Escondido News

Visit Escondido’s Zimmer waves goodbye

Friends and associates of Katherine Zimmer, who has been the face and soul of Visit Escondido for seven years gathered on the outdoor area of Burger Bench to bid her a fond farewell. And to share a few memories, laughs, tater tots and glasses of wine. Zimmer is off to Napa, and since she says she has no intention of […]

City completes downtown Wi-Fi upgrades

Last week the City of Escondido completed an upgrade of the “Escondido Downtown Wi-Fi” network.  The wireless network covers downtown Escondido from Juniper Street to Orange Street along Grand Avenue. It also covers the areas around City Hall, Grape Day Park and the Escondido Public Library. Over 35 wireless access points have already been upgraded from older Cisco Meraki equipment […]

Book drive benefits Rady’s Children’s Hospital

Fire Engineer Shaun Skelton and his wife Megan understand how meaningful a new book is to hospitalized children. When their 1 1⁄2 year old daughter Sloane was hospitalized long term in 2018 while receiving treatment for Hurler’s Syndrome, she would light up when she received a new book to explore.  Since Sloane’s passing, Shaun and Megan have held book drives […]

Visitor’s Center head to retire

Katherine Zimmer, who has run the City’s Visitor’s Center for seven years, is retiring  from the City of Escondido and moving back to Napa. She will say goodbye to well-wishers on Tuesday. She commented, “My heart is full from my 7 plus years here … I’ve loved my work and life because of all of the amazing people I now […]

Mr. Anglea goes to Washington; testifies before Congress

Tuesday morning, Interfaith CEO, Greg Anglea, testified in front of Congress on behalf of area Veterans. He made the case for: Expanding eligibility to include all deserving Veterans in overcoming homelessness. Increasing funding for supportive services that work with Veterans in need. Establishing efforts to help Veterans with disabilities in securing benefits. In the last decade, the launch of housing-focused […]

San Diego Foundation announces more than $2.7 million in scholarships available

The deadline is nearing for local residents to apply for hundreds of scholarships the San Diego Foundation is making available through the Community Scholarship Program for San Diego students pursuing higher education during the 2020-2021 school year. Through the online application, students can access more than $2.7 million in available funds for 140 unique types of scholarships, including those for […]

Public Notice: EUSD Board Member Vacancy

The Escondido Union School District is seeking applications from registered voters in Region 5 to serve on the Board of Education. An informational meeting for applications will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the district office, 2310 Aldergrove Ave., Escondido 92029. The board vacancy is the result of Dr. Gary Alternburg’s resignation, effective Dec. 31, 2019. Dr. […]

30-Year-Old Escondido Resident killed

On January 10 at approximately 8:34 p.m., the Escondido Communications Center received a call of a stabbing in the 500 block of W. 15th Avenue. Officers arrived on scene minutes later and located a 30-year-old male and a 25-year-old male with stab wounds. Both victims were taken to Palomar Hospital. The 30-year-old died from the stab wounds and the 25-year-old […]

Consuelo Martinez looks back on first year in office


For Escondido councilmember Consuelo Martinez, her first year in office has been both humbling and liberating. She has found that the experience of being on the other side of the dais helps her empathize with those who just want someone to listen. “I don’t do this for accolades,” says Martinez, who in her first year was also designated deputy mayor, […]

Rosie’s Café owner is awake after life-threatening hit and run

Kaitlyn Rose “Rosie” Pilsbury, who has been unconscious since the hit and run accident that put in her the hospital December 21 is awake—and facing a long recovery. The Times-Advocate Monday spoke to Sandy Nalborski, manager of Rosie’s Café, the popular breakfast and lunch eatery on Grand Avenue that was founded by the 33-year-old Pillsbury aka “Rosie.” “She’s awakened and […]


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