A local Girl Scout’s adventures undersea in Panama

  \Madeline Engblom, a 13–year-old member of Girl Scouts of the USA from Escondido recently embarked on a 15-day Scuba & Sea Turtle Adventure course with Outward Bound Costa Rica (OBCR). Alongside Girl Scouts from all over the country, Madeline travelled to Panama to participate in the conservation efforts of endangered sea turtles and to explore the archipelago of Bocas […]

HVCCA to kick off concert series with Coast Cities Jazz Band

The Coastal Cities Jazz Band , back by popular demand, will be kicking off the 73rd Season of the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association at 2 pm , Sunday, September 16 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Female and male vocalists will be joining them as they perform swinging sounds of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. The other […]

Man arrested in double homicide

A man was arrested last week in the double homicide of two sisters who were found in separate locations Thursday. They were Escondido residents. The victims in Thursday’s murders were identified as Veronica Soto Ortega, 30 and Ana Gabriela Soto, 26, both residents of Escondido. The victims were sisters and resided together at the address in the 500 block of […]

Hwy 78 eastbound Barham Drive/Woodland Parkway off-ramp to close for 80 hours

Construction crews will close the eastbound Hwy 78 (SR-78) off-ramp to Barham Drive/Woodland Parkway for approximately 80 hours beginning Thursday, August 16 at 8 p.m. The ramp is expected to open before the morning commute on Monday, August 20. Crews will be temporarily relocating barriers, removing structural sections of the ramp, and replacing the pavement that will tie in a […]