2017-01-05 E-Edition

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 […]

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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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Accretive sues signers of No on Measure B ballot arguments

The Accretive Group, through Paul Schumann of Fallbrook, has targeted the five area residents who signed the ballot arguments against November’s Measure B. Schumann has sued the five, including former Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, former Valley Center Unified School District Supt. Lou Obermeyer, of Escondido; Victor Reed, a former Escondido fire captain; Jeanne Brown and Martha Cox. They are named “in […]

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 […]


Accretive seeks to impoverish its political opponents

The term “sore loser” doesn’t even begin to cover the Accretive Group, which has just funded a lawsuit to punish the five people who signed the “no” argument that appeared on the November ballot next to Measure B, which would have authorized the Lilac Hills Ranch project. Let’s add some additional adjectives, such as “bully,” “mean” and “coward” to the […]


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 […]

Daley Ranch and Lake Wohlford offer hikes in January

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that […]