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Road Closure Reminder: 69th Annual Escondido Christmas Parade Saturday

By admin | December 10, 2019

The Annual Escondido Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Escondido Jaycees, will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. The parade will start at Escondido High School on Broadway and will continue south on Broadway to Grape Day Park at Woodward Avenue. The Escondido Police Department wishes to remind all motorists to plan an […]

Fatal Collision on El Norte Pkwy

By admin | December 10, 2019

On December 9, 2019 at 7:49 PM, Escondido Police and Escondido Fire responded to a vehicle collision on El Norte Parkway west of Fig St. The following information is based on witness statements as well evidence at the scene. A 29-year-old male was driving a red 2008 Chevrolet Corvette west on El Norte Parkway at a high rate of speed. […]

I-15 & Via Rancho Pkwy Fatality

By admin | December 09, 2019

A California Highway Patrol Officer encountered a single vehicle, single fatality collision on I-15 Southbound south of Via Rancho Parkway.  The collision resulted in the closure of the Via Rancho Parkway on-ramp to I-15 Southbound. On December 9, 2019 at approximately 5:59 AM a silver Nissan SUV was traveling southbound on I-15 within the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.  According to […]

Hunter changes plea to guilty; 50th race now wide open

By admin | December 05, 2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter’s announcement Monday that he would be changing his plea from innocent to guilty in his campaign finance case has suddenly overturned the dynamic of the race for the 50th congressional district, which he represents, but which he indicated he was no longer a candidate for. The 11-year congressman appeared in court on Tuesday to change his plea […]

CCAE and Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts presents “¡Vívelo!”

By admin | December 05, 2019

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido and Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts present “¡Vívelo!” By Son Luna y Jovenes Zapateadores on Friday, December 6,  at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  “¡Vívelo!” merges different rhythms and dance styles such as folkloric dance, contemporary, Spanish dance, and African-inspired movements. Mexican musical ensemble, Son Luna provides the traditional music of Veracruz, […]

Mayor “Mac” switches supervisor endorsement from Diaz to Lawson Remer

By admin | December 05, 2019

Paul “Mac” McNamara, Mayor of Escondido, announced this week that he is withdrawing his endorsement of Olga Diaz and endorsing Terra Lawson-Remer for county supervisor.   In his prepared statement, McNamara said, “After careful consideration, I’ve come to the conclusion that Terra is the better candidate for the position.  When one reviews the challenges facing the region, it became clear […]

Jack Raymond funds second year of Escondido Legends scholarships

By admin | December 05, 2019

The Escondido History Center announced this week that Jack Raymond has fully funded the 2020 Escondido Legends community awards program. His $10,000 donation ensures a $1,000 honorarium and other awards presented in an October 2020 ceremony to eight selected outstanding Seniors from Escondido High Schools.   In  its announcement the History Center said “Each Escondido Legends Award will be presented […]

A bit of history, a bit of commentary

By admin | December 05, 2019

A little bit of history, a little bit of commentary and a few other thoughts are on the agenda this week. Again, SANDAG offers fodder for my keyboard. Just to get you more informed about our Regional Planning Organization, the RPO was first assembled in 1966 as the twelve incorporated cities in the county along with the Board of Supervisors […]

Does the State owe you money?

By admin | December 05, 2019

We’re entering the holiday season, and many people could use a little extra cash. You might be interested to know that California is sitting on unclaimed properties valued at over $9 billion. Please visit claimit.ca.gov to see if any of that money belongs to you. Why does California have so much unclaimed property? Under our Unclaimed Property Law, businesses like […]

Escondido offers 7 lake hikes and activities in December

By admin | December 05, 2019

Hikes begin at the Daley Ranch La Honda Drive entrance unless otherwise noted. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels activities unless otherwise described. The schedule is also posted at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that drinking water is not available in many […]