Escondido News

Country Club concerns dominate town hall meeting

By David Ross | May 25, 2017

The concerns of residents of the old Escondido Country Club area dominated the discussion at Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting as Mayor Sam Abed assured them that he doesn’t support the current design of 392 homes submitted to the city by New Urban West earlier this year. About 100 residents attended the May 17 town hall meeting. Country Club residents made … Continue reading “Country Club concerns dominate town hall meeting”

Local detective recognized for stopping a sex predator

By David Ross | May 25, 2017

Recently Detective Jeff Udvarhelji of the Escondido Police Department was one of several area officers honored with the Crime Stoppers “Enough is Enough” Award. The awards banquet, held on April 20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley, hailed the detective for his work in catching a registered sex offender who was luring young victims via social media. The case, … Continue reading “Local detective recognized for stopping a sex predator”

Donation will allow ER expansion: reduce wait times

By News Desk | May 25, 2017

The Palomar Health Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from the physicians’ group CEP America, to expand Palomar Medical Center Escondido’s emergency room. “CEP America supports Palomar Health’s mission to provide the best patient care,” said Dr. Jaime Rivas, CEP America immediate past board chairman and Palomar Health Emergency Department Medical Director. “An expanded emergency room will reduce wait times, … Continue reading “Donation will allow ER expansion: reduce wait times”

Water district honored for ‘public sector excellence’

By News Desk | May 25, 2017

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District—which serves portions of Escondido—was selected recently as the recipient of the 2017 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award.  Tyler Technologies established the Tyler Public Sector Excellence Awards to recognize and reward end-users for achievements in an industry that is ever-changing.  More than 2,000 Tyler Incode end-users are eligible to compete for the award, and we … Continue reading “Water district honored for ‘public sector excellence’”

Police increase patrols around transit center

By News Desk | May 19, 2017

Last night’s shotgun shooting at the Escondido Transit Center that involved two young males and a third individual just outside of parked North County Transit District bus has caused the Escondido Police Department to increase patrols to this facility, said Lt. Justin Murphy today. The two young men were arrested and the shotgun located by police shortly after the incident … Continue reading “Police increase patrols around transit center”

Town hall meeting May 17: engage the mayor

By News Desk | May 11, 2017

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Following a brief update by the Mayor, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions or share their thoughts on any topic relating to city government. The event is free and no reservations … Continue reading “Town hall meeting May 17: engage the mayor”

Escondido city council appoints city manager and city attorney

By News Desk | May 11, 2017

Jeffrey Epp, who has been the interim City Manager of Escondido for several weeks, and Michael McGuiness, who has been interim City Attorney for the same period, have both been confirmed in those jobs permanently. During a closed session of the Escondido City Council last week it unanimously voted to appoint Jeffrey Epp as the Escondido City Manager and Michael … Continue reading “Escondido city council appoints city manager and city attorney”

20th annual Home Tour this Mother’s Day

By News Desk | May 11, 2017

The Old Escondido Historic District will host its 20th annual Mother’s Day Home Tour this Sunday, May 14, with five historic homes that will be open for touring from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Old Escondido Historic District, the only residential Historic District in North San Diego County and the home tour is its … Continue reading “20th annual Home Tour this Mother’s Day”

Metropolitan Water GM defends agency from accusations

By David Ross | May 11, 2017

Part I of 2 parts The first part of this article, about the current water situation in the state, will run this week. Part II will talk about the Metropolitan Water District’s general manager, Jeffrey Kightlinger, defending his agency from accusations made by one of its member agencies, the San Diego County Water Authority. Although this article was written for … Continue reading “Metropolitan Water GM defends agency from accusations”

Fatal Collision after Pursuit

By News Desk | May 11, 2017

On May 11, 2017, at about 00:16 AM, an Escondido Police Officer attempted to stop a silver PT Cruiser in the area of Midway and Grand Avenue for an equipment violation. The driver stopped momentarily at the curb. Before approaching, the officer saw the rear windows of the vehicle roll down. The officer did not approach and attempted to verbally … Continue reading “Fatal Collision after Pursuit”