2017-02-02 E-Edition

Interfaith given $3.2 million from couple’s estate

Interfaith Community Services is the beneficiary of a donation from the late Joan and W. Lee James Jr., whose estate donated $3.2 million that will be used to initiate Interfaith’s newest project, a Recovery and Wellness Center for people who are struggling with unemployment, homelessness and addiction, to help them become whole again. Interfaith’s Executive Director Greg Anglea told The […]

Pet of the Week

Name: PistonAge: 3 years oldGender: Neutered maleBreed: Shar Pei/Labrador mixID #: 233538Adoption Fee: $95 Piston, a 3-year-old Shar Pei/Labrador mix, is looking for a new best friend. This friendly, good-natured boy came to us when his parents got divorced and now is ready for new love! He may be little shy at first, but after a treat or two he […]

Picks and Predictions for the 89th Academy Awards

The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this past Tuesday. I was reasonably happy with them, though I wish the Academy would have shown some love to Martin Scorsese’s underappreciated “Silence.” Here are my thoughts on ten major categories, who I want to win, who I think will win, and in some cases who’s so sure to win […]

County Water Authority declares end of drought; but will state go along?

In the midst of what may be the wettest year on record in California, the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) last week January 26 declared an end to drought conditions in the region. Question is, will the State of California go along? Or does the State prefer to maintain a permanent “state of emergency”? Record-setting winter precipitation in the […]

Escondido College News

News of Escondido residents attending college here and around the country. Local student named to USF Dean’s List The University of Sioux Falls has released its Dean’s List for fall semester 2016. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale. Brent Bern Griffing-Jarvis, Escondido, made […]

After 30 years city will finally get a new hotel

It’s been a long dry spell for the city of Escondido in its quest to get a new hotel—more than 30 years. But that is about to end. In as little as two months a Marriott Hotel could break ground and begin to rise on land adjacent to the AAA building and across the freeway from the Vintana/Infiniti building— and […]

Escondido Charitable Foundation announces 2017 grants available

Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, this week announced its annual call for grant applications. In its 10th grant cycle, ECF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals that support programs investing in our youth. ECF believes Escondido’s young people are among the city’s strongest assets and can help fulfill the vision of a […]

Dramatic rise in code enforcement in 2016

Code enforcement is a busy part of any city’s business. Take Escondido. In January, there were a total number of 629 open code enforcement cases, with nearly 100 cases having been opened the previous week and 72 cases closed, with 25 cases opened but not yet assigned. Over a recent weekend 122 illegal signs were confiscated. Over a recent week […]

Left Coast Engineering takes in the 50th annual Consumer Electronics Show

Two staffers from Escondido based Left Coast Engineering attended the massive 50th annual Consumer Electronics Show this month in Las Vegas. Amy Archipov and Anita Baranowski attended the show, along with the more than 180,000 people who converged on Las Vegas for this 4-day event. Typically, this is a weekday convention but this year the CES Show was hosted from […]