2017-02-23

Pet of the Week



Name: SushiAge: 5 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic Short HairID #: 235800Adoption Fee: $25 Sushi, a 5-year-old Domestic Short Hair mix, is looking for a love to call her own. This darling kitty may be a tiny bit shy, but once you get on her good side, you two will be besties for life. She appreciates the finer things in […]

On the Menu

Chocolate Andes Mint Cake

YES, I baked! OK… anyone who knows me, knows that my baking skills are severely lacking. However, that being said, it makes me want to be better at it. So, with the new year 2017 comes new challenges for myself in order to bring variety to my OTM fans! I LOVE Andes mints. I seriously will pocket them (paid for, […]

Escondido artists among 22 top choral groups in San Diego Sings Festival 2015



Twenty-two of San Diego’s top choral groups will perform in a free concert in Balboa Park on March 25. Two years after making its debut as part of Balboa Park’s centennial celebrations, the San Diego Sings! Festival will return on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. Among those singing will […]

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Escondido youth among those honored at State Capitol



Escondido resident and Torrey Pines High School grad Nelson Lin, who is attending Cal Poly SLO was part of a group of Cal Poly students honored by state lawmakers on the floors of the Assembly and Senate in Sacramento February 13. Lin, 22, who graduated from Torrey Pines High in 2012 was one of 20 students recognized for their awards […]

City manager’s contract extended another month



At their closed session meeting February 15, the Escondido City Council voted to extend Graham Mitchell’s contract as Escondido City Manager for an additional 30 days. Mitchell has been serving as Escondido’s City Manager since December 2015. The City of Escondido’s Human Resources Department has been assisting the City Council with their search for Mitchell’s replacement by retaining the services […]

“A Ship in the Woods” to present first exhibition of year starting March 17



A Ship in the Woods will present its first exhibit of 2017, WAKE from March 17 – April 20 with the opening reception March 17, 6-11 p.m. at 3007 Felicita Rd., Escondido. A Ship in the Woods—which is a metaphor for something unexpected— also calls its itself WSOHOIDPS, which is the the letters in the word “ship” interspersed in the […]

Escondido cakery returns to Food Network’s Cake Wars



Escondido resident Linda Caro, who operates Little Hunnys Cakery here in the city, and whom we featured in September when she won the Powerpuff Girls “Cake Wars” Episode in September 2016 (Season 4 episode 1) is back! Caro is going back to Food Network to compete in “Cake Wars Champs.” It’s a new mini season (6 episodes) of previous winners. […]

Jacked Up Brewery: If you brew it they will come


Mike Poulson and Brian McClure figure if they like the brews that they make, you will too. Judging from the reaction of patrons when I dropped by on a Friday night, that formula may be working out very well for them. They have nine beers on tap, and if you ask them which one is their favorite, they will grin […]

Area chefs to present signature dishes at Rotary Coeur de Cuisine



Dozens of chefs throughout North San Diego County and beyond will prepare and present their signature dishes at the 14th annual Coeur de Cuisine fundraiser, Sunday, March 5, at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. The Rotary Club of Escondido’s 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. gourmet gala will feature cuisine samplings, paired with wine, beer, and spirits from 40 […]