Escondido News

City Hall dome to house 7th annual Community in Unity

Join the Escondido Chamber of Commerce for its 7th Annual Community in Unity taking place under the Escondido City Hall Dome on December 7, from 5:31 p.m. to 8 p.m. Editor’s note: The odd time for the beginning of the event is because city offices close at precisely 5:30 p.m. and the events starts immediately after. Experience delights from local […]

Palomar Health to build new crisis stabilization unit

Palomar Health, an Escondido, California-based health care district, and RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD), a design-build construction company specializing in patented modular building systems for the healthcare industry, announced plans to construct a standalone crisis stabilization unit (CSU) on the Palomar Medical Center Escondido campus. When completed, this unit will provide short-term care for patients experiencing an acute psychiatric and/or […]

Tamale festival ‘our best yet’ says organizer

Alex MacLachlan of the Escondido Downtown Business Association is calling Saturday’s Tamale Festival, the “best yet.” “Judging how many thousands of people came to the festival over the course of the day is always the hardest question,” he said. “But I would consider the 2017 Escondido Tamale Festival our best yet, in terms of crowd size, the good mood everyone […]

Council votes 3-2 for NUWI’s Country Club “Villages” project

The Escondido City Council has night voted 3-2 (what Mayor Sam Abed and Deputy Mayor John Masson voting no,) to approve the staff recommendation that the New Urban West Inc. Country Club “Villages” project of 392 units be allowed to move forward. The council chambers were packed with supporters of the project and members of ECCHO (Escondido Country Club Home […]

Commercial restaurant fire in Escondido

On November 16, 2017 at approximately 10:05 PM, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a possible fire in a small restaurant. The restaurant, Paulita’s Mexican Food, located at 636 N Broadway. A structure fire response was dispatched to the location. The first arriving unit reported smoke coming from what appeared to be a large vent pipe […]

‘Serve Day’ at Kit Carson Park

This little member of the Church of Rancho Bernardo gets into the act with gusto as he joins about 1,000 others who took part in ‘Serve Day’ on Saturday at Kit Carson Park and elsewhere. RB church has ‘Serve Day’ in Escondido The Church at Rancho Bernardo had their annual Serve Day in Escondido on Saturday. Serve Day was an […]

City council vote Wednesday on NUWI project

It’s Gunfight at the OK Corral time for Escondido Country Club residents and their nemesis, developer Michael Schlesinger and New Urban West Inc. The Planning Commission October 24 voted to support the recommendation of city staff and support the 380-unit “Villages of Escondido Country Club” project by New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) which is acting on behalf of Michael Schlesinger […]

Local Hepatitis A public health emergency extended again

Although Monday the County Board of Supervisors extended the public health emergency for the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak by another two weeks, the man in charge of fighting that outbreak in Escondido said this week that “our numbers are going in the right direction.” According to the County there have been 544 cases of hepatitis A associated with the outbreak […]

McClure has his own ‘Day’ for years of running Safari Park

Escondido’s Bob McClure had his own day on November 5 when he was honored by the San Diego City Council. “Bob McClure Day” was held to commemorate his retirement in a few months after 35 years as director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Council President Pro Tem Mark Kersey made the presentation. As director, McClure has been responsible […]

Fire causes damage to mobile home

On November 1, at about 5:14 p.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of an oven on fire inside a mobile home at 2300 East Valley Pkwy (Imperial Mobile Home Park). A structure fire response was dispatched to the location. The first arriving engine reported a large amount of smoke coming from the roof of residence. […]


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