Category Archives: Escondido

DA Gets Political with Indictments

by Don Greene Politics is no stranger to our District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis. Those in the world of local San Diego politics have all heard the stories of J. Edgar Hoover-like files being maintained on them by the DA’s office. … Continue reading

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Local Government, Our Government

by Don Greene Did you watch the news last night? You probably heard about the big thing that President Obama did or the big thing that Congress didn’t do. But did you hear about the water rate increase in your … Continue reading

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City Removes Mural Amidst Controversy

by Rick Mercurio Escondido city officials abruptly demanded the removal of a student-created mural from a private art gallery wall last September. The power of the city to dictate the placement of art on private property, and the manner in … Continue reading

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Exciting Escondido Educators

by Laura Johnston Kohl I’m a retired teacher and I have been subbing at almost all of the schools in the Escondido Union School District for the past five months. Both elementary and middle schools are in the EUSD. As I enter the … Continue reading

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Religion Permeates Escondido’s Charter Schools

By Rick Mercurio    Escondido’s largest charter schools embrace—some would say promote–Christianity, despite their status as taxpayer-funded public schools. Reported practices at Classical Academy and Dennis Snyder’s charter schools run counter to the Bill of Rights, which is a sad … Continue reading

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Heritage Charters, Then and Now: Same Old Story

Following is a letter written to the Escondido Union School Board prior to the vote approving the charter for Heritage Digital Charter School. The school is now occupying space in a former branch library. Both the closure of the library … Continue reading

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Heritage Charter School: Back to its Old Ways

by Margaret Liles Pat Maio’s article about Thurday’s Escondido Union School District (EUSD) Board meeting would have met Sgt. Friday’s preference for “just the facts”, but he did not cover some of the more salient points.

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Lack of Civility by Escondido’s Supposed Civic Leader

by Everett DeLano Near the end of the March 4th Escondido City Council hearing regarding a proposed 65-home development on land currently in the County and proposed to be annexed into the City, Mayor Sam Abed took it upon yourself to criticize … Continue reading

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Escondido Elementary and Middle Schools 2015

by Laura Johnston Kohl I am an expert on education – from many points of view. I just retired from teaching last June 2014. I have taught Bilingual Kindergarten, Adult ESL, CPR in Spanish to factory workers, and in elementary … Continue reading

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