2016-06-02 E-Edition

Olga Diaz to run for reelection

Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz has announced that she will seek a third term on the council from District 3. Two years ago Diaz tried to unseat Mayor Sam Abed but lost to him in a landslide. At that time political observ­ers interpreted some remarks that she made as indicative that she might not stay in city politics. However, with […]

City hits roadblock to building new Wohlford dam

Construction of the new Wohl­ford Dam has been delayed because the project is not eligible for funding through the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan program. The city is now looking for alternative sources of grant funding for the $50 million project. The City Council last year approved the Utility Department’s application for $25 million in SRF loan funding. However, after […]

Escondido Chamber to install officers June 10

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 106th annual Installation June 10, at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be an evening of cocktails and dinner as the Chamber celebrates the 106th Annual Installation and Awards banquet. The evening includes honoring volun­teers, community leaders and the Chamber’s outgoing/ incoming Board of Directors. The band […]

Lady Cougars blanked in Division II Softball Finals

In the end, the outcome came down to one undeniable truth. One tenacious and dominant Bulldog proved to be just too good for a group of game Cou­gars. And so history will record that on Saturday afternoon/evening on the beautifully manicured softball field at UC San Diego, Calexico High, be­hind the continued pitching mastery of right-hander Kasey Cazares, shut out […]

Police Explorers compete in countywide event

The Escondido Police Cadet pro­gram hosted its 3rd annual Police Ex­plorer Competition May 22 & 23. Police Explorer teams from law en­forcement agencies throughout the county competed in various simulated police events, as well as an obstacle course and firearms competition. Events included a simulated high- risk vehicle stop, DUI investigation, domestic violence investigation, and building search. Each of the […]

TV’S Dan Hernandez to speak at Senior Anglers of Escondido

TV host Dan Hernandez will be the featured speaker at the June 10 meet­ing of the Senior Anglers of Escondido. Hernandez has been host of his own weekly fishing show, “Sportfishing with Dan Hernandez,” for over 29 years. Hernandez will share his expert ad­vice on both saltwater and freshwater fishing in California and Baja. He’s also very proud of his […]

Covering the big fish


Once every four years the little fish (that would be us) get to mix it up with the big fish (you know, the “mainstream media”) in the covering of the national elections. This election season is the first one I can remember in a long time where California actually has had a say in who might become president. For awhile, […]

It’s never a coincidence

Bob Feller: Statistics don’t always tell the whole story

Bob Feller… a baseball legend from an earlier era… Hall of Famer whose statistics pale in comparison to other pitchers. But therein lies the story. He grew up on a farm in Iowa, but his future wouldn’t remain in that soil. Rather it was on the pitching mounds found in major league ballparks all across the country. Bob Feller was […]

More water for farms

My Assembly Bill 2438, joint au­thored with Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D – Sherman Oaks), will simplify the CEQA process gov­erning installation of new recycled water pipelines in urban areas, within existing public streets, highways or rights-of-way for the distribution of reclaimed water. I am pleased to report the bill passed the Assembly. By streamlining new pipeline con­struction, AB 2438 will […]