Escondido News

Tennis courts resurfacing complete

The resurfacing of the tennis courts at Mountain View Park is completed and the courts are now re-open for use. All courts have been striped with regulation tennis and pickle ball lines.

Escondido Republicans 2020 headquarters opened October 1

The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) this week announced the opening of its 2020 campaign office on Thursday, October 1 at noon at 237 W. Grand Ave. in Escondido.  The office will be open Monday through Saturday from noon – 5 p.m. Republican volunteers are welcome to stop at the office during these hours. There is ample parking next to the […]

City wants feedback on locating fitness courts

The City will be installing four additional fitness courts throughout Escondido that will be part of a greater network of Fitness Courts across the County and Southern California. City staff is currently exploring locations and seeks public feedback. To leave your input, visit

6 Arrested for DUI Sunday

Escondido Police Officers arrested 6 drivers on suspicion of DUI while conducting a DUI enforcement patrol on Sunday, September 27, 2020. While the state’s stay-at-home order is limiting how often people are out, the Escondido Police Department is committed to keeping the public safe when they do need to run essential errands. “Driving under the influence is dangerous, illegal and […]

DUI driver kills one in head on collision

Friday at about 8 p.m. a 20-year-old male from Vista was driving a Toyota Tacoma northbound on Centre City Parkway, north of Jesmond Dene Road, wrong-way within the southbound lane.  A 74-year-old man from Escondido was traveling southbound in a Nissan Murano approaching the Toyota’s location.  The two vehicles crashed head on within the southbound lane.   According to the […]

City launches sweepstakes for paperless utility customers

The City of Escondido September 15 launched a sweepstakes for water, sewer and trash customers who sign up for paperless billing or enroll in AutoPay.  Three prizes – an iPad mini and two $50 Amazon gift cards – will be awarded.  The sweepstakes – running until December 15, 2020 – is sponsored by Invoice Cloud, a provider of trusted, secure […]

Fire Department answers two fires on Tuesday

  The Escondido Fire Department was dispatched to two fires on Tuesday. At 7:16 a.m., Escondido Fire was dispatched to a reported vegetation fire in the 2100 block of S. Escondido Blvd.  Fire Chief Rick Vogt told The Times-Advocate “First arriving units found a small fire in the canyon adjacent to a mobile home park. Crews were able to quickly […]

Council rejects $515K in traffic safety funding

At the September 16 council meeting the council failed to approve accepting a grant of $515,000 form the Office of Traffic Safety. The city has accepted such funds for the last 15 years. The vote was 2-2, with Mayor Paul McNamara and councilmember Mike Morasco voting yes and members Olga Diaz and Consuelo Martinez voting not to accept the funds.  […]

Library reopens with limited services

The Escondido Public Library reopened Monday, September 21 at 50% capacity for in-person services.  The new Library hours are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Curbside service will still be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2p.m. – 3 p.m. At this time, the Friends Book Shop, Literacy Learning Center and […]

Escondido man among first sworn in to join new Space Force

Orange Glen High School graduate Benjamin Rigoberto Lopez of Escondido September 1, 2020, became one of the first people to be inducted into the United States Space Force at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Lopez studied graphic design at Palomar Community College beginning 2016 and joined the United States Air Force in 2018. He is the son of Rigoberto Lopez Jr. […]

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