Classical Academy High School presents “Footloose the Musical”

Classical Academy High School announces the student production of “Footloose” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido from April 12 – 14.  One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the live stage! When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. […]

Acoustic Eidolon to perform March 24 at CCAE

Acoustic Eidolon, a tour-de-force of acoustic music, will perform Sunday, March 24, 2 p.m.  at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido in the Center Theater as part of Hidden Valley Community Concert Association’s 73rd year of concerts.  There will something for everyone … all music styles…guitar and cello solos and duets. With about half of the program with vocals. […]

Hospital auxiliary seeks members

North County Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Unit is seeking ladies with a heart to serve the children at Rady Children’s Hospital.    The ladies of the North County Unit  meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, next meeting is on March 20 at St. Petra’s Serbian Orthodox on 1854 Knob Hill Rd, in San Marcos.   They […]

BIZstory: Murphy’s Fine Woodworking: not an overnight success story

Brian Henry David Murphy is a custom woodworker. His focus is on custom-built furniture, largely in the Arts and Crafts style. When Brian builds a chair or other furniture he selects the perfect board, not pieces like a large store manufacturer might use but the perfect board that will showcase the finished project. For example, the grain pattern found in […]

Convergence: A Binational Art Exhibition opens CCAE in April

The Center Museum of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido has announced its upcoming spring exhibition, Convergence: A Binational Exhibition opening on April 6.  Convergence, a concept that evokes movement toward a shared point or destination, brings together artists from the San Diego – Tijuana region. This exhibit highlights the multiple ways of seeing and interpreting perspectives by fostering […]

Middle Schoolers compete in Math Field Day

Fifth and 6th-graders turned out at Rincon Middle School on Saturday, March 2 for a morning of intense competition. More than 160 “mathletes” (a term that combines athlete plus math) took part in the annual Math Field Day, now in its third decade in the Escondido Union School District. Every EUSD school fielded a team, whose members together tackled hands-on […]

Elks hold Youth Appreciation Dinner

On Friday February 22, the Escondido Elks Lodge held a Youth Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night.  Several scholarship recipients and Hoop Shoot Free Throw competition students sponsored by the Escondido Elks Lodge were recognized and awarded with checks from the Escondido Elks Lodge.  Two Junior ROTC students from our local high schools received a medal from the Elks. Students who […]

“School of Fish” at Escondido classes to release trout into North County waters

Over the next month, North County schools will be releasing classroom-raised trout into Lake Miramar to conclude the Escondido Creek Conservancy’s Trout in the Classroom program. Thanks to sustained funding from SDG&E, the program has expanded over the years.  When it was first funded in 2016, it launched in three schools. Now, in 2019, the program has aquariums in nine […]

Are you reclassified?

Are you a Realtor, salon worker, trucker or lawyer? Do you work in or own a small business?  Last year’s California Supreme Court ruling involving independent contractors may affect you. The Court changed the definition of employees and contractors, impacting businesses, the economy, and the employment of thousands. In its “Dynamex” ruling, the Court presumes that ALL workers are company […]

Early Childhood Education: California Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission Report


All of our kids matter.   Although California needs to improve in secondary education performance, California leads the way in formulating pre-Kindergarten standards.  The Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission (“BLC”) on Early Childhood Education is the Legislature’s effort to plan an early learning system that works for children, families and providers. BLC held hearings over the past two years toward the […]