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Escondido Councilman John Masson dies

Escondido city officials announced Wednesday morning that longtime Escondido Councilman John Masson has died. Flags at all city facilities, including City Hall, offices and parks, were lowered shortly after 10 a.m. and will remain lowered until the day of Masson‚Äôs internment. Masson, who was 55 years old, died after a yearlong battle with cancer. Funeral services are pending. The city-issued statement said: “The Escondido City…


CSUSM steps up to NCAA Division II

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) has learned it has successfully completed its transition to NCAA Division II membership. In other CSUSM news, below, the school hosts its Summer Scholars Showcase on Aug. 9. CSUSM President Karen Haynes and Director of Athletics Jennifer Milo received the call from the NCAA membership committee notifying them that the university now is a full-fledged Division II member. While…


CSUSM’s ‘TimeBomb’ set for glory

Tiffany “TimeBomb” Van Soest, who began her martial arts career in the traditional karate style of Shorin-ryu, has won multiple titles at the state, national and world levels. Van Soest found Muay -Thai while attending college at California State University¬† in San Marcos while living in San Diego. Now, she is headed on the road to GLORY. One of the most recognizable American female Muay…