2016-02-18

Concert Association celebrates 70 years with show



The Hidden Valley Concert Asso­ciation is celebrating its 70th year of presenting concerts in Escondido. The non-profit 501(c)3 organization has been putting on concerts since 1945. It will be sponsoring a celebra­tory concert on Sunday March 20 at 2 p.m. in the center theater at the Cali­fornia Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE). The association will present the Coastal Cities […]

EPD Chase Ends Truck vs. House



  Escondido Police Department apprehended one suspect after a high speed chase through Escondido Wednesday afternoon. The chase ended when the pickup truck crashed into a home on Cherry Place.  A 17 year-old boy was in the residence at the time, but no injuries was reported.  32-year-old Antelmo Cruz was taken into custody and was taken to the local emergency room […]

Hunter wows crowd, minus two Sanders supporters



Scion of a political family, warrior and self-described “policy wonk” Con­gressman Duncan Hunter gave a full- force performance Monday Feb 8 in the Escondido City Council Chambers. Hunter polished his conservative credentials by answering written and oral questions from the crowd of more than 100 citizens, well-wishers and even two Bernie Sanders supporters. He gave his opinions on Obam­acare, immigration, […]

Mayor to give State of the City address



Mayor Sam Abed will deliver the annu­al State of the City on Wednesday morn­ing, Feb. 24, at the Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escon­dido. The event is co-sponsored by the Es­condido Chamber of Commerce and will be begin with an optional breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program at 8 a.m. The optional breakfast is […]

Chorale group will host ‘Concert for Peace’ at Center



“A Concert for Peace in Our Time” will be presented by the Center Cho­rale and Orchestra at 3 p.m. on Sun­day, February 28 in the main Concert Hall of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE), 340 N. Es­condido Blvd., Escondido. The concert will feature two mas­terworks by Mozart and Haydn, in­terspersed with essays, artworks of children, comments via […]

Temporary Full Road Closure – Fig Street



TEMPORARY FULL ROAD CLOSURE ON FIG STREET, BETWEEN WASHINGTON AVE AND VALLEY PARKWAY Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Fig Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be closed during construction.  The temporary full closure of the street will be in effect Friday, March 4, 2016 through Friday, March […]

Disabled U.S. Marine in Escondido is ‘gifted’ a home



The community of Escondido em­braced retired Marine Sgt. Toran Gaal at a kick-off event held at the Park Avenue Community Center. Gaal who is a double amputee, has become over the years a brother to the Escondido Police Department, a mentor to local children and a friend to many. On Saturday, Feb. 6, hundreds of supporters for Gaal helped the […]

Boys & Girls Clubs to provide free afternoon snacks at local locations



The Boys & Girls Clubs of Great­er San Diego will be sponsoring free afternoon snacks for all children who attend their clubs, including the Escondido branches and Valley Center branch. Last week the organization an­nounced the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Pro­gram. Free meals will be made available to all attending children under 19 years of age […]

Orange Glen loses OT heartbreaker to Oceanside



Orange Glen basketball’s match­up against Oceanside last Friday, February 10 wasn’t necessarily a must win, but it would’ve helped. Pulling out to an early lead against the Pirates (10-14, 4-4 in Valley League) and leading 34-21 at halftime the Patriots lacked the steel to hold on down the stretch, being outscored 22-10 in the fourth quarter and eventually losing 85-77 […]

City reopens ‘Escondido Heroes’ banner program to honor military



The City of Escondido announced last week that the order period for Escondido Hero Banners has opened. This marks the second year of the program. The banners honor men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces. The per­sonalized banners will be hung from approximately Memorial Day (mid-May) to Veterans Day (mid- November) in Downtown Escondido […]