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Cross-genre jam session births massive IPA

Brewers helping non-brewers make their hoppy dreams come true

I’ll admit it. When I first heard Stone Brewing Co. was conducting a collaboration brew with a member of jam band The String Cheese Incident and a journeyman guitarist who’d shredded with the likes of ...

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, April 17–April 23

An evening of artists’ talks presented in conjunction with the gallery’s exhibition Personal Narratives. You will have an opportunity to view the exhibition before the talks, present questions, and mingle afterward. Artists: Richard Burkett, Maryann ...

Manure stench plagues anti-Fletcher donor

Escondido developer with San Diego lobbyist opens front against neighbors

Could a political contribution by any other name smell sweeter to San Diego Republicans? That seems to be one of two persistent questions for Los Angeles developer Michael Schlesinger, who has been battling nearby residents ...

Escondido truck vandal faces charges

David Gordon Huntley claims he was temporarily insane

A man on probation is accused of causing $5000 damage to a truck sitting on an Escondido car lot two months ago. At a court hearing on April 7, defendant David Gordon Huntley heard evidence ...

Sampler Flight: April 1 – 6

A trio of festivals form the basis for fermentable fun

April 5 | Craft Beer ‘N’ Bites: SILO, an open-air event space in East Village’s Makers Quarter, will play host to a beer-and-food-event featuring pairings from local restaurants and breweries including Societe Brewing Company, Green ...

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EmilyGreen April 5, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m.

San Pasqual Academy Foster Youth Receive Book Donations from the Community

San Pasqual Academy, a residential high school for foster youth in Escondido, were the recipients of Barnes & Noble’s annual holiday book drive for the second year in a row. During the holidays, Barnes & Noble customers were encouraged to donate books and other products from a student-created “wish list”. Immediately after the holidays, SPA’s foster youth received thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs, donated by the customers of Barnes &Noble in Escondido.

City National Bank teamed up with Barnes & Noble in their philanthropy by matching the total cost of donations from the community. The money was used towards enriching the school’s library and fulfilling students’ “wish lists”.

San Pasqual Academy has a long-standing relationship with Barnes & Noble of Escondido. The UROK Book Club works with Community Relations Managers to select appropriate and engaging books for students to foster a lifelong love of reading. Students who participate in the UROK Book Club are rewarded for their participation with books, Barnes & Noble gift cards, and pizza parties.

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Emag May 19, 2013 @ 7:54 p.m.

Anyone who has been following the proposed water park in Kit Carson should check out the city's official response to the issue. I don't see a date on the posting, but it would have been good to see leading up to the public meeting. I think there are enough opposed to the idea, that it won't ever go through. I'm actually shocked it was considered. We need open space like Kit Carson way more than another water park.

City of Escondido's Statement

UT Story

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amfibguy May 27, 2013 @ 9:31 p.m.

Tired of the shitbag grown adults playing with children and their AirSoft guns in our cul de sac. What? Are they stupid or simply stupid? After two tours in Iraq I shouldn't have to hear mock warfare after 2300 in my neighborhood. Gets my PTSD all riled up.

h, and I called the police last night after I confronted two of the a-holes and made them drop their weapons. One of the sons of our neighbor took execption to that--of course he is s a 20+ year old who still lives with his mommy and who I saw running around with his seriously underage buddies as usual this afternon. Thanks to the Esondido Police Officer who showed up.

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nena5104 June 21, 2013 @ 1:50 a.m.

I just moved to Escondido for San Marcos and i love it! Im on the outskirts where ita calm and quiet but im loving the city, so much to see and do i love it and i cant get enought of it! From nature hikes to friday night Cruisin Grand ive never loved a city more! Looking forward to what the city has to offer!!! HOLLAR ESCONDIDO TRYIN GET ME FREE TSHIRT!!!!

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norton850 July 2, 2013 @ 11:02 a.m.

EnsenadoI I call It! In 1970 it was an all caucasian population. Occasionally, you would see a 1963 Chevy impala , beat to smithereens on Valley Parkway with their migrant owners and no licence plates. 15 cent a qt. paraffin wax oil creating huge clouds of smoke direct from the exhaust headers. (exhaust systems with muffler were not customary on these cars) Top speed about 25 mph.otherwise a tire would blow. Yep- believe it or not .

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pamiam3333 July 3, 2013 @ 10:31 a.m.

I can't wait for 4th of July fireworks!!!! It it the 50th annual celebration this year!! Thank you sponsors :)

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valjsd Oct. 12, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m.

Another great and growing resource for Escondido residents: Escondido Friends Facebook Page

However we decide to network with our Escondido neighbors, being involved in our community and getting to know its residents is what will move Escondido forward and make it the best place to live in the North County Inland area. It can happen!

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Kimcheebonez Oct. 18, 2013 @ 9:57 a.m.

Aaah..another day in the Hidden City!

This morning around 6:15am I noticed that the string of sirens that continuously roared for over ten minutes was NOT a horrible traffic accident close by near the 78 junction, as I had initially assumed.

At the same time, my girlfriend had just walked into our apartment after wrapping up a graveyard shift.

"Man, there must have been a really bad accident on the 78 because those sirens have been nonstop for the last ten minutes," I told her. "Nah, they must be chasing somebody" she replied.

Not more than a minute after, we heard a cacophony of sound, much more than the usual screeching of the parking lot exit gate just outside of our corner apartment unit. We sprung to our front window to see an SUV stopped just before the gate, with several screaming sheriffs deputies with their guns drawn at a suspect in the passenger seat. We witnessed the driver flee through the contorted exit gate that he attempted to drive through-which failed, but he managed to hop over the mess anyway just as we made it to our window.

Yes, we were being very nosy! I was more concerned for our neighbors downstairs because a single mom with another baby on the way and her young daughter live there, and I wasn't sure if the little one was going to be up getting ready for school.

In a flash-it seemed, they had the passenger detained and K-9's roaming the streets to look for the driver. At least 4-5 squad cars were lined up on the side walk just outside the gate, and 3 sheriff's SUVS were parked behind the stolen vehicle.

Within 5 minutes of detaining the passenger, we overheard a deputy state that the second suspect was detained with the help of one of their K-9s.

According to the narrative we overheard by another deputy, the gentlemen in the car were being pulled over as they attempted to enter the parking lot. Apparently the SUV they were driving fit the description of a vehicle previously reported stolen. In addition, we witnessed a brown evidence bag being used to collect something from within the vehicle, we assumed it was probably narcotics.

As I pulled out of my parking spot, now unblocked by a sheriff SUV, what appeared to be the owner of the stolen vehicle pulled into a spot next to mine, and approached the scene to assess the damage done.

And so another day in Escondido began.

Props to the sheriffs for their professionalism, when guns are drawn these days it seems more of a probability that rounds will be fired, so I am thankful that we were spared would could have been a very terrible scene.

And to our apartment manager, have fun repairing the gate! Oh, and the fence on the side of our building which was mangled by the tree cutters, it's about time you made yourself useful!

Oh, and sorry this wasn't yours Esco PD, you probably would have done a crap job anyway.

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