2016-08-04 E-Edition

Call for artists’ entries for ‘Celebrate Grand Escondido’

The Escondido Art Association, in­vites artists of all ages, members and non-members alike, to participate in the Second Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” open judged 2-D art show. A total of $1,075 in prize money, as well as free entries to future shows, will be awarded in four categories: Watercolor; Oil/Acrylic; Photography/ Digital; and, Other (mixed media, pas­tel, pen & ink, […]


Escondido VFW post celebrates 89th anniversary

On Saturday, July 9, over 50 veterans, family members, and friends gathered at Escondido’s Veterans Memorial Hall to celebrate the 89th an­niversary of the formation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513. The post is now planning its 90th birthday party to be announced in early 2017 by invitation to a wider community base. The post hosted a casual dinner […]

Escondido educators participate in specialized training

In June, the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) launched a series of two five-day summer trainings to prepare school leaders and educators to further advance student academic achievement. Over 100 educators and administra­tors attended one of the five-day work­shops specifically focused on present­ing strategies and tools for engaging the English learner in rigorous learning opportunities in the classroom. The summer […]

Escondido Elks Lodge sponsors veterans to a fishing trip

On July 21, 15 Escondido Elks Lodge members accompanied 27 disabled military veterans and their staff and aides on a Sport Fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean aboard the vessel Double Down. This expedition provided space on boat, bait and tackle and lunch for local service members. The outing was a success as 83 Calico Bass were caught. The catch […]

Escondido Union School District announces policy for free and reduced lunches for 2016-2017

Escondido Union School District is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the district/agen­cy’s central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any inter­ested party on request. To apply, complete one application for all children in the […]

‘Jason Bourne’ does action right

“Jason Bourne” gets off on the wrong foot by having a lame title. I guess the idea was to recover from the flop that was “The Bourne Legacy” by promising viewers that Jason Bourne would actually be involved in this one. But what it’s unofficially promising to do is break from the hot streak of the first three “Bourne” movies. […]

Flamenco Arana at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on October 8

La Academia y La Companía Fla­menco Arana will present “Todas Las Rosas” October 8, 7 p.m. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Center Theater. Led by the charismatic voice of Juan de Dios, Flamenco Arana takes you on a dynamic journey through the heart of Southern Spain. From the stirring danc­es of cante jondo (“deep song”), to the melodies that […]

Residents learn about grassroots effort to create a ‘Convention of the States’

What do the people do if the political classes ignore their concerns? Usually nothing. But sometimes they do a little more . . . Sometimes Popeye says, “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more!” and Howard Beale bellows, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” But those are fictional char­acters. Once […]

North County Democrats to have Masquerade Casino Night August 13

The North County Caucus of the San Diego County Democratic Party is having a Masquerade Casino Night, Saturday, August 13, 6 –10 p.m. The evening includes a silent auc­tion, casino gaming, prizes, food sta­tions and entertainment in the Cali­fornia Center for the Arts Sculpture Garden, Escondido, all for $100 a person. Get into the spirit by wearing your own masquerade […]

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