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Judge Rules For Trustee José Fragozo and against EUSD and Superintendent Ibarra

Escondido Union School District’s (EUSD) attorney, Mr. Shinoff had his associate write six words on poster paper during his closing arguments.

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A GPS for New Voters

by Mary Ann Drinan                 There is, unfortunately, no GPS in existence that will help you, as a new voter, navigate your way through the California election ballot. Maybe with some thoughtful reflections, it is possible to create a meaningful, … Continue reading

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Community Choice Energy

by Tom Frew Businesses, schools, and residents of San Diego County are locked into paying too much on their monthly electric bills. SDG&E ratepayers are being charged $2.09 billion for the shutdown of San Onofre, plus a share of the … Continue reading

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The Most Important Thing

By Rev. Dr. Faith J. Conklin Ignacy Paderewski was an internationally famous pianist and also a renowned statesman. Early in his career he agreed to play a concert organized by two Stanford University students working their way through school. They … Continue reading

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Are Certain School Employees Treated Unfairly?

By Rick Mercurio No raise in 10 years, no health benefits, scant safety protection, the dirtiest jobs, and little hope of a promotion: substitute custodians in Escondido’s elementary school district say enough is enough.

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A Phony Epiphany

by Margaret Liles EUSD School Board Members Donnellon, Harper, Gardner and Altenberg approve new charter for one of the lowest performing schools in State of CA despite objections of residents. Estimated $18 million will be diverted from higher performing district … Continue reading

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ECCHO’s in the Council Chamber

by Margaret Liles There were around thirty members of the Escondido Country Club homeowners Organization (ECCHO) at tonight’s City Council Meeting. Several were sitting directly behind me. They were not optimistic. Olga Diaz’s name was mentioned as someone they would … Continue reading

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GSA Clubs Having Positive Effect in Local Schools

by Rebecca Marte              GSA stands for Gay Straight Alliance. GSA is a club that is starting to form at many high schools and even a few middle schools. One GSA that stands out is at Orange Glen High School. … 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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