August 10 deadline to file for local elections

The filing period is open for many local elections, including two city council seats and the mayor’s office.  Deadline to file for most offices is August 10. Escondido Union School  Seats held by Trustee Area 2, Joan Gardner;  Trustee Area 4,  Zesty Harper and Trustee Area 5, Gary Altenburg are open. Elections are by-trustee areas for governing board members. Candidates […]

Developer drops lawsuit against ECCHO, agrees to pay court costs

Michael Schlesinger of Stuck in the Rough (SITR) has agreed to drop a $100 million lawsuit against the Escondido Country Club Homeowners (ECCHO) after he was presented with an anti- SLAPP motion. SLAPP is an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” It is a California statute that provides for a special motion to strike a complaint that arises from […]

Reception brings out the art lovers

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido recently held a reception to mark the opening of a new exhibit, American Watercolor Society: 151st International Exhibition and Local Color exhibition. A couple of hundred people turned out for the celebration, which included the introduction of the Escondido artist and curator Linda Doll. Admission to the Museum is $8 for Adults, Seniors […]