2016-04-21

School board member wins court fight



Jose Fragozo, the embattled board member of the Escondido Union School District was freed from a Tem­porary Restraining Order on March 25 by Judge Richard Whitney in Vista Su­perior Court. Fragozo, who has had a running battle with other board members, is still facing charges of election fraud, involving whether he resides in the district he represents. Carlsbad-based employment attor­ney […]

Roller coaster comedy continues at Welk’s



Noises Off is a roller coaster, side-splitting look at theatre – inside and out – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount the dreadful comedy ‘Nothing On. Door slamming, missed cues, and romantic intrigue slowly unravels the casts’ collective sanity. The show, is currently playing at Welk Resort Theater until May 1. Thursday – Sunday shows Tickets: 1-888-802-7469 […]

Construction for the Southwest Sewer Replacement Project



Construction on Escondido’s Southwest Sewer Replacement project will begin soon, with completion expected by March 24, 2017. This project consists of replacing three lift stations with a singular gravity pipeline that will convey flow to Lift Station No. 1. Work includes the installation of 8-inch and 12-inch sewer pipelines and several manholes over the three mile work area. The project […]

Councilman Masson pitches plans for brand new library



Councilman John Masson outlined a proposal for a new library in Grape Day Park for the Escondido Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Develop­ment Committee last week. “A library informs and educates our citizens,” he told members, “It’s a des­tination experience for all the people who live here. It’s a civic gathering space. It’s an economic engine and it’s the cornerstone of […]

“Setting the Record Straight”



Have you heard of the phrase, “Mon­ey is the root of all evil?” Well, where did that come from… and is it true? If asked, most people would say that this phrase came from the Bible, and yes, that’s true, yet for some reason some words were left out! Actually the phrase is, “The love of money is the root […]

Escondido Police Arrest Registered Sex Offender Targeting Minors



Escondido Police Detectives have arrested Rennard Cawkwell, a 46 year old resident of Oceanside on several felony charges related to his online communication with a 16 year old female.  Rennard Cawkwell is a registered sex offender.   The 16 year old victim in this case believed that she was communicating online with a 17 year old male.  What the victim […]

Escondido Charter High School celebrates 20 years



Escondido Charter High School (ECHS), known to Escondido resi­dents for its iconic bronze statues of children raising the American flag that greet motorists along Valley Parkway—and for its back-to-basics approach to education—will cele­brate its 20th anniversary this Friday. Twenty years ago Coach Denny Snyder was at the point in his 30-year career in education where he could take one of […]

Dutch Festival Saturday, April 23 at Calvin Christian School



This Saturday April 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Calvin Christian School will host a day of fun for the whole community. The Dutch festival includes carnival games and prizes, shopping, auctions, pet­ting zoos, obstacle courses, and a whole lot more in a celebration honoring their Dutch founders and the unique Dutch history of San Diego Country. Happening every other […]

Chargers thank police lieutenant



On April 7 Lieutenant Owens and his wife Kristina attended a ceremony at the Chargers’ Practice Facility. The Chargers thanked several law enforcement officers who helped with the Chargers’ Play 60 camps throughout the year. Lieu­tenant Owens received a certificate of appreciation from the Chargers and won a jersey signed by Danny Woodhead.

Community Lutheran to debut “Godspell” Friday



Community Lutheran Church’s Community Players Theater will host the Spring Musical “Godspell” begin­ning this Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m. and playing until May 1 at the Bailey Bees Theater. In “Godspell” “A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell differ­ent parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclec­tic […]


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