2016-09-15 E-Edition

VFW post hosts Veteran & Farmer Resources Workshop

~ Veterans Corner

August 24, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513 of Escondido hosted a Veteran & Farmer Resources Workshop put on by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), at the post’s location, 230 E. Park Avenue. Victor Hernandez, the NRCS’s outreach coordinator for California, conducted the workshop. Invitees and participants included […]

Annual walk will take pulse of local merchants

The 3rd annual Escondido Business Walk will be held September 22, 8 a.m.–noon, with volunteers from City Hall, including possibly the mayor and a council member or two, and the Chamber of Commerce, including CEO Rorie Johnston. The annual event, which seeks to check the pulse of the merchants in town, is a joint project of the city and the […]

Police officers donate money to vandalized school garden

On the morning of September 11 staff at Conway Elementary School called Escondido Police to report that an unknown suspect(s) had vandalized a small garden on the school property. An Escondido Police Officer responded to the reported vandalism. School staff told the officer that the garden is tended to by the school children. The officer saw that someone had smashed […]

9-11 firefighters honored in ‘Grand’ style

The Escondido Firefighters’ Association and Escondido Police Officers Association Friday night sponsored the 16th Annual Fire Truck/Public Safety Night and September 11th Tribute at Cruisin’ Grand. One of the most popular vehicles at the event was the 1902 American Fire Engine Company horse-drawn steam fire engine of the California State Firefighters’ Association. Another favorite was the Hubert Family Hose Wagon. […]

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I Love A Clean San Diego organizes another county wide cleanup

Several locations in Escondido will get the spic n’ span treatment this weekend as part of a countywide effort. I Love a Clean San Diego. (ILACSD) is hosting its 32nd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on September 17 from 9 a.m. – noon. Over 110 sites have been designated throughout San Diego to help beautify and eliminate litter and carbon footprints […]

Treasurer candidate Shultz calls for conservative, transparent policies

Douglas Shultz is one of five candidates for the office of city treasurer. This is the first time in about 30 years that the office has been contested since longtime Treasurer Ken Hugins is stepping down. Of the five candidates, Hugins is endorsing Douglas Shultz to succeed him. Douglas Shultz describes himself as a fiscal conservative for transparent government. He […]

Concert series to open with Sue Palmer and Motel Swing Orchestra Oct. 9

The Hidden Valley Community Concert Association, celebrating its 71st year in Escondido will kick off its new season with Sue Palmer And Her Motel Swing Orchestra on October 9, 2 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Sue Palmer and her group will be playing swing, blues, soul, jump, oldies, jazz , standards and more. Palmer, a pianist […]

1st annual Herencia Mexicana Festival celebrated

USA Multicultural sponsored the first annual Herencia Mexicana Festival on Saturday at Grape Day Park. Herencia is Spanish for “heritage” and the day long event featured food, mariachis, folk dance groups and more. Several hundred people attended. See more photos page 5.

Golden Eagles’ potential belies mixed start

After three games of the 2016 football season, the San Pasqual Golden Eagles have gone through a gamut of experiences. They’ve won in impressive fashion (24-14 over Vista), lost in a somewhat surprising outcome (35- 14 to Ramona) and then had to endure the frustration of frittering a game way in their opener versus Granite Hills (14-12). The latter contest […]