EUHSD honors Teacher of the Year

The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) has honored Jim Williamson as 2018 Teacher of the Year. John Williamson earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Nutritional Science from San Diego State University. He earned his secondary Physical Education credential with a supplemental authorization in Mathematics from Chapman University and earned his Master Degree in Education from Grand Canyon […]

EUHSD honoras Classified Employee of the Year

The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) honored the 2018 Classified Employees of the Year, Mary Garcia. The district described the honoree: Mary Garcia as “a person with integrity, responsibility and discipline. She demonstrates commitment and excellence at Escondido High School. Her work is exemplary, of highest quality, and she manages multiple responsibilities. She always goes that extra mile to […]

Local cooking students partner with Uber/restaurants

Students from Orange Glen High School’s Baking and Pastry as well as Advanced Culinary Arts recently participated in a project with UberEats and two local restaurants. Baking and Pastry students partnered with Cravory Cookies to compete for the best cookie to be featured on the UberEats app. Advanced Culinary students worked hard to create the most creative menu item in […]

Cougars nipped 1-0 in notable pitching duel

Escondido ace right-handed pitcher Juan Cervantes couldn’t have done much more, unless he had been darn near perfect during Monday afternoon’s game versus visiting Sage Creek. By the time the last out had been recorded, the junior Cervantes had hurled a complete game, yielded just an unearned run and four hits while striking out six and retiring 11 of the […]

Even at 82, playing hockey remains in his blood

The legendary and iconic hockey star Gordie Howe was revered for many things. Among them was his incredible achievement of being able to play competitively in the National Hockey League at the unheard of age of 52. To say the least, that was a remarkable testament to his skill, staying power and longevity. In short, Howe was a marvel who […]

Conservancy to host photo scavenger hunt

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) is hosting a 2018 Spring Photo Scavenger Hunt, an adventurous outdoor activity for the whole family. By April 30, participants must submit pictures of these items to win SDRVC swag, REI discount coupons, Adventure-16 bucks and more. Scavenger Hunt Checklist: Selfie with River Park kiosk and/or trail marker High-fiving a stranger while on […]

Sex predator convicted of stalking Escondido girl

Last year Escondido detective Jeff Udvarhelji was one of several area officers honored with the Crime Stoppers “Enough is Enough” Award for his efforts in bringing to justice a sexual predator who started to stalk a teenage girls as soon as his parole ended from his previous conviction. Last week that predator, Rennard Cawkwell, now 48, was convicted for posing […]

New Escondido winery to open April 15

Take a little of the pain away from Tax Day by visiting the grand opening of the Cheval Winery, Sunday, April 15, 1-5 p.m. at 2919 Hill Valley Drive, Escondido, CA 92029 Activities include: Wine tasting (of course!) at The Tipsy Barrel Tasting Room Cheval show horses at The Stompin’ Grounds Top local caterers VW Bus photo booth Live music […]

Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market at Bates Nut Farm

The annual Arts, Crafts & Vintage Market returns to Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday April 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Numerous vendors will be on hand to showcase their upcycled, restored, vintage, antique and handmade wares. All products are handmade in America. As part of the Spring Festival, this weekend is full of family fun […]

Fatal Traffic Collision Valley Parkway


On April 6, 2018 at about 11:29 PM, Escondido Police Dispatch received a report of a two-vehicle head-on collision on Valley Parkway north of Beven Drive. Police Officers and Fire Department Medics responded to the area within minutes. The two vehicles involved were each occupied by adult male drivers only, no passengers. The two vehicles involved were a 2005 Honda […]