2016-05-19 E-Edition

Keep this joint healthy and your life easier

On bended knee:

Suppose you wanted to build a strong weight bearing structure but needed it to bend without collapsing. How would you do it? Enter the very cleverly designed hinge joint of the knee. The knee, largest joint in the body, joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia) and includes the small bone alongside (fibula) with the kneecap (patella). […]

Escondido Appoints New Fire Chief

City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Deputy Fire Chief Russell Knowles has been named Fire Chief for the City of Escondido, effective June 5, 2016.   Chief Knowles will succeed Fire Chief Mike Lowry who will retire on June 3 after almost 34 years with Escondido. A twenty-five year veteran, Chief Knowles currently is responsible for the day-to-day details of […]

Cruisin’ with Steve Waldron

I walked with Steve Waldron down Grand Avenue last Friday as he was putting up signs saying “Reserved Pre-74 American Classic Cars ONLY, Cruisin’ Grand, Fridays 5 to 9 p.m. April – September” on poles using plastic zip ties. Waldron carried two buckets containing the bright yellow signs and ties and we talked as he did his work. Cruisin’ Grand […]

Today is Last Day to Register to Vote in June 7 Election

If you want to vote in the June 7 Presidential Primary Election, you must register to vote by midnight Monday, May 23.   You will need to register if you:    •    are not currently registered    •    recently moved    •    recently changed your name If you want to vote for president, make sure you can. If you’re registered as No Party Preference – […]

Teacher Jo-Ann Fox STEAMs toward innovation award

~ Academy takes a Quantum leap

On a trip to Quantum Academy in October, I witnessed a gathering of students and educators who were flying drones the size of dinner plates with four propellers in the large, air- and light-filled central room of the school. My mission was to interview an award-winning teacher, Vanessa Miramontes or “Ms. M” as everyone calls her. Last week I returned […]

Sign up now for 1996 OGHS reunion in July

The Class of 1996 of Orange Glen High School will hold its class reunion July 16, 7 p.m. to midnight at Pala Casino in Sycamore rooms 8,9,10. They will have a hosted bar, music from back in the day (Look out Vanilla Ice!) and lots of yummy food. They have a block of rooms reserved so that anyone who does […]

Escondido students graduate from Azusa Pacific U

The following Escondido students graduated from Azusa Pacific University on Saturday May 7, 2016. They joined approximately 2,000 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies. Makayla Cummings of Escondido with a Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health. Faith Douglas of Escondido with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. MacKenzie Hines of with a Bachelor of Science in Business: International Business. […]

Abed takes off the gloves in supervisor’s race

With just a couple of weeks until the June 7 primary and as absentee voters are starting to cast their ballots, Sam Abed, current mayor of Escondido, who is campaigning for Supervisor Dave Roberts’s job in the Third District, has come out swinging and with both gloves off (how’s that for a mixed metaphor?). His other opponent is Kristine Gaspar, […]

Cougars fall to San Pasqual in regular-season finale

By any measure, the Escondido High softball team has had a splendid season. The Lady Cougars won 22 of 29 games and began the year in blazing fashion with an impressive seven-game winning streak. And by virtue of its notable play, Escondido also earned a No. 1 seed for the upcoming Division II playoffs in which they will host the […]