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Death of Escondido mom who disappeared under investigation

By News Desk | December 12, 2018

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office has ruled a suicide in the death of an Escondido woman who disappeared on Thursday and was several days later discovered in her van by San Diego Sheriff’s deputies. According to a spokesman for the Medial Examiner, “The case is not closed yet.” For several days the family of Christie Donehue, 43, pleaded […]

La Jolla tribe and state celebrate new gaming compact

By News Desk | December 11, 2018

  Fred Nelson, Jr., tribal chairman for the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians, met Tuesday with Governor Brown Advisor, Joe Dhillon to celebrate the new Tribal-State Gaming Compact.  The new compact provides for a 25 year term, up to 2,000 slot machines, and three gaming facilities. The La Jolla Indian Reservation is over 8,500 acres, along the southern slopes […]


By News Desk | December 07, 2018

The Grape State of California

By News Desk | December 06, 2018

Last week the Assembly Select committee on Wine and also the Governmental Organization Committee, met in San Diego to discuss issues facing California’s wine industry. The bi-partisan committees heard from local vintners, the San Diego County Vintners Association, the Wine Institute, the Association of African-American Vintners and the California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control. Discussions ranged from complex interstate commerce […]

Redefining Republicanism

By News Desk | December 06, 2018

 Many of our leaders are graduates of our ‘esteemed’ college indoctrination centers, and much of their revisionism is accepted as fact. As a result, it is near impossible to outwardly display pride of being an American. We all have been in situations where it is simply easier to remain quiet than to raise your hand and try to defend your […]

Community In Unity event complicated but not conquered by downpour

By News Desk | December 06, 2018

This year’s festive Community In Unity event took place at City Hall on Thursday, November 29, but not without Mother Nature complicating things a bit. Normally the event is held under the stars and under the Dome at City Hall, but few stars could be found as clouds and rain were much more plentiful in the November sky. However, with […]

The Syncopated Ladies “Tap” their way to Escondido

By News Desk | December 06, 2018

 Viral tap sensation, Syncopated Ladies are “tapping their way” to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Sunday, December 9 starting at 7:30 p.m. The Syncopated Ladies, bring their fierce footwork and female force to the Center’s stage. This female tap dance group from Los Angeles was created by tap dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold.  They are most known […]

ArtHatch to hold 24-hour “Art-A-Thon” Jan. 5-6

By News Desk | December 06, 2018

ArtHatch is excited to announce our 8th Annual Art-A-Thon, a marathon of artistic creation to benefit the non-profit art center’s teen program.  This benefit will be held at the Distinction Gallery, 317 E Grand Ave., Escondido on January 5-6. 20 plus artists from San Diego County will join together to create artwork for 24 straight hours.  Completed artworks will be […]

Free 2nd Saturdays Art Lesson at Center Education Art Studio

By News Desk | December 06, 2018

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Education Studio 2.  Jingle all the way down to the Center’s art studio to create your own holiday cards to send to friends and family during this festive season. Using different watercolor […]

A.J. Croce to play in Escondido Jan. 13

By News Desk | December 06, 2018

A.J. Croce will play at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Sunday January 13,  7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $25- $40 by visiting artcenter.org/event/a-j-croce/ A.J. Croce has always traveled on his own musical road. For more than twenty years, the creative pop iconoclast has tapped a variety of Americana sounds in crafting his music. Croce’s nine albums […]