Palomar College Stories

Palomar Community College District sues City of Escondido and former Redevelopment Agency for breach of contract

District alleges city officials did not pay tax increment promised in 1984 agreement.

The Palomar Community College District wants their share of redevelopment tax increment promised to them by the City of Escondido in a 1984 agreement. The problem; district officials say the City doesn't want to pay ...

State university tax-exempt foundations funnel cash to Brown's tax hike bid, spurn Munger measure

Proposition 30, the ballot measure backed by Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown to raise California taxes, is getting a significant financial lift from tax-exempt foundations that were set up to benefit and perform services for the ...

John Cage Is Realized at Palomar College

Bonnie Whiting Smith begins the Palomar College afternoon “concert hour” with a three-minute John Cage piece entitled “A Flower.” The piece consists of melodic singing and the sound of Smith’s knuckles and fingertips tapping on ...

Train Water

In August 2003, the North County Transit District, preparing to build a train line linking Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido, applied to state authorities for a storm water discharge permit. The train, called the ...

Ripe Fruit

Dwight Arnold says no one can top his cache of rock-star interviews. During his days at KSM/Palomar College (1980--'82), 91X (1983--'93), and the Flash 92.5 (1993--'1995), Arnold interviewed touring artists on his Backstage Pass show. ...

All of Us in This House

The mystery that is my son.

My friend Adrian and I approached the darkened North Park apartment, and I sensed something wrong. It was and is my own apartment, one I share with my 28-year-old son, Geoffrey. The hour was early, ...

Unabashedly Ribald

'Our tagline is 'Three guys, 37 plays, 100 minutes.' But it's really three guys just brutalizing Shakespeare," says actor Bruce Blackwell. From July 21 through July 30, Blackwell, along with David Pinson and Jaysen Waller, ...