2016-09-01

2016-09-01 E-Edition

James “Jim” Robert Gray, 93,

was former Escondido resident

Jim Gray, age 93, a resident of Cloverdale for the past 32 years, died on Friday, August 12, just a week shy of his 94th birthday. He died at home with his wife Marge and daughter Susan by his bedside. Jim Gray and his wife, Marge, lived in Escondido for 34 years and owned an art gallery there. Both of […]

“Don’t Breathe”: Lives up to its name



“Don’t Breathe” is what I like to call an “Is That So Hard?” movie. I ask that question not of the film, but of other films. In many ways, this film is simple. Ninety percent of it takes place in one setting. The number of cast members with more than one scene can be counted on one hand. It doesn’t […]

Nerd-Con brings 9,000 to Center over weekend



You could call it Comicon the Little, except that this baby is already growing at a tremendous pace and may not be in diapers much longer. As many as 9,000 fans and fellow nerds showed up for the 2nd annual Nerd-Con at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All four of the Center’s facilities […]

Take a class with the best and only glassblower in town.

Stone & Glass creates one-of-a-kind originals and teaches you how to create art with glass too

James Stone has proven to be an accomplished artist and inspiring figure in Escondido as he has spent more than three decades perfecting his business in glass blowing. Stone & Glass is a company that thrives on creating public awareness for oceanographic and ecological impacts that affect our way of life. They educate students, nurture community involvement in the arts […]

Palomar Health joins the American Joint Replacement Registry



Palomar Health, one of the preeminent joint replacement centers in the nation, has joined the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). Nearly one-in-four of all total joint replacement surgeries in San Diego County are performed at Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital and, according to Palomar Health, its joint-replacement program is in the top one-percent in America for post-surgical pain control […]

Border Patrol seizes $3 million in Escondido

Largest cash seizure ever for San Diego Sector

U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested two men on the afternoon of Tuesday afternoon for smuggling more than $3 million dollars that was being transported in separate vehicles traveling in North County. At about 1:45 p.m. an agent conducted a vehicle stop on a Kia Forte on West Country Club Lane after following the vehicle on I-15. The agent suspected that […]

Game of the Week:

Classical Academy versus Orange Glen Dynamic Russell ignites 34-17 Patriot win

Classical Academy was a game and gritty bunch last Friday night as they hung tough for three-plus quarters. But ultimately, the 34-17 loss that the Caimans suffered at the hands of host Orange Glen could be distilled down to one irrefutable fact; they simply had no answer for the Patriots’ flashy and, at times, unstoppable wideout Malachi Russell. Throughout the […]

Night on Broadway hosts 23 acts



Over the weekend Community Players Theatre based at Community Lutheran Church in Escondido celebrated their 10th anniversary of shows the Night on Broadway, which gave members a chance to highlight their individual talents. A total of 23 acts performed. The show was held at Bailey Bee’s Theater at Community Lutheran Church. The show opened the season with a variety of […]

Mark Ippolito, 80

Big part of Escondido PD’s history

Mark Ippolito, longtime Escondido police captain Mark T. Ippolito April 11, 1936 – August 12, 2016 Retired Escondido Police Captain Mark Ippolito died on Friday, August 12, from a prolonged illness. He was a big part of the Escondido Police Department history, serving for 30 years. Capt. Ippolito, 80 was at the Murrieta Health and Rehabilitation Center in Murrieta, and […]


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