2020-08-13

Candidate list gels for city elections

Friday was the last day to qualify to run for public office in Escondido in the November general election.  The following candidates qualified in their districts: City Council District 2 Tina Inscoe Vanessa Valenzuela Rick Paul City Council District 3 Dara Czerwonka Don Greene Joe Garcia City Council District 4 Mike Morasco Andres Yanez April Pugh City Treasurer Doug Shultz […]

Former city councilmember Tom D’Agosta dies

Former Escondido City Councilmember Tom D’Agosta passed away last week. He served on the Escondido City Council from November 7, 2000 – November 2, 2004. Mr. D’Agosta was an Escondido native and owned a local development firm. In a quote from a 2004 Union-Tribune Article he shared, “This is my town that has given me so much,” he said. “It […]

Library offers auto-renewal

In an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of our staff and community, Escondido Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. No overdue fees will be accrued until the library reopens. The book drops in the Library parking lot are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for item returns. All items […]

New plant identification signs at Daley Ranch

The native plants of Daley Ranch now have trail marking signs that identify their species. The new signs are spread between two separate trails within Daley Ranch. The main one being “Ranch House Road” and the other being “Creek Crossing.” They spread out over two miles of trail and highlight the key plants within the respective areas. These signs give […]

Five officers receive DUI awards

On July 29, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) conducted their annual Law Enforcement Recognition Awards ceremony in a virtual setting across California. Five Escondido police officers were recognized for their efforts in combating DUIs through enforcement. Officer Pete McCollough was recognized for making 115 DUI arrests for the year. Officer McCollough has filled a California Office of Traffic Safety grant […]

Escondido History Center celebrates 2020 ‘Forever Legend’ Pete Coscarart

The story of Pete Coscarart is the one in a series of six  biographies of the 2020 Escondido Forever Legends. The 2020 honorariums in the name of the six Escondido Forever Legends and the two Escondido Founding Legends are funded by Jack Raymond. Pete Coscarart is an Escondido Legend.  The Escondido History Center will award an outstanding senior from a […]

Palomar Medical Center Poway receives stroke care award

Palomar Medical Center Poway has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.              Palomar Medical Center […]

Founders of Our Faith: Jean Darnall


  “Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life” (Philippians 4:3, ESV).   You’ve probably never heard of Jean Darnall (pronounced, Dar-nell).  She was a mighty woman of God, […]


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