Council approves Integral project for old hospital site


The Escondido City Council January 27 voted to approve of the Integral Communities’ project Palomar Heights. The vote was 3-2, with Mike Morasco, Tina Inscoe and Joe Garcia voting for and Consuelo Martinez and Mayor Paul McNamara voting no. It also approved of an option that exempts the developer from paying for municipal services. At the end of the vote, […]

EUSD reopens for in-class hybrid learning at all campuses


  The Escondido Union School District returned to in-class instruction at all campuses this past Tuesday (February 2), using its hybrid model, offering repeated assurances that the schools will be made as safe as possible for students and staff. The decision was made at the board’s January 28 meeting, thus following through on the previously stated timeline to do so […]

Record catfish take at Dixon

Cameron Gruwell with a new record Catfish (30.4 lbs.) at Lake Dixon. It was brought in off of the South Shoreline using cut mackerel. Shortly after the pictures were taken the fish was released back into the lake. The lake’s previous record was held by David Contizano with a 24.9 lb. cat.

Escondido AD Facility is first in County

The first Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in San Diego County has opened in Escondido and as of February 1 was able to receive residential green waste. On November 28, 2018, the city’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Division first presented the Organics Recycling Program information to the Escondido City Council. In addition to outlining state mandates requiring organics recycling, it included […]

SD County Farm Bureau: ‘pivoting the best we can’


San Diego County’s farming community has endured a rain of body blows and attempts to hurt it with legislation during the year of COVID-19 but has proven to be remarkably resilient.  “We are pivoting the best we can,” said Hannah Gbeh, executive director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau. She is speaking of both area growers and the organization […]

City seeks volunteer for library board

The City of Escondido is seeking a volunteer to apply to serve on the Escondido Public Library Board of Trustees. According to the city’s website: The Library Board of Trustees provides oversight of library services and advises the City Council, City staff, and the Library Director on the development of plans, policies, and programs that are responsive to community needs. […]

Bring your roller skates to Kit Carson Park

The Community Services Department recently unveiled Roller Skating at the Escondido Sports Center in Kit Carson Park.  Bring your skates and your family for a fun and safe outdoor recreational opportunity.  Under the current public health order, sessions are limited to 12 people in order maintain social distancing at all times.  Arrive with your skates (required) and safety equipment (optional) […]

COVID vaccine: yes or no?


Who do we believe and what risks are we willing to take? COVID-19 has unhinged our lives in countless ways. To some relief is a vaccine. Millions await it with impatience, anxious to put the virus behind them. Others are refusing the vaccine. The middle ground is holding off, waiting to see how others are affected. For those who trust […]

Lifting of stay-at-home order allows Westfield Malls to reopen

Following the announcement last week that the California stay-at-home order has been lifted allowing outdoor dining, salons and outdoor fitness / gyms to re-open, the Westfield malls are announcing the reopening of many businesses. The malls include Westfield UTC, Mission Valley, North County, and Plaza Bonita.  With enhanced protocols in place focused on the health, safety, and convenience of all […]

Man who disappeared from All Seasons RV Park found

The body of a Temecula man who went missing January 26 from the All Seasons RV Park was found in the park’s lake by Reserve Deputy Divers February 2. Accoridng to the Sheriff’s Department, Steve Mesa Turrey was last seen walking away from the park on Tuesday, January 26.  Turrey had medical and mental health issues requiring prescription medication making […]