Escondido News

Lawsuit filed against state to fight shut down of San Pasqual Academy

Residents, staff and alumni of San Pasqual Academy have filed a lawsuit against San Diego County’s Health and Human Services Agency and the California Department of Social Services to fight the shut-down order of the Academy. The suit was filed in Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego, North County Division. The lawsuit was announced on […]

Palomar Downtown to be demolished August 6

Integral Communities will celebrate the commencement of the demolition of the historic old Palomar Hospital Friday, August 6, 8 a.m – 9:30 a.m. Although the general public is not being invited to the reception that Integral Communities has invited the media and members from Escondido’s business community, the public will be able to watch from across the street or other […]

New city manager takes helm at first council meeting

Sean McGlynn attended his first meeting of the Escondido City Council as city manager on Wednesday, July 14 (“Bastille Day” as Mayor Paul McNamara observed.) McGlynn told the audience, “It’s been a great first couple of weeks on the job. I’m looking forward to meeting everybody, getting a chance to learn and have everybody teach me about this great community. […]

Old YMCA land could become aquatics facility

The City of Escondido and American Heritage Education Foundation July 15 entered into a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop an aquatics facility at the old YMCA property at 1050 North Broadway. The MOU is for one year. According to the MOU, the Foundation—which is a 501(c)3 is in escrow to buy the property that is currently known at Palomar […]

Escondido to hold 1st annual Pride Day

The City of Escondido will hold the 1st annual Pride Day observance Saturday, July 24, 2-7:30 p.m. at Kit Carson Park. It is being hosted by Escondido Pride. The event will include live music, games, food, shopping, information booths, a vigil, auctions, a dog competition, art gallery and more. Masks are recommended and those attending are asked to bring blankets, […]

Escondido’s Joseph Rocha announces challenge of Issa

Escondido resident Joseph C. Rocha’s decision to run for office against Congressman Darrell Issa was a very personal thing. “I think for sure the catalyst was the January 6 insurrection,” he told The Times-Advocate. At that time he was still in uniform as a Marine Corps captain. “I watched Issa vote against the certification of the election,” he said. “We […]

Rehab center is one of a kind

The Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute opened a few weeks ago and is gradually expanding the number of patients that it treats. This 52-bed acute rehabilitation hospital is unique in  San Diego County and only one of two in California that does what it does: help acute patients transition from hospital to home without being transferred to a skilled nursing facility. […]

Local agencies want your input on North County transportation

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and Caltrans (the state transportation department) want your input on how these agencies can create a “comprehensive set of safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation solutions that will make it faster, safer, and easier to travel through North County.” This effort is called the Comprehensive Multimodal Corridor Plan (CMCP.) The North County study area is […]

CIF takes Coronado’s championship away over tortilla incident

Wednesday afternoon the CIF State Executive Director concluded its investigation of the now-notorious “tortilla” incident that occurred after the end of the Southern California Boys Basketball Division 4-A Regional Championship between Coronado High School and Orange Glen High School. The CIF State Executive Director announced the following actions: 1.The 2021 Southern California Boys Basketball Division 4-A Regional Championship is vacated. […]

City manager says goodbye Monday, after 36 years

Escondido City Manager Jeff Epp, who held the reins of  city government for four years, after 32 years during which he served as a city attorney—and who once argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, will say goodbye to all that on Monday.  He will trade it for retirement that will include spending time in his home state of […]

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