2016-05-05

2016-05-05 E-Edition

Teen center matches students with mentors



On December 10, 2015, Escon­dido native Elana Karoly (Osslund), opened Go2Grow Teen Center in Es­condido. The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was attended by over 100 community members including the Es­condido Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, councilmen John Mas­son and Ed Gallo, and Mayor Sam Abed. This non-profit mentoring center has a unique approach for teens ages 12-18 by […]

Cruisin’ Grand in Downtown cancelled today due to weather



The organizers of Cruisin’ Grand have decided to cancel today’s event due to weather. About the event: Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer. This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many […]

Hospital honors organ donor and his family



Dignitaries of Palomar Health and Life honored Gabriel Corral for being a live-saving donor for five people last week. Friends and family saw the lower­ing of a little Donate Life flag at Palo­mar Medical Center. The 24-year-old Gabriel from the South Bay area died from a skateboard­ing accident on August 12, 2013. Be­cause of donations of his heart, lungs, kidneys, […]

Temporary Road Closure May 10 – May 24: Via Monserate at SR 76



Via Monserate at SR 76 will be closed for two weeks starting Tuesday, May 10, and will reopen to traffic on May 25. This closure will allow crews to conduct sewer line and asphalt-paving work on Via Monserate. To access Via Monserate during this time, please use the Ramona Drive detour shown on the map. Motorists are urged to budget […]

Abed leading in fundraising for super’s race



Sam Abed, who has challenged Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts for his seat, and also faces Encinitas Mayor Kris­tin Gaspar, is the leader of the pack in fund-raising, according to figures for the first quarter, available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office. Sam Abed, mayor of Escondido led both of his opponents, posting $85,547 in 2016 monetary […]

“Keanu”: The cat lives up to the hype; the movie does not



For weeks, I was dying to see “Kea­nu.” I’m a big fan of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and their sketch show “Key & Peele.” My family loves those sketches where they play college football players with wacky names, and I personally am a huge fan of the sketch where they play devil- hating old ladies. And Key and Peele […]

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 […]


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