DUI checkpoint nets four arrests

The Escondido Police Department arrested four individuals while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday. Two subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. One of those drivers attempted to avoid the checkpoint and turned into the Police and Fire Headquarters and struck a post protecting the south security gate. The other two subjects were arrested for felony […]

Shakey’s pizza to open at old Sizzler

Something’s shaking at the old vacant Sizzler steak house on Escondido Boulevard across the street from the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. It’s being converted into a Shakey’s Pizza restaurant sometime this summer. Michael Crone, with James Crone & Associates, Inc. represents the landlords of the Civic Center Plaza, which also includes the Regal Cinemas Escondido 16, PetSmart, U.S. […]

San Diegans encouraged to get rid of painkillers, other Rx drugs


San Diegans will once again have an opportunity to get rid of unused or unwanted medications during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s spring Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27. On Thursday, County officials and representatives from the DEA, the Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s Office and other law enforcement agencies gathered outside the County Administration Center to encourage people to […]

Dixon Lake Trout Derby is this weekend

The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido presents its annual Trout Derby at Dixon Lake this Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28. A total of 9000 pounds of hungry trout will have been planted prior to the Derby assuring another great fishing outing. One of the most popular features of the Trout Derby is the Kiddie Ponds . . […]

Escondido based MCOA buys share in company that will extract, distribute cannabis

Marijuana Company of America (MCOA,) which is based in Escondido, has acquired 20% interest in the Natural Plant Extract of California for cannabis extraction, distribution and delivery licenses. Under the terms of the agreement, Marijuana Company of America has committed to contribute $2,000,000 in total cash to the project, as well as common shares of the Company with a value […]

“Wine-Versation” will feature Escondido mayor

Operating under the philosophy that “The best conversations take place over a great bottle of wine,” SIP Wine & Beer on Orange Avenue will introduce the first of a series of Wine-Versations on Saturday, April 27, 6-9 p.m. with the mayor of Escondido, Paul McNamara, as one of the headliners. McNamara will share his story on his campaign platform to […]

An American in Paris while Notre Dame burns


 We are sitting in a bar on the Left Bank listening to American rock and roll while the smell of smoke lingers outside. A drunk elderly man, barely able to stand, angrily tells my daughter in French to stop texting on her phone. There is a fire nearby, a building is burning, but not just any building. Notre Dame is […]

Esco nips VC in compelling pitchers’ duel


In one of the best pitched prep games seen thus far this season in the North County, visiting Escondido High scored a first-inning run and managed to make it hold up while defeating league rival Valley Center 1-0 on a picturesque Monday afternoon up on “The Hill.” It was a contest that was dominated by a pair of hurlers with […]

Hey, somebody, anybody! Tristan MacMahon can play


When it comes to baseball, Tristan MacMahon has the goods and then some. A multi-dimensional player, the 2018 Escondido Charter grad has an enviable skill set. To begin with, he’s an assertive contact hitter capable of raking for a high average. And as the possessor of a keen and selective eye, MacMahon has turned getting aboard via walks into a […]

Get ready to explore “Madagascar, Africa’s Land of Ghosts: Part One” with new lecture series

The next lecture in a new series presented by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and EcoLife Conservation happens on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. with “Madagascar, Africa’s Land of Ghosts: Part One.”  Follow Bill Toone, executive director and founder of EcoLife Conservation, and his story of a rugged 100 mile transect in the rainforest of northeastern Madagascar.  […]


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