City, tribes reach historic agreement on water rights

Although some details remain to be worked out, a lawsuit that has gone on so long that most of the people who initiated it are dead, will be settled very, very soon. As is often the case, the villain in this piece is the federal government, which, about a century ago planted the seeds of a festering legal wound by […]

Skate Park Rally turnout ‘exceeded expectations’

The City of Escondido’s Community Services Department hosted a community Skate Park Rally at Washington Park on Saturday, January 14. The purpose of the event was to generate interest in and gather community input on a proposed skate plaza in the Park. According to Danielle M Lopez, assistant director of community services, “One of the main goals of the event […]

Abed gives hints of upcoming address at Chamber breakfast

Every few months Escondido’s booster in-chief, Mayor Sam Abed, breaks bread with the folks in the form of the Chamber of Commerce’s “Breakfast with the Mayor.” On Tuesday, the always upbeat Mayor Abed joined about a dozen business people for an informal give and take that started off with the screening of the video that ran at last year’s State […]

Which Wich has local ribbon cutting

The dining revolution will be customized. Once upon a time there was a fast food restaurant that promised that customers can “have it your way.” Bring things up to the modern day and let’s bring on stage Which Wich, for which the bespoke sandwich is the be all and end all. Patrons can customize their sandwiches ad infinitum and get […]

Mayor to present State-of-the City Address February 22

Mayor Sam Abed will be presenting the Annual State of the City address on Wednesday morning, February 22, at the Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The event is co-sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and will be begin with an optional breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program at 8 a.m. The program […]

EPD’s Lt. Al Owens named Officer of the Month by national police organization

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected Lt. Al Owens, of the Escondido Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for January 2017. Lt. Owens has been a police officer for 20 years, and in that time, he’s worn many hats. He also won the Escondido Police Department’s Police Officer of the Year […]

Elizabeth Hospice CEO Jan Jones, elected chairman for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Elected by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), Jan Jones, the Elizabeth Hospice CEO and pioneer in the hospice movement, will now serve as the board chairman in 2017. NHPCO is the largest nonprofit, leadership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care […]

Invoking Hitler the epitome of ignorance

~ Guest Opinion

One thing I will not tolerate is ignoramuses that equate anything in their lifetime experience to the Hitler era. If they are alive right now, they don’t know what they are talking about. For any American under 80 to suggest that any person they know is equal to Hitler, is just the epitome of ignorance and insensitivity. But they don’t […]

Career training for job growth

~ Guest Opinion

By MARIE WALDRON, 75th Assembly District The best way to reduce poverty is by bringing more of our citizens into the workforce. While government subsidies can help to overcome temporary setbacks, the only permanent way to increase overall prosperity is through permanent, well-paying jobs. Unfortunately, many Californians are now struggling to secure good jobs, even though many jobs are available. […]

Three day event this weekend will help homeless veterans

Helping homeless Veterans get off the streets and back to a normal life will be the focus of North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down January 27-29 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. This three-day event will impact the lives of hundreds of homeless Veterans throughout North San Diego County. The Veterans will receive assistance including: medical, dental, and vision […]