Amended policy allows more to rent Elfin Forest Interpretative Center

Amended policy allows more to rent Elfin Forest Interpretative Center

ESCONDIDO — Expect more brides, grooms and even film crews at the 1,000-square-foot Elfin Forest Interpretative Center in the near future.

Kirk Effinger: View from inside Escondido political silo different than out

This coming election cycle in Escondido is shaping up to be one of the most interesting in years.

Homeless Connection resource fair to share support services

ESCONDIDO — About 200 people are expected to take advantage of on-site services and referrals provided at the Homeless Connection resource fair Nov. 15.

Center for Arts offers creative Saturdays

ESCONDIDO — California Center for the Arts, Escondido invites the community to a Second Saturdays program designed to spark a child’s creativity and imagination.

Kirk Effinger: District lines highlight city’s divisions

Escondido’s Districting Commission met this past Sunday to take its first pass at drawing lines dividing the city into four council districts.

Escondido approves area as shelter site

ESCONDIDO — Despite public opposition, Escondido City Council settled on designating more than 70 light-industrial-zoned acres near its western border along San Marcos as a potential emergency homeless shelter site.

Kirk Effinger: People deserve answers on high-profile dismissals

News of the firing of former CEO Larry Anderson this past week by the Tri-City Healthcare District Board of Directors no doubt brought some sense of vindication to former board members Randy Horton and Kathleen Sterling, two of Anderson’s most vocal critics.

Funding for Escondido library expansion uncertain

Funding for Escondido library expansion uncertain

ESCONDIDO — Although they rejected using reserve funds to advance the design and development of the city library expansion, City Council pledged their commitment to allocating future city funds and working to raise money for the library upgrade at its Oct. 16 meeting.

Escondido backs neighborhood improvements with borrowed funds, buys police vehicles

ESCONDIDO — In an effort to complete a street improvement project over five years in the works, City Council approved taking funds from a separate housing improvement project to cover the costs at its Oct. 16 meeting.

Mayor stresses Escondido’s finances at public hearing

Mayor stresses Escondido’s finances at public hearing

ESCONDIDO — When peppered with questions about public safety, the city’s former police chief, and library hours from concerned citizens, Mayor Sam Abed stressed the challenges and recent successes of balancing the city’s budget at a public hearing on Oct. 9.