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Largest cupcake tower: Escondido breaks Guinness World Records record

A group of North County cancer survivors and caregivers took their battle against the disease to new heights last week by trying to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest cupcake tower; their sweet success — a 31.5 foot tower made out of 25,103 cupcakes – have crushed the previous record of 21 feet and 7,500 cupcakes, according to the World Record Academy. Thousands…


Connected for Life — Mariee Mena lives on

Curtis Kingfisher will always carry a piece of Escondido’s Mariee Mena with him. At 12 years old, Curtis received a kidney donation from Mariee, a former Escondido High School and University of Oklahoma softball player, which gave him a second chance at life. Since then, he and his family have been deeply connected with both the Menas and the OU family. When Curtis was born,…


Escondido Country Club ghosts rattle Poway, San Ramon developments

Golf ghosts. From Poway to San Ramon, the legacy of Escondido Country Club played through this week. Not coincidentally, the controversial Michael Schlesinger was at the center of the storm(s). Schlesinger bought Poway’s bankrupt StoneRidge Country Club in December. He wants to poll residents about allowing him to develop some of the property. Schlesinger proposes giving the golf course and perhaps other features to the…



Hard losing your best friend when you’re 21

(Editor’s Note: Hayfork is about as far as one can go from Escondido and remain in California, a distance of approximately 700 miles. Yet, two Escondido men were caught up in a recent incident resulting in the death of one. Jason Paul Brady, 40, who attended Orange Glen High School, immediately confessed to police to the April 4 murder of Amanda Patton, 21, and James…


Whoo pig, Stone Brewing goes hog wild

Whoo pig sooey, Stone Brewing has kicked off its latest expansion effort into The Natural State, home of the Razorbacks, land of Bill and Hillary — Arkansas. Stone’s line of craft beers debuted Monday at Arkansas with a kickoff party in the afternoon at Liquor World on N College Avenue, Fayetteville. The party moved across town in the evening to Puritan Brew Co at 205…


Feb. 29, Leap Day, 10 points to consider

Feb. 29 is Leap Day, 10 points one might want to consider. 1. Monthly salary — oops. An extra day when getting paid on a monthly basis doesn’t account for much. It counts, actually, for nothing.  People getting paid a monthly salary are paid the same whether the month is 28 days or 29. 2. Tale of the tape — yeah. The sun rose at…


Take a look at this Kim Jong-un: Korea Day at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Saturday kicked off its 4th Annual Escondido Roots Series with a nod to Korea on Saturday afternoon. Soon to follow are celebrations of Korea, Mexico, Israel, Puerto Rico, Iran and Scotland. The free community event blasted away with the with the big drums of from San Diego Korean Pungmui School and Korean United Methodist Church Nanta Team. The Silver Wings…


State of the Union gun control proposals unlikely to affect local gun ownership

(As President Obama outlined new gun control executive orders in his final State of the Union speech tonight, the fact is these rules will have no affect on Escondido, San Marcos, Valley Center and San Diego County gun ownership. As inewsource investigator Joe Berardi found this week, local gun ownership and sales are among the lowest in the state and nation. His report follows…) Most…


Valley Center TOPGUN CDR now commands World Famous Golden Dragons

The World Famous Golden Dragons of Strike Fighter Squadron ONE NINE TWO (VFA-192) this week celebrated a new commanding officer — CDR Dennis Duffy of Valley Center. This group of TOPGUN Navy Fighters fly F/A-18E Super Hornets out of Naval Air station Lemoore. They currently are assigned to the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73). This change of command occurred during the squadron’s Southern Seas deployment embarked on board…