Escondido News

Escondido Police Make Arrest in Cold Case Homicide

On the morning of November 13, 1986 75-year-old Richard Finney was found stabbed to death inside of his apartment at 326 E. Mission Ave. in Escondido. Escondido police detectives noted that several items belonging to Mr. Finney had been stolen from the apartment. Detectives collected evidence which included fingerprints and blood evidence. However, a suspect was never identified. The case […]

Sobriety Enforcement Results


The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on April 20, 2018, at El Norte Parkway and Ash. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. High Visibility Enforcements, which include DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints, have been shown to […]

Mayor hears about homeless, gangs from town hall meeting

Mayor Sam Abed fielded questions on gangs, the homeless and the condition of parks at his semi-annual Town Hall meeting on April 11. The meeting was sparsely attended but that didn’t mean the conversation wasn’t lively.  The mayor gave a short introduction on the city, including the city council action plan. Several other council members, city staffers, led by City […]

Escondido volunteers will target eight local parks Saturday

Escondido Shines is partnering with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) for the 16th annual Creek to Bay Clean-up on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.–noon.  Of course, the clean-up effort takes place from Escondido to the coast, but Escondido Shines and local volunteers will be concentrating their efforts at eight parks, including Escondido Reidy Creek, Escondido Mountain View Park, […]

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on April 20, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits. The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that […]

IRS Extends Tax Deadline to April 18

After a day of malfunctions on irs.gov‘s website, the agency announced it would extend the filing deadline by a day. The announcement was made on the officialIRS Twitter account: Urgent: IRS provides an extra day for taxpayers to file, pay their taxes following system issues. File by midnight, April 18.

Police, schools, collaborate to keep kids safe on campus

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, police and school officials Monday afternoon announced a collaborative effort to ensure the safety of Escondido campuses. School administrators from Escondido public, private, and faith-based schools attended the news conference. Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter led off the 21-minute press conference held at the […]

Help clean up Escondido parks April 21

Escondido Shines is partnering with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) for the 16th annual Creek to Bay Clean-up on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.–noon.  Of course, the clean-up effort takes place from Escondido to the coast, but Escondido Shines and local volunteers will be concentrating their efforts at eight parks, including Escondido Reidy Creek, Escondido Mountain View Park, […]

City Of Escondido offers spring into summer kickoff event

The City of Escondido Community Services Department is offering a Spring into Summer Kick Off event on Saturday, April 21, at the El Arroyo Picnic Area of Kit Carson Park from 9– 11 a.m.  The Spring into Summer Kick Off event will offer a variety of activities, trail exploration, and fun for all ages. The first 200 participants are guaranteed […]

Local woman wins the Plus Size California crown

A woman who is fighting cancer and yet finds that when it comes to parenthood things are “cheaper by the dozen,” has won the Mrs. California Plus America Pageant.  Zoe Sanchez Richardson of Escondido won the crown over the weekend in Anaheim.  She won several awards at the pageant, not only Mrs. California Plus America, but also for Community Service, […]


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