Escondido

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.

Escondido settles campaign mailers lawsuit

ESCONDIDO — Finding that city officials may have violated state law, Escondido settled a lawsuit over campaign mailers the city created and distributed in Nov. 2012.

Interfaith CEO retires, merge with CRC suspended

Interfaith CEO retires, merge with CRC suspended

REGION — Richard Batt retired from his position as the CEO of Interfaith Community Services less than two weeks after the North County nonprofit suspended its merger with the Community Resource Center.

Escondido settles campaign mailers lawsuit

ESCONDIDO — Finding that city officials may have violated state law, Escondido settled a lawsuit over campaign mailers the city created and distributed in Nov. 2012.

USPS, Staples team up for pilot program

USPS, Staples team up for pilot program

REGION — Since November, the USPS (United States Postal Service) and Staples have been studying a pilot program in North County.

Kirk Effinger: With friends like these…

I think it’s fairly safe to say that if a proposal to install a recreation facility in a public park, encouraging healthy youth activity a community would normally support it. Normally.

Escondido OKs its new voting districts

Escondido OKs its new voting districts

ESCONDIDO — Complying with a lawsuit settlement, City Council approved the proposed city boundaries for four voting districts used to elect councilmembers.

Kirk Effinger: Drawing lines in the political sand

I’ve received some criticism for a column I recently wrote about the creation of council districts currently unfolding in Escondido.

Kirk Effinger: The politics of change

What is it about change that so threatens people? The almost knee-jerk response that certain groups have whenever a new development proposal is made in their community?