2016-12-15 E-Edition


~ Guest Opinion We Are Not Bruce Lee

If you have ever watched a Bruce Lee movie, I bet you have also fantasized about learning karate and becoming a Grandmaster. It looks like fun to banish the bad guys with a few swift kicks. If you are a woman, and watched the film “Thelma and Louise,” I bet you have considered buying a small pistol and learning how […]

Escondido will host public hearings on SDG&E plan to charge customers for wildfire losses

State utility regulators will hold public hearings in San Diego County to collect testimony about a plan by San Diego Gas & Electric Co. to bill customers hundreds of millions of dollars in costs related to deadly wildfires nearly a decade ago. Two hearings are scheduled January 9 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, one at 2 […]

Safeguarding our elections

~ Guest Opinion

The first bill I introduced this session deals with voter security. On December 5, during the Legislature’s organizational session, I introduced Assembly Bill 4 (AB 4), the Voter Integrity Protection Act. The Act will verify and protect voter registration data to ensure that changes made online to voter information have actually been made by the voter. My legislation is in […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events

Thursday, December 15 – Tuesday, December 20 Thursday December 15 Open Mic Nightat Kettle Coffee and Tea5:30 pm – 8:30 pm119 East Grand Avenue Escondido,CA 92025 Queen Califia’s Magical CircleOpen in Kit Carson Park!Kit Carson Park 3333 Bear ValleyPkwy S Escondido, CA 9-12 pm FOREVER PLAID:PLAID TIDINGSWelk Resorts San Diego 8860 Lawrence Welk Dr Escondido 92025. 1 &8 PMThe legendary […]


Encounter with a snarling, menacing dog

Have you ever been confronted by an angry, menacing and aggressive dog, its teeth bared and growling? I have. Was I scared? You bet I was. It was an unnerving and entirely frightening experience that I would not wish upon anybody. Let me tell you; I was really scared. I was near panic. I was churning inside with fear that […]

“Office Christmas Party” won’t fill you with holiday cheer

For years, I thought that Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, and Courtney B. Vance all seemed like nice people. I know nobody’s perfect, but I didn’t have any problems with them. Now having seen them in “Office Christmas Party,” I have to assume that they are in fact horrible people. They’re not necessarily horrible because they did this movie, but they’re […]

Members of play meet an original

Cast members of the play ‘It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol,’ which combines most of the story from the classic film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” Saturday night met Mike Adams, who appeared, however briefly, in the original Jimmy Stewart film of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in 1946. Adams, 70, a local resident, told the cast and […]

Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, January 3, from 1– 4 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Meet other writers and published authors and learn from each other in […]

How a small group of activists beat a developer who outspent them 50 to 1

“The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” — Damon Runyon They call them David vs. Goliath contests for the brutally succinct reason that David usually loses. In political contests where one side spends fifty times the amount that the other one does on advertising and marketing and […]