Volunteers fundraise to help toddler with heart condition

Escondido volunteers are trying to raise $100,000 for the family of a tod­dler stricken with dilated cardiomy­opathy, a condition in which the heart becomes enlarged and can’t pump blood efficiently. Emersyn Ochoa, the daughter of Maggie Haynie and Miguel Vizcarra, will be three years old on April 3. Doctors at Rady Children’s Hospi­tal in San Diego have recommended a life-saving […]

San Diego County Board of Supervisors standardize speed limit on Old Castle Road

The speed limit on the entire 1.24-mile segment of Old Castle Road from Cham­pagne Boulevard to 550 feet east of Mile Post 6 will soon be 45 mph. On Jan. 6 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve the introduction and first reading of the or­dinance for a consistent speed limit. The second reading and adoption […]

Third annual event showcases horses

The Vaqueros 3rd Annual Day of the Horse is scheduled for February 13 (rain date March 5). Chaired by Deanne Sanderson and her volunteer committees handling the details, along with the Saturday work parties at the arena, the Day of the Horse will be a smooth presentation of all facets and varieties of horse breeds and their tal­ents. Flyers are […]

AT&T upgrades cell towers

AT&T has upgraded a cell tower on its 4G LTE network in Escondido to give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. The change will help customers get the most out of their mobile devices. With 4G LTE service, customers should see better service when they’re watching videos, posting to social media or texting family and friends, according to a press […]

Local business people introduce new products at Consumer Electronics Show

Amy Archipov and Anita Ba­ranowski represented locally owned Left Coast Engineering at the Con­sumer Electronics Show in Las Ve­gas, NV. Left Coast was supporting its client, Wivity, Inc. at the 49th an­nual show. The San Francisco-based Wivity is introducing a new product that will allow industrial sensors to connect to the best wireless network available wherever they are in the […]

Charter boat skipper to address anglers

The Senior Anglers of Escondido Club’s February 12 meeting will feature Captain Joe Cacciola, owner and skip­per of the charter vessel Sea Star. For many years, the Sea Star has taken hun­dreds of kids out fishing, most for their first fishing experience and many from minority and military families. Cacciola, in partnership with another senior fishing organization, provides his support, […]

Bad Bean Good Coffee Brews Partnership with U-Haul

U-Haul Company of California has announced that Bad Bean Good Coffee has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Escondido community. Bad Bean Good Coffee at 31405 N. Old Highway 395 will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pick-up for boxes. Bad Bean Good Coffee owner Richard Ramer said he was proud to […]

New life for solar in California: net metering is saved


Hundreds of thousands of Cali­fornians spoke up this week for Solar. Rooftop solar is a thriving industry in California. Homeown­ers are able to have a small gener­ator of their own on their rooftop or in their backyard. Homeown­ers and businesses are able to con­tinue generating their own clean and renewable electricity. Utilities are not against solar per se, but they […]

Loyd Beth Swadell, 87, beloved wife, mother

Loyd Beth Swadell was born No­vember 11, 1928 to Helen and Rus­sell Canum of Fresno, California and died November 17, 2015. She was 87. She grew up the eldest of four sisters in a Christ-honoring home. At age 15 she met Carl Swadell at a church function, followed by their first date to the circus. He was the son of […]

Two adults cited for selling alcohol to underage kids

Escondido Police detectives conducted a sting operation on January 21, catch­ing two businesses that were willing to sell alcoholic beverages to a minor. The Minor Decoy operation involved sending an underage person, working under the direction of a police detective, into vari­ous businesses in Escondido to attempt to purchase alcohol. The minor tried to purchase alcohol from eight different businesses. […]