2016-08-25 E-Edition

Nerd Con is bigger and better than ever at the Center this weekend

Featuring special guests all three days, Nerd Con is planning its biggest and best convention yet, starting this weekend at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Escondido’s main venue for the arts is once again being transformed into a retreat for all things nerdy. Friday night is all about the preview party: pickup badges and enjoy the live entertainment. […]

Patriots taking the Coastal route

A new era is dawning at Orange Glen. The times they are a changin’! An important and seemingly far-reaching move has been made. Not only does this involve the OG football program but it will reverberate throughout the entire athletic program as well. In a nutshell, the Patriots have left the North County Conference and the Valley League in exchange […]

Former mayor Doug Best dies

September 24, 1925 – August 17, 2016 Services will be held Saturday for, former Escondido mayor and council­member Doug Best, who died Thurs­day, August 18 in Escondido. He was 90. In his later years Best was known locally for his life in radio, where he was the host of the popular “Doug Best Swings,” which played music from the 1930s […]

White Tigers looking to prowl

Though it must be considered to be on the young side, the Escondido Charter football team just might accomplish some rather grownup goals in 2016. “If we play up to our capabilities, we should be right there for a Pacific League title,” first-year head coach Chris Bonta says with conviction. “ And be­cause we have the athletes to be successful, […]

Escondido man makes 40th gallon blood donation at San Diego Blood Bank

Escondido resident Patrick Burke do­nated his 50th gallon of blood last week at the San Diego Blood Bank’s North County Donor Center, located at 358 West El Norte Parkway, Escondido. Burke (pictured right) has been donat­ing for more than 20 years and donates plasma, which is the liquid portion of the blood that carries clotting factors and proteins. Plasma is […]


The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website.

STABBING AND ARREST August 8, 11:45 p.m., officers responded to 752 E. Mission Ave. to investigate reports of a fight. The initial investigation revealed a 17-year old male vic­tim was stabbed once in the lower back. Two men matching the description of the suspects were detained in the area, but could not be positively identified as the suspects. However, one […]

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Non-partisan offices should be just that: non-partisan

Recently I heard a story about how someone from out of town who was having a conversation with someone from around here predicted that a particular person would be elected to office, unseating an incumbent on one of our local boards. Yes, I’m being somewhat vague here. Please bear with me because I do have a point to make. “But […]

‘Setting the record straight’

I love weddings! As a Christian minister, I love to conduct them. As a husband and father, I love to attend them. To be immersed in so much love at a time and place appointed by God is enrapturing, for marriage was not only instituted by God, but is also a picture of the mystical union between Christ and the […]

Helping our seniors

According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one in five Americans is pro­jected to be 65 and over. Since seniors make up such a large segment of Dis­trict 75, my office is continuously in­volved in reaching out to the senior community to provide valuable infor­mation and hands-on assistance. We share valuable resources on Se­nior Safety tips and how to […]

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