2017

Disbarred RSF Casey Anthony attorney Macaluso gets jail for $13M cocaine scheme

Summary: The former attorney of accused-murderer Casey Anthony, who has since been disbarred, was convicted of drug smuggling. (Editor’s note: It is with great pleasure we present this tale of justice served in the case of Todd Macaluso, former Casey Anthony attorney and Rancho Santa Fe reprobate. As editor of various Rancho Santa Fe newspapers and websites, I had the “honor” of being threatened with…


Duncan Hunter aka ‘uberjaeger’ trolls web

(This is the first in a series of articles and editorials scheduled through 2018 drilling down into the behavior and alleged criminality of Rep. Duncan Hunter — R-50th Congressional District. As a public service, The Grapevine will be taking a more pro-active role in coming months examining Hunter’s activities and behavior.) (DUNCAN HUNTER #1) Fun with Duncan on the world wide web Welcome to the…


Stone Glassblowing back from the ashes

WHO: Stone & Glass WHAT: GRAND RE-OPENING WHERE: 629 W. Grand Ave., Escondido 92029 WHEN:  1 P.M. TO 7 P.M. SATURDAY, NOV. 11 WHY: Long story, see below… Welcome to the world of unintended consequences, and just plain bad luck. Or maybe making lemonade out of messed-up lemons department. Internationally recognized hot glass and mixed media artist, James Stone, had a great studio in a…


Teeing off for animals at Lomas Santa Fe

Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its 6th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit local pets in need of emergency care and assistance on Monday, Nov. 13. This pet-friendly event will be held at the Loma Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach and will allow players to bring their well-behaved pups onto the course for a great day of fun. Golfers will…


Family fun: kids museum, farm-nursery expo

Family fun for everyone on Sunday, Nov. 5 Looking for something fun to do with the entire family? Think of it as a kind of community barn building with the museum being the barn and the community doing the building. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is hosting a full day of the good stuff, otherwise known as the Seventh Annual Fall Family Festival. For…


Imagining the ‘California Dream’

Who gave the world the idea of the California Dream? One way to answer this question is: “Who didn’t?” Millions of people today and in the past imagined California before ever going there – or without ever going there at all. Their collective vision of this place, what it means and how it might make, or remake, those who come here is one way to…


After tax cuts derailed the ‘California dream,’ is the state getting back on track?

In 1978, the year I graduated from college with a degree in economics, most voters in my state chose to turn their backs on the “California dream.” Not unlike the American dream, California’s iteration focused on the limitless possibilities awaiting anyone who moved to the state. It was the state’s basic philosophic footing, a social compact that connected generations, geographies and economic classes in a common destiny….


‘On Golden Pond’ at Welk Theater

The details  “On Golden Pond” plays through November 5, 2017 at Welk Resort Theatre San Diego, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. Friday at 8 pm; Saturday at 1 and 8 pm; Sunday at 1 pm. Tickets: (888) 802-7469 Director Randall Hickman has a good feel for placement and emotional space. A frayed father-daughter bond and the problems of aging are the concerns of Ernest Thompson’s…


Blast from the past, Dick Noel dead at 90

Dick Noel, a crooner with the Ray Anthony Orchestra who went on to be known as “The King of the Jingles” for his work on commercials, died Friday, Oct. 23 at Escondido after a long illness, his friend Hank Jones said. He was 90. A Time for Love, his highly regarded 1978 album made in collaboration with pianist Larry Novak, featured world-weary renditions of such…


Celebrating state of California at age 167

On Sept. 9, 1850, California was admitted as the 31st state in the U.S. Here are a few things to know about our 167-year old state: Plenty of people to celebrate with: California’s population has gone from 92,597 in 1850 to an estimated 39 million in 2017. In 1962, California became the most populous state in the nation when it surpassed New York. Places to throw a…