Arts and Entertainment

Local man’s song reminds us of the reason for the season


As Buddy the elf said in the movie “Elf,” “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Lou Ward would probably agree with that sentiment. Ward, a longtime resident of Escondido, has written a song entitled “It’s That Kind of Season,”  along with a video that reminds us all that the reason for the […]

Escondido writer’s new book explores challenges of women being alone again


Arlene Cook Shuster may be the Grandma Moses of Christian self-improvement writing, with perhaps her best work ahead, even though she is in her 80s. Mrs. Shuster recently published “Living Alone: Joy for Women Who are Single Again.” She says of it: “This is my eighth book and the most important one.  It is, without a doubt, my best effort.” […]

Halloween extravaganza at the Cal State San Marcos Drive-In

Halloween may look a little spookier this year, but the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is out to make it just as fun as any other.   Halloween night itself will include a family-friendly showing of Disney Pixar’s “Coco” at the Cal State San Marcos Drive-In.  The movie begins at 8 p.m. in Lot F on the Cal State […]


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