Escondido Tamale Festival coming to Grape Day Park

The 2nd annual Escondido Tamale Festival will come to Grape Day Park November 5, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. This free event is being sponsored by the Downtown Business Association. According to Alex MacLachlan, the president and CEO of the DBA as well as the top enchilada of the Tamale Festival, some recent news could rocket the festival into the […]

On the Menu

Shredded Chicken Chili

Here come those cool crisp nights sneaking up on us very slowly over the next few weeks. These are the nights where all you want is a nice warm meal and blanket. We all know that around this time of the year it can be easy to slip into the wonderful, unhealthy world of food. I am not a health […]

Treasurer candidate Blaise Jackson wants to give back

Blaise Jackson is one of five candidates for the office of Escondido Treasurer. A native Southern Californian, born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Jackson was the sixth of seven kids. Both of his parents were teachers. He attended Rio Hondo Junior College, and later UCLA, where he met his wife Theresa. They have been married 31 years. The […]

‘Setting the record straight’

I received an interesting email last week by someone who shared that his spiritual journey has taken his beliefs in a more “progressive” direction. As a result, this direction has reshaped — or entirely replaced — the tenets of his Christian faith. Although he did not specify which ones, I’m assuming that the tenet regarding the inerrancy of the Scriptures […]

Hospital Board candidate Doug Moir sees need for strategic planning

Doug Moir is running for the Palomar Health board because he thinks that the board should spend significantly more on “strategic planning” than it currently does. Dr. Moir has been a practicing physician at Palomar Hospital for 21 years, which, he says, “gives me some time in grade. But obviously I care about Palomar, and my community. My wife and […]

Sandra D. Terrill, 41 was Escondido resident

Sandra D. TerrillAge: 4111/04/1974 – 10/09/2016 Sandra D. Terrill received her Bachelor’s degree and was a Peace Keeper in the U.S. Army. She enjoyed sports and spending time with friends and family. Her residence was Escondido. She is survived by her mother, Peggy Terrill, father, Kenneth Terrill and sister, Patti Thompson Graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 26, at […]

Fighting for California’s schools

As the mother of a high school student, education has always been one of my top concerns. Last session, I supported a number of bills that will reform California’s education system through increased local control, improved transparency, expanded educational opportunities and accelerated learning for all California students. This legislation included a bill to increase exposure to college coursework for high […]

Choral concert to honor 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

The internationally recognized USC Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, guest artists of the Escondido Choral Arts Foundation, will perform music in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The concert will be held Sunday, October 23, 4 p.m. at the Center Theater of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The Center Chorale, an endorsed choral […]

No thank you, mayors: In Measure B, it’s the process that stinks


One of the great early founding fathers, John Randolph, described a rival politician this way: “He is a man of splendid abilities, but utterly corrupt. He shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight.” I think of that line when I consider the process that has given us Lilac Hills Ranch, and Measure B. We see the image of the […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events

Thursday, October 20th – Tuesday, October 25th Thursday October 20 Tip-a-Cop Fundraiser Help raise money for Special Olympics. Local law enforcement will spend the day at Red Robin restaurant serving you. All tips received go directly to Special Olympics, All DayRed Robin Restaurant200 E. Via Rancho Parkway Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee and Tea Check out Open Mic Night […]