Envisioning a business park: Council approves policy for selling city property

The Escondido City Council at its June 20 meeting approved draft policies to govern acceptable use and development of land sold by the City in the Downtown Transit Station Target Area—with a dream of a business park hovering near. Many cities of similar size have a business park. Escondido doesn’t, and Mayor Sam Abed would like to see one. A […]

Battlefield to be commemorated July 4

Local DAR Chapter Commemorates Independence Day in Rancho Bernardo and San Juan Pascual Battlefield Site in Escondido. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Rincon del Diablo Chapter continues its mission of preserving history with education and patriotism at two summer events. One commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence with community participation in the Rancho Bernardo Spirit […]

Mobile home damaged in fire

On June 20, at about 8:39 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of smoke in an occupied mobile home at 1530 E El Norte Pky. The first arriving engine reported a light smoke coming from the mobile home and an elderly female attempting to evacuate with a walker. The crew was able to safely evacuate […]

Escondido Recreation offers Discovery Kids Camp: ExpeditionUnknown

The Escondido Recreation Department is offering adventure camps this summer. Located at Washington Park, campers will Investigate interesting places and journey to far off lands without ever leaving camp to discover what hides behind the next rock, tree, or mountain. No mystery is too big or too small, as the budding explorers dive into the unknown! Camp will run for […]

School, multiple locations tagged with graffiti

Over the weekend a gang of taggers in a neighborhood near East Mission Avenue hit a school and multiple fences and businesses. Police are investigating. Saturday night one resident described seeing a silver and white F-150 truck with several teenagers, driving through the normally relatively quiet residential neighborhood, leaving a trail of tagging on about 40 locations, including the 7-Eleven […]

Well-known eatery Añejo Grill closed by Health Department

Patrons of the popular Mexican eatery the Anejo Bar & Grill were shocked last week to find that the place on Felicita Avenue was closed after an inspection by the county Health Department uncovered a vermin infestation. Health inspectors June 19 reported observing live and dead cockroaches in monitoring traps and various other locations in the restaurant, including on a […]

So sure they are morally right

It’s gone from, “Hey, let’s do lunch and talk politics” to “I disagree with you, so you can’t HAVE lunch!” It is obvious to me that liberals and conservatives have different world views. Which creates problems when they clash on base principles rather than questions of policy. There is a widening spectrum of policy questions that in some quarters are […]

Fundraiser will benefit victim of DUI

A GoFundMe page has been set up to benefit the family of an Escondido man, Octavio Escatel, 38, who was struck and killed June 17 by an alleged DUI driver. The victim was the father of three children, ages 9, 12 and 16. According to the California Highway Patrol report Escatel had stopped to help the driver of a Jeep […]

Esco’s Rosas looks to show his stuff at upcoming Bellator event

This is exactly why Escondido-based MMA fighter Victor Rosas fighter has sacrificed, busted his hump and trained so diligently. Namely, to be being given the chance to demonstrate his ring chops at a high-profile event sanctioned by one of the sport’s top promotional entities. Well, come June 29 on the grounds of the Pechanga Resort and Casino, the 29-year-old Rosas […]

Three incredible days of domination

To begin with, sustained domination at the highest level of any sporting endeavor is something to be awed and marvled at. Its occurrence is not only exceedingly infrequent but more often than not, it is just plain breathtaking. But when that domination, achieved in three different disciplines, takes place within a window of less than 48 hours, now that’s earthshaking […]