Escondido

HUZZAH! ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE APRIL 2-3 AND APRIL 9-10

 

March 24, 2011 (Escondido) – Enter the Faire to at Felicita Park, Escondido, where ye will mingle with inhabitants of the "Village of Falconbridge.” There, the Age of Chivalry will be recreated amid an idyllic forested setting. Travel back to a distant place in time to share memories and glories of the reign of Her Majesty, Elizabeth I.


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FIND LUCK O’ THE IRISH AT THESE ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS MARCH 17

 

March 14, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Don’t want to fight crowds to head to downtown San Diego for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, or drive home after a night of partying? Sure ‘n’ we’ve got the answer!

 

Irish pubs in La Mesa, Rancho San Diego and Poway are hosting their own celebrations—complete with free cab rides home. For families, an Escondido park is offering a St. Patrick’s Day hike and crafts.  Plus a Scripps Ranch church is holding a special St. Patrick’s Day mass--in Gaelic.

 

Don’t forget to wear green!


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ESCONDIDO MAN DIES FROM STABBING WOUNDS

February 21, 2011 (Escondido) – Alvin Palmes, 28, died Friday of peritonitis due to small bowel perforation following surgery for stab wounds. His death has been ruled a homicide.


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HOW SWEET IT IS: ESCONDIDO CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL FEB. 12

February 11, 2011 (Escondido)--What could be sweeter on Valentine’s Day weekend than to indulge at the second annual “For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt Festival” on February 12? Bring your sweetheart—or just your sweet tooth.

 


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LAST DAY TO VIEW JADE BUDDHA AS LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS CONCLUDE


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HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! YEAR OF THE RABBIT CELEBRATIONS KICK OFF

By Miriam Raftery
 

February 2, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Celebrations of the Lunar New Year are planned across San Diego’s eastern regions starting tonight.


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FREE CONCERT CELEBRATES SOUNDS OF THE GULF COAST

 

January 31, 2011 (Escondido) – As part of its “Free First Wednesdays” series, California Center for the Arts in Escondido will present Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters on February 2 from 4-7 p.m. in the Center Theater.

 


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GIANT JADE BUDDHA IN ESCONDIDO JAN. 29-FEB. 6; LION DANCERS JOIN CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION FEB. 2-3

 

January 28, 2011 (Escondido) -- After traveling around the world and attracting almost 5 million viisitors, the fabulous four-ton Jade Buddha for Universal Peace will be displayed outside the Escondido Center for Performing Arts Jan. 29-Feb. 6.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Phat Da Buddhist Temple of San Diego.

 

Throughout the Jade Buddha's nine day, there will be multiple daily events including musical performances, meditations, Dharma teachings, and special celebrations to ring in the Lunar New Year with Chinese lion dancing on Feb. 2-3.


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FOREVER PLAID ON STAGE IN ESCONDIDO JAN. 29

 

January 27, 2011 (Escondido) – The California Center for the Arts in Escondido and Mike Pettite Presentations will present the musical comedy Forever Plaid on Saturday, January 29 at 7 p.m.

 


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NEW SHANGHAI CIRCUS PERFORMS SUNDAY, JAN. 23 IN ESCONDIDO


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TESTS CONCLUDED FOR EXPLOSIVE-LADEN ESCONDIDO HOME


Tests Show Air Quality Unchanged, Soil Cleanup Completed

 


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ESCONDIDO MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT

 

January 15, 2011 (Escondido) – Carlos Martinez of Escondido sustained internal injuries and serious head trauma after he was ejected from his vehicle. The accident occurred at 4:54 a.m. on San Elijo Road in San Marcos.


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SCHUMANN CLASSICAL PIANO CONCERT, ESCONDIDO JAN. 16

 

January 14, 2011 (Escondido)--California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents Keyboard Conversations® “The Romantic Music of Robert Schumann: Fantasies Forbidden and Fulfilled” featuring pianist Jeffrey Siegel. 


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GOLDEN DOOR SPA MANAGER RACHEL CALDWELL EARNS NATIONAL AWARD DURING GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF SERVICE

 

January 12, 2011 (Escondido) –  Rachel Caldwell, general manager of the nationally acclaimed Golden Door Spa in Escondido, has been named a favorite manager in the 2010 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards. The award comes as Caldwell celebrates her 50th year with Golden Door.

 


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I-15 REOPENED AFTER “BOMB HOUSE” BURNING IN ESCONDIDO

December 9, 2010 (Escondido) – A controlled burn has destroyed the Escondido home filled with explosives and chemicals used in bomb making. A bomb-arson team ignited the residence on via Scott via remote control shortly before 11 a.m. today.

 

The burn proceeded as planned, albeit with a later start time than previously announced.  A massive blaze swiftly consumed the home, punctuated by popping sounds likely caused by hand grenades and ammunition stored in the premises, Sheriff’s represented Jan Caldwell said.


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I-15 TO SHUT DOWN AT 8:30 AM FOR BURNING OF ESCONDIDO “BOMB HOUSE”


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JUDGE DENIES REQUEST TO HALT BURNING OF BOMB HOUSE IN ESCONDIDO

Photos courtesy of San Diego Sheriff Department

December 8, 2010 (Escondido) – A federal judge has denied a final-hour plea by accused bombmaker George Jakubec to halt the burning of the home he rented in Escondido. Authorities plan to proceed tomorrow morning with plans to burn down the residence and the massive stash of explosives and chemicals inside.

 


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MORE THAN 80 HOMES IN EVACUATION AREA, 60+ MORE TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE DURING THURSDAY'S BOMB HOUSE BURNING


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BURNING OF ESCONDIDO "BOMB FACTORY" HOUSE NOW SET FOR THURSDAY


I-15 to shut down; shelter to open for evacuees

Map of traffic plan during burn

 


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WORK BEGINS IN PREPARATION TO BURN ESCONDIDO BOMB SITE

 

Governor issues emergency declaration; County provides health advice

 

December 2, 2010 (Escondido)--Sheriff’s officials, Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit, Escondido Police and Fire, CHP and CALTRANS met today to discuss evacuation and traffic control plans prior to burning a home containing the largest stash of home-made explosives ever found in the U.S. 

 

The Governor has declared San Diego County an emergency zone, meaning that environmental restrictions are waived. Some residents will be evacuated for the burn, while others are advised to shelter in place. However people with asthma or other respiratory conditions are advised to leave shelter-in-place areas during the burn. If ashes fall on your property, do not handle the ashes. Wash fruits and vegetables from your garden and do not allow children to play in ashes. Follow the health tips and cleanup instructions recommended by the county.    


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BOMBS AWAY: AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE PLANS TO BURN ESCONDIDO HOME FILLED WITH EXPLOSIVES


County declared disaster area; top disaster official seeks state disaster declaration--a move that would waive environmental laws

By Miriam Raftery
November 30, 2010 (Escondido) – An Escondido home described by a prosecutor as a “bomb factory” will be burned down to destroy the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found on U.S. soil. Protective barriers will first be erected around the property at 1954 Via Scott.


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WHY ARE SOME EAST COUNTY CITIES CHARGING 100 TIMES MORE THAN OTHER LOCAL CITIES FOR COMMERCIAL SOLAR FEES?

 

East County News Service
High fees violate state law, and discourage rooftop solar, Sierra Club says

 


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NEW DETAILS ON FORMER RAMONA CONTRACTOR ACCUSED IN ESCONDIDO “BOMB FACTORY” CASE

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 24, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)—East County Magazine visited the Ramona Country Estates neighborhood yesterday where George Djuro Jakubec, the man accused of operating a “bomb factory” in Escondido, lived some two decades ago.

Some neighbors were shocked to learn of the notoriety now attached to this quiet, upscale neighborhood, where Jakubec is listed as the builder of a residence at 15500 Vista Vicente Drive, Ramona. The home is located across the street from a golf course with prime views—and just half a block from the former home of the late tennis star Bobby Riggs, suggesting that the Jakubec family was prosperous when living here.


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“WITCH’S BREW” OF EXPLOSIVES LINKED TO TERRORISM FOUND AT ESCONDIDO HOME


I-15 may be shut down again as officials detonate more powerful explosives

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 20, 2010 (Escondido) – More than nine pounds of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD), a powerful explosive used in suicide bombings and terrorist plots including the planned Millennium bombing in L.A., have been discovered by authorities at an Escondido home.


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REVELRY ABOUNDS AT RENAISSANCE FAIRE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery

November 14, 2010 (Escondido)--Knights and knaves, wizards and wenches, pirates and peasants strolled the grounds at Felicita Park in Escondido, where the Renaissance Faire was held on November 6th and 7th.

 

Thousands of people turned out for this festive annual event, including many community members clad in medieval and Renaissance-era attire.

 


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RETURN TO THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY AT RENAISSANCE FAIRE IN ESCONDIDO NOV. 6-7

November 4, 2010 (Escondido) – Visit Falconbridge Village for a trip back in time to merry old England at this weekend’s Renaissance Faire and Fall Festival in Felicita Park, Escondido. Enjoy period music, jousting, pageanty, Shakespearean theater and reenactors representing Queen Elizabeth I and her royal court. Vendors, children’s activities and continuous entertainment are also slated.

 


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FIRE ENGINE PARADE HONORS 9-11 HEROES AT ESCONDIDO'S CRUISIN’ GRAND

 

Photos and Story by Mary E. Paulet

 

September 11, 2010 (Escondido) - In a scene reminiscent of classic Americana movies Grease and American Graffiti, 1957 Chevrolets and 1902 fire engines thundered up and down the streets of Escondido last night.

 


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CRUISIN' GRAND: FRIDAY NIGHTS IN DOWNTOWN ESCONDIDO

  

 

By Mary Paulet

 

September 5, 2010 (Escondido) – For San Diego classic car enthusiasts of all ages, the place to see and be seen on Friday nights is Escondido’s Cruisin’ Grand, a pre-1973 car-themed festival that attracts participants from across San Diego. The events also feature live music and vintage entertainment from hula hoops to a “Twister” contest.


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TEEN RAPED IN ESCONDIDO

 

July 9, 2010 (Escondido) – Escondido Police seek the public’s help to find a man suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl. The suspect reportedly attacked the teen at gunpoint and raped her shortly before 8:30 this morning on the flood control bike path near North Beech Street and East Valley Parkway.


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TWINS' PLAYTIME ENDS WITH BOY SHOT IN HEAD BY ARROW

 


East County News Service

 

June 28, 2010 (Escondido) - San Diego Sheriff’s Department has issued details on the freak injury of a nine-year-old boy in Escondido. On Thursday, a Sheriff’s deputy, along with Escondido Police, responded to a call on San Pasqual Road in the unincorporated portion of Escondido. “

 

"The deputy learned that the nine year old, who had been shot with the arrow, had previously told his brother to shoot an arrow at him so he could catch it. He missed catching the arrow and was subsequently struck in the head, right above the eye,” a Sheriff’s media release stated.


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