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City manager’s contract extended another month



At their closed session meeting February 15, the Escondido City Council voted to extend Graham Mitchell’s contract as Escondido City Manager for an additional 30 days. Mitchell has been serving as Escondido’s City Manager since December 2015. The City of Escondido’s Human Resources Department has been assisting the City Council with their search for Mitchell’s replacement by retaining the services […]

Escondido cakery returns to Food Network’s Cake Wars



Escondido resident Linda Caro, who operates Little Hunnys Cakery here in the city, and whom we featured in September when she won the Powerpuff Girls “Cake Wars” Episode in September 2016 (Season 4 episode 1) is back! Caro is going back to Food Network to compete in “Cake Wars Champs.” It’s a new mini season (6 episodes) of previous winners. […]

Area chefs to present signature dishes at Rotary Coeur de Cuisine



Dozens of chefs throughout North San Diego County and beyond will prepare and present their signature dishes at the 14th annual Coeur de Cuisine fundraiser, Sunday, March 5, at the California Center for the Arts Escondido. The Rotary Club of Escondido’s 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. gourmet gala will feature cuisine samplings, paired with wine, beer, and spirits from 40 […]

City Hall reaches out to help businesses



In his weekly address Escondido Mayor Sam Abed made it plain that a priority for the city is to increase the health of the business community. His address was entitled: “How Can City Hall Help Your Business?” “Having a thriving business community not only means services and jobs for our residents, it also means revenue for our city which in […]

Fatality Thursday on Grand Avenue



On February 16, at about 11:50 p.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 block of East Grand Avenue regarding a serious injury collision. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and determined a vehicle versus motorcycle collision occurred. Fire personnel attempted life saving measures although the motorcyclist died at the scene. […]

As a member of the Assembly Health Hooking Kids on Fishing

~ Guest Opinion

My new Assembly Bill 478, will raise the age requirement for the purchase of fishing licenses by two years. By raising the age from 16 to 18 years, we will expose larger numbers of California’s youth to nature, expand their life experiences and perhaps, their futures. This is especially important for youth living in inner cities or underserved communities. For […]

Trout planting this week



Lake Wohlford is having a planting of 1,500 Rainbow Trout this week. That follows up on the similar planting of trout that happened on February 8. Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 5:00 P.M. Water temperature: At surface 59.72 f., 12.44 D.O. @ 10’ 58.46 f., 12.08 D.O. Water level: Low level, […]

Why is the Escondido Country Club situation still unresolved?

~ Guest Opinion EsoteRICK

John DeLong and Buddy Flemings, in their Letter to The Editor (TA/February 16 Opinion) suggest that if the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Association (ECCHO) wasn’t holding out for a miracle return of the shuttered golf course business, the neighborhood redevelopment could move forward. They characterize the newest plan (“The Villages”) submitted to the Escondido planning department as a “good one.” […]