2016-02-18

2016-02-18 E-Edition

Irish Stew Cook-Off seeks contestants



The only Irish Stew Cook-off in North County happens on St. Pat­rick’s Day, March 17, at St. Stephen’s Hall on Cole Grade (near Valley Cen­ter High School) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in neighboring Valley Center. As you can see, funny hats is a big deal in this event sponsored by Knights of Columbus and The Valley Roadrunner. Applications to […]

Judy Taylor will show her ‘Wild Oats’ Saturday—



Judy Taylor and her all girl band, “The Wild Oats,” will play a variety of country, cowboy, Cajun, Spanish, blue­grass, Americana and western music at the Second Saturday Concert at the Escondido Library on March12. The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs through May and features an ar­ray of classical, jazz, and other diverse musical styles. For more information on future […]

Shooting on Ohio Street: Suspects on the run



SHOOTING ALERT: 2/26/16 2:10 P.M. – Shooting reported on Ohio Street in Escondido. Suspect drove away in Chevy Impala with North Carolina Plates. Driver: Black male white shirt / Passenger: Black Male. Call 911 if you see this vehicle. Do Not Approach or attempt to stop.

Getting closure on loss of hospital’s ER



Palomar Health’s closure of the emergency department is but a mile­stone on the road toward full closure and sale of downtown Escondido’s hos­pital and grounds. Opened in 1965, the hospital is the victim of old age, crumbling infrastruc­ture and the changing nature of health care. The ER will close on March 14. No date has been set for full closure […]

Huge Torrey Pine smashes Escondido cottage



A tree once declared to be the second tallest Torrey pine in the state crashed to the ground during the last storm, flatten­ing a small historic cottage in the 500 block of E. 4th Ave. in Escondido, dur­ing a violent wind storm two weeks ago. While the giant tree with an 8-foot diameter trunk could have landed on the historic […]

Fine wineries, cool coffeehouses, live music—



Orfilia Vinyard and Winery offers live music and food from gourmet food trucks Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. The winery is at 13455 San Pasqual Road, Escondido. Check orfilia.com for offerings of various gourmet food trucks and music choices. The Kettle Coffee & Tea holds an open mic night Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Musicians show up at […]

Temporary Full Road Closure – Stanley Lane



TEMPORARY FULL ROAD CLOSURE TO THROUGH TRAFFIC ON STANLEY LANE, BETWEEN ASH STREET AND CONWAY DRIVE Due to the installation of new wet and dry utility services, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Stanley Lane between Ash Street and Conway Drive will be closed during construction. A full closure of the street will be in effect Monday, February 29, […]

Q&A with Candidate Sam Abed



Escondido Mayor Sam Abed is run­ning against Kristin Gaspar and Dave Roberts, the incumbent San Diego County Supervisor. And it looks like the only thing either of his opponents have over him is that Kristin Gaspar is much better looking than he. Gaspar is tall, blonde and, since 2014, the mayor of Encinitas. Not that Abed doesn’t have his at­tractions. […]

Escondido Crime Blotter



• On Feb. 12, the Escondido Police Department conducted a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint near Centre City Parkway and Decatur Way. According to authorities, a little un­der 1400 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. A total of 25 citations were issued at the checkpoint, including six for sus­pended licenses, 16 for unlicensed driv­ers and six for not having insurance. One […]


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