2016-11-17

2016-11-17 E-Edition

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, […]

Plans submitted for 392 homes at former Escondido Country Club



New Urban West and ECCHO (Escondido Country Club Homeowners) are squaring off for a battle that will be played out in the chambers of the Escondido City Council in future months. Several weeks ago NUW submitted a plan to the council for the former Escondido Country Club area for 392 new homes on the property owned by Michael Schlesinger of […]

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 […]

City seeks volunteers for boards, commissions



The Escondido City Council is seeking volunteers to serve on the City’s boards and commissions. Terms for the unscheduled vacancies listed below will all expire on March 31, 2018, except for the Community Services youth member, which is a one-year term. The qualifications to serve are that you work or reside within the geographic boundaries of the General Plan. All […]

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 […]

Conservancy seeks to preserve 1,000 acres next to Escondido



Escondido residents who are interested in conserving area habitat have the chance to multiply their dollars by several factors when they donate to the Escondido Creek Conservancy’s efforts to “Help Save 1,000 Acres.” The conservancy is attempting to raise funds to support options and ultimately the purchase of two properties that together total about 1,000 acres. They need to raise […]

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 […]

Crusaders on the verge of consecutive CIF championships



The Calvin Christian football team is right there, just one final step away from something quite significant. Clearly, history is beckoning. Should it run the table and defeat Foothills Christian (El Cajon) in tomorrow night’s Division VI finals to be played at Mission Bay High School, then the Crusaders (9-0) will have created for themselves an undeniable place in prep […]

“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 […]


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