City adopts moratorium on new car washes

The city of Escondido has 28 car washes. The city council Wednesday decided that was enough for now and adopted a 45-day moratorium on new ones while staff prepares to present a new policy to the council for approval. That policy could be extended to self-storage businesses. If some council members have their way it would also include fast food […]

Shamus Sayed wants to bring a pro-business perspective to Congress

When you are running against a high-profile Congressman whose family has held the seat for half a century, but who is being pummeled on all sides by accusations of being ethically “challenged,” sometimes what you don’t say is as important as what you do. Obviously GOP candidate Shamus Sayed wouldn’t be running against 50th District Rep. Duncan Hunter if he […]

Rotary club barbecue to honor military, first responders

The Escondido East Rotary Club Annual Deep Pit BBQ will take place this Saturday, May 12 and will honor Active and Retired Military and Police and Fire Department personnel. The event is held at the Kit Carson Park El Arroyo Picnic Area and the public is welcome to attend. Escondido East will be giving special recognition to Escondido Police Chief […]

Consumers can get into Bitcoin at Westfield mall

Escondido consumers who are interested in purchasing the cryptocurrency Bitcoin can do so at the new Coinme ATM machine at the Westfield North County Fair mall. This is the first Bitcoin ATM to operate in Escondido. There will eventually be two in San Diego city for a total of eight in the county. All you need is a photo ID […]

Temporary closure of Francis Ryan Park for turf maintenance

The City of Escondido has temporarily closed Francis Ryan Park, located at 390 North Hidden Trails Road, from now through August 6, 2018 for annual turf maintenance. During that time the field will be aerated, fertilized, top dressed and over-seeded. The public is asked to stay off the fields during this maintenance period to allow the existing Bermuda grasses in […]

AT&T upgrades network in Escondido

AT&T has upgraded eight cell towers on its 4G LTE network in Escondido to provide faster, more reliable wireless service. The upgraded cell towers in Escondido will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. Customers will experience better network connectivity while streaming videos, sharing on social media or texting family and friends. “We know how important it […]

Better roads without higher taxes

MARIE WALDRON, 75th Assembly District

Even before the recent increase, Californians were paying some of the highest gasoline taxes in the United States. Despite this, our highways were consistently rated among the nation’s worst, and we were told a drastic tax increase would be necessary to fix the problem. But is that really true? Well no, it’s not. Alternatives we are working on, which would […]

Voter registration deadline approaching: May 21

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, May 21 is the last day to register to vote in the California Gubernatorial Primary Election to be held June 5. If you have recently moved or changed your name since the last election, you must complete a new registration form no later than midnight, Monday, May 21. To check your […]

Author shares how to make mentoring a lifestyle

Local Escondido resident, Sharon Sunkle, is having a book launch and book signing for her new book, “I Will Mentor You.” It will be on Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Mug Coffee Shop at 1882 W. El Norte Pkwy. in Escondido. There will be refreshments, opportunities for book signing, and giveaways will be […]

City laboratory receives certificate of excellence

The City of Escondido’s Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF) Water Reclamation Plant Laboratory is certified by the State of California through the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). The laboratory provides testing for Drinking Water throughout the City, as well as for wastewater, recycled water, Escondido Creek water, storm water, and plant process control samples. Part of maintaining certification by […]