2016-08-04 E-Edition

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 […]

Country Club residents say they need more details on proposal

How does one reconcile a survey that says residents support a proposed development by 4-1 versus 100 emails that say don’t have enough information to form an opinion? Two weeks after the developer New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) held an open house for resi­dents of the former Escondido Country Club to present a vision for the land once occupied by […]

On the Menu

Sweet Lou’s Cactus Cooler Chicken

I love easy recipes! One of my favorite things is trying my family and friends’ culinary favorites. My sweet friend Lou let me give this one a go. I modified it a bit just to change it up slightly but not too much because the original is always the best. The flavor is very lightly sweet and airy. The cactus […]

School trustee Fragozo ousted after pleading guilty to voter fraud

Controversial Escondido Union School District trustee Jose Fragozo, 51, pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of voter fraud just minutes before his trial on 13 felony counts was set to begin. He had been charged with fraud for allegedly living in one region of the school district but running for a different re­gion four years ago. Other charges were […]

Golden Looks Salon celebrates grand opening

Golden Looks Salon, owned and op­erated by Terra & Naim Arzo, held its grand opening on Saturday, July 30. Many people dropped in, including rep­resentatives from Escondido’s Cham­ber of Commerce, to congratulate the couple, admire the salon and indulge in a delicious array of food. Terra is a licensed cosmetologist and opened Golden Looks after working several years at high-end […]

August 12 is deadline to run for city offices

Escondido’s next Gener­al Municipal Election will be consolidated with the statewide general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The election is for the purpose of selecting two City Council members: one to represent District Three and one to represent Dis­trict Four; as well as the election of one City Trea­surer. The nomination period for the election is now until 5 […]


A new home for the Farm Bureau The San Diego County Farm Bureau will be moving from its longtime head­quarters at 1670 E. Valley Parkway to a new location just down the road, at 1540 E. Valley Parkway. The bureau’s building committee looked all over North County for a new home for the farming organization that represents local growers. According […]

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