March 2021

Before Babe Ruth, there was Gavvy Cravath

(Editor’s Note: Gavvy Cravath was an Escondido native, perhaps the first Major League Baseball star from San Diego County. Patrolling right field at the historic Baker Bowl for the Dead Ball Era Philadelphia Phillies, he led the National League in home runs six times in the years just prior to Babe Ruth’s arrival on the scene. Later, a Laguna Beach municipal judge, the crusty Cravath,…


24 years ago, Heaven’s Gate couldn’t wait

Dateline Rancho Santa Fe. March 26, 1997. A 911 call came into the San Diego Sheriff’s Communications Center. It was treated as a prank call at first. From what turned out to be a nearby payphone, the caller said something so preposterous that dispatchers took their time in relaying the information to central command. “This is regarding a mass suicide. I can give you the address,” the…


Looking back at Del’s Barber Shop

Like father like son like grandson, Del’s Barber Shop is old school and proud of it. “It’s pretty much the same old barber shop,” said Jason Engelbrecht, now large and in charge of the 4-barber shop on S. Escondido Boulevard next to Lourdes Restaurant and its famous chicken soup. “We try not to change anything.” One would be hard-pressed to find another blast from the…



Rise for Easter at Rise Church San Marcos

Passionate Worship. In-depth Bible Teaching. Unleashing Compassion. Everyone’s Welcome. Nobody’s Perfect. Anything’s Possible Because Jesus is Alive. Rise Church, 1915 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, is hosting a series of Easter weekend events starting 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Good Friday, April 2. The Gospel Exhibit features a walk-through timeline exhibit that begins with the fall of man and concludes with the second…


Daylight saving time running out of time?

Daylight saving time: Don’t forget to spring forward at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 14, 2021. It may be the last time that reminder needs to be sounded in California. Californians early Sunday will join most of the nation in the yearly ritual of switching their clocks an hour ahead and back to daylight saving time. Will they be allowed to keep them that way? In November…