Escondido residents, graduate and make the dean’s list

Katherine Cormier, of Escondido, earned a degree from Becker College on Saturday, May 14, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts at the col­lege’s 228th commencement. Cormier was part of the “Global Class of 2016,” the largest graduating class in the col­lege’s history, and the first class to have global citizenship fully integrated into the college curriculum for four years […]

On the Menu

Blue Cheese and Balsamic Flank Steak

There are so many different cuts of beef for us to cook with and enjoy. One of the forgotten types that is absolutely tender and delicious when prepared correctly, is flank steak. When this delicious cut of meat is cooked low and slow, it has that melt in your mouth type of texture and delicious flavor that we all enjoy. […]

100 plus temps don’t faze Cruisin’ Grand midsummer night revelers

A 3-digit temperature didn’t stop hundreds, possibly thousands, of folks from coming out to be a part of the excitement of Cruisin’ Grand, an idea of Escondido’s business owner, Steve Waldron, that has become the number one car cruise in the nation. Tom Frank of Escondido was one such person in attendance and he brought along the car he learned […]

Sip, Wine & Beer, a nice place to get educated about wine

Don’t be intimidated by wine; learn about it

It’s always exciting and frighten­ing to start a new business; just like it’s both exciting and frightening to learn about something you don’t know much about. Like wine. Are you an oenophile? That’s a fancy word for a connoisseur of wines. It’s one of those pompous words you will encounter if you enter the world of wines, a world where […]

Luminary Arts Presents “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” beginning Aug. 5

Not your English teacher’s Shakespeare staged

Three Guys, 37 plays in 97 minutes, that’s the gist of “Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [re­vised].” “Can three guys really cover thirty-seven Shakespeare plays in less than two hours? This fast-firing comedy, presented by Luminary Arts, parodies all of the Shakespeare plays (plus the sonnets!) with only three performers in two acts. This play is full of energy […]

Patio Playhouse Theater will present Disney’s ‘Beauty & the Beast’ at Kit Carson Park in August

Everyone knows the story of “Beau­ty and the Beast” and is likely to have been acquainted with the 1991 Disney animated version of the French folktale that has been retold by various cultures around the globe since the 1700s. The smash hit was made into a Broad­way musical in 1994 with seven songs added to the original version to accom­modate […]

For police chief, maintaining peace and unity with Escondido’s various “communities” means keeping an open door

When parts of the rest of the country were exploding with racial fury over the killings, first of blacks in Baton Rouge and Minnesota, and then the backlash that resulted when five po­lice officers were murdered in Dallas, Texas, Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter felt the need to take action. He called his opposite numbers, Sheriff Bill Gore and San […]

Moonlight’s ‘Peter Pan’ is a kid and adult pleaser

Moonlight Stage Productions has produced a lavish and well-staged version of the timeless musical “Peter Pan” as part of its 36th Summer Season. As always, Moonlight’s production is topnotch with a splendid orchestra and well- tuned cast, directed by Steven Glaudini. The songs, dance and production values will make you smile throughout. The show’s energy flags a few times, but […]

Council studies new site for water treatment plant

At its July 20 meeting the Escondido City Council voted to study a new site for a multi-million-dollar water recycling plant whose first proposed site turned out to be quite controversial. This is a different location from the controversial site that the planning commission rejected in April and which residents of that area turned out to give a Bronx cheer […]

Clue Avenue’s Lair of Doom Makes for a Fun Afternoon

It’s not every day that you get to work your way out of the lair of a comic-book loving, nefarious scien­tist bent on destroying San Diego. It certainly makes for an interesting af­ternoon at Clue Avenue, a new venue located right off of Grand Avenue on Kalmia Street. The lair in question is an escape room, or what is essen­tially […]