2015-12-17

2015-12-17 E-Edition

A Dickens classic with a clever twist



The North County Players will perform “Mr. Scrooge & Mr. Dickens” starting today at the San Marcos Civic Center. The play, which brings Scrooge and his creator, Charles Dickens, into dialogue together, runs through Sunday. “After nearly ten years, we’ll be putting Scrooge on the shelf,” noted the play’s writer/director, Charles Carr, a writer for the Union-Tribune and many other […]

Parade brings festivities to Escondido



Last Saturday’s Jaycee Christmas Parade brought mounted units, drill teams, flag twirlers, antique fire engines, politicians such as Mayor Sam Abed, Assemblywoman Marie Waldron, Councilmen Ed Gallo and John Masson, a Salvation Army Band on a trailer, guys in fezes driving vintage roadsters around, and at least one trailer-float that employed the theme of the parade: “A Superhero Christmas.” That […]

‘The Nutcracker’ invades Center for the Arts



A horde of ballerinas will descend on California Center for the Arts, Escondido this weekend in a frenzy of holiday dance celebration of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Two full companies, accompanied by dancing school proteges, will take the stage five times over the weekend. The West Coast Ballet Theatre in association with San Elijo Dance and Music Academy will bring more […]

Christmas Parade takes over downtown Escondido



Water rates across San Diego to increase in 2016



The water rates and charges for 2016 adopted by the San Diego County Water Authority will, on a county-wide basis, increase rates for treated water by 5.4 percent and for untreated water by 6.6 percent. The rates and charges will go into ef­fect January 1. They were adopted by a unanimous SDCWA board vote June 25. “Our water rate increase […]

Medical marijuana collective gets VC building permit



A business called North County Natu­ral applied for a permit to begin setting up a Medical Marijuana Collective at 8530 Nelson Way in Valley Center earlier this month. Nelson Way runs east from Old Highway 395, near the I-15 Freeway. The permit allows the 1,700 square foot single family home at the property to be converted into a business. The […]

Valley Center Sheriff Blotter



• At 11:48 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, a traffic stop on Pauma Reservation Road resulted in the arrest of a 49-year-old woman for an active bench warrant. • On Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, a theft of $6,000 cash and another $3,000 in other items was reported stolen from a vehicle at Harrah’s Casino. • A 29-year-old man was arrested […]

Blight will turn into new shopping center



The Escondido City Council gave final approval of an Environmental Impact Re­port for a shopping center at terminus of the 78 Freeway at Broadway on Dec. 9. Building of a supermarket and restaurant are expected to start in spring of 2016. The 3.7 acre center to be known as Counterpoint 78 will have a 4,800 square foot supermarket and a […]

Have a Kallee Christmas!



Here are two recipes that our family has had for gen­erations at every Christmas dinner. Swedish Oyster Dressing is a very old recipe, and very traditional. It is not a “stuffing,” but has the texture of a soufflé. I can trace it back five generations in our family. It is easy to prepare, and can be assembled early in the […]


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