The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. STOLEN MOTORCYCLE RECOVERED — On July 10, dispatch received a call from an off duty San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy reporting a stolen motor­cycle in the 2400 block of Smokewood Place. Three days prior, the deputy’s neighbor had his 2015 Kawasaki Motocross motorcycle stolen. Working with Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the […]

Roger Mikeal Hicks

formerly of Escondido

Services will be held August 6th for Roger Mikeal Hicks. Born Au­gust 13, 1943 in Lewiston Idaho and passed away July 20, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife Lea, 3 children Danny, Julie and Darla, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Mr. Hicks was a grading contractor for 40 years then semi-retired […]

2nd Tuesday Book Club to discuss ‘There’s Something I Want You to Do’ by Charles Baxter

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on August 9, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “There’s Something I Want You to Do” by Charles Baxter. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org. “There’s something I […]

Thelma Harriet Mayer

Thelma Harriet Mayer died at her Escondido, California home on June 29, 2016, at the age of 93 years. An Escondido resident for 34 years, she was born December 10, 1922 to parents Harry and Evelyn Thuesen of Fresno, California. As a child Thelma grew up on a multi-generational family farm in Fresno, Cali­fornia. Sometime, after high school graduation she […]

‘Chip in for Jim’ seeks to help longtime area resident afflicted with ALS

A fundraiser to help a local man afflict­ed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) will be held August 19 at Woods Valley Golf Course in Valley Center. The 2nd annual “Chip in for Jim” golf tournament will benefit Jim McFarland a longtime area resident. Last year’s fund­raiser, which was also held in August, was successful, sold out in fact, and the […]

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 […]