Calif’s 2nd largest orthopedic unit maintains high customer satisfaction

Steve McCoy, an active 69-year old, for many years lived with the pain of a knee injury incurred while playing high school football in the 1960s. Until finally he couldn’t take it anymore. He made an appointment with one of the most highly regarded orthopedic surgeons in the state, Dr. Thomas Knutson. Four months after that surgery McCoy says, “My […]

NCTD holds multi-agency train crash drill Wednesday

Wednesday night North County Transit District (NCTD) and Pacific Sun Railroad conducted an emergency exercise at an agency rail yard in Escondido.  The exercise scenario simulated a freight rail incident along the Escondido rail corridor that includes an automobile collision and a simulated hazardous material leak. It also tested the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services online communications system, […]

Highway section dedicated to fallen hero

Local officials held a solemn ceremony Saturday dedicating the “CAL FIRE Firefighter Cory Iverson Memorial Highway” for the fallen hero from Escondido who died in the line of duty fighting the Thomas Fire in 2017 in Ventura County. An 8-year CAL FIRE veteran, Iverson had worked 7 years with the Harmony Grove Fire Department before joining Cal Fire in 2009. […]

Be part of the celebration

Three reasons why you will want to save the date, June 14th.  Be a part of the celebration The Escondido Chamber will honor individuals, businesses and organizations that have impacted our community over the past year. In fact, you can nominate an awardee now! The categories are Community Organization, Community Enhancement, Family Owned Business, and Entrepreneur of the Year. Nominations […]

Escondido student suing in college admissions scandal

A woman from Escondido now attending Stanford University is among several students who have filed a class action lawsuit over the college admissions scandal that erupted recently named some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Federal prosecutors have indicted several prominent parents in paying bribes to ensure that their children’s admission. More than 50 have been charged in […]

Low income Escondido family to get solar panels

Volunteers from Wells Fargo this week will work alongside professional GRID Alternatives San Diego staff to install a no-cost solar panel system on a family home of a low-income Escondido family. The benefitting family can expect to save more than $36,000 on electricity bills over the life of the system. In 2019, Wells Fargo is participating in more than a […]

Crisis team call volume increased by 60% since 2014

Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego (TIP) continues responding to a high demanding need in our community. Providing crisis intervention immediately after a tragedy in collaboration and working side by side with emergency response personnel; TIP volunteers add another dimension to the emergency response system: compassionate support. Sine 2014, the volume of the crisis team calls has increased by 60%. […]

Trout planting this week

A planning of 1,500 pound of Rainbow Trout were scheduled for Thursday, March 21 at Lake Wohlford. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 6:30 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday March 6. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday March 21. Water temperature: At surface 54.50 f., 9.56 […]

8th annual Adobe Home Tour will be in Pauma Valley

“From Mission to Modern,” an adobe home tour in Pauma Valley, will be held Sunday, March 24. Proceeds from the Adobe Home Tour benefit the Escondido History Center, St. Francis Episcopal Church and Pala Mission. The tour  is a project of the San Diego Adobe Heritage Association, whose mission is to inspire the appreciation and understanding of adobe heritage. The […]