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Escondido neighborhoods continue fight against gangs

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) – Nearly 8 months after an Escondido woman was killed in the crossfire of a gang shooting, Escondido police say the community is more involved than ever in fighting the gang problem. “The community has stepped up,” Escondido police Chief Craig Carter told 10News in an email. …

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Escondido House Fire Causes $300K In Damages

ESCONDIDO, CA — A fire that broke out in an Escondido home Sunday afternoon caused roughly $300,000 in damages. The fire, which happened at a home on Hill Valley Drive, was reported around 1 p.m., said Chief David Pender with the North County Fire Protection. The fire was contained in …

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Red Flag Warning Extended For Escondido: Weather Forecast

ESCONDIDO, CA – Santa Ana winds will hit much of San Diego County Monday and combine with record-high temperatures and extremely dry air to create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters said. The extreme heat, expected to be 20 to 25 degrees above seasonal averages Monday, has prompted schools across San Diego …

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Black Smoke Rises Above Escondido Structure Fire

Black smoke could be seen for miles as crews battled a structure fire in Escondido Sunday afternoon.  The fire broke out in the 3000 block of Hill Valley Drive around 1 p.m. Sunday. The location is near State Route 78, close to California State University San Marcos and Palomar College.  …

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Photo Gallery and Impressions From Escondido

There were no fireworks at the seventh biennial San Diego County Democratic Convention on Saturday at Escondido’s California Center for the Arts. The old cliché of organizing Democrats being akin to herding cats did not apply to this particular gathering. Some people–gasp!–were even having fun. The trauma of Trump has …

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Escondido library to be run by Maryland company

On October 18th, dozens of Escondido residents rallied one last time to keep their public library from being outsourced to an East Coast company. The library belongs to the community, they told the city council; it should not be run by spreadsheet. But in the end, cost-cutting won out, 4-1. …

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