Escondido News

Farm Bureau enjoys its new location


The San Diego County Farm Bureau  passed its first century mark a few years ago, and looks remarkably young for its age these days, thanks to a new building that brings it well into the 21st century.  The Farm Bureau, which for years too many to remember was headquartered in a rather dark and seedy building in East Valley Parkway, […]

Volunteers to join annual Creek to Bay Cleanup April 27

Escondido Shines, whose motto is “serve, salute, celebrate” is coordinating local efforts to once more be part of the countywide Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon. The effort has the strong endorsement of Mayor Paul McNamara, who said in a statement: “As a community, the more aware we are of needs, the more likely we are to want […]

Volunteers help clean Eagle Peak

Two weeks ago, volunteers from the Allied Climbers of San Diego, Escondido Rangers, and the Escondido Fire Department helped clean up the Eagle Peak portion of Dixon Lake. Eagle Peak is now open to rock climbing. Permits are required, for more information visit: www.escondido.org/dixon-lake.aspx  

Council appoints two to library board

At the April 10 meeting of the Escondido City Council, the council approved the recommendations of Mayor Paul McNamara to appoint John Schwab and Carolyn Clemens to fill two regular vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees, each for a three-year term, terms to expire March 31, 2022. There were 13 applications to the vacancies, something that the mayor remarked […]

DUI checkpoint nets four arrests

The Escondido Police Department arrested four individuals while conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday. Two subjects were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. One of those drivers attempted to avoid the checkpoint and turned into the Police and Fire Headquarters and struck a post protecting the south security gate. The other two subjects were arrested for felony […]


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