2017-01-05 E-Edition

Several developments on tap in 2017

The Escondido planning department is currently processing several developments that could come to fruition in this New Year. Repurposing old police H.Q. Escondido Gateway (Developer: Greg Waite, Integral Communities). This project is a mixed-use development involving 126 residential units within three, 4-5 story buildings with indoor and outdoor recreational areas and an opportunity for a small (1,000 sq. ft.) commercial/ […]

January 11 City Council Meeting Moved

JANUARY 11 CITY COUNCIL MEETING MOVED TO CALIFORNIA CENTER FOR THE ARTS The regularly scheduled Escondido City Council meeting will take place today, January 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in a new location: Conference Center at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido located at 340 North Escondido Boulevard, in Salon #1. The City Council Chambers at Escondido City Hall […]

First babies of New Year born at Medical Center

On January 1, 2017 Palomar Health welcomed a boy and a girl as the first babies of 2017 at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. Gustavo Vargas Sanchez Jr. was born at 3:02 a.m. at the new Birth Center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido to Lilly Sanchez and Gustavo Vargas of Carlsbad. Little Gustavo weighed in at […]

If Chargers leave, it may feel like Armageddon but it isn’t

Yes, if the Chargers dump on the city of San Diego and its fans and burn the bridge to a 56-year relationship it will certainly be painful. It will more than sting, it will cut like a knife. And admittedly, the void created by their absence will be next to impossible to fill. Sad to say but if the Bolts […]

Stone Brewing is Escondido’s ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ for 2016

The Escondido Times-Advocate has named Stone Brewing to be the 2016 “Newsmaker of the Year,” in recognition of Stone’s decision to build a world-class brewery hotel at the current site of its brewery and restaurant. The Stone Hotel will be the first “destination” hotel to be built in the city in decades. This is the first year that the Times- […]

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 […]

New laws go into effect

Judges and the police tell us that ignorance of the law is no excuse, so once you have read this article you won’t be able to claim that you didn’t know the new California laws that you are now obligated to obey. You have been warned. Many new laws went into effect in the Golden State as soon as the […]

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 […]

8 victims, one fatality in mobile home fire

Eight people were caught in a mobile home fire early Thursday morning in Escondido. One of them, a 5-year-old girl, Elizette Orozco, was later found dead in the structure. On Thursday, December 29, at 12:36 a.m., the Escondido Fire and Police departments responded to a reported residential structure fire with reports of victims trapped inside at the Green Crest Mobile […]