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Firearm safety class offered

A monthly 3 hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, August 09 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. […]

Frank C. Hartman, 84 of Valley Center

Frank C. Hartman passed away on July 20, 2015 after a long illness, and was eager to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Hartman was born on June 27, 1931, in Muskegon, Michigan. He graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in accounting, and re- tired after 34 years with Rockwell/Boeing. Mr. Hartman’s love for family and […]

Special Olympics comes to Grape Day Park

On Saturday July 18 The Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was carried through the City of Escondido, with a ceremony held at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre. Despite the heavy rain that day the enthusiasm was not dampened as Escondido residents welcomed the Special Olympic athletes and Law Enforcement officers […]

Local man graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Jesus Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree […]

Dennis Johnson, 74, formerly of Escondido

Dennis Warren Johnson, formerly of Escondido, died peacefully at home in Rathdrum, Idaho on November 24, 2014. Mr. Johnson was born January 13, 1940 in Wahpeton, North Dakota, to Orvis & Louella Johnson. When he was 7-years-old, the family moved to Escondido. In 1961 Mr. Johnson married Lily Nelson. They both worked at the family grocery store, Nelson’s Market. In […]

Escondido police to celebrate “National Night Out Against Crime” Aug. 4

All across America, people celebrate the first Tuesday evening in August as National Night Out Against Crime. The National Association of Town Watch invites communities to join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime/drug/violence prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity. Over 37 million people in more than 15,000 communities nationwide attend this event. You and your family are invited to join the […]

Court awards $188.3 million plus interest to Water Authority: Local customers may someday see lower rates

July 15, a San Francisco Superior Court judge ruled in a tentative decision that he would require the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to pay the San Diego County Water Authority $188.3 million plus interest for illegal water rates MWD charged from 2011 to 2014. “San Diego has proven by a preponderance of the evidence that it was in […]

Film festival will run in August

From August 9– 16, the 2015 installment of Oceanside International Film Festival will publicly screen a mixture of unique and independent films from many countries, states, and local filmmakers. Among this year’s 75 Official Selections are short and full-length films from Canada, Australia, Colombia, Turkey, China, Israel, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Portugal, etc. Local films are represented as well. […]

City cuts water consumption by 32%

According to City Manager Clay Phillips City of Escondido water customers reduced their water consumption by 32% in the month of June, surpassing the city’s goal of 20%. The regional numbers looked good too. Within the County Water Authority the reduction was approximately 26%. The city is in the midst of replacing potable irrigation lines with recycled water in the […]