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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
Top weekend events: The Flaming Lips, Cinco de Mayo, 'Bench Party'

Observatory North Park, University Ave., North Park. $145 for VIP package; all other tickets are sold out.

Local School Tests Positive for Lead in Water

Officials confirm there are unusually high levels of lead in one water source at Ira Harbison Elementary School in the National School District. A sample was collected April 11 from a fountain at the southern exterior of the building, according to the results released by the California State Water Resources Control Board .

CA: NCTD Approves Route Changes, Proposes Fare Hikes

May 20--North County Transit District's board has approved final plans for eliminating or changing more than a dozen bus routes and authorized staff to submit to the regional planning agency a proposal to raise fares. The proposed fare increases would affect bus, Coaster train and on-demand shuttles in varying amounts up to 50 percent, according to board records.

Homes evacuated in Escondido for 5-acre brush fire

About a dozen homes in Escondido were evacuated Sunday afternoon when a resident using a grinder on auto parts accidentally ignited a grassy field, a fire department spokesman said. A garage and vinyl fencing was damaged before fire crews could get the blaze under control.

As Competition Heats Up, Harrah's Says It's 'Funner'

"Baywatch" alum David Hasselhoff is now the face of Harrah's Resort Southern California. As summer arrives, the resort is marketing itself as "Funner, California."

Crews battle brush fire in Escondido, threatens homes

Crews are working to extinguish a brush fire that is threatening structures off Deer Springs Road, near Interstate 15 in the Escondido area, according to Cal Fire. Crews have halted the spread of that roughly five-acre brush fire off Deer Springs Road and Interstate 15 in the Escondido area, according to Cal Fire.

Make a splash at the Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge, California's first and only indoor water park resort, is a "must do" when it comes to your family vacation. Ashley Jacobs reports from the Great Wolf Lodge with all the details.

'I Don't Like Thieves': Good Samaritan Tackles Burglar

A Good Samaritan, who helped catch a serial burglar in Escondido, said he hopes the 18-year-old arrested could use the incident as a wake-up call. "I changed my life around at 48, you know, and he's young," said Cortez.

San Diego Water Authority announces rate hike

The San Diego County Water Authority announced Thursday that staff is recommending a 3.7 percent hike in the amount of money local cities and districts pay for water in the 2018 calendar year. The authority said most of the increase was due to the price of imported water from the Metropolitan Water District, the primary wholesaler in California, and Colorado River.

Escondido Transit Center: Bus driver wounded after man opens fire on bus

A North County Transit District bus driver was wounded Thursday after a man opened fire on a bus at the Escondido Transit Center. Thursday's shooting took place a day after a shooting at the Sprinter station at South Santa Fe Avenue and Buena Creek Road shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Stray bullet hits bus driver at Escondido Transit Center

A bus driver was wounded by fragments of a stray bullet at the Escondido Transit Center Thursday, and the suspected gunman was arrested shortly after, police said. The violence began as an altercation between three people near the parked bus.

Bus Driver Shot in Torso at Escondido Transit Center

A bus driver has been shot in the torso at the Escondido transit center Thursday, confirmed Escondido Police. The shooting happened on a passenger bus, at the West Valley Parkway and North Quince Street at about 6:30 p.m. Escondido Police Lieutenant Justin Murphy told NBC 7 that the male driver was on his break, parked at the transit center.

Motorist on trial after being choked during stop

Trial began Thursday for a driver accused of trying to use pepper spray during a traffic stop - after being choked unconscious. A former San Diego County sheriff's detective, Paul Ward, testified last April that he decided to use a carotid restraint on a motorist - he had pulled over for reckless driving - when the motorist resisted the detective's attempts to pat him down.

Suspected Serial Thief Caught, Pinned Down by Bystander

A suspected serial thief was caught in Escondido, thanks to the help of a brave bystander. San Diego County Sheriff's deputies said 18-year-old Jalen Johnson tried to break in to a home on Corte Merano in Escondido.

NCTD Emergency Simulation Held in San Marcos

On May 16, North County Transit District officials and first responders participated in a full-scale emergency exercise along the railway in San Marcos. The exercises took place near Mission Avenue and Valpreda Road and included both a Sprinter vehicle and LIFT paratransit vehicle.

For 33 years, she helped abused kids get justice

For more than three decades, cases involving a child victim in North County likely landed in the office of forensic interviewing expert Cathy McLennan at the Forensic Health Services program in Escondido. For more than three decades, cases involving a child victim in North County likely landed in the office of forensic interviewing expert Cathy McLennan at the Forensic Health Services program in Escondido.

A grand street party in Escondido this weekend

The crowd fills Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido during a past Escondido Grand Avenue Festival, also known as the Escondido Street Faire. The crowd fills Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido during a past Escondido Grand Avenue Festival, also known as the Escondido Street Faire.

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