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Wine makes a wonderful purchase for the holidays: SIP offers some recommendations

By David Ross | November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving is that most American of holidays, and one that brings together family and friends like no other festival. Few things go better with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s as an accompaniment to good times. We decided to drop by Sip Wine and Beer located in the heart of the Grand Avenue downtown on Orange Avenue for our annual recommendations […]

Emmy-award winning filmmaker William Wall is a one-man band with scars to prove it

By David Ross | November 22, 2018

When you win an Emmy, as Escondido filmmaker William Wall recently did for his short film “Daisy Belle,” it opens all sorts of doors that were previously closed to you. It’s always a pleasure to talk about the creative process— any creative process—with an artist or anyone who creates something out of nothing. Or converts things that exist into other […]

Ten Tenors will be raising money for St. Jude’s Hospital when they perform at CCAE

By David Ross | November 22, 2018

The Ten Tenors, Australian vocalists who have backgrounds in Opera, Pop and Rock, will be performing music from their hit album “Home for the Holidays” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Center Concert Hall on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m.  The appearance is part of a 38-location tour. They will perform such traditional and contemporary favorites as […]

McNamara takes lead in contest with Mayor Abed

By David Ross | November 19, 2018

If the trend continues, Paul McNamara will be sworn in December 12 as the next mayor of Escondido. The retired Marine Colonel as of Monday night was leading Mayor Sam Abed by about 900 votes and has been since last week as the Registrar of Voters continues its snail’s pace of counting votes. The Registrar is expected to certify the […]

Every vote DOES count

By David Ross | November 15, 2018

It’s ironic and instructive that, when we had such a huge turnout in last week’s election, we still have several close contests to resolve. Could it be that the electorate has become somewhat bipolar?  Obviously, the contest of the most interest in Escondido is the dead heat between incumbent Mayor Sam Abed, trying for a third term, and his challenger, […]

Tsunami Rec Soccer finishes season undefeated

By David Ross | November 15, 2018

The Tsunami rec Soccer girls under 16 team just finished its season undefeated, 12-0. All but two of those games were away contests. The remainder were in Del Mar, Oceanside, Encinitas and Scripps Ranch.  The is the second season the team has been undefeated in the Presidio Soccer League. The team of 15 girls from Escondido, Valley Center and San […]

Mayor’s race up in the air, although Abed leads slightly

By David Ross | November 08, 2018

This article is as of press time, Wednesday evening.  Politics on the Escondido city council just got a whole lot more interesting, with the likelihood of many 3-2 votes in the future. At the very least, Olga Diaz, long a lone voice against a 4-1 majority, won’t feel quite so lonely. By a narrow margin after a bitter campaign, Escondido […]

The end of the war that created our world

By David Ross | November 08, 2018

This week, November 11, to be precise, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the war that created our modern world. The war that was known first as The Great War, also as the War to End All Wars (we see how that went) and the War to Make the World Safe for Democracy—and finally, World War I.  The […]

Superior Court Judge Gary Kreep seeks reelection

By David Ross | November 01, 2018

Superior court Judge Gary Kreep seeks reelection. Superior court terms are for six years. Kreep is a resident of Ramona.  Kreep told the newspaper, “I’m viewed by many of my colleagues as one of the hardest working judges. When I go on vacation or get sick it takes at least two and sometimes three judges to handle my cases. I’m […]

Judge candidate Matt Brower says he wants to resort ethical conduct to the bench

By David Ross | November 01, 2018

Deputy District Attorney Matt Brower is running for Superior Court Judge, Seat 37, whose incumbent is Gary Kreep. Brower describes himself as “A San Diego native who left the area when I was a child because my dad got a job in Susanville, where I went K-12. I’m familiar with small towns.” Brower was commissioned a second lieutenant in the […]