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Escondido is located just north of San Diego in southern California. The city's name means "hidden" or "secret" in Spanish and was named so because it sits in a shallow valley that is surrounded by rocky hills. Today Escondido is primarily a residential community, but it was once an agricultural center. Initially farmers grew muscat grapes. After the construction of the dam that formed Lake Wohlford, olives and walnuts were grown, and oranges and lemons were densely planted. Avocados had become Escondido's largest crop by the 1960s.

Population: 133559
Local Newspapers: The San Diego Union-Tribune
Local Sports Teams: San Diego Chargers San Diego Padres San Diego Gulls
Local Colleges: Palomar College

Zip Codes associated with escondido, california: 92025 92026 92027 92029
Towns/Cities near escondido, california : San Marcos Hidden Meadows Valley Center Poway Vista

Escondido News
Council approves country club planNovember 17, 2017

After nearly five hours of presentations, resident feedback, discussion amongst the City Council and an overflowing audience, New Urban West, Inc.'s proposal for the Escondido Country Club was approved Nov. 15. In a close tally, the council voted 3-2 to move forward with the plan calling for 380 homes, 48.7 acres of open space including a massive green belt, a new clubhouse and four miles of trails. Each home will also be 100 percent powered by solar energy.

Shortfall in funds for needed dam repairsNovember 17, 2017

Ten years after learning of the need to replace or repair the dam at Lake Wohlford, officials at the city of Escondido are still trying to raise the money. Completion of the project would enable the city to store about twice as much water as it now can in the man-made reservoir and still prevent flooding from the structure in the event of a big earthquake.

Bag programs continue strong growth this season

Consumers are finding avocados from Peru and elsewhere in more packaging configurations than ever, and the number of choices is sure to grow moving forward, marketers say. "The value-added every year is increasingly important," said Giovanni Cavaletto, vice president of sourcing with Riverside, Calif.-based Index Fresh Inc. "That's where Index Fresh shines, working with our customers to customize programs that will help them sell more avocados," he said.

Palomar Health to Build New Crisis Stabilization Unit

A standalone crisis stabilization unit will be built on the Palomar Medical Center Escondido campus, designed to free up emergency department beds. The 6,000-square-foot unit, which will include 16 beds, a nurses' station and other infrastructure, will provide short-term care for patients experiencing an acute psychiatric and/or substance use crisis.

Escondido votes to revamp country club

It's official, a revamp is coming to the Escondido Country Club. The Escondido City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday night.

Escondido Country Club development gets council approval

Residents stand in line for public comment at an Escondido City Council meeting to speak on New Urban West's proposal to build 380 homes on the grounds of the former Escondido Country Club Residents stand in line for public comment at an Escondido City Council meeting to speak on New Urban West's proposal to build 380 homes on the grounds of the former Escondido Country Club Following three hours of public testimony and before an overflow crowd, "The Villages" housing development to be built on the 109 acres of the abandoned Escondido Country Club was approved by a 3-2 vote Wednesday night of the Escondido City Council.

San Diego Theatre Connection Launches Big Brothers Big Sisters Big Show Campaign For The Holidays

The San Diego Theatre Connection is Creating Community and empowering children with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County . During the holiday season, four of our theatre companies are participating in the BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS BIG SHOW campaign to recruit volunteers and help raise awareness for the established mentoring organization.


When news broke that Patrick Ponsaty was out at his namesake Rancho Santa Fe restauran t, it was a shock to just about everyone including, it seems, Ponsaty. While the ouster surely didn't sit well with him, it didn't take Ponsaty long to land on his feet at the Hotel Del Coronado's signature restaurant, 1500 Ocean .

Electrified Highway Goes Live to Serve Ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles

A one-mile electrified highway has gone live with three heavy-duty trucks running between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., as partners Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District seek to cut emissions from trucks serving the two largest U.S. ports. Each of the trucks in the test is using a different power system: a battery electric, a hybrid natural-gas electric and a diesel hybrid.

Lines drawn over proposed Safari Highlands RanchNovember 10, 2017

The area is just north of the San Diego Safari Park and the city of Escondido held an open house Nov. 7 to allow residents the chance to view a draft of the environment impact report, which is about 4,000 pages. Resident may comment on the EIR until Dec. 7. Concordia Homes would need the city of Escondido to annex the land, which is currently owned by the county of San Diego and zoned for just 27 homes.

Rent-control battle cry in Escondido

For years the Eagles Point apartment complex, a collection of suburban four-story buildings comprising 519 units along East Grand Avenue in eastern Escondido, has drawn harsh criticism from residents and neighbors. Negative reviews , some dating back nearly a decade, make repeated mentions of pest infestations, unsafe exterior conditions including crumbling upper-floor walkways, and unfettered drug activity on the property.

Dixon Lake - small lake, huge fish

Dixon Lake is such a great bass fishery because of its steep structure, crystal-clear water and cool depths of up to 80 feet; Dixon Lake, one of the smaller lakes in San Diego County, has proven itself mighty in the bass fishing realm. From April 2001 until May 2003, the little lake within the Escondido city limits produced three of the top twenty five largemouth bass of all time.

The new Palomar Medical Center began accepting patients Sunday.

Chief executive Robert Hemker announced his retirement this week. Palomar declared in a statement that he's departing "to spend more time with his family."

AgDay TV: Growers discuss ag labor legislation

The Ag Guest worker Act, introduced by Chairman Bob Goodlatte cleared the House Judiciary Committee in late October. It's designed to replace the H-2A Program.

Driver Arrested After Truck Sideswipes Police Patrol Car

The incident occurred at 9:28 p.m. on N Midway Drive and E Washington Avenue, according to Escondido police. The police officer was driving southbound on Midway Drive when a truck heading northbound veered off and sideswiped his patrol car.

Showers will hit San Diego County this afternoon

A line of moisture from off the coast of Baja California is moving ashore in southern San Diego County and will produce sporadic showers into the evening rush hour, according to the National Weather Service . "We could see rain anywhere from Chula Vista over to Escondido ," said Brett Albright, a weather service forecaster.

Boy, 13, Sold Xanax to Middle School Students: Police

A student was arrested this week for allegedly selling Xanax to fellow students at his middle school in Escondido - some as young as 11 years old - who took the medication during the school day. On Oct. 25, six students at Rincon Middle School took Xanax during lunch time, Escondido Police Department Lt.

Lake Wohlford Dam replacement could start next year

Escondido officials are hopeful that the long-delayed Lake Wohlford Dam replacement project will begin next year, though nearly $45 million to $50 million job is woefully shy of being fully funded. "The last I checked," City Manager Jeff Epp said, " was collecting aluminum cans and bottles from Lake Wohlford Road in an attempt to raise the necessary funding for the project.

Xanax abuse creeps into schools

Recent cases of students taking Xanax at Escondido schools could be related to street traffic in the anti-anxiety drug - or dangerous imitations. Recent cases of students taking Xanax at Escondido schools could be related to street traffic in the anti-anxiety drug - or dangerous imitations.

Marja Acres targeted for redevelopmentNovember 2, 2017

Plans are still being finalized for the latest development project in the city, although several local businesses are disappointed Marja Acres may be sold. New Urban West, Inc. is preparing to bring before the city a proposal for 32 single-family homes, 151 townhomes, 35 senior apartments and up to 16,000 square feet of retail on 20 acres on El Camino Real south of Kelly Drive and across from Robertson Ranch.

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