2016-12-29 E-Edition

Pet of the Week

Name: SnowballAge: 5 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic Longhair mixID #: 229935Adoption Fee: $25 Snowball, a 5-year-old Domestic Longhair, is looking for a calm, quiet home to share her love. She was brought to our shelter when her previous family had a new baby and all the changes were much too scary for poor Snowball. She’s very shy at first, […]

Escondido Chick-fil-A to host fundraiser for local family devastated by fire

​Thursday, January 5 from 5:00pm to 8pm.                                    The Chick-fil-A Escondido Restaurant will host a fundraiser for the Flores family on Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the family, who recently lost two children […]

City processes most building permits since 2000

The City of Escondido has this year become the city of industry when it comes to new construction. As 2016 draws to a close, last week the Building Division issued 54 permits with a total valuation of $616,865. So far this year the Building Division has processed 3,818 permits, compared to 3,618 permits last year to date. The 3,818 permits […]

Escondido Rotary to honor Rincon’s Delisle and Lois Calac as Rotarians of the Year

Rincon tribal members Delisle and Lois Calac will be honored as Rotarians of the Year at the 14th annual Escondido Rotary Club’s Coeur De Cuisine 2017 March 5, 5-8 p.m. at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, Conference Center. The 14th Annual Coeur de Cuisine will be an evening “Gourmet Gala’” featuring cuisine and wine, beer, and spirit pairings from […]

Permitting continues for East Valley Pkwy/Valley Center road widening project

Several months ago the City of Escondido received approval from the City Council on the requested Authorization to Construct for the $9.7 million East Valley Pkwy/Valley Center Road Widening Project. City staff are submitting signed agreements to CalTrans for the Authorization to Construct this week. The last environmental permit has been acquired. Staff continues working with Utilities to finalize their […]

Her first century

Raymond (Raye) Desplancke of Escondido turned 100 on December 26 and celebrated with close friends and family. “The girls at Pacifica Assisted Living, where Raye resides, were such a big help in making this day a great memory. Raye was so amazed at how many people showed up to share her big day,” said her friend Candy Cleveland, who put […]

Want to donate to a non-profit? Here is your Escondido list

Part II of two parts.

One-fifth of all charitable donations are made in the final 48 hours of the year. So this list of charities that are based in Escondido will be doubly timely for our readers, many of who may make decisions about tax-related donations at the last minute. We presented some of the most prominent non-profits in Part I. Part II is a […]

A few thoughts before the ball drops on 2016

As the days wind down and 2016 is about to exit stage left, here are some final thoughts to take you into the New Year. When it came to professional sports, San Diego had an armpit of a year. The Padres struggled for a sixth consecutive year, winning a paltry 68 games. Those running the show down at Petco are […]

The biggest stories of 2016

This is our annual “year in review,” when we pick the ten biggest stories of the year. Next week, we will announce the first annual Newsmaker of the Year Award. Everybody loves a “top ten” list as David Letterman demonstrated year after year. We make no effort to intermarry our “top ten” with top stories of the day nationally or […]