2016-06-16 E-Edition

Torch bearers at Special Olympics

Members of the Escondido Police Department recently carried the Special Olympics torch in Carlsbad during the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The officer holding the torch is Officer Rob Bellamy. To his immediate left is Sgt. Paul Woodward.

Blue Boy Summer Camps brings eighteen Chinese kids to Escondido

A 3-week summer camp program that is building bridges between young Chinese and American children and families through cultural and community service projects Blue Boy Summer Camps launches its first independent camp taking place June 26 – July 16. It welcomes eigh­teen 9 to 12-year-old Chinese children and three Chinese teachers to the Es­condido community. Blue Boy Summer Camps is […]

Escondido woman to compete in International Piano Competition

Pianist Edna Nerona of Escondido will compete in the San Diego Inter­national Piano Competition for Out­standing Amateurs taking place at Crill Performance Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University on July 15 – 17. Edna, a resident of Escondido, is one of 30 pianists in the competition. Many of the other pianists are visit­ing from all over the United States, as well […]

Palomar Medical is ready for mass casualty event

Although a mass killing like that which occurred on Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida is almost too hor­rible to contemplate, it is perhaps com­forting to know that Palomar Medical Center is equipped and ready to deal with such an emergency. In response to media questions about its trauma center capabilities in mass casualty events, Palomar Health Mon­day released the following […]

Cal Fire suspends burn permits

While recent rains this winter and spring have been a welcome sight in California, drought conditions con­tinue to increase fire danger in the region prompting Cal Fire to sus­pend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Area of San Diego and Imperial Counties. Cal Fire is responsible for wild­land areas that are outside of city limits. […]

American Legion post holds tile dedication

American Legion Post 149 in Escon­dido Saturday night held a tile dedica­tion ceremony at its Honor and Re­membrance Wall. The wall includes tiles of people who have passed away and people who are still alive but are of special significance to members of the post. The tiles represent individuals who proudly served their country, selfless­ly, never searching for fortune or […]

Working together to address North County golf course closures

~ Guest Opinion

The beauty of a well-maintained golf course is something we all can appreciate. Golfers see it as a playground, while others simply enjoy the scenic vistas, the trees and the fields of green. But do we ever stop to think that these amenities exist because they are part of a business enterprise? Yes, a golf course is there to provide […]

Economic development staff look how to help local brewers

Last week Escondido city develop­ment staff and representatives from local brewing companies met at Cal State University San Marcos to dis­cuss the feasibility of creating “EngiBeering” a brewing science pro­gram that would support the brewing industry. Representatives from Stone Brew­ing and Offbeat Brewing, in addition to over a dozen other craft breweries from around the county, attended the session. CSUSM […]

The calendar is in charge

The Legislature operates according to strict calendar deadlines, some of which are mandated by the State Constitution. Some of these have passed, and others are fast approaching. With few exceptions, bills had to be voted out of their house of origin by June 3. Since most bills are subject to review by multiple committees, meet­ing the June 3 deadline often […]