2016-08-18 E-Edition

Pet of the Week

Christian, a 3-year-old male Eng­lish Spot rabbit, is looking for a lov­ing home. He is a handsome, active, outgoing boy. His confident attitude can be a little bossy at times, he knows what he likes and he wants things his way. (But he is so charm­ing that you won’t mind catering to him). He would be happiest in a roomy […]

Stone plans $26 million hotel next to brewery

Will attract national attention says mayor

Escondido is poised to get its first full- fledged hotel after decades without one. Stone Brewing and Untitled Hospital­ity Friday announced that the $26 mil­lion Stone Hotel would break ground across the street from the brewery with an opening date of early 2018. Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States, and San Diego-based hospitality collective, Un­titled […]


New taco shop on Washington Avenue Mariscos Germán, a popular food truck in San Diego County, has also opened a small restaurant in Escon­dido at 251 W Washington Ave. If you look on Yelp you’ll already see quite a few positive reviews for the new es­tablishment. Many of the comments mention the taco shop’s fish tacos. The editor of this […]

Construction to begin on Vista Verde Reservoir replacement project

Construction will soon begin on the city’s Vista Verde Reservoir replacement project. The Notice to Proceed was given on August 10, 2016 and construction is anticipated to be completed by August 10, 2018 (730 Cal­endar Days). The project will cost $9.4 million. This project is part of the City of Escon­dido’s Capital Improvements Program. Two new reservoirs will be constructed […]

Mingling at Cocina Del Charro

By KATHY MACKENZIE Dozens of members and guests attended the Escondido Chamber “Business after 5 Mixer” last Thurs­day at the Cocina Del Charro res­taurant. Many enjoyed the excellent Mexican food buffet as they got to know each other and learn about each other’s products and services. This event provides a relaxed and fun atmosphere to network. Make plans now to […]

Archaeological Center opens exhibit on San Diego’s Fort Guijarros

Recently the San Diego Archaeological Center in the San Pasqual Valley opened an exhibit on San Diego’s Fort Guijarros. The exhibit is entitled: Fort Guijarros: soldiers, Yankee whalers and fisherfolk. At the August 5 recep­tion Ad Munoz, curator for the exhibit, described how the Fort Guijarros exhibit was in the planning stages for over a year. The origi­nal concept included […]

She never missed a day of work

Tiffany Ortmeier, a resident of the Country Club Drive area of Escondido, brought to our attention Dorothy Glum, who worked at the 7-11 on Country Club Drive for 16 years without missing a day. According to Ortmeier “She has worked there for 16 years and makes every­one’s day better by being there. Our 7-11 is used by our community and […]

Candidates’ list almost firmed up for city

~ Still waiting on treasurer’s election

With the exception of the city trea­surer’s office, we now know who all of the candidates for city offices will be in November. Because incumbent City Treasurer Kenneth Hugins decided not to run for another term, the period to file for the City Treasurer was extended five days, to August 17, 5 p.m. In District 3, Incumbent Olga Diaz will […]

Bordman brings positive vibe to Escondido HS football

If you spend anytime around first- year Escondido High School head football coach Jud Bordman, it’s hard not to get a bit revved up, even when you don’t play for him. Damn, I almost asked him where I could grab a helmet and what time practice began? I jest, but only slightly. You see Bordman has a presence about him. […]