2016-10-27 E-Edition

Grand Tea Room celebrates ribbon cutting

Friday, October 21 many people gathered to take part in the official ribbon cutting of The Grand Tea Room located at 145 West Grand. No, it is not a new business, however, they did just join Escondido’s Chamber of Commerce and they are also celebrating their fifth anniversary. “I think that makes us a success!” owner Louisa Magoon announced to […]

‘Boo! A Madea Halloween’: 103 minutes of crass old lady jokes

Q: Why should you never perform for ghosts? A: Because they’re always saying “Boo!” This movie gets a bunch of boos out of me, and it’s not because I’m trying to scare it. Tyler Perry is back and he’s brought his alter ego Madea with him. Get ready for 103 minutes of crass old lady jokes with delusions of wisdom. […]

Center to present Midtown Men Nov. 4

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present the Midtown Men, the original cast members of the critically acclaimed Broadway hit show “Jersey Boys,” on Friday, November 4, 2016 in the Concert Hall at 7:30 pm. This high-octane musical tour de force will showcase their self-titled debut album consisting of the best music of the 1960s with a modern […]

On the Menu

Pad Thai Chicken

I have some absolute favorite places around Escondido to consume amazingly delicious Asian dishes. I try to not only perfect these dishes alone, but I talk to the owners of restaurants, chefs and Asian food store owners to help me during my quests for good authentic Asian cuisine. How else do you learn? I have learned so much just by […]

Arnie and Vinnie: Icons in every sense of the word

Whenever men that I have long admired, respected and yes revered, vacate the scene, I truly feel a sense of loss and wistfulness. It makes no matter that I may never have met them personally. Through their actions, deeds and winning personalities, they created within me a feeling that I knew them intimately. They became trusted friends that I looked […]

City Hall stunned by city manager’s resignation after less than a year in office

Escondido City Hall employees were stunned Friday to learn of the totally unexpected resignation of City Manager Graham Mitchell for “personal reasons.” His resignation takes effect no later than the end of the year. Councilman Ed Gallo seemed to capture the mood when he told the Times-Advocate “I’ve been on the council fourteen years and this is my worst day. […]

Local high school football scoreboard

Calvin Christian 47 – Rock Academy 17 – It’s a seventh straight win for the host Crusaders as they continue their quest for an undefeated regular season. QB Matt Lafler has perhaps his best passing effort, hitting on eight of 10 throws, good for 172 yards and a touchdown. CC’s vaunted running game continues to percolate at a very high […]

Escondido Police chief named Law Enforcement Official of the Year

Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter has been named “Law Enforcement Official of the Year” by the San Diego Crime Commission. The award was presented on October 14, at the Commission’s 31st annual Blue Knight Award ceremony. Chief Carter was recognized for his commitment to making San Diego County a model example for the country. Chief Carter has served as the […]

Esco’s top runner proves the importance of mind over matter

Unstoppable, determined, AND easygoing? Escondido High School’s Dionicio (Dennis) Miguel is all of the above. Star athlete and captain of EHS’s Cross Country team, Miguel repeatedly refuses to let anything get in the way of his success, including himself. After numerous injuries along with a physique he describes as “not built for running,” this young Cougar remains not only dedicated […]

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