Escondido News

Escondido PD searching for hit and run suspect

On January 11, 2018 at about 8:44 AM, a delivery driver was struck while walking in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy at 1560 W. Valley Pkwy in Escondido. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the collision. The victim is in stable condition at this time. The driver of the […]

Three Vehicle Fatal Collision on Champagne Boulevard

On January 17, 2018 at approximately 12:33 PM a 58 year old female from Alpine, California was driving her Lincoln Continental northbound on Champagne Boulevard south of Champagne Village Drive at a high rate of speed, within an unincorporated area of Escondido.  The driver of the Lincoln Town car passed a GMC Acadia traveling in the same direction driven by […]

First Community Engagement Meeting on Next Executive Director to Occur Tonight in Escondido

WHAT: The SANDAG Board of Directors is conducting a nationwide search for a new executive director to lead the agency.   As part of that process, the Board is seeking input from the community at a series of public meetings and through an online survey hosted by the firm hired to conduct the recruitment.   Five subregional meetings will be […]

San Diego man escaped from Chino prison

Update 1/15/18 8:00PM: Michael Martin Garrett was taken into custody by sheriff’s deputies about 6:05 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Garrett was taken into custody outside a Vons grocery store at 453 Santa Fe Drive in Encinitas. CHINO (CBSLA) – A manhunt is underway for an inmate convicted of vehicle theft who escaped from a California state […]

Vegetation fire – Borden Road


On January 15, 2018, at approximately 9:08 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a tree on fire in the area of Borden Rd. A fire engine was dispatched to the location. The engine arrived and reported a vegetation fire near Borden Rd with a second fire a short distance away in the back yard […]

First Escondido newborn of 2018

Shown is the first baby born in Escondido at 12:54 a.m. New Year’s Day at Palomar Medical Center. Her name is Emma. Her mother’s name is Vanessa (in photo) and father’s name is Sergio. They are from Vista. They also have a son named Noah.  Their last names are withheld at their request.

Nominations sought for city council awards

Each year at the annual State of the City event, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Escondido City Council awards. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for service to the community? If so, […]

Escondido welcomes new city librarian

The city is scheduled to hand over day to day operation of the Escondido City Library to Library Systems & Services, which has announced that Patricia Crosby will be the new city librarian. According to the press release from the city: “Patricia Crosby strives for excellent customer service, community engagement, and “getting to yes” with extensive experience partnering with local […]

Escondido volunteers sought for boards and commissions

The City of Escondido is seeking volunteers to serve on a number of city boards and commissions. Interested citizens who would like to apply may file an application with the City Clerk’s Office no later than February 16. Applications are being accepted for: • Building Advisory & Appeals Board • Community Services Commission • Historic Preservation Commission • Library Board […]

Court denies TRO for Library outsourcing

A Superior Court judge has denied the request for a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the City of Escondido from passing operation of the Escondido Public Library to the Library Systems and Services (LS&S.) This is a breaking story and we will have comments by the attorney for the plaintiffs in the case as they become available.   Original article: Escondido […]


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