2016-05-05

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 […]

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 […]


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