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Field hockey suffers tough loss to VC

By David Ross | October 11, 2019

Despite playing a solid game on multiple fronts, the San Pasqual field hockey team wasn’t able to crack the scoreboard and as a result, the Golden Eagles were saddled with difficult 1-0 loss to host Valley Center last Friday afternoon. For much of second half, SP controlled the play and forced the action but the visitors couldn’t counteract the game’s […]

Roads compromise wins passage at SANDAG

By David Ross | October 05, 2019

  Last week a coalition of cities led by Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, but with a strong assist from Supervisors Kristin Gaspar of the 3rd District and Jim Desmond of the 5th District persuaded the SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) board to reprioritize some monies for the roads. Before Friday’s vote the staff had […]

The less than agile could use a little help at CCAE

By David Ross | September 27, 2019

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 […]

From eyesore to community asset; Ribbon cutting celebrates new Quality Inn

By David Ross | September 19, 2019

A hotel that was once an eyesore along one of Escondido’s most well-traveled thoroughfares has been transformed into one of the nicer places in town to spend the night. Not to mention that the change gives a much better look to the downtown area. Monday afternoon the staff of Quality Inn Escondido Downtown was joined by the owners, representatives of […]

Taliban at Camp David? Really?

By David Ross | September 12, 2019

Third Ross store going in old CVS pharmacy building

By David Ross | September 11, 2019

It’s a sign of Escondido’s status as a growing, vibrant city that a third Ross Dress for Less store will be opening soon, this one in the eastern part of town, in the 69,780 square foot Escondido Town & Country shopping mall on East Valley Parkway that includes Big Lots and Del Taco.  The address of the shopping center is […]

Carl DeMaio is the reform candidate for the 50th District: “We need a fighter!”

By David Ross | August 30, 2019

This is part of a series of interviews with candidates for the 50th Congressional District. Carl DeMaio, the well-known radio talk host on KOGO-AM News Radio 600 (who left his gig there last week because of his campaign) is running for the 50th Congressional District currently held by Duncan Hunter Jr.  It is the only remaining Republican-held congressional seat in […]

One escaped monitor lizard grabbed, one to go

By David Ross | August 24, 2019

Two monitor lizards who have been on the lam in Escondido for about a year have been reduced to just one after Susan Nowicke of the EcoVivarium reptile museum and her crew captured the smaller  of the two several days ago. The larger specimen remains at large.  “We’re assuming they were somebody’s pets and they turned them loose,” said Nowicke, […]