2016-03-17

Library offers eReaders eXplained event—



The Econdido Public Library offers eReaders eXplained, pro­viding instruction and demon­strations on how to access and download free Library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your smart­phone, tablet, eReader, or com­puter. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednes­day, March 30 in the Turrentine Room. Library programs are free. At­tendees should bring their own devices. For more […]

Motorcycle shop owner bristles over T-A story



The owner of Twisted Motor­sports is curbing his tongue so he won’t get in any more trouble with the City of Escondido. Alvino Alvarez, owner of Twisted Motorsports, said he was surprised about all the fuss about the “heightened police presence” and the threat that a “violent motorcycle gang” was supposedly having a party at his shop over the March […]

Sketch Released of Stabbing Suspect in Vista



San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Vista Sheriff’s Station want the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing. It happened just before 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 2016 at a home located near the intersection of E. East Drive and N. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista. That’s where a male suspect […]

Tickets on sale for ‘Dancing With Our Stars’



An all-star lineup of prominent community and business leaders will slip on their dancing shoes and com­pete as part of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s “Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on Saturday April 2. Gala proceeds will benefit the Center’s education and community outreach programs, which serve over 75,000 people each year. Community stars will include for­mer […]

Maybe the best is yet to come for Escondido High Baseball



After a tough first loss of the season to Imperial and a lengthy post-game talk in the outfield, Escondido High baseball broke huddle with their usual mantra: “Family!” For the young team the highs and lows of last season provided lessons about the unity that’s required for play­off success. A tumultuous 2015 saw the Cougars finish with a record of […]

County GOP endorses Abed over rivals for supervisor



Members of the Republican Party of San Diego County voted overwhelm­ingly Monday to make Mayor Sam Abed the official choice of the Republican Party for the San Diego Board of Super­visors, District 3 seat. GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric said, “Endorsing one Republican over another requires a two-thirds vote threshold – and rarely happens. Clearly Sam Abed’s long-time and steadfast commitment […]

San Pasqual softball coach, players discuss their approach



Andrew Villalobos coaches San Pasqual’s varsity softball team. He has taken it upon himself to create a self-sustaining support system among his players. Villalobos’s passion for both soft and hardball originates from when he started to play at age 13, fol­lowing in the footsteps of his dad, uncles, cousins, and brothers. “I played men’s fast pitch almost every weekend, Villalobos […]

Escondido Crime Blotter



• Escondido Police are investigat­ing a midnight shooting of a man gunned down with a shot to the head early Wednesday morning a short distance from Peterson’s Donuts. The shooting may be related to gang ac­tivities, according to police. On Wednesday, at about 12:30 a.m., Escondido police officers re­sponded to a reported shooting in the area of Escondido Blvd. and […]

Patio Playhouse Youth Theater’s “Aladdin Jr.” opens April 1



Patio Playhouse Youth Theater in Es­condido will present Aladdin Jr. based on Walt Disney’s 31st animated feature, which opens April. In Agrabah, City of Enchantment, ev­ery beggar has a story and every song a smile! An abridged version of the classic Disney film “Aladdin Jr.” will be brought to life by the youth perform­ers of Patio Playhouse, running April 1 […]

Mayor Gaspar battles Abed in 3-way race for Supervisor



Mayor Kristin Gaspar takes her seat at the Panera Bread outlet at The Forum Carlsbad on Calle Barcelona. She sits erect, on the edge of her seat, alert and ready to do battle in her race to become the Third District County Supervisor. She is enthusiastic, buoyant even, and a nonstop communicator of her political message: Get behind Kristin Gaspar. […]