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Escondido Police briefs: Bicyclist v. vehicle, bad party hosts, tweets ahoy, more charges for alleged sex offender

Bicyclist v. pick-up truck ends badly Escondido police today were asking for additional information pertaining to a Tuesday evening collision involving a vehicle and a bicyclist leaving the bicyclist seriously injured, but alive. Witnesses and the vehicle driver provided some information about the incident that left a 16-year-old bicyclist injured at Washington Avenue and Broadway just before 7 p.m. Officers arriving at the scene found…


On eve of what would have been Amber Dubois’ 21st birthday, Amber the rescue dog gets back on her feet (Video)

Amber Dubois would have celebrated her 21st birthday soon. On the eve of that, Amber, the yellow lab rescue dog with a heartbreaking backstory, was recovering nicely this week from a second knee surgery to get her back on her feet and back to saving lives Named after murdered Escondido teen Amber Dubois, the dog already had her left knee ACL surgically repaired in June….


Former Escondido Mayor Jim Rady dead of cancer at Age 73

‘He was an awesome dad and a wonderful grandfather.’ — Daughter Julie McKay. Known for his intellect and directness, former Escondido Mayor James Michael “Jim” Rady died at his home surrounded by loved ones following a long battle with cancer on Sept. 18. Mr. Rady served from 1976 to 1988 on the Escondido City Council, serving in the largely ceremonial post as mayor from 1982…


Homeless people don’t shelter themselves making volunteers key for Interfaith Community Services’ Haven House (Video)

Homeless people don’t shelter themselves, so the call went out this week for a few, if not more, good volunteers to help Escondido’s non-profit homeless center help others. Despite its official designation as a “year-round shelter,” the fact is Interfaith Community Services’ Haven House “re-opens” its doors on Dec. 1. those doors don’t open themselves. “For those sleeping on the streets, a warm bed, nutritious…


College and career fair for the kids while seniors go for a community wellness expo (Video)

A tale of two widely divergent age-group events unfolds at two equally opposite locations around Escondido in the next few weeks.  Escondido College and Career Fair First up for the up-and-coming set is a no-cost Escondido College and Career Fair. That’s scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. on levels two and three of Westfield North County mall. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities…


CSUSM launches new speech-language pathologist degree program

Speech-language pathology is a field of expertise practiced by a clinician known as a Speech-language pathologist (SLP), also called speech and language therapist, or speech therapist, who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders and swallowing disorders Ever considered being a speech language pathologist? Or even know what that does? It’s all good and what’s even better is speech-language pathologist  is ranked among…


Hey ISIS, Escondido PD is on the front lines. Or something like that.

As if Escondido police didn’t have enough to do with crime and all that, apparently they also are devoting time and energy to defending the Hidden Valley from ISIS. Escondido police Sgt. Eric Distel this week had a lot to say to regional news sources about a special program he has been heading since last October to teach people about spotting suspicious terrorist behavior and…



Little Barn Bakery is hidden pleasure

The answer is — drum roll, please — Little Barn Bakery. The question on a special edition North County “Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek: What is Valley Center’s best-kept secret. It’s a humble and healthy combination of Valley Center resident Diana Sourbeer’s Diana’s Granola and Valley Center’s Belen artisan breads at 29277C Valley Center Road. “We want to provide the community with  healthier food that…