2016-08-18 E-Edition

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. […]

Temporary road closure may affect your drive

Due to the installation of new infra­structure and surface improvements, the City of Escondido advises motor­ists of the following road closure: • South bound N. Ash Street from Lehner Avenue to Vista Avenue and west bound Vista Avenue from Ash Street to Lehner Avenue will be closed from August 10 through August 22. Detour signs will be posted and all […]

Escondido college students recognized

The following Escondido stu­dents attending college and uni­versities all over the country were recognized recently. Nearly 250 University of Dallas students were named to the Honor Roll for earning a semester GPA of 3.0-3.49. Four of them were from Escondido: • Joseph Aglialoro• Alexander Porrello• Chanel Carter• Rachel Sutherlin The University of Dallas, locat­ed in a Texas metropolitan area of […]

Don’t try to board this train

North County Transit District cus­tomers may be surprised to see a short, two passenger — versus the typical five passenger — car set COASTER train pass through or stop at their station. This train, consisting of a NCTD lo­comotive and two empty passenger cars, is part of the Positive Train Con­trol safety system testing and is not a passenger-carrying train. […]

Survivors seek forever homes

Chaz, Prince, Mattie and Molly are very lucky to be alive. For being only nine weeks old, they’ve already beaten the odds. Several weeks ago, Suzanne and Jack Hawthorne, Valley Center resi­dents and owners of Tool Shed Equip­ment in Escondido, lent their boat to their friends. Unbeknownst to them, a feral cat had given birth to five kittens under the […]

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Olympics needs a permanent location

I was reading about the rioting in Milwaukee and realized I could barely differentiate from what is going on in Rio at the Olympic Games. With the exception of the occasional gold medal, it’s hard to tell the difference. Attacking people just because they are white. Check. Armed robbery. Check. Brazil is a Third World cesspool where the world’s top […]

Last catfish plant of the summer will be Aug. 19

The last catfish plant of the summer at Lake Wohlford will be 1,000 pounds on August 19. The most recent plant was 1,000 pounds on July 22. To protect Wohlford from invasive ex­otic Quagga mussels, there is still a ban on private watercraft and equipment that could have been exposed to mussels. Re­stricted equipment includes private boats, canoes, kayaks, float […]

Healthcare: Sacramento concerns; local impacts

As a member of the Assembly Com­mittee on Health, I understand that de­cisions made in that committee have a deep impact on the lives of the people I serve at home. The cost of care, health insurance issues, formularies, access to new treatments and astounding innova­tions and even cures are major debates in our committee each week. AB 59, a […]

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