Today’s rains will be especially helpful this summer, says local water GM

The nearly torrential rains that have graced North County will be very helpful this summer, says Rincon Del Diablo General Manager Greg Thomas. Rincon serves a portion of Escondido with its boundaries. “The rains of February and the heavy deluge last week have been extremely beneficial to the state’s water situation, reducing drought across the entire state, and stockpiling 120% […]

Patio Playhouse to present classic “Our Town” beginning in March

Patio Playhouse Community Theatre in Escondido will present Thornton Wilder’s classic play, “Our Town.”  Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, “Our Town” follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.”  Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and […]

Rainbow trout planting this week

A Rainbow Trout plant of 1,500 pounds happened this week at Lake Wohlford  Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (open seven days a week.) Dock closes: 5 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday February 13. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Tuesday February 19. Water temperature: At surface 51.98 f., 9.46 D.O. @ 10’ 52.52 […]

Gerald “Jerry” Wachter, 91

Gerald “Jerry” Wachter formerly of Escondido and Matteson, Illinois, died on February 15, 2019 at age 91 in Tampa, Florida surrounded by his loving family.   Mr. Wachter was born July 18, 1927 to Lewis & Naomi Wachter and grew up in Quincy, Illinois. He proudly served in the Navy in World War II.  In 1952 he married Lucile Evelyn […]

Deer Springs fire engine rolls over during downpour

An engine of the Deer Springs Fire Protection District ran off Old Highway 395 early on February 14, down a 30 foot embankment. Three firefighters were sent to a local hospital for treatment and later release.  On February 14, 2019, at about 6:15 a.m. a Type I fire engine from the Deer Springs Fire Protection District was responding to a […]