2016-12-15 E-Edition

Winners announced for Jaycees Christmas Parade

Winners announced at last weekend’s Jaycees Christmas Parade are as follows: Band – Club 1st Los Montaño Band – High School 1st Valley Center High School2nd San Pasqual High School GoldenEagle Marching Band3rd Escondido High School Band Auxiliary – Junior High 1st `T.C.A. – Vista Junior High“Spirit” Flag Team Auxiliary – High School 1st San Pasqual High School2nd Escondido High […]

DUI Checkpoint / Holiday DUI Details Planned

This Holiday Season, The Escondido Police Department Is Looking For Drunk Drivers Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This holiday season, Escondido police will be out looking for drunk & drugged drivers as part of a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization. “Beginning December 16 and continuing into the New Year, you will see stepped up enforcement watching closely for anyone who is driving impaired,” said Lt. Mike Kearney. “We want to keep our roads […]

City manager’s departure delayed until Feb. 28

The departure of Escondido City Manager Graham Mitchell, originally announced for the end of December, has been extended for two months, the city announced this week. According to the city’s spokesman, Joyce Masterson, who is herself retiring this week (see story this page), the delay allows the city to conduct a search for Mitchell’s replacement, using the same headhunting firm, […]

Pet of the Week

Name: SassiAge: 11 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic LonghairmixID #: 229967Adoption Fee: $25 Sassi, an 11-year-old Domestic Longhair mix, is looking for a loving new family to call her own. She was brought into our care by her previous owners through no fault of her own, and really misses having a cozy, calm home. Her caregivers were immediately impressed by […]

DUI Checkpoint/Sobriety Enforcement Results

On December 17, 2016 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Valley Parkway and Juniper Street. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints have been shown to lower […]

Charity effort collects 186 pairs of pajamas

The Community in Unity Pajama Drive came in at 186 pairs donated. Many of these were collected the night of the event. However, from The Escondido Sunrise Rotary alone, 41 pair of PJs were donated. Also, the event’s long time Santa, Dave Quinn, holds a pajama drive in his community, which collected two dozen pairs. All of the PJ’s will […]

Innovation awards reward creative teachers

The Escondido Education Foundation Tuesday hosted the annual Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Library. It awarded a total of $60,000 to teachers given grants to do innovative classroom projects. This year the Foundation made the following grants: $27,500 to the EUSD iRead program.$3,101.05 in individual grants.$19,372.95 in team grants.$12,328 in school-wide grants.$5,000 to […]

City seeks nominations for Council Awards

Each year at the State of the City meeting, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations now are being solicited for these awards. The general public is urged to submit nominations of qualified members of the community for consideration. Award nomination forms can be […]

The Patriots hope to lead the league and reclaim CIF

Orange Glen High School plans to dominate yet another season of girls soccer this year. With an assembled group of talented athletes and a dedicated coach, this season promises to be one of consistent victories. Despite losing many of last year’s seniors, the Patriots remain hopeful that they will play stronger than ever this year. Bringing their wide array of […]