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Local FASTSIGNS location among top centers in the country

Local sign and visual graphics pro­vider FASTSIGNS® of Escondido was named one of the top centers out of more than 600 locations worldwide at the 2016 FASTSIGNS International Convention, which was recently held in Orlando, Florida. The Escondido owned and operated business received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 in the U.S. […]

11-year-old boy killed in fatal accident Sunday night

An accident that occurred Sunday night around 9:30 p.m. on I-15 near Gopher Canyon Road resulted in the death of an 11-year old white male who lived with his family in a home in San Bernardino County according to the county Medical Examier’s office. On Sunday evening the unidentified boy was a passenger in the rear seat of his family’s […]

Providing a roof over our injured veterans


Though many government pro­grams impacting our country’s vet­erans originate at the federal level, whenever possible I will continue to support state initiatives to im­prove the lives of California’s large, growing veterans population. With well over 200,000 veterans calling this region home, it is also important to encourage and support non-governmental organizations and local businesses when they join together to serve […]

Keller Williams Realtor Helps Keep Habitat Housing Standing

Mike Litton, of Keller Williams Realty North County, is helping to fund a Habitat for Humanity project in Escondido. Mike Litton, Owner/Broker/Realtor of Keller Williams Realty North County said, “They recently dedicated ten duplex units and a home for a wounded veteran built by volunteers in Escondido, and it has been a huge transformation for the neighbor­hood.” Construction on the […]

EUSD board member faces criminal charges

Escondido Unified School Board member , who has been unable to attend board meetings, except via phone, since December because of allegations of verbal abuse, is now facing charges of election fraud brought by the San Diego District Attorney’s office. A Temporary Restraining Order was sought by the school district and Superintendent Luis A Ibarra, who said that he feared […]

Case against students caught with knives blows over

The story of two San Pasqual High School students suspended and facing expulsion for bringing weapons onto school grounds on Jan. 27 blew over last week. Local news media had broadcast the stormy Escondido Union High School District board session Feb. 9 and cov­ered last Friday’s emergency meeting that promised the students would not be punished for having knives in […]

Chick-fil-A hosts free giveaways in support of ‘Alert Day’

The nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick- fil-A restaurants at 1290 Auto Park Way in Escondido and 587 Grand Ave. in San Marcos, will reward customers with a free food giveaway on Tuesday, March 22 in support of the American Diabetes Association’s “Alert Day.” Held annually on the fourth Tuesday in March, the ADA’s Alert Day […]

Vista Pop Warner Embezzlement Arrest

On the morning of February 24, 2016, detectives from the Sheriff’s Cyber Financial Crimes Unit arrested 41 year old Vista resident Rachel Owens for several counts of identity theft and grand theft. From October 2013 until November 2015, Owens served as the Treasurer for Vista Pop Warner Football and Cheer. In November 2015, detectives from the Sheriff’s Cyber Financial Crimes […]

Chamber of Commerce promos ‘Paint, Prosper’—

The Escondido Chamber of Com­merce and Spiritivity are hosting an evening of creating art and friendships from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 15. The “Paint and Prosper” event features speaker Stephanie Hughes, who promises to “open your mind and heart to meeting new people, exchanging ideas,” according to the Chamber’s promotional materials. Spiritivity is located at 102 W. Grand […]