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 […]

Dan the Man earns applause at State of the City

Councilman Ed Gallo introduced an extraordinary man at the State of the City event at the California Center for the Arts last week. Gallo was about to read his remarks when Dan Naylor came up on stage to receive a public service honor. “How come you’re not wearing your vest?” Gallo asked, drawing laughter from the crowd. Downtown business people […]

Chalice offers seminars on successful aging

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Con­gregation is hosting a series of semi­nars on living well in old age. The mission of Chalice’s Successful Aging Strategies (SAS) team is to pull together, in an organized manner, the authoritative, credible and reliable in­formation you will need to assist with making the right decisions for living well as you age. Here are some pertinent questions: […]

Stone co-founder given Dreamer Award

Visit California presented the Cali­fornia Dreamer Award, presented to individuals who truly embody the California spirit, to Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing, the Escondido-based company and leader in the craft beer revolution. “Mr. Koch’s innovation, passion, and business savvy has elevated the visibility of California’s craft beer industry around the world,” said Caroline Beteta President of Visit […]

11-year-old boy killed in I-15 accident on Feb. 27

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 boy who lived with his family in a home in San Bernardino County, according to the county Medical Examiner’s office. On Sunday evening the unidentified boy was a passenger in the rear seat of his family’s SUV […]

Local Students Serve in Ministry

Azusa Pacific University students from Escondido served in ministry through the Center for Student Ac­tion during the fall 2015 semester. Tanner Mizel of Escondido (92025), a Liberal Studies major served in Local Ministries. Madeline Daane of Escondi­do (92026), a Psychology major served in Local Ministries. Tanner Mizel of Escondio (92025), a Liberal Studies major served in Local Ministries. Ariel Rumbawa […]

Math whizzes have field day at academy

The auditorium of the Del Dios Acad­emy of Arts and Sciences was packed with students, their parents and Escon­dido Union School District staff last Saturday. The Math Field Day brought together 160 fifth and sixth-graders in teams of six that competed on math problems as teams, not individuals. After a rousing greeting and pep rally by Superintendent Luis Ibarra, student […]

Escondido Crime Blotter

• The Escondido Police are seeking the public’s help in find­ing John Patrick Butler. Butler is a registered sex of­fender who failed to update his registration information as re­quired by law. He wanted on a felony charge for failing to do so. John Patrick Butler is a white male, 55 years old, 5’8”, 200 pounds with blond hair and blue […]

Three Escondido hoop teams fall on rough Saturday

Three Escondido-based boys basket­ball teams were attempting to extend their already successful seasons on Saturday. But instead of being able to continue on, Escondido Charter, Escondido and Or­ange Glen High Schools saw their hopes come to an abrupt end. And just like that, their campaigns were over and done. Though their defeats varied in circum­stance, the respective outcomes resulted in […]

Portion of Stanley Lane to be closed

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, through Friday, March 31. Detour signs will be posted. All work to be performed between ( […]