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Doctor arrested for sexual assault

By admin | March 30, 2020

On Saturday, March 28th, 2020, a female victim reported to the Escondido Police Department she had been sexually assaulted by her physician, Dr. Leng Thai Ky, a 40 year old anesthesiologist from Poway, while she was unconscious. EPD detectives investigated the case throughout the weekend, gathering further evidence of the assault, and developed probable cause to arrest Ky.  On Monday morning, […]

City Manager: Emergencies bring out the best and worst

By admin | March 27, 2020

Message from the City Manager, JEFFREY EPP Emergency circumstances can bring out the best and the worst in our society. Here in the City of Escondido, I’ve seen the absolute best.  Escondido responded to this pandemic by firmly hitting the brakes of our bustling city and acknowledging the dramatic changes required to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As […]

Dance team captures two first place awards

By admin | March 27, 2020

The Ignite Dance advanced team captured two first place awards at the recent USA Regional dance competition. This was Ignite’s first ever competition. The team now moves up to the USA All Star Championships in Anaheim in March. Ignite’s advanced team includes nine students from Rose Elementary and Mission Middle. These driven dancers credit their achievements to their extraordinary dance […]

Library closed, but many services are accessible

By admin | March 27, 2020

To protect the health and safety of staff and community, Escondido Public Library is closed to the public until further notice. Due dates will be extended until the library reopens, and no overdue fees will be accrued during the closure. No returns will be accepted and book drops are closed.  Access Library Resources From Home Many of library services can […]

Escondido fire seeks volunteers

By admin | March 27, 2020

If you are at least 50 years old and looking for a unique volunteering challenge, the Escondido Fire Department Support Volunteer program currently has openings for qualified men and women to provide incident support and assist Escondido Fire in daily operational duties. Candidates must be able to commit a minimum of 16-20 hours per month; be able to lift 40 […]

The Coronavirus: Hearing God Through the Noise!

By admin | March 27, 2020

  “It is these who cause divisions, worldly people, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 1:19&20, ESV)   Sometimes the clutter of so many different voices screaming for attention can make it difficult to hear what God is saying to us.  I’ve experienced it.  […]

At least we have sanitized supermarkets now

By admin | March 27, 2020

OK, now this is getting serious. I’m talking about the impacts from the COVID-19 virus. Last week I was due for a haircut only to find out that the shop owned by the woman who has been cutting my hair for 25 years will “due to the COVID-19 we will be closed until further notice.” All of a sudden I […]

Interfaith needs donations, volunteers

By admin | March 27, 2020

In times of crisis, organizations like Interfaith Community Services kick into high gear, but with fewer people to do all the necessary jobs. It’s informative to consider that half of the cities in the U.S. with the highest homeless populations are in California. That is Interfaith’s core constituency, but in the crisis it’s expanding its net. Greg Anglea, chief executive […]

Escondido schools provide free meals

By admin | March 27, 2020

Although, like all school districts in San Diego County, Escondido schools have closed to protect students from the spread of the Coronavirus, students will be able to get free meals during this period.  Any student age 2 to 18 can go to any school site providing meals and receive food. Daily prepared meals will be provided free of charge, distributed […]

Pet food distributed to San Diegans During pandemic

By admin | March 27, 2020

San Diego Humane Society is distributing 70,000 pounds of pet food and supplies across San Diego County to pet families who need extra help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the PAWS San Diego pantry program, anyone can visit SDHS’s campus locations in Escondido, Oceanside or San Diego between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up a bag of dog […]