2016-03-03

Social media how-to—



The Chamber is offering pro­fessional development classes on Mondays from 9 to 10 a.m. The next class will be on March 7 at the Chamber, 720 N. Broadway. The How-To Monday topic will be on Effective Facebook Advertis­ing and using the social media. Remember to bring to all classes: a Laptop, logins and passwords to your website and social media […]

Velascos welcome baby girl



Sarah and Brian Velasco of Escondido welcomed their firstborn daugh­ter Lilah Rae on January 31 at the Pomerado Hospital birth center. She weighed 5 lbs and measured 19 inches. Photo by Susan Scott Photography.

Escondido Police Investigate Homicide



3/18/16 – Update: Secondary suspect has been taken into custody by Escondido PD Swat team – Primary suspect still at large. Unconfirmed reports state the suspect was armed at the time of capture. On 03-16-16 at approximately 12:30am, Escondido police officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of Escondido Blvd. and 9th Ave.  When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive 27 year old […]

Children museum offers spring camp—



The San Diego Children’s Discov­ery Museum is offering two Discov­ery Spring Camps at 320 N. Broad­way in Escondido. The weeklong events are for children enrolled in Kindergarden through Grade 3. Each week has a new theme focused on science, art, and world culture. The cost is $100 for each session, $90 for museum members. Regis­tration must take place two weeks […]

Margaret E. Powers, 95, was a vol­unteer with Escondido Police Dept.



Margaret E. Powers died February 15, 2016 at Spokane Valley, Washing­ton at the age of 95. Margaret Eileen Powers was born August 9, 1920 at Arnold, Nebras­ka to Leonard & Elizabeth Steburg. She was confirmed in the Episcopal Church when she was 12 years of age, and transferred to the Anglican Com­munion Network in 2006. Graduating from Arnold High School […]

Network at Plates for 8—



The Escondido Chamber of Com­merce continues its Plates for 8 net­working events on Wednesday March 16 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Mi Guada­lajara, 525 W. Second Ave. It will be hosted by Treva Whalen of Westmont Town Court, a facility for senior housing and assisted living on Valley Parkway. The Plates for 8 is about acquiring business contacts and […]

Hanni Martha Pilz Norris, 95, was longtime area resident



Longtime Valley Center resident Hanni Martha Pilz Norris, who spent the last ten years of her life in Escondido, died February 15, in Escondido. She was one month shy of her 96th birthday. She was predeceased by her par­ents, Walter E. Pilz (in 1953) and Martha A. Pilz (in 1985); and by her sister Helene S. Pilz (in 2013). Her […]

Koi Club fronts for Del Mar show



“We believe there are many peo­ple in Escondido who would love to have a Koi pond and waterfall — instant water front property — but don’t know how to do it,” said Mike Poynor, a San Diego Attor­ney and lover of the colorful fish. “Our Koi Club can help,” he said. “There is nothing more beau­tiful and serene than spending […]

Reverse 911 — Are You Prepared?



October 2007 unleashed a series of fires (Harris, Rice, Witch Creek, Poomacha, etc.) that impacted our entire county. Hundreds of thousands of resi­dents were notified of evacuations via a computerized Reverse 911 phone call. I have vivid recollec­tion of waking from sleep to a call on my cell phone, a friend asking if I was evacuating. Although our area received […]

Mayor: Escondido dreams big



Escondido is a growing, thriving, well-run city, if you ask the Hidden City’s best pitchman, Mayor Sam Abed. “Our city enjoys one of the most vi­brant economies in San Diego,” he told the gathering in his speech at the State of the City event at the California Center for the Arts on Wednesday, February 24. “Today we have 25 significant […]


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