Escondido

Proposed equestrian park plan trots towards council

Proposed equestrian park plan trots towards council

ESCONDIDO — After months of community resistance against the city’s plan for a facility site and advocacy for an equestrian park, the draft master plan for the proposed El Caballo Park is trotting towards City Council for official authorization.

Kirk Effinger: Because I said so

“Because I said so.” I think it’s safe to say nearly everyone has heard, and possibly used, this common parental pronouncement when asked to explain an action or request.

Officer named in Escondido shooting event

ESCONDIDO — Holding the driver hostage, a San Diego resident led police on a multi-city car chase early in the morning of Jan. 26. The pursuit ended in Escondido when the kidnapper was fatally shot by a San Diego Police officer.

Forensic Health Services remains open, for now

Forensic Health Services remains open, for now

ESCONDIDO— On the brink of closure last December, Palomar Health’s Forensic Health Services has been saved by private donations.

Escondido charter schools shut down over shooting threat

ESCONDIDO — An online message threatening a shooting at Escondido Charter High School prompted all four American Heritage Charter Schools to shut down today, Jan. 17.

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

ESCONDIDO — Despite debate over how the charter would be written and what would be included, the City Council directed staff to place a revised city charter proposal on the upcoming November ballot.

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

Escondido Council approves charter for ballot

ESCONDIDO — Despite debate over how the charter would be written and what would be included, the City Council directed staff to place a revised city charter proposal on the upcoming November ballot.

Lawsuit filed against Escondido, police officers in wrongful shooting claim

Lawsuit filed against Escondido, police officers in wrongful shooting claim

ESCONDIDO — The family of Pedro Campos, who was fatally shot by two Escondido Police officers last year, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the two police officers.

Kirk Effinger: Escondido charter coming back to life?

Certain people in Escondido who have an almost pathological hatred of Mayor Sam Abed and those members of the city council who make up the majority on it — Ed Gallo, John Masson, and Mike Morasco — are sounding the alarm over what they perceive to be nascent attempts to resurrect a charter effort once […]

Escondido faces a balancing act over infrastructure, developments

ESCONDIDO — As one developer looks to build upwards of 100 new houses in Escondido, City Council is faced with balancing a neighborhood’s need for infrastructure improvements with desired development.