What’s so great about Trafalgar Square

A new business graces the community, but where did the old tenants go?

Valley Parkway is loaded with great plac­es to shop and has an abundance of grocery stores and discounted shops for consumers to pick from, but Trafalgar Square is offer­ing a location that prides itself in being a little bit different from all the conventional markets available to consumers. The new building has been constructed to house a new ALDI supermarket, […]

Supporting the police



Wednesday afternoon about 50 residents congregated near the Escondido City Hall to show their support for law enforcement.

Officials hold “Unity Gathering for Peace”



Monday at noon police and elected officials met at the fountain at Balboa Park for a “Unity Gathering for Peace.” Large photo, left, Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter talks to fellow officials after the rally. The gathering was held in the aftermath of recent murders of police in Dallas and Sheriff’s deputies in Louisiana. Other officials included San Diego Police […]

EcoVivarium celebrates new Living Museum

Residents slither, coil and educate

EcoVivarium Friday opened its new 1,800 square foot Living Museum in Escondido to host a preview party for the community and the organization’s supporters. Originally scheduled as the grand opening date, the venue had to push back their official opening for the new location due to asbestos being found in the building. When the facility officially opens, the museum will […]

Center exhibits tune into pop art

Master creature artificer Neville Page talks about his craft

For several years the California Center of the Arts, Escondido has got­ten in tune with pop cul­ture by holding exhibits in the art museum to co­incide with that grand celebration of pop art: Comicon, which opens this week in downtown San Diego. Sunday the Center hosted “Neville Page’s Creative Process,” to co­incide with two exhibits, “My Hero! Contemporary Art & […]

Escondido police dispatcher coordinates rescue of man stranded at sea



Being that Escondido is an inland city it would be virtually unheard of for the Escondido Police/Fire Communication center to handle a 911 call for stranded boater. However, that is exactly what happened on July 14 when Dispatch Supervisor Christina Ebert coordinated the rescue of a man stranded on a cap­sized boat. Around 1:15 PM a father in Escondi­do received […]

EPD officers help mourn Dallas deaths



Sgt. Shannon Murphy and Sgt. Janice Kolhof who attended the Dallas PD services as representatives of the Escondido Police Department. Repre­sentatives from police departments all over the country attended to help mourn the deaths of the five officers.

Escondido PD to host voluntary alcohol-server class

City’s bars, restaurants getting face-to-face invitations

An Escondido police officer and a local nonprofit’s employees are visit­ing local bars and restaurants to hand- deliver invitations for an alcohol server training and encourage the businesses to send their workers to the free class. The police department, nonprofit North Inland Community Prevention Program and the state Alcoholic Bev­erage Control will host the voluntary training from 11 a.m. to […]

Black and other lives

~ Editorial

Escondido and the larger community of San Diego County is for­tunate that it is somewhat of an oasis of racial tranquility compared to cesspools such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. We love our police, something that was made apparent when many residents turned out Wednesday for a peaceful pro-police demonstration in front of police headquarters. May it ever […]

Saluting law enforcement




Now seems an appropriate time to salute the brave men and women of law enforcement. Without them, our lives of safety, security and freedom wouldn’t be possible. This region is fortunate to have the San Diego County Sheriff’s Depart­ment, covering the unincorporated ar­eas and the cities of Vista and San Mar­cos, along with two municipal police departments, which serve the […]


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