‘Unlocking Wonderland’

Classic comedy Arsenic and Old Lace comes to the Welk Resort Theater

Premiere Productions comes to the Welk Resort Theater this August with the laugh-a-minute screwball comedy, “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kes­selring and directed by Premiere Produc­tions and Broadway Theater owner, Ran­dall Hickman. “‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ is a brilliant combination of black comedy, farce and the macabre,” said director, Randall Hickman. “A play about two elderly sis­ters, who poison […]

Patio Playhouse to present “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]”

Can three guys really cover thirty- seven Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? That’s the premise of Pa­tio Playhouse’s “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [re­vised]” which will be at the playhouse August 5 – 21. This fast-firing comedy parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the son­nets!) with only three performers in two acts. This play is full […]


has some good laughs

The hoopla surrounding the remake of “Ghostbusters” will be remembered more than the movie itself. Many fans were opposed to the idea of touching the 1984 comedy classic. A small-but-unnerving section of these fans were opposed to the idea of remaking the film with female leads. These idiots got so vocal that they seemed to speak for all detractors of […]

Escondido Choral Arts Foundation announces fifth season

The Escondido Choral Arts Founda­tion has announced its fifth season. The first concert, October 23, will be the internationally recognized Univer­sity of Southern California Chamber Singers and Concert Choir performing choral works to honor Shakespeare. The Center Chorale will combine with USC for the finale to perform a special world premiere composition by Stephen Sturk. This will be performed at […]


Newest addition at Pinup Culture Jodie Garcia, owner of Stage Door Makeup and Hair, has teamed up with Pinup Culture and Pinup Garage located at 105 E Grand Ave., in Escondido. She comes with a vast knowledge of getting you camera ready for any event. Garcia is a graduate of Paul Mitchell and has an extensive resume from the­atrical shows […]

Escondido Democrats discuss get out the vote strategies

Palomar Political Science Professor Emeritus Mary Anne Drinan and Re­tired University of San Diego Political Science Professor Pat Drinan presented their analysis of the California June Pri­mary at the July meeting of the Escon­dido Democratic Club. Only fifty-five percent of eligible vot­ers in Escondido are registered. Con­sistent voters tend to be older, white, college-educated and more affluent. Younger people, Latinos, […]


The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. On July 4, Dispatch received a call about a 16-year-old with a warrant. The juvenile fled on foot from the responding officers and after a brief foot pursuit, the officers were able to detain the juvenile. While attempting to place the ju­venile into a patrol vehicle the subject spit at […]


There's nothing like holding a newspaper in your hands

For those of us who were there dur­ing its heyday, especially those of us who were part of it, the slow death of the newspaper industry has been most saddening. What else can you call it, as more and more newspapers across the country have stopped publication? When I first became a reporter for the former Daily Times-Advocate in 1952 […]

Saluting law enforcement

Now seems an appropriate time to salute the brave men and women of law enforcement. Without them, our lives of safety, security and freedom wouldn’t be possible. This region is fortunate to have the San Diego County Sheriff’s Depart­ment, covering the unincorporated ar­eas and the cities of Vista and San Mar­cos, along with two municipal police departments, which serve the […]