Boys & Girls Club opens new computer lab in Escondido

Pipeline installation closes section of Midway through Sept. 18

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that access along Midway Drive between Washington Avenue and Valley Parkway will be either limited or closed to through traffic for the next several weeks. The construction began on September 4. It will continue in some form until Friday, September 18 between the hours of […]

Schlesinger settles with Air Pollution Control District over dumping of chicken manure

Beverly Hills Developer Michael Schlesinger of Stuck in the Rough LLC has reached an agreement with the San Diego Air Pollution Control Board to pay $100,000 for dumping an estimated five tons of chicken manure on the Old Escondido Country Club golf course without admitting to any wrongdoing. That’s a big more than a dropping in the bucket. More than […]

Grape Day Festival is coming

Two Escondido children to participate in first ever autism wedding

Escondido locals, Tyler Lundhagen, 14), and Brenna Lundhagen, 11, will be taking part in the first all autism wedding ever held at the Love & Autism: A Conference with Heart on Saturday, September 26 in San Diego. The two-day conference was started by San Diego local, Dr. Jenny Palmiotto in an effort to inspire and emphasize her belief that every […]

Highway funding is on the table

Californians pay some of the highest fuel taxes in the U.S., but our highways are among the nation’s worst. We are now about two months into a transportation special session called by Governor Brown. As expected, calls for increased taxes are echoing loudly in Sacramento. In response, I have introduced AB X1 14, which would prioritize transportation spending as a […]

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Taking action to fight the bite

A countywide campaign to kill mosquitoes is in full force after the county’s first human case of West Nile virus was confirmed last week. A 73-year-old man from Del Mar has tested positive for the mosquitoborne disease. Earlier in August, the man was hospitalized with symptoms of encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that can be caused by viral or […]

Big Fish to open in Vista this week

Moonlight Stage Productions presents “Big Fish,” based on the celebrated Daniel Wallace novel and the acclaimed Tim Burton film. “Big Fish” overflows with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft. This extraordinary new musical reminds us why we go to the theatre, to have an experience that’s richer, funnier, and bigger than life itself. Edward Bloom lives life to the fullest – […]

Time Jumpers to play Sept. 29 at Center

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will host the Time Jumpers, an assemblage of some of Nashville’s most gifted musicians on Tuesday, September 29. Led by 20-time Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, as well as Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green, the Time Jumpers quickly developed a large following while earning four Grammy nominations. […]