Cruisin’ Grand 2016 opens Friday for 27 weeks

CRUISIN’ GRAND CANCELLED TODAY – April 8, 2016 The organizers of Cruisin’ Grand have decided to cancel today’s event due to weather. It’s gonna be huge! No foolin’! The 17th annual Cruisin’ Grand Escondi­do will open Friday night, April 1 with 700 plus cars and Heaven knows how many thousands of people crowding the streets of the downtown area. They […]

A tribute to John Smylie, attorney at law

Editor—We asked Lyle Davis, pub­lisher of The Paper, if we could reprint his comments on the death of local at­torney, John Smylie. It was a little over 16 years ago when John Smylie, well-known probate at­torney based in San Marcos, called me and said, “Do you want to get back into the media?” “I dunno,” I said, “what’s cooking?” A […]

Don’t overhype SDSU’s run in the NIT

Ok, some of you local basketball fans, talking heads and media types, it’s time to return from the Land of Oz and get back to reality. I recommend that you take a deep breath, double pump the brakes and calm yourselves down. Just chill out, sim­mer down and if it helps you regain some perspective and reason, slowly count to […]

Interfaith ‘uncloses’ its first year-round homeless shelter

Interfaith Community Services has been taking in homeless people for 35 years, but, up until now the shelter op­erated only during four winter months, December through March. On Wednesday, March 30 the commu­nity services agency held a “Grand Un­closing Event” for Haven House, which will stay open throughout the year. The shelter opened as the first one in North San […]

The early days of Palomar Community College

Palomar Community College, which was born as Palomar Junior Col­lege in 1946, becomes 70 years old this September. But it was far, far different in those days from the extraordinary facility of higher learning that exists today on the San Marcos campus that could pass for a four-year university. In those first few years, Palomar was somewhat akin to an […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle – open April 9

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE OPEN THIS SATURDAY APRIL 9 Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.  Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and […]

City council: go for the “big vision” for library

Escondido has one of the most expansive and glorious civic centers and city halls of any com­munity its size. If city council members have their way, a new “big vision” library might join those civic buildings in Grape Day park, rather than just apply a Band-aid to the existing library on Kalmia. On Wednesday, March 23 things took a turn […]

Patti’s Place

It’s Easter. A day for peace. It’s in­teresting to me when I read negativity online. It may be about me. Or about others. But the thing I feel is interest­ing, is people buy into it. I’ve watched people join in a post di­rectly related to hurting one person. I want to ask 2 questions … Why post? And why join […]

Daley Ranch offers seven hikes in April

Daley Ranch in Escondido will offer seven hikes this month. All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule […]

Incumbent Supervisor Dave Roberts is a coalition builder

Dave Roberts, 3rd District Supervi­sor, has been called the energizer who gives the Energizer Bunny lessons. If you look at his schedule you might be convinced that he has an identical twin. Look at his Fitbit and you’ll find a man who logs in sometimes 12,000 steps a day, possibly leaving the Ener­gizer Bunny in his dust. He gets up […]

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