2016-06-30

2016-06-30 E-Edition

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’: flimsy script and no Will Smith



A sequel to the 1996 alien invasion flick “Independence Day” has been batted around for years. It certainly made sense, the original climbed to #6 at the all-time domestic box of­fice during its release. All that was needed for a sequel was a decent script and for Will Smith to agree to step back into the role of Captain Steven […]

Escondido Chamber Open House



Whether you are a current member of the Chamber, or considering joining, you are welcome to attend.  Come meet the Chamber Board of Directors and committee chairs. Find a place where you want to be connected and network with other members.  escondidochamber.org Like on Facebook: facebook.com/Escochamber/

24 Hour Fitness opens new club at Westfield Mall



Twenty-Four Hour Fitness opened its 421st club Saturday at Westfield North County Mall with a ribbon cutting attended by Escondido May­or Sam Abed, Third District Super­visor Dave Roberts, Chamber of Commerce CEO Rorie Johnston and a host of other VIPs. Southern California is prime real estate for 24 Fitness. More than half of its clubs are located n that part […]

Find awe in comic art this summer

Pop art continues to grace the walls of California Center for the Arts, Escondido

California Center for the Arts, Es­condido is into its sixth week of fea­turing “My HERO!” “Unlocking Wonderland,” and “Neville Page” in the Museum space. Tickets are free for ages 12 and under, and $5-$8 for general admission and dis­counted rates. As the exhibit will be featured throughout ComiCon, interested attend­ees may present their badges at the museum ticket office to […]

Work to begin on pavement repair



The city of Escondido will soon begin a “pavement repair and rehabilitation program” that will treat over 4.3 million square feet of pavement in Maintenance Zone CS, which is the area north of Fe­licita Avenue, south of Fifth Avenue, and east of I-15. Work is expected to begin in July. The price tag for the project is $3.3 million. PAL […]

Escondido FFA students go to the fair



This week FFA and 4-H students from all over the county traveled to the San Diego County Fair with their livestock projects. Escondido was well represented among them. These students were from Escondido High School. Future Farmers of America, other­wise known as FFA, is a national or­ganization that promotes agriculture and leadership in middle school, high school, and college students. […]

Escondido kids take animals to the fair



Escondido kids moved their livestock projects to the San Diego County Fair Sunday evening. They will be there from now until the end of the fair this weekend. See story on page 9.

‘Setting the record straight’



Do you have a refrigerator with food in it? Do you have clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep? Do you have money in your wallet and some spare change in your pocket? If so, you are among the top 8% of the richest people in the world! It’s good to remind ourselves […]

Escondido Police Make Arrest in Murder of Elizabeth Perez



A suspect in the homi­cide of a woman found on the on-ramp of a freeway in Escondido has been arrested in Las Vegas. Representatives of the Escondido Police Department Tuesday af­ternoon gave the media an update on the murder case of Elizabeth An­tonette Perez, 38, who was shot on June 13 in her car and discovered about 1:10 p.m. on […]


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