Escondido News

Chamber honors “Rising Stars” students

Escondido Chamber of Commerce Wednesday honored its “Rising Stars” students for November.  Chamber CEO Rorie Johnston told the gathering, “As we endure the high winds and perhaps the loss of electricity this week, we are still grateful for what we have and who we meet along the way. Today, I am most grateful to have met seven more of Escondido’s […]

New optimism in McNamara mayoral campaign

Yesterday, for the first time, the vote counting in the Sam Abed-Paul McNamara election for mayor of Escondido  thrust McNamara into the lead. At 5 p.m. the Registrar of Voters updated their count to show McNamara with 16,064 (50.37%) to Abed’s 15,827 (49.63%.) Paul McNamara told the Times-Advocate this morning: “We were told there are 1800 provisionals left to count […]

Wedekings, a city “landmark” closes for good

Wedekings Bakery and Deli, known as much for its iconic gingerbread style building as for its bakery—and which produced sweets that were considered by many to be the best in Escondido, closed its doors Saturday night.  It was one of the most recognizable buildings along Valley Parkway.  The family was in the baking business a total of 83 years that […]

Mayor’s race up in the air, although Abed leads slightly

This article is as of press time, Wednesday evening.  Politics on the Escondido city council just got a whole lot more interesting, with the likelihood of many 3-2 votes in the future. At the very least, Olga Diaz, long a lone voice against a 4-1 majority, won’t feel quite so lonely. By a narrow margin after a bitter campaign, Escondido […]

Tamale Festival puts Escondido “on the gastro map” says organizer

Alex MacLachlan, president  of the Escondido Downtown Business Association pronounced this Saturday’s Escondido Tamale Festival “the best yet!” MacLachlan told The Times-Advocate, “We introduced live music and fun activities inside the Beer, Wine, and Spirits Garden this year and it was a huge success, with local belly dance group Sohaila and The Shining Stars, Flamenco guitarist Warren La Plante, and […]

Former Labor Secretary Reich to be speaker at CCAE

Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor who served in three presidential administrations and is currently a professor at U.C. Berkeley, political commentator and author will give a keynote address as part of the Palomar College Student Equity Speaker Series. The event will be Friday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Palomar College is presenting […]

Installation of green bollards signal progress in bike path

  The city is moving forward with its Missing Link Bike Path that winds through the city. The progress can be seen with the installation of peculiar-looking green “bollards” along Valley Parkway, signaling areas where bikers can ride with a feeling of safety and peace of mind.  Bollards look unusual. It’s a unique traffic feature that separates vehicle traffic from […]

Missing Person At Risk – Orlando Lugo, 84

DESCRIPTION: Orlando H. Lugo (02/07/1934), Hispanic male, 5’8″, 106 lbs, brown eyes, grey hair. The Sheriff’s Department needs your help in finding a missing person in the City of Poway. Orlando H. Lugo was last seen around 10.30 pm on November 3, 2018. He lives in the 13100 block of Carriage Road in the City of Poway. Mr. Lugo suffers […]

Tamale Festival Saturday will celebrate Mexican cuisine

The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture.  The event is this Saturday, November 3, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Grape Day Park.  It’s a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed so much to […]

Old fashioned ice cream Sunday political rally

Sunday it was a combination of old-fashioned ice cream social and political rally as Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen served up ice cream at Grape Day Park to advocate the campaign for Congress of 50th District congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar. The candidate spoke to his supporters during the afternoon event, which lasted about 90 minutes. Everyone got a small […]

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