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Fire Captain Bill Atkins retires after 41 years

By admin | December 30, 2021

 Escondido Fire Department’s Captain Bill Atkins, a longtime resident of Valley Center, retired December 30, 2021 after finishing his last tour of duty on shift at Fire Station #6.  Captain Atkins served our community for 41 years. He began his career with the Escondido Fire Department as a Firefighter in July 1980.  He was promoted to fire engineer in February […]

2021-12-30

By admin | December 30, 2021

Motorist kills pedestrian, 82

By admin | December 28, 2021

On December 27, 2021, at 6:49 p.m., the Escondido Police Department received a report of a crash involving a vehicle and pedestrian on Midway Drive north of Valley Parkway. The preliminary investigation indicated a silver Kia Optima was driving north on Midway Drive and struck a pedestrian who was crossing east on Midway Drive between Valley Parkway and Washington Avenue. […]

Exclusive interview with Santa Claus

By admin | December 23, 2021

Imagine the thrill of chatting with Santa, that jolly old elf!  I never realized the power of an Escondido Times-Advocate press pass .  Much to my amazement, Santa had a lot to say about life in the North Pole and his operations. What’s it like to be Santa? How have the crazy activities of a 21st century world  affected his […]

2021-12-23

By admin | December 23, 2021

Local charity closes out 2021 with holiday bike, toy and food drive

By admin | December 23, 2021

The Brothers of 6 Charities Inc., a North County San Diego historical preservation society, finished off the 2021 holiday season by donating over $4,500 to several local charities in their community.   They kicked off their holiday drive by partnering with Interfaith Community Services and purchasing and donating 14 bicycles to be distributed to the children of the patients of […]

Off-road motorcyclist hits vehicle, dies

By admin | December 23, 2021

On December 23, 2021, at 12:34 p.m., the Escondido Police Department received a report of a crash involving a motorcycle at the intersection of Bear Valley Parkway and Hayden Dr. The caller also advised that it appeared CPR was being performed on the motorcycle rider. According to witness statements and evidence at the scene, a white 2018 Lexus NX300 had […]

Supervisor Lawson-Remer will represent Escondido through 2022

By admin | December 22, 2021

Although 3rd District Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer’s district has been redistricted so that Escondido will no longer be part of it (it will be in Jim Desmond’s District 5), she will continue to be Escondido’s representative on the Board of Supervisors until the end of next year. That is when the new district boundaries actually take effect. So Escondido residents can […]

Police dog Aros recovering from 27 stab wounds

By admin | December 22, 2021

  Aros the Escondido police dog is slowly recovering from multiple stab wounds on his head and snout after he took part December 9 in apprehending a man accused of stabbing a tenant and hitting him with a baseball bat. A GoFundMe page “Help Aros Heal” has been established by retired EPD officer Damian Torres to raise money to help […]

2021-12-16

By admin | December 22, 2021