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

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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 […]


There's nothing like holding a newspaper in your hands

For those of us who were there dur­ing its heyday, especially those of us who were part of it, the slow death of the newspaper industry has been most saddening. What else can you call it, as more and more newspapers across the country have stopped publication? When I first became a reporter for the former Daily Times-Advocate in 1952 […]


The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. On July 4, Dispatch received a call about a 16-year-old with a warrant. The juvenile fled on foot from the responding officers and after a brief foot pursuit, the officers were able to detain the juvenile. While attempting to place the ju­venile into a patrol vehicle the subject spit at […]

Escondido Democrats discuss get out the vote strategies

Palomar Political Science Professor Emeritus Mary Anne Drinan and Re­tired University of San Diego Political Science Professor Pat Drinan presented their analysis of the California June Pri­mary at the July meeting of the Escon­dido Democratic Club. Only fifty-five percent of eligible vot­ers in Escondido are registered. Con­sistent voters tend to be older, white, college-educated and more affluent. Younger people, Latinos, […]

California Competes Tax Credit Workshop

The California Competes Tax Credit Program has approximately $243 million in tax credits available during the 2016-17 fiscal year for businesses that want to expand in California. Learn how your business can apply for millions in available tax credits at a free workshop: When: Thursday, July 28, 2 – 3 p.m.Where: County Administration Center                    1600 Pacific Highway Room […]