Escondido News

Escondido-based Henry Avocado issues recall; fruit may have been contaminated


Escondido-based Henry Avocado has issued a recall of whole fruit sold in retail stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin because of the risk of contamination by Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious, sometimes fatal infections in children, seniors and those with weakened immune systems. The possibly tainted fruit came from one packing plant […]

Arson and Hate Crime at Escondido Mosque


During the early morning hours of March 24, 2019, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a 911 phone call from the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque on 6th Street in Escondido. The caller reported the building on fire and had been extinguished with a fire extinguisher. Escondido Police and Fire Department personnel arrived and determined the incident to be an arson. […]

Calif’s 2nd largest orthopedic unit maintains high customer satisfaction


Steve McCoy, an active 69-year old, for many years lived with the pain of a knee injury incurred while playing high school football in the 1960s. Until finally he couldn’t take it anymore. He made an appointment with one of the most highly regarded orthopedic surgeons in the state, Dr. Thomas Knutson. Four months after that surgery McCoy says, “My […]

NCTD holds multi-agency train crash drill Wednesday

Wednesday night North County Transit District (NCTD) and Pacific Sun Railroad conducted an emergency exercise at an agency rail yard in Escondido.  The exercise scenario simulated a freight rail incident along the Escondido rail corridor that includes an automobile collision and a simulated hazardous material leak. It also tested the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services online communications system, […]

Highway section dedicated to fallen hero

Local officials held a solemn ceremony Saturday dedicating the “CAL FIRE Firefighter Cory Iverson Memorial Highway” for the fallen hero from Escondido who died in the line of duty fighting the Thomas Fire in 2017 in Ventura County. An 8-year CAL FIRE veteran, Iverson had worked 7 years with the Harmony Grove Fire Department before joining Cal Fire in 2009. […]

Full-Scale emergency exercise to be held in Escondido March 20

On Wednesday, March 20, from approximately 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., North County Transit District (NCTD) and Pacific Sun Railroad will conduct an emergency exercise at an agency rail yard in Escondido. This training and the location for this exercise will be closed to the public. Those in the nearby area should not be alarmed to see emergency vehicles present. […]

NCTD extends date for bus stop removals

The North County Transit District (NCTD) will move forward with the bus stop optimization plan beginning Sunday, April 21, 2019.  Following the March 6 press release “NCTD Implements Bus Stop Optimization Program”, NCTD decided to extend the original implementation date of April 7, 2019 to April 21, 2019.  That includes 18 bus stops in Escondido. By extending the date of […]

Paragon Commercial Group sells Escondido Valley Center

Paragon Commercial Group LLC and Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC announced the sale of Escondido Valley Center, a 92,000 square foot retail anchor property located on approximately seven acres at 1346-1358 West Valley Parkway in Escondido. The mall includes a BevMo, Five Guys, Mike’s Barbecue, and most recently, an Aldi Market. This transaction represents Paragon’s fourth property that was acquired, […]

Unoccupied house burns

On March 3, at about 3:45 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a possible fire in the area of the 2000 block of Verde Via and dispatched a structure fire response.  While responding several fire units reported a large glow and visible flames from a distance. The first arriving engine reported a single story, […]

Fallen Escondido firefighter to be honored with memorial highway

CalFire and Caltrans Saturday will dedicate a portion of I-15 to the late Escondido CalFire firefighter Cory Iverson, who died in the line of duty in December 2017. The memorial highway dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. at Del Lago Transit Station 3310 Del Lago Blvd. Escondido. Expected to attend are Marie Waldron, of the 75th […]


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