Escondido News

Fundraiser carnival raises $118K for Rosie’s Café owner

Chef Robert Irvine of the Food Network and the TV show Restaurant Impossible Monday night presented a check for $118,549 from a fundraiser that was held in the afternoon and evening along Grand Avenue abutting Rosie’s Cafe. The block party Monday collected $48,549.  The television show Restaurant Impossible added $50,000 to the total. Then Chef Robert Irvine added $20,000 of […]

State of the school District address: accentuating the positives


The Escondido Union School District held its 4th annual State of the District address on Monday, with Supt. Luis Rankin-Ibarra leading the celebration of the schools’ positives. Held in the smaller of the two California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s auditoriums, it began with a performance by the Rose Elementary Schools’ dance troupe: Ignite.  Deputy Supt. Leila Sackfield introduced the […]

Arrest Made in String of Jewelry Store Thefts

Over the past several months, multiple law enforcement agencies in Southern California have been investigating a string of high end jewelry store thefts committed by a female suspect, who has been identified as Huong Thi Tran (66) of San Diego. Tran used a sleight of hand distraction technique to make off with expensive pieces of jewelry. Tran is believed to […]

Mayor “Mac” urges support for Measure A

Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara and Vista City Councilmember Corinna Contreras Wednesday urged County voters to vote Yes on Measure A, the Safeguard Our San Diego Countryside (SOS) Citizens’ Initiative.  At a press conference in Escondido, the two elected officials highlighted the benefits of voter involvement in approving General Plan Amendments and spoke about the history of Proposition S, an Escondido […]

Recognizing 5-year old for saving his family

On Friday, January 17, Battalion Chief Paredes and Fire Station 1’s truck crew (Captain Abraham, Engineer Aubele, and Firefighter Paramedics Johnson and Dowell) attended an assembly at Bernardo Elementary School to recognize 5-year old Zaiden, a student at the school, for waking up his family during an early morning fire at his home last month. Pictured is Zaiden, his parents […]

Residents have “Coffee with a Cop”

Police Chief Ed Varso and officers from the Escondido Police Department were at a local Starbucks to meet with Escondido residents over one of the department’s most sacred routines, the morning cup of coffee. The event provided residents the opportunity to meet with the police, express comments or concerns, and simply get to know each other. Future “Coffee with a […]

Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible” returns to Rosie’s Cafe for fundraiser

PUBLIC INVITATION TO THE ROSIE’S CAFE CARNIVAL FUNDRAISER FOR KAITLYN Restaurant: Impossible invites you to join Chef Robert Irvine for a very special “Restaurant: Impossible” episode.  It will be a Carnival Fundraiser for Rosie’s Cafe owner, Kaitlyn Pilsbury, on Monday, February 17th at 3:00 PM! On the evening of December 21, 2019, almost a year after Restaurant: Impossible filmed an […]

Annual State of the City address to be Feb. 26 at the Center


The annual State of the City address, when the accomplishments of the city, its staff and its citizens are highlighted, will be held Wednesday, February 26  in the Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts beginning with networking and coffee at 7:30 a.m. followed by the free program at 8 a.m. Times: – 7:30am Networking & Coffee – 8:00am […]

Chocolate Festival February 8 in historic Downtown

Escondido Chocolate Festival “A Tasting Affair” happens in Historic Downtown Escondido, Saturday, February 8, noon – 5 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll in and out of 20 plus participating restaurants, shops and spas in Historic Downtown Escondido, while sampling chocolates […]

Suspect arrested for West Valley Pkwy stabbing

A suspect has been arrested in the stabbing death of a 32-year-old Escondido resident Monday evening at the Burger King on West Valley Parkway.  Wednesday morning the Escondido Police Department announced the arrest of suspect John Christopher Burns, 47, for the murder of the man who has been identified as Jose De Jesus Martinez. On Monday, January 27, about 6:27 […]


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