Escondido News

Centre City Parkway on-ramp to I-15 motorcycle fatality

A fatal collision involving a motorcyclist occurred on December 20, 2020 at approximately 9:55 PM.  A 48-year-old male from Chula Vista was riding a Harley Davidson Softail on the Centre City Parkway on-ramp to I-15 Southbound at a high rate of speed.  For reasons that are still under investigation, as the Harley Davidson transitioned from the ramp to the mainline […]

Escondido has 3rd largest number of COVID cases

Escondido this week became the city with the third largest number of COVID-19 cases. Below are the comparisons: City of San Diego 49,851 Chula Vista  15,155 Escondido  6,508 It is now possible to get figures for actual locations in Escondido that have had outbreaks. The Times-Advocate found figures for November from the KPBS website: Several city senior living homes […]

Two sheds destroyed in Fern fire

On Thursday, December 17, at about 6:51 a.m., the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a residential structure fire at 610 Fern St.  Responding units reported heavy smoke from a distance in the area of the reported location and requested a working fire upgrade response. The first arriving firefighters found several large storage sheds fully involved […]

State COVID rules handcuff local police

State and County decisions that are designed to minimize COVID-19 impacts in the jails are handcuffing local police whenever they face the decision of whether to arrest someone or just issue a citation. The state has, for all practical purposes, placed arresting the spread of COVID above arresting some violators, such as those accused of drug possession, theft and fraud. […]

Applicants needed for bond oversight committee

The Escondido Union School District is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Proposition E Independent Citizens Oversight Committee.  Voters in the Escondido Union School District approved Proposition E, a $182.1 million bond measure, in 2014 to modernize facilities. California Education Code requires an oversight committee for such bonds.  The ICOC has one vacancy, for the member representing the […]

Palomar Health rejects unions’ allegations of unsafe working conditions

Palomar Health this week rejected allegations by the California Nurses Association (CNA) and Caregivers & Healthcare Employees Union (CHEU) of “critical low staffing and dangerous co-mingling of COVID-19 patients and non-COVID-19 patients” assigned to nurses and caregivers. The Health System’s hospital in Poway has a 12 unit ICU for which it applied for a nursing ratio waiver from the California […]

New city council seated

  Two new city council members were installed in a special meeting of the Escondido City Council on Wednesday, December 9. Tina Inscoe, representing District Two and Joe Garcia, representing District Three took part in the installation ceremony, where both were sworn in along with re-elected Council Member Mike Morasco, representing District 4—and City Treasurer Douglas Shultz. Mayor Paul McNamara […]

Blood drive Dec. 23 at Chamber office

Senator Brian Jones, and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, are sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday, December 23, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Chamber office, 720 N. Broadway. Senator Jones, of the 38th District, who represents the area in the California legislature, commented, “This year has been challenging for many‚ including the Red Cross. Blood donations are a critical part […]

CHP seek pick-up from hit and run fatality

CHP ASKING FOR PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING HIT-AND-RUN DRIVER WHO KILLED A PEDESTRIAN IN FALLBROOK On December 10, 2020 at approximately 5:01 PM two pedestrians from Fallbrook were walking northbound on the east shoulder of Gird Road north of Laketree Drive.  A 60-year-old female and her husband were walking on the dirt shoulder when a pickup truck approached from the […]

SD County prepares to enter lockdown for second time

For the first time since March, San Diego County as part of larger Southern California region, is preparing to go into a lockdown order this weekend, or if you prefer, a “stay-at-home” order. The executive order by Governor Gavin Newsom is triggered in each region by reaching a point where only 15 percent of hospital ICU beds are available.  On […]

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