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inewsource: ‘Our favorite stories of the year’

As 2016 draws to a close, the reporters and editors of inewsource are highlighting our favorite stories of the year. They ranged from a look at the student homelessness crisis in San Ysidro to investigations into the complex machinations of the powerful California Public Utilities Commission. These stories are also a template for the kind of fearless and data-driven investigative journalism we plan to do even more…


Escondido Grapevine March 17 Print Issue

We now post online copies of our print newspapers, so members, and newbies, can see what all the fuss is about…Look to the sidebar for a permanent link to past issues. For more information about advertising and memberships, call Shera Sandwell at (760) 877-1055.


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…


From climate change to road widening

Benefits of fixing climate change You think? North County Climate Change Alliance presents Dr. Tom English, a Carlsbad lecturer and scientist and Rolf Dorp, Alliance grass roots organizer discussing the benefits of fixing climate change. They’ll be at the Escondido Public Library’s upstairs Turrentine Room from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. It’s open to the public and free. “Sponsored by The North…


Of mice, free Chick-fil-A and Stone Brewing

What’s in a brewery name? This just in from the Escondido company that used to be known as Stone Brewing Co.: We’ve changed. Not the fabulous beers, fear not, but a wee bit change of name. Once quite particular about what they were called, then-CEO Greg Koch was known to correct wayward correspondents who referred to the entity as Stone Brewery or Stone Brewing Company…


Valley Center meet Oscar

By Robert G. Lerner, Valley Center Historian The familiar gold statuette handed out at the Academy Awards ceremony is seldom seen on public view, but there will be a rare chance to get up close to Oscar during a one-month exhibition beginning Feb. 2 at the Valley Center History Museum.  The show is called “And the Oscar Goes to…”.  The Oscar on display was awarded in 1932 to…


Who says you can’t have too much news?

The Grapevine is out of the bag, or at least this month’s print issue. Even as you read this, San Dieguito Printer is cranking out the fourth edition of The Grapevine 16-page print newspaper. It will hit the streets at Grand Avenue and selected locations around Escondido, San Marcos and Valley Center on Friday. We welcome several new advertising partners including California Center for the Arts,…



Briefly Speaking: News and notes from Escondido and Valley Center (Video)

Sponsored by Oakwood Escrow. Preparing for the winter worst Back by popular demand and the demand of an El Nino season, a disaster readiness/winter weather workshop comes Escondido way from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Get over to Police-Fire Headquarters community room at 1163 N. Centre City Parkway for the free, but limited seating, event. “The workshop will provide valuable information related…


Getting out the real story the Grapevine way

It is easy to Google anything and read these days, but what are we being fed? The fact is anyone can write words on a piece of paper and post or print it. As a reader, it is very important to consider the source. First of all, who is the author of the story and is it journalism or one’s own point of view or…