City employees will now contribute more to pensions

At its March 22 meeting the Escondido city council took another step towards reforming the city‘s pension system. By a 5-0 vote the council adopted a “Resolution of Intention to Amend the CalPERS Contract” and then heard the first reading of the “Ordinance Amending the CalPERS Contract.” The city has been taking steps towards changing the way the city funds […]

City Hall celebrates 30 years

Monday the Escondido City Hall celebrated 30 years. Ever since the civic building with its iconic gazebo was completed it has been the most recognizable landmark in the city. The design of the city hall was chosen from 108 submissions and 1,500 residents of the city reviewed the drawings. The five finalists were provided with copies of public comments and […]

Mentoring program points out paths to success

  As the saying goes, it is better to teach a man to fish than to give him a fish, because one way feeds him for a day while the other feeds him forever. Of course, it goes without saying that this truism applies to women as well. The sooner boys and girls are given the basics of social skills, […]

Cruisin’ Grand’s founder talks about what’s in store this year

This will be the 19th year for Escondido Cruisin’ Grand and founder and champion cat herder Steve Waldron couldn’t be more excited about the event considered the largest celebration of American muscle car “cruisin’” culture in the United States. “It’s the nineteenth year of Hot Rod bliss!” he exclaims with a sly understated grin. Cruisin’ Grand will return April 6, […]

New Escondido librarian gets out and about at Chamber breakfast

Newly installed Escondido branch librarian Patricia Crosby feels that one of her most important jobs is to get out and into the community to find out what people expect and want from their library, and what she can do to make it serve its patrons better. The librarian was the guest at Tuesday’s breakfast at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce […]

School district honors Classified Employee of Year

Nutrition Specialist Dawn Stone has been selected as Escondido Union School District’s districtwide Classified Employee of the Year for 2018. Stone has been with EUSD for eight years and has recently accepted the role of regional coordinator for all San Diego County chapters of the California School Nutrition Association. She also is co-chair for the San Diego Farm to School […]

Ever dream of riding with a posse?

Does the word ‘posse’ conjure up images of racing across the west chasing outlaws … or going out into thick brush searching for clues to find the whereabouts of a lost hiker or beloved animal?  That is the rich tradition of the Escondido Mounted Posse. The posse is looking for riders to join them. Founded in 1948, the posse was […]

Cakies Creations: a new confection you’ll crave

It’s a cross between a cookie, a brownie and a cupcake—all in one. It’s called the “Cakie” as in Cakies Creations, a recently born business in Escondido that can deliver its sweet morsels to your birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, you name it. If you don’t want to wait for a special occasion you can seek them out at local farmers […]

Charter’s epic first inning buries Calvin Christian

Generally, if you miss the first inning of most any baseball game, you probably haven’t missed out on all that much – at least not to the point where the game’s outcome has been resoundingly decided. But that certainly wasn’t the case last Friday afternoon as the Calvin Christian Crusaders took on host Escondido Charter. Rather stunningly, the White Tigers […]

Product, facilities on upswing at Henry Avocado

This story is reprinted courtesy of The Produce News. Turning the page from 2017 to 2018 has been an ascendant experience for Henry Avocado and its customers from coast-to-coast. With the new year being ushered in by the spectacular demand for avocados during Super Bowl weekend, every metric for predicting a successful season has been positive for the California harvest, […]


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