Escondido News

Visitors Center’s Zimmer nominated for Leadership Award

Katherine Zimmer, who operates Escondido’s Visitor’s Center has been nominated for a Leadership Award at the North San Diego Business Chamber’s annual  Celebration of Business June 27 at the Bernardo Winery.  The North San Diego Business Chamber Leadership Awards honor individuals who have positively impacted another individual, a business/organization/agency, or their community.  The North San Diego Business Chamber’s Leadership Awards […]

DUI teen driver causes death of good samaritan

CHP Press Release

On June 17, 2018 at approximately 11:00 PM a 17 year old male from Escondido, CA was driving a 2003 Toyota RAV4 on SR-78 eastbound approaching Broadway in the #2 lane at approximately 65 MPH within the city of Escondido, CA. An unknown male had been driving a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee on SR-78 eastbound in the #2 lane when […]

City near to building pedestrian transit center bridge

The city is moving forward with the $325,000 Transit Center Ped Bridge and Spruce Street Channel Improvement Project, whose design is complete, and which is obtaining the final permits from the agencies that regulate impacts on creeks and waterways. Resource agency permits from the Regional Water Board and Fish & Wildlife have been obtained and the City is now pursuing […]

MISSING PERSON: Konrad Wallenda, 79 (update: located)

Update: Konrad has been located MISSING PERSON: Konrad Wallenda 79 y/o white male wearing a white shirt with blue stripes, blue jeans and white shoes. Konrad walked away from Grand/Kalmia. Please call police if you see him.

Escondido Fire Department reminds all that fireworks are prohibited in Escondido


The Escondido Fire Department is launching its annual fireworks collection campaign this Monday, June 18, 2018. Escondido residents can turn in their fireworks, no questions asked, from 9 am on Friday, June 18 until 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 9 at any Escondido Fire Station. The purpose of the Fireworks Collection Campaign is to reduce the number of fires and injuries […]

Sobriety Enforcement Results

The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on June 8, 2018, at Centre City Parkway and Decatur. 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 […]

Rincon Water approved to become a sewer district

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (District) received unanimous approval earlier this week from the San Diego Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) which allows the district to activate its latent powers as a sewer district.   LAFCO’s action clears the way for the district to take ownership and control from the San Diego County Sanitation District, who is currently slated […]

1,700 graduate from Escondido’s high schools

Escondido’s high schools celebrated graduation for 1,700 plus seniors Friday June 1. The 1704 graduates included Escondido High School (548 graduates,) Orange Glen (393 graduates,) San Pasqual (512 graduates) and Del Lago Academy – Campus of Applied Science (161 graduates.) Graduation was held Thursday night for Valley High School, a Model Continuation High School, with 90 graduates. Special recognition honors […]

Fire and Water expo Saturday

The 18th Annual Escondido Fire and Water Expo on Saturday, June 9, will be a fun and exciting event showcasing fire and life safety, disaster preparedness, water conservation, and quality of life issues for the whole family – and it’s free!   The event will be held at Escondido Fire Station #4, Kit Carson Park, where visitors of all ages […]

Popular teacher wants to move on after firing


Darwin Bree says he has lost 20 pounds since he heard the news, which was sent in the form of an impersonal letter. “It’s like a knife in my heart,” he says. The letter from the high school district informed him that he had been let go from his substitute teaching job with Orange Glen High School, where he has […]


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