2016-06-23 E-Edition

Center’s new season includes Kathy Griffin, Garrison Keillor and the TEN Tenors

California Center for the Arts, Escondido (the Center) this week an­nounced its 2016/2017 season featuring a line-up of performers that includes Kathy Griffin, Keith Sweat, Big Head Todd And The Monsters, Montgomery Gentry, Garrison Keillor, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Pink Martini, Shaping Sound, The Midtown Men, Black Violin, The TEN Tenors, Villalobos Brothers, Port­land Cello Project, Flip Fabrique, Ain’t […]

3rd annual Catfish Derby July 2 at Wohlford

The third annual Wohlford Catfish Derby will be held Saturday July 2 at Lake Wohlford. July 2 is a free fishing day in the state of California, which means no license is required on that day. Derby Saturday is also the first Saturday in July, which means $20 all day motorboats for active military. The Derby features prizes for the […]

Council adopts $92.6 M budget for 2016-2017

Wednesday, June 8 the Escondido City Council adopted a $92.6 million budget for the two-year fiscal period of 2016-2017. The budget was developed by all de­partments of the city. Assistant Finance Director Joan Ryan gave the annual report to the council. She noted that the new bud­get projects an annual growth of 4%, which reflects the fact that the budget […]

The doctor is in?

Have you ever called to make an appointment with your doctor only to learn that he or she is no long there and there is no forwarding information? This has happened to me three times in the past year and to some of my friends as well. We felt abandoned. While unthinkable in earlier times, this, unfortunately, is becoming all […]

Escondido homes sought for exchange students

Escondido families are being sought to be hosts to international high school exchange students. International high school exchange students are coming to study in the San Di­ego County area, including Escondido, during the 2016-2017 school year. These students will integrate themselves into a local family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an American high school student. In turn […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

The June 3 wine and craft beer tast­ing event at Cruisin’ Grand had the highest attendance of all of the pre­vious city-sponsored wine tasting events. As a result, the net proceeds of $658 will be donated to the Escon­dido Arts Partnership . Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winner “The Blessing of a Broken Heart” Adapted by Todd Salovey from Sherri […]

2-1-1 connects you to services

Every hour of every day, someone in San Diego County searches for services, from substance abuse treatment to care for a child or aging parent, food, housing or financial assistance. Through more than 400,000 annual connections, 2-1-1 serves as the region’s primary connection to more than 6,000 community, health and disaster support services. Callers are linked to trained rep­resentatives who […]

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on July 12, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. Cop­ies of the book are available for check out and […]

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Words? Actions? Oh, the utter ambiguity!

“I think what he says and what he’ll do are two different things.” That was what our current Congressman, Duncan Hunter, recently said about Donald Trump as reported in The Washington Post last Friday. And doesn’t that just say it all? Now, I’m no Duncan Hunter fan, and normally I don’t pay a whole lot of attention, but I think, […]