Five candidates vie for city treasurer

Five candidates have filed to run for the City Treasurer’s position that is currently held by longtime Treasurer Ken Hugins, who declined to run for reelection. The candidates are Ryan T. Clark, an engineering manager and entrepre­neur; Robroy R. Fawcett, an attorney; Blaise J. Jackson, School Board Presi­dent/ Attorney; Douglas W. Shultz, Financial Analyst/Businessman; and John W. Trudell, Certified Public […]

Treasurer-Candidate Clark:

‘I’m not really a political type person’

Ryan T. Clark never planned to run for the Escondido treasurer’s office. An hour after the filing deadline passed and longtime incum­bent Ken Hugins hadn’t filed for reelection, that added five days to the deadline, giving pos­sible new candidates the chance to run. When that first dead­line passed Clark was asked if he would con­sider running. “I’m not really a […]

Escondido to host 30-megawatt battery

New battery projects will be located at SDG&E substation sites

will be one of two lo­cations in San Diego County where SDG&E will be installing the large- scale storage batteries. The Escondido substation located at 571 Enterprise St. will be the site of a 30-megawatt storage unit. The construction process has already begun and should be com­pleted by January. The California Public Utilities Com­mission (CPUC) August 18 approved a proposal […]

Nerd Con is bigger and better than ever at the Center this weekend

Featuring special guests all three days, Nerd Con is planning its biggest and best convention yet, starting this weekend at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Escondido’s main venue for the arts is once again being transformed into a retreat for all things nerdy. Friday night is all about the preview party: pickup badges and enjoy the live entertainment. […]

Former mayor Doug Best dies

September 24, 1925 – August 17, 2016 Services will be held Saturday for, former Escondido mayor and council­member Doug Best, who died Thurs­day, August 18 in Escondido. He was 90. In his later years Best was known locally for his life in radio, where he was the host of the popular “Doug Best Swings,” which played music from the 1930s […]

Escondido man makes 40th gallon blood donation at San Diego Blood Bank

Escondido resident Patrick Burke do­nated his 50th gallon of blood last week at the San Diego Blood Bank’s North County Donor Center, located at 358 West El Norte Parkway, Escondido. Burke (pictured right) has been donat­ing for more than 20 years and donates plasma, which is the liquid portion of the blood that carries clotting factors and proteins. Plasma is […]

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Non-partisan offices should be just that: non-partisan

Recently I heard a story about how someone from out of town who was having a conversation with someone from around here predicted that a particular person would be elected to office, unseating an incumbent on one of our local boards. Yes, I’m being somewhat vague here. Please bear with me because I do have a point to make. “But […]

Helping our seniors

According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one in five Americans is pro­jected to be 65 and over. Since seniors make up such a large segment of Dis­trict 75, my office is continuously in­volved in reaching out to the senior community to provide valuable infor­mation and hands-on assistance. We share valuable resources on Se­nior Safety tips and how to […]


A visit back in time to 1952

There was a time when you could buy virtually anything needed or find some form of entertainment without leaving the confines of Grand Avenue right here in downtown Escondido. That’s right; anything from a sack of groceries to a new automobile; or en­joy a movie or sit in on a poker game. All in about a six-block area. We had […]

Teen Book Club discusses ‘Powerless’ by Tera Lynn Childs

Escondido Public Library’s Bur­ritos & Book Club for teens, ages 13 to 18, meets on Saturday, September 10, in the Turrentine Room from 1– 2:30 p.m. “Powerless,” by Tera Lynn Childs, is the selected title and cop­ies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at Students at Escondido […]