally


On the heels of the closing of the 25th Anniversary season, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) this week announced the acquisition of The Barn Stage company, a professional theatre company  in Temecula, that produces musical theater and plays. Jordan Beck, executive director and J. Scott Lapp, artistic director for The Barn Stage Company, will oversee the […]

Arch lighting event March 12

The community is invited to a dedication of Escondido’s newest landmark and gateway, the “Giving Arch” on March 12. The Escondido Community Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, has announced that it will dedicate the 40-foot by 108-foot welcome arch over Grand Avenue at Centre City Parkway on March 12 at 6 p.m.  The arch—named “The Giving […]

City Receives $8.5 M Prop 68 grant to improve Escondido Creek Trail

The City of Escondido has been awarded $8.5 million from the California Parks Department to fund the Escondido Creek Trail Expansion and Renovation Project.  These funds, made available through the Prop 68 Statewide Park Development and Community Revitalization Program, will bring to life the community’s vision for revitalizing the Escondido Creek Trail and turning it into a premier linear park. […]

Measures A & B fail, Diaz out for supervisor, Issa, Campa-Najjar will face off in November


An extremely nasty campaign season came to an end Tuesday night, and set the stage for what may be an even more  unpleasant season leading up to the November presidential election. County voters narrowly defeated Measure A, which would have taken the power to amend the County General Plan for developments away from the Board of Supervisors and given it […]

“Go Live” with ‘Whose Live Anyway?’ March 12

Emmy-nominated TV show, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” is going on an improv tour and bringing, “Whose Live Anyway?” to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. “Whose Live Anyway?” is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and songs all based on audience suggestions.  Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg […]

Pink Martini returns to Escondido March 11

The Musical group, Pink Martini returns for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Drawing inspiration from a fabulous lineup of music, Pink Martini crosses genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop.  Pink Martini’s multilingual repertoire is a blend influenced by Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and […]

Patio to present two one-acts drawn from folktales

The Patio Playhouse Community Theater is presenting two original one-act plays based on folklore. Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents “The Vain Princess” on an African folktale, about a princess whose vanity and selfish pride cause great distress, not only to herself, but to the people in her kingdom. A young beggar comes along and claims he can fix all that […]

The primary season is behind us


It’s a new day, and the primary election is behind us. Many of us went to bed Tuesday night, not knowing what this morning would bring in terms of actual real results, and now we have them, for the most part.  The short list of definitives is we know who will be cajoling us for our vote for the 50th […]

The God of More Than Enough!

Words of Faith

  “But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”  And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking.  So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. […]

Community seed swap, plant sale March 14

Tomato, squash and many other vegetable seedlings will be for sale by the Dos Valles Garden Club at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Rd. Valley Center from 8  a.m. to noon. Among the vegetable seedling are flower starts, succulents as well as trees. All are suitable for containers, patios as well as larger garden spaces.  Free seed swap […]


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