Escondido News

Roads compromise wins passage at SANDAG


  Last week a coalition of cities led by Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, but with a strong assist from Supervisors Kristin Gaspar of the 3rd District and Jim Desmond of the 5th District persuaded the SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) board to reprioritize some monies for the roads. Before Friday’s vote the staff had […]

9th Annual Grape Day 5K and Tots N Trucks Is Oct. 12

Two longtime Escondido events are coming together with plenty of family friendly fun. The Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s / Palomar Health annual Grape Day 5k will be held the morning of Saturday, October 12 along Grand Ave. and the Historic Old Escondido Neighborhood and the ECCDC/Escondido East Rotary 9th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks will follow the 5K beginning at 9:30 am […]

Inaugural VetFest Nov. 11 downtown Escondido

American Legion Post 149 announce its inaugural Escondido VetFest to take place on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2019. The event will include a parade which will take place in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, a static display of military equipment from Camp Pendleton, information booths from our sponsors, and a free barbecue at the American Legion Post after the […]

Deputy mayor calls on McDonald’s to stop sexual harassment

The age of #Me Too has arrived at the Golden Arches, which is probably not going to respond: “Do you want fries with that?”  Last week over 100 elected officials from over 70 jurisdictions and 30 states including Escondido’s Deputy Mayor Consuelo Martinez  urged McDonalds to take concrete action to stop sexual harassment in its stores.  In a letter to […]

Pipe break causes car to sink

Water service to a small neighborhood of about 26 customers was off most of Tuesday, and stayed off until about 7 p.m.  At the same time roads were closed in the vicinity of the break, according to Chris McKinney, utilities director for the City of Escondido. A 12 inch water main break occurred Tuesday morning about 3:10 a.m. near the […]

FBI National Academy graduates 277th session

Lieutenant Berreth of the Escondido Police Department recently completed the 277th session of the FBI National Academy on September 13. Lt. Berreth (left) is shown with Police Chief Craig Carter. The National Academy is internationally known for its academic excellence and offers ten weeks of advanced leadership, communication and fitness training. Lieutenant Berreth’s class included law enforcement leaders from 50 […]

Pedestrian Killed in Vehicle Collision Tuesday Night

CHP Public Information Officer Mark Latulippe released the following report Wednesday morning A fatal collision occurred on September 24, 2019, on West Via Rancho Parkway near Purer Road at approximately 7:26 PM.  At approximately 7:10 PM California Highway Patrol Border Division Communications Center received calls of a male pedestrian walking in the middle of the roadway acting erratically.  CHP units […]

Two dozen water customers lose service due to pipe break

Water service to a small neighborhood of about 26 customers remains off on Tuesday afternoon, as of about 2 p.m.  At the same time roads are closed in the vicinity of the break, according to Chris McKinney, utilities director for the City of Escondido. A 12 inch water main break occurred Tuesday morning about 3:10 a.m. near the intersection of Pine […]

New executive director takes helm at SD Farm Bureau

Hannah Gbeh has taken over at San Diego County Farm Bureau as the new executive director. “This is a dream come true for me. I sat on the Farm Bureau board of directors for three years and often thought how much I would love this job. So when it became available I immediately applied.” Gbeh (pronounced “bay”) took over in […]

EPD receives grant to fight alcohol-related crime

Escondido Police Chief, Craig Carter announced this week that the Escondido Police Department has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. “This is important to the City of Escondido and the San Diego Region in order to increase protection for youth and to shut down problem locations that have contributed to […]


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