When it comes to Mickelson and Tiger, put me in the Phil camp

Golfers Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have been opponents and ri­vals for twenty years. In truth, for longer than probably each cares to re­member. Owing to the fact that their person­alities are vastly different and they are both highly competitive souls, it was not much of a surprise that they never became tight or the best of friends. Sure, there […]

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ has great family chemistry

It’s hard to talk about “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” without talking about how little demand there is for it in 2016. True, the 2002 original made an astounding $241 million, setting a record for independent films and for movies that never had a weekend at #1 at the box office. But that was 14 years ago, and the […]

‘Noises Off’ playing at Welk’s through May

“Noises Off” is a roller coaster, side-split­ting look at theatre – inside and out – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount the dreadful comedy “Nothing On.” Door slam­ming, missed cues, and romantic intrigue slowly unravels the casts’ collective sanity. Yet, the show must go on; despite the ca­tastrophe being played out on stage and the vicious antics […]

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, […]

Cruisin’ Grand launches with thousands of return visitors

Friday April 1st, Cruisin’ Grand commenced a long summer, celebrating the romance of the automobile on Grand Avenue in Escondido. Look for it every Friday evening until October. Photos by Lenny Kerbs

Now is the time to defend your hometown from live oak killers

An invader from another country has already devastated nearby Ramo­na, Julian and Cuyamaca. Escondido could be next! What are these invaders attacking? The answer is the beautiful live oaks that give Escondido and other parts of the county their special character. Their favorite victims? The oldest trees, because their thick bark makes the best home for their eggs. The intruder? […]

Family remembers great grandmother Diana Shaw

Longtime Escondido resident Diana Kathleen Armstrong Shaw, 86, died in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on April 6, at the home of her daughter, Kathleen. Mrs. Shaw was born May 20, 1929 in Tabor Tanganyika Territory, British East Africa, to Hugh Howard Arm­strong and Eleonore Roberts Arm­strong. She lived in England until she was 6 years old, and then lived in British […]

Dutch Festival Saturday

Dutch Festival Saturday, April 23rd 2016 at Calvin Christian School, Escondido, CA On Saturday April 23rd, 10am – 4pm, Calvin Christian School will host a day of fun for the whole community.   The festival includes carnival games & prizes, shopping, auctions, petting zoos, obstacle courses, and a whole lot more in a celebration honoring their Dutch founders and the unique […]

New signs will alert motorists to alternative routes during major freeway incidents

Coordinated system aims to improve travel-time, reliability on I-15

Officials from SANDAG and Caltrans are activating the final piece of a system designed to guide motorists around major incidents when they occur along the Interstate 15 corridor, providing travel choices and improving travel-time reliability.  “Our region is a leader in taking advantage of technology to make our transportation system more efficient,” said County Board of Supervisors Chair Ron Roberts, […]

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Assault of a Train Conductor

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with an assault of a train conductor. On April 6, 2016, at 7:25 a.m., an unknown man was observed acting strangely onboard the southbound Coaster from Oceanside to the […]