2016-11-17 E-Edition

“Trolls”: kiddie stuff with some rewards for adults

Of all the surefire blockbusters of 2016, “Trolls” was probably the one I was dreading the most. If you’re a parent whose kids are this film’s target audience, you’ve probably been dreading it too. This is a film designed to revive an annoyingly cute toy line that we all thought we had left in the past. And the early trailers […]

Escondido Farmers Market Santas ready to Stand Up to help give the kids the gift of good health.

Everyone knows the problem, says San Diego based Sustainable Santa, the organizer of a Santa led effort to help children be “healthy happy and fit for life.” The basically unhealthy diet of Fast and Processed “food” being consumed in America has led to an explosion of preventable, chronic metabolic and other diet driven diseases in our children which were only […]

Buying wine for the holidays

“Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!” —Benjamin Franklin Wine snobs, read no further, because I’m not writing this for you. I’m writing for people who, like the wise old printer, philosopher, […]

Pink Martini to perform at Center December 3

“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Acclaimed Portland based “little orchestra” Pink Martini will be performing songs off their ninth studio album, Je dis oui!, at California Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. at the […]

EC’s Quiarra Barrows Defines the Word Unstoppable

Quiarra Barrows exemplifies a star athlete inside and out. Not only is she exceptional on the courts, she is also a great leader and an extremely driven individual. Placed on Charter’s Varsity volleyball team as a freshman, she has remained dedicated to her teammates ever since, becoming captain this year. She is also an outstanding soccer player, again retaining her […]

Prep football scoreboard (playoff edition)

Calvin Christian 51 –Borrego Springs 0 – The Crusaders shake off a sluggish start in this Division VI semifinal matchup to hammer the Rams for a second time this season. With the win, CC wins its ninth straight, remains unbeaten and is now just one win removed from back-to-back CIF championships. The Crusaders blow this game open with massive second […]

Rincon tribe opens first tribal brewery in So Cal

In a San Diego county beer industry that’s growing like Bermuda grass, there’s a new entry, the SR-76 brewery at Harrah’s Southern California Resort in Valley Center. Although it’s next to the valet parking entrance to the casino, SR-76 is wholly owned by the Rincon Band of Mission Indians. The name, after State Road 76, has great historical significance for […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events Thursday, November 17th - Tuesday, November 22nd

Thursday November 17 Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee and Tea5:30 pm – 8:30 pm119 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA92025 “TECC Talks” at Elfin ForestRecreational Reserve.6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Elfin Forest InterpretiveCenter 8833 Harmony Grove Rd. Escondido, 92029 760-471-9354. Join The Escondido Creek Conservancy for the last in aseries of educational “TECC Talks” at ElfinForest Recreational Reserve. Visit: escondidocreek.org/events […]

Chargers Blood Drive will happen November 22: You never know when you’ll need blood

One of the San Diego Blood Bank’s biggest events of the year is scheduled on Tuesday, November 22 at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. Thousands of people are expected for the “Chargers Blood Drive 38,” the 38th year of this lifesaving event. The event contributes to the Blood Bank’s support of 100,000 patients annually including Escondido residents. […]