2017-02-09

Saber goalie Johansson sparkling in 3-2 shootout win



For seventy minutes-plus, San Diego Saber netminder Alexander Johansson was absolutely stellar as he held down the fort, gallantly keeping his team right in the thick of things. And from there, he handed the torch over to forwards Gregory Houle and Emanuel Guidon whose deft goals in a shootout provided the difference in a memorable 3-2 Sunday afternoon victory over […]

Where to get sand bags



The City of Escondido provides sand and empty bags for filling at the Escondido Sports Center in Kit Carson Park, located at 3333 Bear Valley Parkway. Sand bags and sand will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by checking in at the Sports Center Customer Counter. Escondido residents will need to bring identification, as well […]

CCHS girls are ready to prove themselves on the court



It’s all about enjoying the game for Calvin Christian’s Girls Basketball team. With a brand new team and limited previous experience, these girls have put in the hours and proven their dedication. While their league record remains a nail biter for fans, their overall win loss of 14-8 is something to celebrate. Team captain, Carley Hedges explains that there was […]

City council to hold workshop Feb. 15



Following each election, the Escondido City Council holds a workshop to develop its Action Plan for the next two years. The Action Plan represents the City Council’s collective vision for Escondido’s future and the strategies that will be used to achieve that vision. On February 15, the City Council will hold a public workshop at 12:30 p.m. in the Mitchell […]

MINDING your BUSINESS



The Escondido Downtown Business Association presents: “For the Love of Chocolate – Chocolate Festival” Saturday, February 11, 1– 5 p.m. downtown. Over 20 downtown businesses are participating. Here’s how it works – You purchase your “Passport Ticket.” With this passport, you walk to each business that’s participating and sample the chocolate themed items they’re serving paired with wine or beer. […]

2017 State of the City Address to be held Feb. 22 at CCAE



Escondido’s annual State of the City Address by Mayor Sam Abed will be held in the Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Wednesday, February 22 beginning with an optional breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by the program at 8 a.m. The event is organized by the City of Escondido in partnership with the Escondido Chamber […]

Financing now available for local solar program



If you ever wanted to install solar, but didn’t have the initial investment, financing is now available locally. Photovoltaic solar electric is now the fastest growing source of power in the world. According to the Department of Energy and Employment Report for 2016, solar employment is now the largest share of workers in the United States power generation. Over 2.2 […]

Chili’s helps Elks project



Elks Lodges working in conjunction with Chili’s Restaurants throughout California, recently held a fundraiser for the California-Hawaii Elks Major Project Inc. raising $5,415.00. Escondido did $1,857 in sales so $279 was raised for charity at the Escondido Chili’s restaurant. This Chili’s “give back” event was held on Tuesday, January 17. With each event day flyer presented at the time of […]

Words of Faith: How to be sure your prayers are answered



Are you ever frustrated with your prayer life? Do you ever feel like your prayers just go unanswered? Many people do. Here are a few important steps to effective prayer, beginning with pointing out that the reason prayer isn’t very effective is because we aren’t always sure God is willing to answer us. God wants us to know Him. We […]

Son accused of murdering his mother pleads not guilty



David McGee, 25, a man who is accused of killing his mother, Rebecca Apodaca, earlier this week pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder. His bail has been set at $2 million. He will appear again in court on February 28. * On February 1, at about 6:40 p.m. Escondido Police and Fire responded to the 400 block of N. […]