Country Club residents say they need more details on proposal

How does one reconcile a survey that says residents support a proposed development by 4-1 versus 100 emails that say don’t have enough information to form an opinion? Two weeks after the developer New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) held an open house for resi­dents of the former Escondido Country Club to present a vision for the land once occupied by […]

On the Menu

Sweet Lou’s Cactus Cooler Chicken

I love easy recipes! One of my favorite things is trying my family and friends’ culinary favorites. My sweet friend Lou let me give this one a go. I modified it a bit just to change it up slightly but not too much because the original is always the best. The flavor is very lightly sweet and airy. The cactus […]

School trustee Fragozo ousted after pleading guilty to voter fraud

Controversial Escondido Union School District trustee Jose Fragozo, 51, pleaded guilty Monday to a single count of voter fraud just minutes before his trial on 13 felony counts was set to begin. He had been charged with fraud for allegedly living in one region of the school district but running for a different re­gion four years ago. Other charges were […]

Golden Looks Salon celebrates grand opening

Golden Looks Salon, owned and op­erated by Terra & Naim Arzo, held its grand opening on Saturday, July 30. Many people dropped in, including rep­resentatives from Escondido’s Cham­ber of Commerce, to congratulate the couple, admire the salon and indulge in a delicious array of food. Terra is a licensed cosmetologist and opened Golden Looks after working several years at high-end […]

August 12 is deadline to run for city offices

Escondido’s next Gener­al Municipal Election will be consolidated with the statewide general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The election is for the purpose of selecting two City Council members: one to represent District Three and one to represent Dis­trict Four; as well as the election of one City Trea­surer. The nomination period for the election is now until 5 […]


A new home for the Farm Bureau The San Diego County Farm Bureau will be moving from its longtime head­quarters at 1670 E. Valley Parkway to a new location just down the road, at 1540 E. Valley Parkway. The bureau’s building committee looked all over North County for a new home for the farming organization that represents local growers. According […]

Herencia Charra of Escondido crowns first queen: Kassandra Trujillo

The Charro association Herencia Charra of Escondido held its first cor­onation dance Saturday July 23 at Cal State University San Marcos in the ball­room, USU Hall. The event (Baile de coronacion de reina ) was the crowning of its very first queen Kassandra Trujillo. Guests of honor included Escondido city councilwoman Olga Diaz, Juan Luis Robles Delegado De FMCH Fed­eracion […]

Chamber celebrates bi-annual open house

A near record crowd packed into Thursday’s Escondido’s Chamber of Com­merce Open House, including Encinitas Mayor, Kristin Gaspar, who is on the ballot for County Supervisor in November’s election. Attendees enjoyed nibbling on Mexican fare, sandwiches and yummy cheesecake while mingling and meet­ing other chamber members consisting of local business owners, managers, city officials and a large amount of guests.

EPD makes arrest for March homicide

Escondido police have made an ar­rest in a four-month old homicide. On March 16 of this year at about 12:30 a.m. Escondido police officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of Escondido Boulevard and 9th Ave. When officers arrived, they found that 27-year-old Escondido resi­dent Fabian Arellano was the victim of a shooting. Arellano was transported to Palomar […]

Coaching great Embrey still resonates to this day

It isn’t often you have the chance to meet a legend. So it was with great interest, curiosity and anticipation that I looked forward to meet­ing with Escondido High coaching icon Robert, better known as “Chick,” Embrey. My sit down with the venerated football coach took place in a quiet and secluded section of a local restaurant. The inter­view had […]