Articles by dweisman

Local Briefs from Palomar Country to the Lake Hodges Dam

Escondido Public Library and KPBS Present “An Evening with Jimmy Gownley” Escondido Public Library and KPBS will host “An Evening with Jimmy Gownley,” at 6 p..m. Wednesday, Oct, 21 in the Turrentine Room. Jimmy Gownley is the author of The Dumbest Idea Ever!, selected as the 2015 One Book, One San Diego teen read. Gownley will talk about his graphic novel, as well as the…


Saying Goodbye to all that at Petco Park, Escondido Style

It was all over, especially the shouting, little that it was, as the San Diego Padres wrapped up their 2015 home schedule at Petco Park. And oh, by the way, in this season of their continued discontent, the Padres humbled their apparent arch-nemesis Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 behind Ian Kennedy’s best game of a 9-15, 4.28 ERA season. Believe it or not, the Brewers had won…


No news is worse news in case of missing Escondido student Sky Tosic

Continuing to confound family and friends, Skylar Peterson “Sky” Tosic has gone missing and can’t be found. Despite numerous efforts to locate the Escondido lad in the last 30 days, he seems to have fallen off the face of the Earth, friends and family say. The mild-mannered 20-year-old Palomar College student disappeared on Sunday, Aug. 30. He was last believed to be near the Wild…


Escondido PD stings 5 alleged Johns at local motels (Updated)

Escondido Police have just announced the arrests of five men who approached undercover operatives to try to buy sex at downtown motels. The sting targeting individuals soliciting women for the purpose of prostitution occurred on Friday, Sept. 25 around the motel district in central city, according to Escondido Police Lt. Greg Kogler. As a result of this enforcement effort, five men approached the undercover personnel…


Lucky in Love styled wedding shoot at iconic Bheau View Ranch

A good rustic chic style wedding venue is hard to find. Make that nearly mission impossible. Have no fear. Bheau View Ranch is here. Venue, value and mission made July 7, 2015 a special day for a chic group of wedding service vendors at the classy urbane rustic ranch. “It was a great experience,” Bheau View Ranch owner Shera Sandwell said. “The shoot accentuated all…


Stone Brewing CEO Greg Koch kicks himself upstairs (Video)

Quirky, but successful, Stone Brewery co-founder Greg Koch kicked himself upstairs this week to a higher calling. After serving as Stone’s CEO since its 1996 founding, Koch named himself executive chairman doing pretty much what he has been doing for a while, long-term strategy and planning. Koch even announced the beginning of the  search for a a new him, the new CEO. “This is not…


Search for missing Escondido college student Sky Tosic remains deadly serious

Skylar Peterson “Sky” Tosic is being sought by family and friends following a puzzling, and disturbing, disappearance on Sunday, August 30, 2015. The missing 20-year-old Palomar College student disappeared at an area near the Wild Animal Park off Highway 78. That was the last place where Tosic reportedly was transported in an Uber vehicle. Before disappearing seemingly into the thin San Pasqual Valley air, Tosic…


Kersplat! From Airsoft to high velocity, Mr. Paintball USA is shooting up Lake Wohlford Road

Red, white and/or blue, maybe yellow, green and orange, Mr. Paintball USA is shooting up Lake Wohlford Road, but in the fun, non-lethal way. “When we’re reffing,” Raul Anda said, “We get shot all the time. The kids like playing the Airsoft games. They’re more like video games. We have several fields here, very fast action games; close quarter contact fields, special low impact games.”…


Mountain Bike Park appears stuck in the mud

A funny thing happened to the Valley Center, first-of-its-kind in San Diego County, mountain bike park. Well, maybe not, but the bike park promised for the start of the year continues to languish for lack of funds and available volunteer time. Steve Ford along with many of the Gravity Cycling Pirates bike team have contributed a lot of time and energy to getting the project…


No charges for Twelve Tribes member kidnap suspects

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced recently no charges would be filed against three people accused of kidnapping a relative from the Twelve Tribes Community Church compound in Vista. A spokesman said kidnapping charges couldn’t “be proved beyond a reasonable doubt.” The relative was Robert Martinez, 23, who joined the church in 2010. He and his wife, also a tribe member, were expecting…