2016-07-07 E-Edition

Lilac Hills Ranch opponents decry initiative process’s vulnerability to “deep pockets”

More than 50 residents and several local politicians gathered on Tuesday, June 28, for a County forum hosted by Escondido’s Chamber of Citizens (“ECOC”) (NOT the Chamber of Commerce) on the Lilac Hills Ranch ballot initiative project. The meeting was held in the main conference center at the County of San Diego’s North Inland Resource Center in Escondido. Organized by […]

Escondido kids do well with livestock exhibits

San Diego County Fair held its 67th annual Junior Livestock Auction on Sat­urday. Escondido kids did very well at the fair. The livestock auction itself is an old-fashioned American tradition. It started off with the national anthem and then proceeded to fast-paced auctioneering where kids often won thousands of dollars for scholarships. Market Goat Samantha Christensen of Escondido FFA was […]

Rincon Water Returns to Drought Level 1 – Drought Watch

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District’s (Rincon Water) Board of Directors voted last week at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting, to rescind its Level 2 – Drought Alert, in place since May of 2015, and return to Level One – Drought Watch. Like the majority of water agen­cies in California, Rincon Water and its customers have been under mandatory water […]

Escondido hosts Little League World Series games at Mountain View Park

National Little League is currently hosting games at Mountain View Park for teams on the road to the Little League World Series. As teams advance to each round, there will be many out of town teams from all over the greater San Diego area and the state of California. Various games will be covered and followed by ESPN as the […]

Two die in three-vehicle collision Thursday

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at about 4:43 p.m. officers from the Escon­dido Police Department were dis­patched to the area of 400 E. Wash­ington Ave. regarding a serious injury collision. Upon arrival, officers found three vehicles involved in a collision. Two occupants traveling in a Toyota Yaris suffered serious injuries. Life saving measures were per­formed by Escondido Fire Paramed­ics. Both victims […]

Football program puts out SOS

The Orange Glen High School Foot­ball Booster Club last week sent out a plea for contributions to help make up for a program that has, in the words of Brian Bailey, president of the club, “fallen on hard times.” The plea is reproduced below: We need your help! The OG Football program has fallen on hard times the last 3 […]

We all know families like this

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If you grew up in a small town you knew of a family like this. They were the family where the oldest son would always go bar­reling through town in a red coupe with the top down at high speeds—and the cops would usually look the other way. And if he happened to get a little over-served and hit a […]

Major League Baseball to dedicate new baseball diamond at Boys & Girls Club

Major League Baseball and the San Diego Padres Foundation will hold a dedi­cation ceremony for a new baseball diamond at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego – Conrad Prebys Branch (115 Woodward Ave.) in Escondido on July 9, at 2 p.m. This site was chosen by MLB as a 2016 All-Star Community Legacy project. An existing parking […]

Your input is very important

As you know, my Assembly du­ties keep me in Sacramento at least four days a week for most of the year. Staying informed and up-to- date about local issues or about how pending legislation may impact the district is essential, especially from 500 miles away. In-office meetings, phone calls, letters, emails and faxes are important tools that keep me in […]