2016-09-29

2016-09-29 E-Edition

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The U.S. Constitution: something you ought to read

Have you read the U.S. Constitution? Chances are you are among the 72% of Americans who have NOT read one of the two most remarkable documents in this nation’s history. (The Declaration of Independence is the other document.) Seventy-two percent! Unbelievable! That was the result of a survey taken in 2015 by a group called the American Council of Trustees […]

Escondido Mounted Posse to hold memorial ride for fallen member



At the Lakeside Western Days Parade this past April 23, the Escondido Mounted Posse lost one of its most experienced and beloved members – Diana Cavender. While riding her horse back to its trailer, the animal slipped and fell whipping Cavender’s head into the asphalt. She was pronounced dead a short time later. One October 15, the Posse is sponsoring […]

College and career fair coming to Westfield Mall October 1



A free College and Career Fair will be held on Saturday, October 1, from Noon to 4 p.m. on levels 2 and 3 of the Westfield North County mall located at 272 East Via Rancho Parkway. Representatives from over 100 colleges, universities, trade schools, certification programs and military recruitment offices will be on hand to provide information to students and […]

Welk Theatre production celebrates career of Doris Day

Doris & Me stars San Diego favorite Scott Dreir

“Doris and Me” was written and created by Carlsbad native Scott Dreier with Kurtis Simmons and was conceived while Dreier was performing “How to Succeed in Business…” at the Welk in 2012. He shared his idea of his long -time dream of creating a one-man show celebrating the life, music, and career of Doris Day and her profound effect on […]

Meet OGHS’s new academic dean, Nathan Reinking




Your palms become sweaty, your heart starts beating faster and you immediately look back on the past few days and wonder what you did wrong. As you approach the door you start imagining calls to your parents, expulsions and suspensions and the question of how is this meeting going to go. But then you’re surprised when you walk in and […]

Pet of the Week



Name: Lady and PunyAge: 7 years oldGender: Spayed female andneutered maleBreed: Chihuahua/Beagle mixID #: 214389; 214391Adoption Fee: $100 (combined) Lady, a 7-year-old Chihuahua/Beagle mix, and Puny, a 7-year-old Chihuahua/ Beagle mix, are looking for a loving home together. This dynamic duo was brought in by their previous owner who could no longer care for them. Since entering our care, these […]

CORRECTION



In our article covering The Escondido Republican Club forum (TERC) we incorrectly reported that candidate Douglas Shultz had worked as the volunteer assistant city treasurer for three years, when in fact he volunteered in that position this past year. He started his own wealth management firm two years ago, but that is unrelated to his volunteer role at the city. […]

‘The Magnificent Seven’: starts off great, gradually loses steam



The new version of “The Magnificent Seven” (a remake of a 1960 Western that I have not seen, itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai,” which I have) is one of those movies that starts off looking award-worthy, but gradually loses steam until it’s nearly unwatchable by the end. There’s no one point where it really drops the […]

Local GOP supporters watch the debate — and comment



It was a full house at Mike’s BBQ in Escondido on West Valley Pkwy on Monday night where folks gathered to watch the first of three presidential debates sponsored by the North County Conservatives (the party, not the debate itself, which was sponsored by The Commission on Presidential Debates.) The private dining room at Mike’s was filled with mostly conservatives; […]


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