2016-09-29 E-Edition


In last week’s article about the The Escondido Republic Club (TERC) forum at Cocina Del Charro, we inaccurately quoted treasurer candidate Robroy Fawcett. In one instance we quoted him as saying, “Elect ‘Open Fawcett’ and the money will flow!” when what he actually said was, “Elect Robroy ‘open’ Fawcett, and the information will pour out of City Hall.” In the […]

New look Sabers poised for big turnaround

Escondido-based team plays home games at the Iceoplex

For the San Diego Sabers hockey club, last year was like a trying time in the wilderness. Many factors conspired against them to make their journey an arduous and difficult one; the necessity of a coaching change, injuries to two of their top players, a suspect defense that allowed too much rubber to be directed at the goalies and the […]

Pats stay close but lose late to tough El Cajon Valley 44-28

The tension was thick surrounding the Friday night matchup between El Cajon Valley and the host team, the Orange Glen Patriots. The Braves were looking to extend their undefeated win streak to five, while the Patriots were hoping to get back on track after a loss to their cross-town rival San Pasqual the previous week. With a stalemate taking place […]

Friday/Saturday High School Scoreboard

Calvin Christian 51 – Borrego Springs 6 – The Crusaders continue to roll as they run their record to a perfect 4-0. A huge 44-point first half showcases CC’s dominance. The offense features a myriad of key contributors including quarterback Matt Lafler, who tosses a pair of TD passes and runs for another. Daniel Esguerra paces the ground game with […]

‘Setting the record straight’

I’m typing this week’s issue on Monday September 26, the big day of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump. Since this is among the most highly anticipated debates in American history, I thought it worthy of comment. “The spectacle of it alone is alluring: one of the world’s most famous women onstage for 90 commercial-free […]

Abelardo J. Barroso was longtime resident of Escondido

Abelardo J. Barroso5/10/1976 – 9/17/2016 Mr. Barroso was born in Mexico and was a resident of Escondido. Mr. Abelardo is survived by his loving family: Wife-Gisela Barroso, and daughters, Karen Barroso and Monika Barroso. Mr. Abelardo was a foreman at O.J. Insulation Co. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family. Services were held on September 23, at […]

Vera Wilson, 81, taught 34 years in Escondido schools

Vera Aileene Wilson, 81, of Valley Center, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 14, 2016, from complications of an auto accident. Mrs. Wilson was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Irven H. Crow and Clara M. Hanlon Crow during the Great Depression and in the heart of the Dust Bowl. She was raised on the family farm with her […]

On the Menu

Chicken Tikki Masala

I love trying different countries culinary cuisines. Indian food is so different because of the very deep, earthy seasonings that are used. Exposing ourselves to these different foods really makes us think differently about food and how to play with various flavors. I had a great question in my inbox on my On The Menu Facebook page. Hailey Sampson wrote […]

‘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 […]