Escondido News

Broadway Puppies cited again

San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement issued new citations over the weekend to Broadway Puppies in Escondido. The pet store was allegedly found selling puppies despite the Humane Society’s enforcement on May 27, 2020, when they were ordered to suspend all sales of pets until they could prove the animals were obtained from a public animal control agency or […]

EPD provides update to May 5 pedestrian fatalities

The Escondido Police Department Tuesday night released the following update for the May 5 multiple pedestrian fatality case. (reference: 4 Pedestrians Struck and Killed by Vehicle Tuesday Night) On May 5, 2020, Escondido Police and Fire responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on San Pasqual Valley Road at Oak Hill Drive. Tragically, four pedestrians were struck and killed in the […]

Escondido event to take a knee for racial justice

City leaders, the police chief and interfaith leaders will join community residents to demonstrate commitment to racial justice and community unity in Escondido. Wednesday, June 3, noon- 12:30 p.m., at Escondido City Hall, there will be a peaceful, silent gathering in remembrance of the death of George Floyd. Leaders expected at the peaceful demonstration include Mayor Paul McNamara, Deputy Mayor […]

Construction on Grand Project moves forward despite pandemic

Despite the lockdown on many activities due to the pandemic, new construction is considered an essential activity, so construction has continued unabated on the corner of Juniper and Grand has continued without interruption and is on schedule to open late summer 2020.   If you drive by the iconic “Ritz” theater, it’s easy to see that most of the building’s […]

Residents “Rally to Reopen” for 5th straight week in Escondido


Demonstrators gathered once again in Downtown Escondido to rally against sustained shutdown orders from the Governor’s office, even after Governor Newsom approved San Diego County two days prior to advance further into Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, which allows for in-restaurant dining and in-store retail shopping, with certain modifications.  Convening for the 5th straight Friday, several residents of […]

San Diego Humane Society cites Escondido pet store for illegal puppy sales

San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement this week issued a citation to Broadway Puppies in Escondido, for eight violations of failing to partner with a rescue that has a valid cooperative agreement with at least one public or private shelter.  The Humane Society has ordered Broadway Puppies to suspend all sales of pets until they are sourcing animals from […]

Library to offer curbside pickup beginning June 1

To protect the health and safety of staff and community, Escondido Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. Due dates will be extended and no overdue fees will be accrued until July 1. Book drops will be reopened to accept returns on June 1. Have a question? please call or text the library at 442-777-3799 or […]

Counterfeit OxyContin causes overdoses in VC, Escondido

In neighboring Valley Center, Sheriff’s deputies this week were warning people to be on the lookout for OxyContin pills that are actually fentanyl and where four overdoses happened this week, two of them fatal. Lt. Pat Shannon commented, “We’ve had in the last week four overdoses and two were fatalities,” he said. “It seems to be related to counterfeit OxyContin. […]

July 4 fireworks falls victim to COVID-19

The City of Escondido has announced that one of the largest community celebrations, the 4th of July fireworks and festival, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement the city said, “We were really hoping to be able to continue that tradition this year on July 4th, but after many thoughtful and some very difficult discussions we […]

Officer completes field training

On May 23, Officer Christian Baechli completed his field training program. After a six-month academy and approximately four months of field training, Officer Baechli will now be out patrolling the streets of Escondido. 


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