2016-05-05 E-Edition

Young Escondido woman dies from injuries sustained in fall

Makayla “Kayla” Castro, 18, an Es­condido woman who sustained injuries from a fall of over 60 feet from Cam­elback Mountain near Phoenix on April 20, died on Sunday. Miss Castro’s mother, Allison Castro posted the news of her death on a blog that the family had used to raise money to help pay for the victim’s medical care after she […]

Calvin Christian begins longtime dream expansion

“It’s been a long time dream of ours,” said Terry Cox, superintendent of Cal­vin Christian schools in Escondido. The dream? To add a building that will house a theater and chapel to the campus that existed for more than 50 years and a high school that was built 32 years ago. This is his 17th year as superintendent of the […]

Mariscos El Camaron offers delicious, fresh cuisine in the Nayarit style: nothing compares

Living in Escondido for the past 15 years, I have eaten at many different Mexican food restaurants, but nothing has compared to Mariscos El Camaron located at 126 S. Kalmia St. in down­town Escondido. Mariscos has been open for one year here in town and is owned by Moises Cuevas, who also owns two other Mariscos restaurants lo­cated in Chula […]

Will creek project flow by new library?

Councilwoman Olga Diaz is thrilled about talk of new library at Grape Day Park and even more thrilled about blending the library project with a redo of Escondido Creek at Grape Day Park. About seven years ago Diaz and Ka­tie Regazzi – a member of the Escon­dido Education Foundation and “A visionary who delivers” – according to her LinkedIn page, […]

Footgolf grand opening event at Escondido’s Reidy Creek golf course

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the new footgolf course at Reidy Creek Golf Course in Escondido on Saturday, May 7. Win prizes and try out a game of footgolf – the fun, fast-paced sport of soccer and golf. The family-centered event will be­gin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. by the Escondido City […]

Fun for the family at May 15 Grand Avenue Festival

May 15 Grand Avenue Festival and Street Fair from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. will feature lots of family-friendly activities spread along several blocks in Escon­dido’s beautiful downtown area. Some of the things you will find include: • Demonstrations and presentations in the Heritage Garden Park from SDG&E, Horizon Solar Power and Newland Sierra. Grangetto’s will supply plants and Kellogg’s will provide […]

Escondido Reflections

The day was November 3, 1967. Just a day like any other day? Maybe, may­be not. It was a Friday, and excitement and anticipation had been mounting, especially for those who would be par­ticipating in or attending a special event planned for that night. For many who were there that November night at Es­condido High School’s Memorial Field, the memories […]

Conference on Domestic Violence is right on time

From Nicole Brown- Simpson’s diary: “He smashed my car with a baseball bat. He greeted me at the gate but I was too scared to get out. He did it because I was late. This is not love.” Another entry: “He threw me against the wall and onto the floor. He put bruis­es on my arms and back. The window […]

Bilingual Book Discussion Group meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 21, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are avail­able for check out and may […]