Business leaders munch and mingle at semi-annual Chamber event

On Jan 19, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held its semi-annual Open House at the Chamber office. The meeting room was packed and it was, as usual, one of the best forms of networking and getting to know fellow business members that you can find in the city.

Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians to Fund Road Improvements

RINCON BAND OF LUISENO INDIANS TO FUND ROAD IMPROVEMENTS IN ESCONDIDO TO MITIGATE HARRAH’S EXPANSION PROJECT Escondido city officials announced today that the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians of Valley Center has agreed to contribute $800,000 to fund the shortfall in the East Valley Parkway/Valley Center Road construction project.  This exceeds Rincon’s Fair Share obligation of $579,000 to mitigate traffic […]

Huge Torrey Pine Smashes Escondido Cottage

A tree once declared to be the second tallest Torrey pine in the state crashed to the ground during last Sunday’s storm, flattening a small historic cottage in the 500 block of E. 4th Ave. in Escondido. While the giant tree with an 8-foot diameter trunk could have landed on the historic 1880s two-story Pritchett House where the Cojulun family […]

Duncan Hunter at Escondido City Council Chambers

Scion of a political family, ex-Marine and self-described “policy wonk” Congressman Duncan Hunter gave a full-force performance Monday night in the Escondido City Council Chambers. Representing the conservative, mostly Republican 50th District, Hunter gave a wide ranging talk on subjects such as immigration, climate change, the burgeoning federal budget, women in the military, the case of a misused Green Beret […]

San Marcos Residential Fire

At 10:01 on February 8, 2016, morning deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station were dispatched for a residential fire. Once on scene, deputies found the home engulfed with flame and smoke. Unsure if anyone was inside, deputies attempted to enter the home, but could not do so safely. Deputies called into the home, but received no response. Deputies advised […]

Stolen Vehicle – Amber Alert

Update:  Child and Vehicle located – suspect (possible two men) on the run. Suspects: Hispanic males, dark complexion, tattoos, both with dark hoodies. Last seen near Eagles Point Apartments. Please call 911 if you see someone fitting this description. Stolen vehicle just occurred from 1050 Rock Springs. 2014 Dark blue toyota camry 7HCR314. There is a one month old baby in […]

DUI Checkpoint Results for February 12, 2016

On February 12, 2016 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Centre City Pkwy / Decatur Way. 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.  DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI […]

Escondido native joins realtors association’s board of directors

The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,000-member trade group for San Diego area realtors, has announced that Escondido native Jan Farley has joined its board of directors. Farley also is serving as the 2016 president of the Women’s Council of Realtors, San Diego chapter.   A San Diego native, Farley has worked in the real estate industry since […]

Case against students caught with knives blows over

The story of two San Pasqual High School students suspended and facing expulsion for bringing weapons onto school grounds on Jan. 27 blew over last week. Local news media had broadcast the stormy Escondido Union High School District board session Feb. 9 and covered last Friday’s emergency meeting that promised the students would not be punished for having knives in […]