Escondido News

80K COVID-19 vaccine doses arriving in region


Nearly 80,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses shipped to San Diego County have begun arriving in the region, allowing for the rescheduling of all missed second doses and the widespread resumption of first dose appointments. The vaccines represent the doses expected this week and those delayed last week by severe winter storms elsewhere in the United States. To date, over 828,000 COVID-19 […]

Walls that unite: a tour of the city’s iconic murals – pt2


  Part II of II parts. Continued from last week . . . This is the final installment about the more than a dozen walls or murals in Escondido. These are walls, that, instead of dividing, expand, inspire and bring Escondido’s people together. On the east side of the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery at Juniper and Grand is a […]

Escondido PD Holding DUI Checkpoint February 26th

The Escondido Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint February 26, 2021 starting at 6:00 PM at an undisclosed location within the Escondido city limits. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. During […]

Suspect in police shooting dies from self-inflicted shot

A man who stormed out of his Escondido apartment with an AR-15 style rifle early Monday morning—and after the mother of his two children called 911—was discovered by Escondido Police  about 15 minutes later. The man shot an officer and fled on foot into the Reidy Creek area. Discovered four hours later in an abandoned apartment— with officers closing in, […]

Suspect believed to be responsible for shooting officer found deceased in vacant apartment

On February 22, 2021 at approximately 7:45 a.m., The Escondido Police Department and allied agencies received information that the suspect was seen in a vacant apartment in the 700 block of West Lincoln. Tactical units quickly responded to the area. While they were responding, the sound of a gunshot was heard from within the apartment. Tactical teams surrounded the apartment, […]

Multiple agencies search for man who shot EPD officer

update: Suspect found deceased.  Escondido police are still searching for  a man who shot a police officer who was responding to a radio call of domestic disturbance early Monday morning. A helicopter is circling the area of Reidy Creek, warning residents to be on the lookout for the suspect. Police from multiple agencies are assisting in the manhunt of Anastasia Rosas […]

Escondido Hero Banners are available to order

The Escondido Hero Banner Program honors men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces, Police, or Fire by offering personalized banners that will be hung around downtown Escondido. Banners are now available to order and include a photo of the hero, their name, and text that includes their branch/agency. They are on display from about mid-May (Memorial […]

‘State of the City’ to be virtual this year

Another Escondido civic celebration will be shunted aside this year, a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ban on public gatherings of any size: The State of the City.  Every year the banquet room at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido fills to capacity for the mayor’s speech and the recognition by each council member of people in […]

13 year old takes mother’s car, kills 2


On Friday, February 12 at approximately 11:19 p.m., an Escondido Police officer stopped a car near Mission Ave and Gamble St for a traffic violation. What the officer didn’t know at the time, is that the car was being driven by a 13 year-old girl from Vista who took her mom’s car without her knowing. The girl’s juvenile friend was […]

Escondido Wins Healthy Infrastructure Award

The City of Escondido has been awarded the 2020 National Fitness Campaign Healthy Infrastructure Award for the Mountain View Fitness Court in the category of Innovation for cultivating: “the most forward-thinking, unique and powerful strategy, idea or campaign element that can be shared as “best practice” to all Campaign partners in the following year.” Each year, National Fitness Campaign designates […]


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