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A Gala Fundraiser on April 2 at the Center

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 […]

Elizabeth Hospice to hold annual Wings of Hope butterfly release May 1

The Elizabeth Hospice will hold the 7th annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release on Sunday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in the Salon Room. Community members of all ages are invited to attend and to sponsor but­terflies in memory or in honor of […]

Dr. William C. Shoemaker, 93, distinguished surgeon, mentored medical students around the world

William Cresap Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, FACS – be­loved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and critical care medicine mentor to many – passed away peacefully at age 93 on March 14, 2016 at home in Escondido, with his lov­ing wife Norma at his side, and finally free from his long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Shoemaker was born on February 27, 1923 […]

New Vintage Church celebrates fifth anniversary

New Vintage Church, located at 1300 S. Juniper St. in Escondido will celebrate its fifth (5th) Anniversary on April 24. New Vintage Church (NVC) gathered informally for the first time in December 2010 with a vision to start a new church that would draw people to God, leading them to maturity in Christ. When those 16 people gathered for the […]

Escondido Education Foundation to Host Gala at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

The Escondido Education Founda­tion (EEF) invites you to attend its fund-raising event on Friday, April 15 at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 North Broadway in Es­condido. Proceeds will help support the Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards, now in its 12th year. Escondido Union School District teacher Michael de Neve will be the Master of Ceremonies so things will […]

EAA 2015 Visual Arts Scholarship Winners

The Escondido Art Association pre­sented their 2016 Art Scholarship Awards at a Reception and Awards Cer­emony held on March 12 at the Artists Gallery on Grand Avenue, Escondido. Awards were presented to the follow­ing young artists as follows: First Place ($500) to Eva Taupier, Escondido Char­ter H.S.; Second Place ($300) to Yating Zhang (Kirina), Calvin Christian H.S.; and Third Place […]

Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents String Quartet Quartetto Sorrento

String quartet Quartetto Sorrento will perform at the Escondido Pub­lic Library on Saturday, April 9, at 3 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Violinists Paula Simmons, Ondrei Lewitt, Michael Dvoskin and cellist Gordon Grubbs perform classical music by composers ranging from Haydn and Mozart to Shostakov­ich, Debussy, and Thompson. Learn more about Quartetto Sorrento at theviolinshopsandiego.com/ quartetto-sorrento/. The 2nd Satur­day Concert […]

Escondido Fire now supports the lifesaving app PulsePoint

The Escondido Fire Department has launched a free lifesaving Smart­phone app called PulsePoint. PulsePoint users who have indi­cated they are trained in CPR and are willing to assist will be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency. Notifications of someone in need are made through the PulsePoint app by the fire dispatch center. The location-aware application will alert […]

Local writers release new books

This week marks the nationwide re­lease of “Between Two Seas,” a riv­eting new book by Escondido author Robert Alan Ward, and “Through Fear and Trembling,” an engrossing col­laboration by Ward and his co-author David D. Ross. In “Between Two Seas,” which will be released nationwide this week, Melitene is ravaged by violence, pov­erty, addiction and unrest. The new governor, Trebonius, […]

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell: Together On Stage on Friday, April 1, at CCAE concert hall

In a highly anticipated national tour, “The Use Your Voice Tour 2016” brings songwriting giants Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell together to raise awareness for increased voter engagement in conjunction with the League of Women Voters. The singer-songwriters will perform a special “singers-in-the-round” style show where the artists will share their own songs and accompany one another for […]