Escondido

FREE CONCERT CELEBRATES SOUNDS OF THE GULF COAST

 

January 31, 2011 (Escondido) – As part of its “Free First Wednesdays” series, California Center for the Arts in Escondido will present Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters on February 2 from 4-7 p.m. in the Center Theater.

 

GIANT JADE BUDDHA IN ESCONDIDO JAN. 29-FEB. 6; LION DANCERS JOIN CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION FEB. 2-3

 

January 28, 2011 (Escondido) -- After traveling around the world and attracting almost 5 million viisitors, the fabulous four-ton Jade Buddha for Universal Peace will be displayed outside the Escondido Center for Performing Arts Jan. 29-Feb. 6.  The exhibit is sponsored by the Phat Da Buddhist Temple of San Diego.

 

Throughout the Jade Buddha's nine day, there will be multiple daily events including musical performances, meditations, Dharma teachings, and special celebrations to ring in the Lunar New Year with Chinese lion dancing on Feb. 2-3.

GOLDEN DOOR SPA MANAGER RACHEL CALDWELL EARNS NATIONAL AWARD DURING GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR OF SERVICE

 

January 12, 2011 (Escondido) –  Rachel Caldwell, general manager of the nationally acclaimed Golden Door Spa in Escondido, has been named a favorite manager in the 2010 SpaFinder Readers’ Choice Awards. The award comes as Caldwell celebrates her 50th year with Golden Door.

 

I-15 REOPENED AFTER “BOMB HOUSE” BURNING IN ESCONDIDO

December 9, 2010 (Escondido) – A controlled burn has destroyed the Escondido home filled with explosives and chemicals used in bomb making. A bomb-arson team ignited the residence on via Scott via remote control shortly before 11 a.m. today.

 

The burn proceeded as planned, albeit with a later start time than previously announced.  A massive blaze swiftly consumed the home, punctuated by popping sounds likely caused by hand grenades and ammunition stored in the premises, Sheriff’s represented Jan Caldwell said.

JUDGE DENIES REQUEST TO HALT BURNING OF BOMB HOUSE IN ESCONDIDO

Photos courtesy of San Diego Sheriff Department

December 8, 2010 (Escondido) – A federal judge has denied a final-hour plea by accused bombmaker George Jakubec to halt the burning of the home he rented in Escondido. Authorities plan to proceed tomorrow morning with plans to burn down the residence and the massive stash of explosives and chemicals inside.

 

WORK BEGINS IN PREPARATION TO BURN ESCONDIDO BOMB SITE

 

Governor issues emergency declaration; County provides health advice

 

December 2, 2010 (Escondido)--Sheriff’s officials, Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit, Escondido Police and Fire, CHP and CALTRANS met today to discuss evacuation and traffic control plans prior to burning a home containing the largest stash of home-made explosives ever found in the U.S. 

 

The Governor has declared San Diego County an emergency zone, meaning that environmental restrictions are waived. Some residents will be evacuated for the burn, while others are advised to shelter in place. However people with asthma or other respiratory conditions are advised to leave shelter-in-place areas during the burn. If ashes fall on your property, do not handle the ashes. Wash fruits and vegetables from your garden and do not allow children to play in ashes. Follow the health tips and cleanup instructions recommended by the county.    

BOMBS AWAY: AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE PLANS TO BURN ESCONDIDO HOME FILLED WITH EXPLOSIVES


County declared disaster area; top disaster official seeks state disaster declaration--a move that would waive environmental laws

By Miriam Raftery
November 30, 2010 (Escondido) – An Escondido home described by a prosecutor as a “bomb factory” will be burned down to destroy the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found on U.S. soil. Protective barriers will first be erected around the property at 1954 Via Scott.

NEW DETAILS ON FORMER RAMONA CONTRACTOR ACCUSED IN ESCONDIDO “BOMB FACTORY” CASE

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 24, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)—East County Magazine visited the Ramona Country Estates neighborhood yesterday where George Djuro Jakubec, the man accused of operating a “bomb factory” in Escondido, lived some two decades ago.

Some neighbors were shocked to learn of the notoriety now attached to this quiet, upscale neighborhood, where Jakubec is listed as the builder of a residence at 15500 Vista Vicente Drive, Ramona. The home is located across the street from a golf course with prime views—and just half a block from the former home of the late tennis star Bobby Riggs, suggesting that the Jakubec family was prosperous when living here.

“WITCH’S BREW” OF EXPLOSIVES LINKED TO TERRORISM FOUND AT ESCONDIDO HOME


I-15 may be shut down again as officials detonate more powerful explosives

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 20, 2010 (Escondido) – More than nine pounds of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD), a powerful explosive used in suicide bombings and terrorist plots including the planned Millennium bombing in L.A., have been discovered by authorities at an Escondido home.

REVELRY ABOUNDS AT RENAISSANCE FAIRE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery

November 14, 2010 (Escondido)--Knights and knaves, wizards and wenches, pirates and peasants strolled the grounds at Felicita Park in Escondido, where the Renaissance Faire was held on November 6th and 7th.

 

Thousands of people turned out for this festive annual event, including many community members clad in medieval and Renaissance-era attire.

 

RETURN TO THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY AT RENAISSANCE FAIRE IN ESCONDIDO NOV. 6-7

November 4, 2010 (Escondido) – Visit Falconbridge Village for a trip back in time to merry old England at this weekend’s Renaissance Faire and Fall Festival in Felicita Park, Escondido. Enjoy period music, jousting, pageanty, Shakespearean theater and reenactors representing Queen Elizabeth I and her royal court. Vendors, children’s activities and continuous entertainment are also slated.

 

FIRE ENGINE PARADE HONORS 9-11 HEROES AT ESCONDIDO'S CRUISIN’ GRAND

 

Photos and Story by Mary E. Paulet

 

September 11, 2010 (Escondido) - In a scene reminiscent of classic Americana movies Grease and American Graffiti, 1957 Chevrolets and 1902 fire engines thundered up and down the streets of Escondido last night.

 

CRUISIN' GRAND: FRIDAY NIGHTS IN DOWNTOWN ESCONDIDO

  

 

By Mary Paulet

 

September 5, 2010 (Escondido) – For San Diego classic car enthusiasts of all ages, the place to see and be seen on Friday nights is Escondido’s Cruisin’ Grand, a pre-1973 car-themed festival that attracts participants from across San Diego. The events also feature live music and vintage entertainment from hula hoops to a “Twister” contest.

TWINS' PLAYTIME ENDS WITH BOY SHOT IN HEAD BY ARROW

 


East County News Service

 

June 28, 2010 (Escondido) - San Diego Sheriff’s Department has issued details on the freak injury of a nine-year-old boy in Escondido. On Thursday, a Sheriff’s deputy, along with Escondido Police, responded to a call on San Pasqual Road in the unincorporated portion of Escondido. “

 

"The deputy learned that the nine year old, who had been shot with the arrow, had previously told his brother to shoot an arrow at him so he could catch it. He missed catching the arrow and was subsequently struck in the head, right above the eye,” a Sheriff’s media release stated.

BRUSH FIRE IN ESCONDIDO STARTED BY WEED WHACKER

 

Update 5:15 p.m.: Cal-Fire confirms this fire was started by a weed whacker with a metal blade. Residents are reminded not to trim brush after 10 a.m. and avoid metal blades, where possible.

Update 4 p.m.:  This fire has been contained at three acres.  
 

June 25, 2010 (Escondido) A brush fire at Harmony Grove and Country Club in Escondido is threatening a mobile home and has potential to reach five acres, Incident Page Network reports. The blaze is currently a half acre burning in light flashy fuel and spreading at a moderate rate.
 

View a map of the location here.

3 INJURED IN CRASH NORTH OF ESCONDIDO

 

 

March 22, 2010 (Escondido) – At 9:05 a.m., CAL FIRE-Deer Springs Fire Department responded to a report of an accident on I-15 at North Centre City Parkway, just north of Escondido. When firefighters arrived they encountered a passenger vehicle on it roof and two of the three occupants in the vehicle required extrication. The vehicle was traveling north bound on I-15 when it rear-ended another vehicle.

BODY OF AMBER DUBOIS FOUND IN PALA AREA

 

 

March 7, 2010 (Escondido) – The county medical examiner’s office has used dental records to positively identify remains found Saturday as those of Amber Dubois, the 14-year-old teenage girl who went missing while walking to Escondido High School on February 13, 2009.   Her disappearance resulted in a massive search over more than a year and made headlines nationally.

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