City files 12 criminal complaints against developer Schlesinger

The city has lost patience with Stuck in the Rough’s Michael Schlesinger, the owner of the old Escondido Country Club property, and sued him for “knowingly and intentionally maintaining the property in violation of the Municipal Code,” according to the city attorney. This is the same property the city voted several months ago to allow Schlesinger to develop with 380 […]

Court challenge to library outsourcing goes forward without TRO

Opponents collect signatures to create independent library district A Superior Court judge last week denied the request for a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the City of Escondido from passing operation of the Escondido Public Library to the Library Systems and Services (LS&S,) which is scheduled to happen this week. Alan Geraci, the attorney for the plaintiffs Roy and Mary […]

New police captain gets pinned

Justin Murphy of the Escondido Police Department was given his captain’s pin during the January 10 meeting of the Escondido City Council meeting. The new captain is shown in the center, flanked by his family and, on the left, Chief Craig Cartner.

Three Vehicle Fatal Collision on Champagne Boulevard

On January 17, 2018 at approximately 12:33 PM a 58 year old female from Alpine, California was driving her Lincoln Continental northbound on Champagne Boulevard south of Champagne Village Drive at a high rate of speed, within an unincorporated area of Escondido.  The driver of the Lincoln Town car passed a GMC Acadia traveling in the same direction driven by […]

Escondido PD searching for hit and run suspect

On January 11, 2018 at about 8:44 AM, a delivery driver was struck while walking in the parking lot of the CVS Pharmacy at 1560 W. Valley Pkwy in Escondido. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries sustained in the collision. The victim is in stable condition at this time. The driver of the […]