City promotes: ‘Spend It! In Escondido’

The City of Escondido is urging local residents to spend their money in their hometown. It is promoting a buy local campaign during the holidays. In a recent release Mayor Sam Abed urged: “With the busiest shopping season of the year about to begin, this is a good time to remind residents about a community awareness campaign called Spend It! […]

– 30 – An Editor’s Notebook

ADDITIONAL JOB FOR THE CHIEF — Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter was named to the California 9-1-1 Advisory Board by Governor Jerry Brown on November 21. Carter has headed the Escondido Police Department for three years. The panel advises the Telecommunications Division of the Department of General Services on policies, practices and procedures for the California 911 Emergency Communications Office. […]

Landfill dead in Gregory Canyon

The saga of Gregory Canyon Landfill has ended. The dump is dead. The issue over whether there will or won’t be a dump at Gregory Canyon has loomed as an issue in North County for nearly three decades. In 1994 the voters of San Diego County approved of putting a dump at this site which is near the intersection of […]

Trout planting Dec. 10 at Lake Wohlford

The trout opener is three weeks away at Lake Wohlford. There are 6,000 lbs. of Nebraska Tail-Walkers scheduled for Saturday December 10, when the park will be opened all during the week again (currently it’s only open on weekends.) Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed weekdays open Weekends only) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant: small (undisclosed amount) […]

‘Carols by Candlelight’ will brighten lives of children in Rady’s Children’s Hospital

America’s Country & Pop singer BJ Thomas, to headline fundraiser

For 27 years, our community has come together for a spectacular Christmas Concert created in 1990 by Steve Vaus and Wayne Nelson, “Carols by Candlelight.” Name entertainers, local businesses and the San Diego community, join forces to make a difference in the lives of young children being cared for at Rady Children’s Hospital. Five time Grammy winner BJ Thomas will […]


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST — On November 6 at about 12:18 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Springtree Place regarding a man who punched his hand through a window and was bleeding profusely. Officers arrived and determined the man was intoxicated and uncooperative regarding the circumstances surrounding his injury. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers […]

The results are in

Thanks to my wonderful district, I am honored to have been re-elected to continue to serve as your voice in Sacramento. While the November 8th general election will be bringing a new direction and lots of new faces to Washington DC, to governors’ mansions and to legislatures across the nation, in many ways California is moving against the tide. Even […]

‘Setting the record straight’

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la la la la! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la!” Feeling jolly yet? I’m thinking that roughly half of the nation is going to have a hard time “getting their jolly on” this holiday season due to the aftermath of the […]

Firefighters knock down garage blaze in 20 minutes

Saturday November 19, at about 4:30 p.m., Escondido Fire Department units were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 529 El Rancho Lane in east Escondido. The first arriving engine reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage area. Escondido Firefighters were able to knock the fire down in about 20 minutes. There was some extension of the fire […]


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) is hosting a workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit. Small, medium, and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit program. The workshop will be held December 8, 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the City of Escondido, Council Chambers, […]