Smart Growth


Too many see housing as out of reach. Creating jobs without providing access to affordable housing drives up income inequality and drives down consumer spending which, in turn, slows the economy. It is a current economic fact that housing costs continue to rise while wages and income for working families is stagnant. Housing is a fundamental need. No Californian should […]

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Democratic Club to meet June 9 Join the Escondido Democratic Club at their June meeting to hear from Ellen Montanari, a leader of Flip the 49th and the organizer of the longest rally/protest in our county (outside of Rep. Issa’s office). She will discuss the results of the June 5 primary and will share tools and tips for getting Democratic […]

Library lawsuit moves forward

A court date of February 22, 2019 has been set for the lawsuit challenging the legality of the Escondido City Council action last year that outsourced the Escondido Public Library to Library Systems & Services (LS&S.) The Superior Court judge rejected the city of Escondido’s motion to dismiss the case. Just because there is a court date doesn’t mean that […]

Escondido man launches monthly homeless luncheons

An Escondido man was inspired to launch monthly hot meal lunches for the homeless. It started when Daniel Calderon, who works at a local Papa John’s pizza restaurant, asked permission to put a collection jar on the counter and recruited the assistance of his employer and customers to help fund feeding the homeless at the Escondido Library. Inspired by his […]

Freebies prove costly in SP’s loss to Fallbrook


  In baseball, generosity is rarely a good thing. And in Tuesday’s CIF Division IV playoff game between Fallbrook and host San Pasqual, it proved to be fatal for the Golden Eagles during an eventual 5-2 loss. Fully capitalizing on two walks, a brace of hit batsmen and a crucial error, the Warriors (17-15) scored four runs in the final […]

Empowering women, one chocolate bar at a time

The Escondido couple Paul Newman and Ari Lee-Newman, owners of BIJA Chocolates and their social mission of disrupting cycles of poverty was featured recently on ABC’s The Today Show Their company was one of four companies selected to be featured out of thousands that work with Whole Foods. Their organic chocolates are sold throughout Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Wyoming, Idaho, […]

Local senior’s dream of returning to the air after 30 years comes true

  Don Russell, a 94-year-old resident of the Kisco Senior Living Community Cypress Court in Escondido, with the help of the community’s “Dreams Do Come True” Program and Fun Flights Biplane Rides in Carlsbad– got to fly in a 1929 open-cockpit biplane again after a 30 year hiatus. As a wild lands fireman for the California Department of Forestry and […]

Caltrans vehicle struck by impaired driver

Thursday, May 24at about 10:15 a.m. a 26 year old man from Escondido was driving a black Nissan Sentra on I-15 Northbound, south of 9th Avenue within the number one High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane. According to California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Mark Latulippe, an on duty Caltrans Dodge Ram pick-up truck, being driven by a male Caltrans employee from […]

Library seeks input

The future of your public library is being planned now and your input is being sought for a survey. Whether you are a frequent user of library services or haven’t visited in a while, the Escondido Public Library is your library! According to the library managment, “We are determined to provide the best possible library services, collections, technology and programs […]

Conservation group urges Brown to change approach to fighting wildfires

The Escondido-based California Chaparral Institute has called on Governor Jerry Brown to adopt a wildfire strategy that concentrates as much on the wide open spaces as it does forests. The institute, which describes its mission as a “nonprofit educational and research organization dedicated to the preservation of the chaparral, California’s most extensive ecosystem, and supporting the creative spirit as inspired […]


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