Pipe break causes car to sink

Water service to a small neighborhood of about 26 customers was off most of Tuesday, and stayed off until about 7 p.m.  At the same time roads were closed in the vicinity of the break, according to Chris McKinney, utilities director for the City of Escondido. A 12 inch water main break occurred Tuesday morning about 3:10 a.m. near the […]

FBI National Academy graduates 277th session

Lieutenant Berreth of the Escondido Police Department recently completed the 277th session of the FBI National Academy on September 13. Lt. Berreth (left) is shown with Police Chief Craig Carter. The National Academy is internationally known for its academic excellence and offers ten weeks of advanced leadership, communication and fitness training. Lieutenant Berreth’s class included law enforcement leaders from 50 […]

Free art lesson celebrates Día de los Muertos

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, October 12.     An ofrenda (meaning “offering” or “altar”), is an essential part of the annual and traditional Mexican Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations.  An ofrenda is most often created as a way to […]

Stand-up Comedian, Patton Oswalt to perform at CCAE Oct. 12

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer, Patton Oswalt will be performing for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  From his award-winning comedy specials to his many memorable film roles and guest appearances on his favorite TV shows, Patton Oswalt continues to choose work that inspires him […]

Escondido firefighters get “Code X” training

When someone is in need of rescue while underwater, for example when a car is overturned in a shallow body of water, this is known as a “Code X” incident. In high risk, low frequency events such as this, it is imperative that first responders are well equipped and trained to work efficiently together across agencies.  Last week, about 480 […]

Escondido Creek Conservancy’s outdoor classroom connects students with nature

Imagine a world where every student, in every grade, receives a field trip in nature. In Escondido, the Escondido Creek Conservancy is well on the way to making this dream a reality.  Outdoor education has astounding benefits for children, including improving health, mental wellbeing, and academic performance. Last school year, The Escondido Creek Conservancy (Conservancy) brought all 3rd grade students […]

The less than agile could use a little help at CCAE


Last week I attended one of the most transcendent cultural experiences I have had in a long time, the Russian Ballet Theatre production of Swan Lake at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Although I’m not a fan of ballet, it was a treat to see probably some of the finest ballet artists in the world. This is probably […]

Long awaited projects finally come to fruition


This has been a good month. Escondido had ribbon cutting ceremonies at two looooong awaited projects. We’re talking a couple of decades in waiting. The first was a first class hotel in the La Terraza development adjacent to I-15 between Valley Parkway and 9th Avenue.  As a Planning Commission member in the late ‘90’s we approved the much ballyhooed development […]

Air Crafts owner nominated for business award

Kelly Hernandez, owner of Air Crafts Heating and Air Conditioning in Valley Center has been nominated for the NAWBO Bravo award, which is presented by the National Organization of Women Business Owners. She will attend the NAWBO Bravo Awards in San Diego on Friday, November 1 at the Cape Ray Carlsbad Beach Hilton from 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. She described herself […]

Kim Holliday, 66

It is with great sadness that the family of Kim Steven Holliday of Escondido announce that he passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019 at the age of 66. He was riding his Harley with his best friend of more than 50 years.  He spent the first couple years of his retirement traveling and visiting family. Mr. Holliday was born […]


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