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Missing 13-year-old Sofia Corbisiero

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants your help in locating a teenager who ran away from her home in San Marcos. 13-year-old Sofia Corbisiero was last seen on November 20. She left her home after getting into an argument with her mother. Sofia never returned home. Sofia stands 5’6″ tall and weighs around 130 pounds. She has straight blonde […]

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Ed Varso returns to lead Escondido Police Dept.

Five months after leaving his position as Escondido Chief of Police to take the same job for the City of Menifee, the City of Escondido has announced that Ed Varso has been selected to be the next Chief of Police. In a statement from the city: “Chief Ed Varso is returning to the role on December 27. Chief Varso will […]

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Carols by Candlelight coming to CCAE Dec. 9 & 10

If you want to get a little tingle of joy for the holidays, there’s no better place to be than at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on December 9 & 10, 8 p.m. for the 33rd annual Carols by Candlelight, which raises money for Rady’s Children’s Hospital. MC for the evening will be Tommy Sablan of KUSI and […]

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Local hoop players make notable list

Five Escondido-based high school hoopsters were recently included in the Union-Tribune’s Players to Watch list compiled by highly respected prep sportswriter John Maffei. That quintet is made up of Orange Glen senior captains MJ Madore and Axel Riviera, Escondido Charter duo Danney Lopez and John Scates as well as Calvin Christian big man Vincent Patterson. In the 6’1” Madore, the […]

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Classical’s second-half scoring blitz helps garner a CIF title

After a disappointing and unproductive first half in which it thrice frittered away great field position, the Classical Academy offense suddenly sprang with Life – Pollard that is – and put on quite a show while spearheading a convincing 33-14 win over Crawford at Escondido High’s Wilson Stadium last Saturday afternoon. And with that monumental victory came a most treasured […]

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Premier holiday event, Community In Unity, is back under the Dome

Last year after a minor pandemic related pause, Escondido’s all-inclusive Community In Unity holiday event returned to City Hall. However, due to inclement weather the festivities were moved inside which created a very intimate and engaging experience. But this year, the Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce has announced that its signature holiday event, Community In Unity, is back again and […]

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70th annual Escondido Christmas parade returns to Grand Avenue roots

In less than two weeks, what is widely known as “the longest-running Christmas tradition in all of San Diego County” is coming back to life from its pandemic hiatus.  For three generations, the City of Escondido has entrusted the volunteers of its Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) to organize and run the city’s annual Christmas parade, making this its 70th […]

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VetFest ‘has been cemented’ say organizers

Friday, November 11’s 3rd annual VetFest had more parade participants and more people along the Grand Avenue parade route than last year. It also welcomed about 400 at the American Legion Post 149 . “The success of VetFest has cemented and it will continue for many many years to come,” said Co-chairman Stef Holden. There were 50 entries from 50 […]

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Escondido man, 33, arrested in shooting

Escondido Police Sunday evening arrested 33-year-old Daniel Cisneros, an Escondido resident for assault with a firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.  The shooting was reported just after 10:20 p.m. The suspect was arrested in the shooting of a woman who was shot in her abdomen near the intersection of West Lincoln Avenue & North Escondido Boulevard. The woman […]

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Another film festival in your back yard

If you missed the San Diego Film Festival last month, you’re in luck. There’s another film festival right here in your backyard – the Coronado Island Film Festival. Now when it comes to Coronado, I always think about the time I ran into Jesse Ventura at a pub that one of his Navy SEALS buddies owns. Another time, I was […]

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