2016-11-03 E-Edition

American Legion Riders to make 94-year old woman’s dream of riding a motorcycle come true

Miriam “Mim” Smith, a resident of the Felicita Vida senior living community, is having her dream come true of riding a motorcycle at the age of 94! In her youth “Mim” loved taking pictures on motorcycles. She has never ridden one but has always dreamed of doing so. Mim is confined to a wheelchair, but that will not stop the […]

County to spray for Travel-related Zika Case

County to Hand-spray Escondido Neighborhood in Travel-related Zika Case County Vector Control crews plan to hand-spray an Escondido neighborhood to kill invasive Aedes mosquitoes and prevent them from potentially spreading the Zika virus after finding them near a person who contracted Zika outside the country. Vector Control plans to hand-spray the area Thursday, November 10th weather permitting. The area to […]

Cutting the ribbon for a new business

Friday the Escondido Chamber of Commerce celebrated the ribbon cutting of one of the city’s newest businesses, Sip, Wine & Beer at S. Orange St. Escondido The City of Escondido AV department was on hand to videotape the event for the upcoming State of the City address early next year. Mayor Sam Abed joins Sip owner Jeremy Schaeg, Chamber President […]

Accretive and Lilac Hills Ranch are not going away

Although the residents of Valley Center and ultimately the county who fought off the attempt by the Accretive Group to shatter the General Plan with its 1,746-unit Lilac Hills Ranch are rightly celebrating their stunning victory, they had better keep their powder dry. I almost said, buy more ammunition, but I forgot, we can’t do that anymore. Czarist Russia had […]

“It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol” comes to Escondido Dec. 8-18

Revisit Bedford Falls this holiday season!

Travel back to a simpler time, America’s mid-twentieth century, as the North County Players (northcountyplayers.org) brings its newest show, “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol,” to the Women’s Club of Escondido Dec. 8-18. North County Players’ previous holiday offering, “Mr. Scrooge & Mr. Dickens” has played to full houses and thousands of attendees throughout the area for nearly the past decade. […]

Police seek help in jewelry heist

Escondido police are seeking assistance in the robbery of Helzberg Jewelers Tuesday. The police are seeking public assistance in identifying them. Descriptions are: #1 – Black male adult, mid 20’s, 6 feet tall, wearing white shorts, white shirt with sleeves rolled up, white shoes; #2 – Black male adult, mid 20’s, afro-style hair, black jacket, brown pants, black shoes. No […]

Library and The Old Globe Present Shakespeare Saturdays in November

Escondido Public Library and San Diego’s Old Globe present Shakespeare Saturdays, bringing theater to the local community through their arts engagement program, Globe for All. Shakespeare Saturdays pairs an introductory workshop that will demystify Shakespeare and Measure for Measure in the first session and present the live play in the second session. The first Shakespeare Saturday event takes place on […]

It’s eight straight as Jags get by gritty Escondido 28-21

In an entertaining and intense game played Friday night on Escondido’s Chick Embrey Field, both the Valley Center Jaguars and the host Cougars proved something. For the Jags, they once again demonstrated that, no matter what the circumstances, they simply know how to win football games. In the case of the Cougs, they showed themselves to be a plucky and […]

Election time

Spicy city elections keep everyone awake at night (well maybe not)

It’s about a week from election day, which means that it’s time to play “How much can I slime my opponent?” with the expectation there won’t be enough time to answer the accusation. Most people are probably not following this stuff, but for you aficionados of innuendo, here’s the latest. Opponents of incumbent Mike Morasco (but NOT his opponent for […]