2016-12-22

2016-12-22 E-Edition

Our Christmas wish for the Escondido Country Club

~ Guest Opinion

It’s Christmastime again here around the Escondido Country Club. Many of us will have friends and family over to celebrate the holidays, sip on some egg nog and perhaps indulge in some pumpkin pecan pie. And like a lump of coal being stuffed in our stocking – we’ll be asked once again, “Is anything happening? Is this place ever going […]

Let’s learn from the many stories Escondido has to tell



Some years ago, I read a book called The Girl with the White Flag by Tomiko Higa. It is the autobiography of a five-year-old Okinawan girl who, in April of 1945, becomes separated from her family during the Battle for Okinawa. After reading this book, it occurred to me that I had never asked my Okinawan mother-in-law about her own […]

Reaching out to the homeless

~ Guest Opinion

As you know, Escondido has a large homeless population and Grape Day Park is a favorite amongst their community. Here at the EHC, we notice a number of kindhearted citizens visit the park with bags of clothes, blankets, food, and more, especially during the holiday season. Last year we even noticed a trend that included wrapping jackets around lampposts in […]

EPD processes 1,347 cars through DUI checkpoint Saturday



On Saturday, December 17, the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Valley Parkway and Juniper Street. According to Lt. Mike Kearney of the EPD, 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. […]

The legislative process

~ Guest Opinion


The California Legislature will begin its work for the new session in January, and since over 2,000 bills are likely to be introduced in the next few weeks, it is helpful to describe how the legislative process works. Based on the committee system, newly introduced bills first go before the Rules Committee, which assigns bills to policy committees based on […]

POLICE BLOTTER



ATTEMPTED ROBBERY — On December 4 at about 8:35 p.m. an unknown suspect entered the Chevron gas station at 215 E. Via Rancho Pkwy. The suspect was described as a white male, about 20-30 years old, 5’6” tall, black hair, wearing a camouflage jacket, black pants, and a blue bandana over the lower half of his face. The suspect approached the […]

~ ESCONDIDO REFLECTIONS

My experience as a juror

Jury duty, while sometimes an inconvenience, is a civic responsibility that should be experienced by every U.S. citizen at least once. Over the years, I have received five jury summons, of which I was excused from one because of a medical problem. Of the other four, I was selected for the jury three times, which came as a huge surprise, […]

Former meat market



The former Talone’s Meat Market was demolished recently. The market burned down in July, in one of the most visible commercial fires in city history.

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses Feed by M. T. Anderson



Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13- 18, meets on Saturday, January 21, 2017, in the Turrentine Room from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Feed, by M. T. Anderson, is the selected title and copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library. escondido.org. […]


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