2016-12-29 E-Edition

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 […]

High school hoop rundown

Calvin Christian (2-5) – The Crusaders snapped a three-game losing streak with an emphatic 78-32 victory over Calvary Christian Academy that featured a host of contributors. Center Josh Bakker had a huge game, scorching the nets for 29 points while blocking four shots and gathering in nine rebounds. Johnny Steenstra continued his standout play of late with a notable performance […]

City to renovate Jim Stone Pool

The City Council at its January 11 meeting will be asked to authorize the renovation of the James A. Stone municipal pool, aka Jim Stone Pool, which is located at 131 West Woodward Ave. The city opened bids on the project December 22, but the name of the qualifying contractor hasn’t been made public yet. This project will renovate both […]


The Police Blotter is taken from the incidents posted on the Escondido Police Department’s website. We add our own headlines and subheads. CHANGING LICENSE PLATES — On December 12 at about 9:47 a.m. officers responded to La Honda Drive & Dublin Place on a report of people changing the license plates on a vehicle and exchanging packages. Officers arrived to find […]

Two ways to recycle your Christmas tree

If a fresh, green Christmas tree is part of your holiday tradition, the City of Escondido provides two free, convenient ways to recycle. After removing its decorations, cut the tree into 4-foot lengths and place it in your green-waste recycling cart one day after your regular collection day. (Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Sundays, […]

Words of Faith: Holidays Signal a New Beginning for All

Have you ever wondered why two major holidays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, are only one week apart? I think most historians and Bible scholars would agree Jesus was not born in December, let alone the 25th. Think for a moment; one major holiday, for which much preparation is required, comes and goes only to be followed one week […]

Dave Roberts participates in final Board of Supervisors meeting

~ Guest Opinion

During the past four years, it has been a great privilege to serve as your Third District Supervisor. Every Friday, I have enjoyed sharing all aspects of the job in this electronic scroll. Today’s blast is Issue No. 204. Another vast record of my time at the county is my Flickr site, which is home to more than 2,500 photographs. […]

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, 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. Students at […]

Library awarded literacy grant

The Escondido Public Library recently was awarded $46,080 this fiscal year by the California State Library to continue to provide adult literacy services to Escondido’s community. According to a spokesman for the city, “This award reflects an increase in funding which can be attributed to the Library’s exceptional maintenance of effort and success in adding new learners, and volunteer tutors […]

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