City council deadlocks choosing successor to John Masson

After going through a tortuous procedure to winnow down the nine candidates for city council, the four members, Mayor Paul McNamara, Olga Diaz, Mike Morasco and Consuelo Martinez, deadlocked twice in attempting to choose a successor to the late John Masson in District 2. They will return in May to try again. Whomever is picked will serve until November, assuming […]

Library offers virtual programs

To protect the health and safety of staff and community, Escondido Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. Due dates are extended until it reopens, and no overdue fees will be accrued during the closure. No returns will be accepted and book drops are closed. Questions? Call or text the library at 442-777-3799 or email library@escondidolibrary.org between […]

County COVID-19 Deaths Reach 96

The number of local COVID-19 deaths increased to 96 after nine additional deaths were reported in the region, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday. As of April 22, the number of confirmed cases in the city of Escondido is 73, according to county statistics. Five people died April 17, one April 19 and three April 20. The […]