2016-02-18

Cruisin’ Grand rolls out fundraiser on wheels—



The Grand Champion Fundraiser for Escondido’s vintage car show will roll onto Grand Avenue from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The rain-or-shine event will benefit the 17th annual grand cruise itself, which takes place every Friday from April 1 to Sept. 30. The show accepts only pre-1974 vehicles. Pre-registration is before March 8 and costs $20 to […]

Local country singer verges on stardom



Morgan Leigh is close. Oh, is she close! Already an accomplished and dy­namic performer at the still rather tender age of 23, Leigh is akin to the lights-out baseball prospect that is primed and destined to break into the major leagues. She is clearly on the cusp of the big-time, perhaps one of the next happening stars in Country and […]

Dan the Man earns applause



Councilman Ed Gallo introduced an extraordinary man at the State of the City event at the California Center for the Arts this week. Gallo was about to read his remarks when Dan Naylor came up on stage to receive a public service honor.  “How come you’re not wearing your vest?” Gallo asked, drawing laughter from the crowd.  Downtown business people […]

North County bird lovers will meet on March 5—



The North County Aviculturists of pet bird owners and breeders will meet at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5 in the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista. The club has a bird-related topic every week and the meeting in­cludes refreshments. Admission is free. See www.ncabirdclub.com/.

X-Men spinoff DEADPOOL is a Y not?



Viewers were first introduced to Wade Wilson aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) back in 2009 with “X-Men Origins: Wol­verine.” The movie was a critical flop and fans didn’t like its take on the Dead­pool character. A spinoff movie seemed unlikely, especially once Reynolds jumped franchises to “Green Lantern” in 2011. Then “Green Lantern” opened and a standalone “Deadpool” movie seemed like […]

City is in a state, a great state

Escondido: State of the City

Escondido is a growing, thriving, well-run city, if you ask the Hidden City’s best pitchman, Mayor Sam Abed. “Our city enjoys one of the most vibrant economies in San Diego,” he told the gathering in his speech at the State of the City event at the California Center for the Arts on Wednesday Feb. 24. “Today we have 25 significant […]

Get fit at Daley Ranch—



The Friends of Daley Ranch will be hosting a guided hike at 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 28. The 13.9 mile hike, led by natu­ralist Rita Ospelt, will be a brisk one that follows the perimeter of the Ranch, with a trip to Stanley Peak for an extra challenge. Expect steep uphill and downhill sections. The hike will begin at the […]

East LA’s Cafeteras fuses up the muses Friday—



Born in East L.A., Las Cafeteras fuses the unique sounds and Afro- Mexican rhythms, zapateado, and powerful lyrics of the Barrio. The band will perform at 7:30 Fri­day, Feb. 19 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The group merges roots music and modern day stories with what the Los Angeles Times has called a “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of […]

Mayor’s Leadership Award: Danny Sherlock



Danny Sherlock is President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.  During his career, which began in 1973, Danny has served as Chief Professional Officer of Boys & Girls Club organizations based in San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Carlsbad, Escondido and San Diego.  As CPO, Danny has provided leadership for the merger of four independent Boys […]

Irish Stew Cook-Off seeks contestants



The only Irish Stew Cook-off in North County happens on St. Pat­rick’s Day, March 17, at St. Stephen’s Hall on Cole Grade (near Valley Cen­ter High School) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in neighboring Valley Center. As you can see, funny hats is a big deal in this event sponsored by Knights of Columbus and The Valley Roadrunner. Applications to […]