2016-09-01 E-Edition

ECCHO, NUWI nowhere near agreement on future of Country Club land

New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) the developer of the old Escondido Country Club property and the owners represented by Escondido Country Club Home Owners (ECCHO) seem to be far away from a meeting of the minds as to how large the development should be as well as whether residents should be assessed in order to pay for amenities. NUWI issued […]

It’s never a coincidence


When Matthew Thompson graduated from Concordia University Irvine he could have chosen many career paths. But before making his choice, he married his beloved girlfriend Rachel. He then decided to join the United States Army. Even though a college graduate, Matt chose to enter as an enlisted man with a desire to serve in the Green Berets. By all accounts […]

Nighttime Road Work – Sept 7 to 15

In order to minimize traffic delays and road closures during daytime hours, the City of Escondido has issued a variance to allow PAL Engineering to perform asphalt work from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from September 7, 2016 to September 15, 2016 on the following streets throughout Escondido: East Valley Parkway between Harding Street and North Midway Drive West El […]

EDCO won’t deliver on Labor Day

In observance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5, EDCO will not be performing residential curbside collection services and customer service offices and buyback centers will be closed. As a result, residential collection will be delayed all week following the holiday in Coronado, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Poway, Ramona, San […]

Pet of the Week

Name: CirocAge: 3 years oldGender: Neutered maleBreed:American Staffordshire Terrier mixID #: 156589Adoption Fee:Priceless (fee waived) Ciroc, a 3-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier, is looking for a loving new family. His previous owner had to make the difficult decision to give him up due to landlord restrictions, and was heartbroken to lose such a beloved companion. Ciroc is such a love bug […]

Postal workers to collect eyeglasses and hearing aids on Sept. 9

Do you have old eyeglasses or hearing aids that you could donate to someone who needs them? Hang the glasses or hearing aids in a sandwich bag near your mailbox and on Sept. 9 your letter carrier will collect them. The donated items will be sterilized and calibrated and distributed at clinics staffed by volunteer doctors. The annual Jeepers Creepers […]

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Taking a shower with Governor Brown

Showering with Governor Brown; now there’s an interesting idea. Of course I don’t mean that literally (unless it’s Mrs. Brown). What I am talking about is that the Governor, the State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Water Resources, and their helpers in the environmental community are developing Long-term Water Use Efficiency Standards for how much water should be used […]

Five Escondido teachers to be among those honored at Salute to Teachers Sept.10

Five Escondido teachers will be honored at the 26th annual Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers show, which will be live downtown at the Balboa Theatre at 8 p.m. on September 10. Now in it’s 26th year, the annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” program will recognize five teachers who teach and/or live in the Escondido area as nominees […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle Open This Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, September 10, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.  Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist […]