2016-12-01 E-Edition

Palomar College class’s book fair to benefit homeless youth

On Thursday, December 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., a group of students in Palomar College’s Media Studies Program will host the “Turning Pages Book Fair” to benefit StandUp for Kids, a San Diego-based non-profit that provides support and services for homeless youth. The book fair will take place in front of the Student Union in the middle of the Palomar […]

Santas continue to promote healthy children

The efforts of the Healthy Santas to promote children eating a healthy diet are still going strong this Holiday season at both the Tuesday night Farmers Market on Grand Avenue and Juniper Street in downtown Escondido, and at the Sunday mid-morning market at the Sikes Adobe Farmstead off Via Rancho Parkway, across from the Westfield Mall. There they pass out […]

Pet of the Week

Name: RoxyAge: 10 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Whippet mixID #: 211960Adoption Fee: $25 Roxy, a 10-year-old Whippet mix, is looking for a loving family to call her own. This sweet, gentle girl is affectionate with her humans of all ages (even children!), and wants to spend as much time with them as possible. She’s a dream on a leash and […]

“It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol,” opens Dec. 8 in Escondido

Travel back to a simpler time, America’s mid-twentieth century, as the award-winning North County Players (northcountyplayers.org) brings its newest show, “It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol,” to the Women’s Club of Escondido theater December 8-18. The club will be transformed into the idyllic post-WW II town of Bedford Falls, made famous by the Frank Capra Christmas classic film, “It’s a Wonderful […]

‘Moana’: The best Disney movie this year

Much has been made of Disney’s hot streak in 2016. They’ve already had hits with “Zootopia;” “The Jungle Book;” “Captain America: Civil War;” “Finding Dory;” and “Doctor Strange,” plus “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is set to dominate the Christmas box office. Now here comes “Moana,” and it’s the best one yet. What puts the film over the top […]

No cause determined for Lake Dixon fire

Thursday, November 24, at about 2:30 p.m. Escondido Police and Fire Dispatch center dispatched fire units to a reported vegetation fire on La Honda Drive near Dixon Lake. Dispatch reported multiple callers saying a fire was burning near the parking lot at Dixon Lake. As fire units were responding to the incident a fairly large smoke column could be seen […]

Of Notre Dame, a father, a war and an unfulfilled dream

It was a blessing that my Dad wasn’t around to see Notre Dame’s deflating 45-27 season-ending loss to USC that put the Irish out of their agony, at least for this forgettable season. It would have made him wince and shake his head in utter disappointment. The setback to the Trojans dropped ND’s overall record to a disgraceful 4-8 and […]

A holiday tradition: the Jaycees Christmas Parade returns Dec. 10

The 66th annual Jaycees Christmas Parade December 10 is a holiday tradition that typifies the joys of small town America — including hosts of walking Boy and Cub Scouts, sports teams, equestrian units, high school bands, and lots of fire engines. About 10,000- 15,000 spectators are expected. Because it’s the 66th Christmas parade along Broadway, the theme this year is […]


December Events at Sip, Wine and Beer Sip, Wine and Beer at 131 S. Orange Street, will be hosting the following events during December: December 1, 7-10 p.m. Start December off with soulful sounds from Jimmy & Enrique! Bring your friends, SIP a bottle of wine, and enjoy the atmosphere! December 7, 7-9 p.m. Bill Powell, wine maker from Paso […]