24 Hour Fitness opens new club at Westfield Mall



Twenty-Four Hour Fitness opened its 421st club Saturday at Westfield North County Mall with a ribbon cutting attended by Escondido May­or Sam Abed, Third District Super­visor Dave Roberts, Chamber of Commerce CEO Rorie Johnston and a host of other VIPs. Southern California is prime real estate for 24 Fitness. More than half of its clubs are located n that part […]

Work to begin on pavement repair



The city of Escondido will soon begin a “pavement repair and rehabilitation program” that will treat over 4.3 million square feet of pavement in Maintenance Zone CS, which is the area north of Fe­licita Avenue, south of Fifth Avenue, and east of I-15. Work is expected to begin in July. The price tag for the project is $3.3 million. PAL […]

Escondido kids take animals to the fair



Escondido kids moved their livestock projects to the San Diego County Fair Sunday evening. They will be there from now until the end of the fair this weekend. See story on page 9.

Escondido Police Make Arrest in Murder of Elizabeth Perez



A suspect in the homi­cide of a woman found on the on-ramp of a freeway in Escondido has been arrested in Las Vegas. Representatives of the Escondido Police Department Tuesday af­ternoon gave the media an update on the murder case of Elizabeth An­tonette Perez, 38, who was shot on June 13 in her car and discovered about 1:10 p.m. on […]

July 4th fireworks Monday at Grape Day Park



Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-go­ers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivi­ties. The event is back for its 53rd year on Monday, July 4, 2016 with rockin’ live music, tasty treats, and […]

Miller Elementary PTA Receives Spotlight Award in Student Achievement for Volunteer Art Program



On May 7, 2016, the Miller Elementary School PTA was presented with the Spotlight Award in Student Achievement for the school’s PTA Volunteer Art Program at an award cer­emony at the annual statewide California PTA Convention held in San Diego. Through monthly lessons in the classroom, the Miller Ele­mentary School PTA Volunteer Art Program introduces stu­dents in kindergarten through fifth […]

Temporary road closure in Escondido



Due to the installation of new utili­ties and surface improvements, the City of Escondido advises motorists of the following road closure: The north bound lane of Ash Street from Vista Avenue to Lehner Avenue will be closed now through Thursday, July 15. However, the southbound lane in this section will remain open at all times. Detour signs will be posted […]

Escondido college student awarded $3000 scholarship



Recently, Kari Catrambone, an ex­ercise physiology major, finishing her junior year at California State University, Chico, was honored as one of seven national 2016 recipi­ents of Atria Senior Living’s Ron­nie Boatman Commitment to Excel­lence Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Atria Senior Living, one of the na­tion’s largest providers of indepen­dent living, assisted living and mem­ory care services based in […]

Is it really racist?

~ Editorial

I came across this interesting quote in an opinion piece about the recent (and glorious!) vote by the British to free themselves of the dictats of European bu­reaucrats: “[A]re people who are legitimately worried about an almost overnight cultural transformation of their country really racist, or just concerned about the economic fallout from unfettered immigration?” I wondered how this might […]

Safeguarding the elections process




During this primary election cycle in Riverside County, hundreds of voter record abnormalities were identified, a situation exacerbated on Election Day when voters whose records had been altered without their knowledge were threatened with disenfranchisement. In response, I am introducing legislation to update and secure California’s online voter registration procedures. Unauthorized voter record changes reported in Riverside County included changes […]


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