2017-01-05 E-Edition

Talk back to PUC about SDG&E’s plan to charge customers for wildfire losses

Escondido will host public hearings next week on SDG&E plan to charge customers for wildfire losses. State utility regulators will hold public hearings in San Diego County to collect testimony about a plan by San Diego Gas & Electric Co. to bill customers hundreds of millions of dollars in costs related to deadly wildfires nearly a decade ago. Two hearings […]

City Council to hear appeal of water processing plant decision

The Escondido City Council January 11 will hear an appeal of the December 13 decision by the Planning Commission to approve of a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to the city’s Utilities Department for a Micro-Filtration Reverse Osmosis on the southeastern corner of Washington Avenue and Ash Street. The proposed project involves a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the development of […]

Skate park rally to be held Jan. 14 at Washington Park

The City of Escondido’s Community Services Department is hosting a community Skate Park Rally at Washington Park on Saturday, January 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The purpose of the event is to generate interest in and gather community input on a proposed skate plaza in the Park. In addition to providing skate ramps for local skaters, at 11 […]

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Serving the 75th Assembly District

Assisting district residents with problems trying to navigate California’s massive bureaucracy is one of my primary responsibilities as your representative in Sacramento. Here’s a review of some of the ways my office has assisted residents over the past year. While my Capitol Office deals largely with legislation and policy issues, my District Office (DO) assists constituents at the local level. […]

Issa introduces bill to undo last minute presidential regulations

This week local Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) re-introduced the Midnight Rules Relief Act (H.R. 21), legislation that will allow Congress to overturn, with a single vote, executive branch regulations finalized in the last 60 legislative days of an outgoing Presidential administration. The bill specifically amends the Congressional Review Act (the CRA) to allow Congress to reclaim the ability to effectively […]

Names of Escondido victims of Christmas Eve car accidents released

The Medical Examiner has released the names of two Escondido residents who were killed on Christmas Eve in a car accident that occurred at 11:27 a.m. The names of the decedents are Rosario Garcia Ibarra, 38, and Christine Loraine Wagner, 47. Ibarra was the driver of a 2003 Nissan Xterra traveling southbound on Great Southern Overland Stage Route (S2) in […]


Name – Orozco, Ramiro Jr08/11/1989 – 12/21/2016Resident of EscondidoPrivate Service Name – Rosario G. Ibarra05/07/1978 – 12/24/2016Residence: Escondido, CAPrivate ServiceCaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com John J. Kapusnik05/28/1925 – 12/27/2016Residence: Escondido, CAServed in the U.S. CoastGuardCaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com Name – Parsell, Roy A10/01/1926 – 12/27/2016Served in the Navy (veteran)Res. Escondido, CA Name – Milija V. Conger01/01/1925 – 12/25/2016Resident – Escondido, CAServices pending Name – Rosalind J. Frederick4/22/1926 […]

Words of Faith: What does 2017 have in store for us?

Well, it’s a wrap for 2016. I’ve heard some say, “Good riddance!” Maybe you’re one of those. If last year seemed to greet you with more challenges than you thought was your fair share, I have good news for you. The year 2017 is here and we as Christians have something to say about how it will be. I propose […]

Dorothy Berkey, 96, was Escondido resident

Dorothy Evelyn Berkey of Escondido died December 29, 2016. She was 96.  Dorothy Evelyn Berkey was born November 26, 1920 in Iowa. She was the daughter of William & Evelyn Weldon and eldest of 13 kids. Mrs. Berkey was the mother of 7 children, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and aunt. Her pasttimes were gardening, playing cards and shopping. Mrs. Berkey […]