2016-09-29 E-Edition

New look Sabers poised for big turnaround

Escondido-based team plays home games at the Iceoplex

For the San Diego Sabers hockey club, last year was like a trying time in the wilderness. Many factors conspired against them to make their journey an arduous and difficult one; the necessity of a coaching change, injuries to two of their top players, a suspect defense that allowed too much rubber to be directed at the goalies and the […]

Police arrest Uber, Lyft driver on suspicion of kidnapping forcible assault

Police have arrested a 37-year-old man, Jeremy George Vague and charged him with suspicion of kidnapping with intent to commit robbery or rape, forcible sexual penetration and assault with intent to commit a felony. He was arraigned at the Vista Court House this past Wednesday (September 21) following his arrest two weekends back. He is being held at the Vista […]

Pats stay close but lose late to tough El Cajon Valley 44-28

The tension was thick surrounding the Friday night matchup between El Cajon Valley and the host team, the Orange Glen Patriots. The Braves were looking to extend their undefeated win streak to five, while the Patriots were hoping to get back on track after a loss to their cross-town rival San Pasqual the previous week. With a stalemate taking place […]

Mayor Sam Abed connects with residents at 12th town hall forum

About 50 people, including key city administrators, attended Sam Abed’s 12th Town Hall meeting Wednesday evening at City Hall in the council chambers. The mayor answered questions about improvements to city streets, protecting the city’s trees from ravishment by city employees, climate change, and the siting of a controversial desalination plant. These meetings provide a way for the mayor and […]

Friday/Saturday High School Scoreboard

Calvin Christian 51 – Borrego Springs 6 – The Crusaders continue to roll as they run their record to a perfect 4-0. A huge 44-point first half showcases CC’s dominance. The offense features a myriad of key contributors including quarterback Matt Lafler, who tosses a pair of TD passes and runs for another. Daniel Esguerra paces the ground game with […]

Treasurer candidate Fawcett emphasizes openness and transparency

Robroy Fawcett is one of five candidates for the office of Escondido treasurer. His motto is “Elect Robroy ‘open’ Fawcett and the information will pour out of City Hall!” With a slogan like that, it’s obvious that transparency is one of Fawcett’s ideals. Fawcett grew up in Highland, California, an orange growing community like Escondido once was. He graduated from […]

‘Setting the record straight’

I’m typing this week’s issue on Monday September 26, the big day of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump. Since this is among the most highly anticipated debates in American history, I thought it worthy of comment. “The spectacle of it alone is alluring: one of the world’s most famous women onstage for 90 commercial-free […]

City council candidate Joe Garcia wants to “bring the community together”

Jose “Joe” Garcia is running for city council in District 3, where the incumbent in Olga Diaz. A minister for 28 years, Garcia sees his mission in Escondido being to bring the disparate interests in the community together in unity. A native of Southern California, Joe Garcia was born in Santa Ana, but because of a tragic accident that disabled […]

Abelardo J. Barroso was longtime resident of Escondido

Abelardo J. Barroso5/10/1976 – 9/17/2016 Mr. Barroso was born in Mexico and was a resident of Escondido. Mr. Abelardo is survived by his loving family: Wife-Gisela Barroso, and daughters, Karen Barroso and Monika Barroso. Mr. Abelardo was a foreman at O.J. Insulation Co. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family. Services were held on September 23, at […]