Environmental groups sue County over carbon credits

With their sights painting bullseyes on the proposed monster developments Lilac Hills Ranch and Newland Sierra, several environmental organizations led by the Sierra Club Monday filed two lawsuits challenging San Diego County’s most recently adopted Climate Action Plan. According to the Sierra Club the CAP “again fails to set forth concrete, enforceable measures that adequately reduce the climate change impacts […]

City asks judge to dismiss ECHHO lawsuit, says it no longer exists

The city of Escondido has asked the judge to dismiss the case Escondido Country Club Home Owners (ECCHO) brought against it in December. The city attorney claims ECCHO no longer exists in a legal sense because it hasn’t filed the proper paperwork and paid its taxes. ECCHO  sued the city over its vote to approve New Urban West Inc.’s “Villages” […]

Church fire early Sunday afternoon

Sunday, March 18, at about 12:54 p.m. the Escondido Police and Fire Communications center received a report of a possible structure fire in the area of 7th/Escondido Bl. Escondido Police officers arrived on scene in the area and reported that there was a fire at the Iglesias Bautista Fundamental Church at 221 W 7th av. According to Battalion Chief Mike […]

Escondido VFW mourning death of Vice Commander Michael Burke

Members of Escondido Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1513 are mourning the passing of Sr. Vice Commander Michael Burke, who died Friday March 9 at 10:25 p.m. Burke passed away from complications relating to breathing the smoke from the Ventura fires as he and his wife Gina were driving through on vacation to see family. He spent three months […]

SANDAG installs new signs on I-15 express lanes

SANDAG began installing new signs along the Interstate 15 (I-15) Express Lanes this week that will more clearly display who can use the Express Lanes, estimated travel times to upcoming freeway connectors, and real-time FasTrak toll rates. A recent research effort determined that the existing signage on the I-15 Express Lanes can be difficult to read, and that posted information […]

Palomar opens new Veterans Resource Center with ribbon-cutting

Palomar College officials unveiled the new Veterans Resource Center at the San Marcos campus during a ceremony on Friday, March 16. The new center combines functions and activities that were previously housed separately on campus into one centralized space, creating a one-stop shop for Palomar’s military-affiliated students. The new space includes multiple self-service computer stations for veterans to utilize in […]

Kiwanis Trout Derby coming in April

The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido will hold its annual major fund raiser . . . the 21st annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 with the times from 6 a.m.–-6 p.m. on Saturday and 6 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday. There will be tons of photo ops of tykes at the Kiddie Pond, many […]

Jesus: Pursuing His Presence, Obtaining His Promises

Words of Faith

Don’t let the title fool you.  God is not a giant slot-machine; we submit our request and pull His arm and He dispenses a blessing.  Nor is He a kind of magic eight ball, maybe it’s your day for a blessing and maybe it’s not – hold your breath and see. The subject of pursuing God’s presence has been on […]

Del Dios Academy opens new STEM classroom

This week the Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the crown jewels of the Escondido Union School District is opening its new state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) laboratory.  A ribbon-cutting was held for the new facility Wednesday (We will have photos from that in next week’s paper.) STEM, of course, stands for Science Technology Engineering […]

EAA awards Visual Arts Scholarships

The Escondido Art Association presented their 2018 Scholarship awards at an Awards Ceremony and Reception held at the Artists Gallery on March 10, 2018.  Awards were presented to the following outstanding young artists as follows:  First Place ($500) Eugina Palen, San Pasqual H.S.;  2nd Place ($300) Sophia Mittman, Classical Academy H.S.; 3rd Place ($200) Cynthia Olmsted, Escondido H.S.  Winners were […]


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