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  • Proposed children migrant center rejected in Escondido

    06/25/2014 6:49:07 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 7 replies ^ | 6/25/14 | Abbie Alford
    The Department of Homeland Security looked at opening a holding center in Escondido to house 96 migrant children. However, Escondido planning commissioners denied a conditional use permit that would have turned a former nursing home into a temporary holding facility for unaccompanied children. More than 200 residents showed up at the meeting Tuesday night to voice their concern. “It's illegal and shouldn't happen,” said a resident. A handful voiced their concern about the need for such a holding site. “I feel the city of Escondido can stand on the side of humanity,” said a resident. The majority who spoke during...
  • Facility for undocumented kids opposed

    06/24/2014 3:31:49 PM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 11 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 6/23/14 | J. Harry Jones
    The crisis is sparking heated debate in Washington, where critics claim the Obama administration’s immigration policies are to blame, including the DREAM Act, which defers deportation for some children. Nearby residents who oppose the Escondido center said they’re concerned it will hurt property values, increase crime and cause other problems. But some also decried the idea of federal tax dollars being used for such purposes, especially in their city. “We want our City Council and the Planning Commission to push back to the federal government and adhere to the laws,” said Kitty Demry, who lives about a one-third of a...
  • Repeat offender arrested near school

    08/31/2012 8:12:20 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    FOX 5 San Diego ^ | August 30, 2012 | FOX 5 San Diego
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A Mexican who has been deported three times was in federal custody Wednesday in Escondido on suspicion of fondling himself inside a vehicle while watching children walk to school. Antonio Montoya-Senteno was spotted in the 1200 block of North Broadway about 7:20 a.m. and, based on witness reports, arrested at El Norte Parkway and Escondido Boulevard, Escondido police Lt. Chris Wynn said. U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers at the Escondido police station as part of Operation Joint Effort questioned Montoya-Senteno and determined he had been deported three times, he said
  • "Old Reformed" views and "Escondido 2K" views of politics (vanity)

    08/09/2012 9:54:59 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 20 replies
    Christian Observer Forums: CO-URC | 8/9/2012 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    If you're a Free Republic participant, I already know you're a political conservative. If you're a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church in America, or United Reformed Churches, and if you don't know what "two kingdoms" theology is, you need to read this post. Matt Tuininga, who is the son of one of the founders of the United Reformed Churches in North America and is currently doing his doctoral dissertation at Emory University on John Calvin's political views, has put up an interesting post here on how what he calls "Old Reformed" theology differs from the Escondido Two...
  • Way to Go, Escondido! First City to Use ‘Immigration Audit’ to Remove ALL Illegal Alien Workers

    06/21/2012 8:47:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 06-22-2012 | John Hill
    Yet another first for the City of Escondido, California.In 2010, the city was the first in California (along with Costa Mesa) to pass a resolution to "Stand With Arizona" - in an overwhelming slap-down to La Raza activists who wanted to denounce and boycott Arizona for its passage of S.B. 1070. SWA's founder John Hill was on hand for the raucous vote. Escondido was also the first city in America to forge a special partnership with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in 2010, under which ICE agents help Escondido police officers determine whether suspects of crimes are in the country illegally or...
  • ESCONDIDO: Sponsors hang banners honoring local military heroes (Im proud of my small city in CA)

    06/18/2012 1:59:14 PM PDT · by BAW · 5 replies
    North County Times ^ | 6-18-2012 | David Garrick
    City crews hung 44 large banners in downtown Escondido on Thursday morning that feature the names and images of local men who have served in the military. The goal of the project, dubbed "Hometown Heroes," is simultaneously honoring local heroes and giving people a reason to visit downtown, organizers said. Each of the 8-foot tall banners, which are hanging from light poles on Grand Avenue, required a $200 sponsorship fee that was covered either by the families of the men, their friends or local businesses. "I wanted to honor him for his service," said Kathleen Corona, who bought a banner...
  • [race baiter] Latina City Councilor Fights Anti-Illegal Immigration Policies in California City

    06/11/2012 5:34:22 PM PDT · by kevcol · 6 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | June 11, 2012 | EFE
    Olga Diaz is using her position as the first Latina on the Escondido City Council to fight the anti-immigrant policies that have made the municipality north of San Diego famous. . . "The other councilors don't understand that they can't just offend undocumented people without also offending those who have documents, since the families have a mixed status," Diaz said. . . "Since it's the first time that the whites have been exceeded by another group, they feel threatened and the elected officials have devoted themselves to promoting fear. The inability to reason with the councilors was one of...
  • Company Fires 50 Undocumented Employees

    09/14/2011 11:43:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011 | Lauren Steussy
    Federal audit targets workers who lacked necessary documentsA federal audit forced an Escondido disposal company to fire 50 of its employees for not having proper documentation to work. The U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency audited Escondido Disposal Inc. recently and found that a quarter of the company did not have valid Social Security numbers or papers allowing them to work in the U.S. as non-citizens, our media partner the North County Times reported. EDCO Vice President Ritchie said he had no knowledge of his employees’ lack of documentation. Though EDCO did check for the documents, many of the employees...
  • Man with multiple deportations, DUIs arrested

    08/19/2011 10:49:10 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    North County Times (Escondito California) ^ | August 17, 2011 | Edward Sifuentes
    Police arrested a man who had been previously deported three times on suspicion of drunken driving, resisting arrest and hit-and-run, according to the Escondido Police Department. The man allegedly fled and officers chased the vehicle until it crashed into two other vehicles, injuring one person, Carter said. Flores was booked into the Vista jail on various charges, including felony hit-and-run, drunken driving, driving on a suspended license, resisting arrest and felony evading with injury, according to police. Immigration authorities placed an immigration hold on Flores. The man had been formally deported three times and had voluntarily returned to Mexico 12...
  • Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym (LA Fitness)

    08/10/2011 7:10:31 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    North County Times ^ | August 8, 2011 | Mark Walker
    Fox News off and then on again at Escondido gym Fitness devotee Dianne Lowe's best exercise in recent days may be standing up for what she says is free speech. The five-year member of the LA Fitness club on El Norte Parkway in Escondido was outraged last week when she went to turn on the right-leaning cable channel while working out and found it wouldn't come in. Lowe talked to a gym attendant, who she said told her that LA Fitness officials had ordered it shut down. "They told me, 'We are not allowed to turn on Fox News,' and...
  • Dozens To Be Evacuated For Escondido Bomb House Burn

    12/08/2010 10:51:35 AM PST · by Dr. Eckleburg · 71 replies
    San ^ | Dec. 8. 2010 | City News Service
    Barring any legal wrangling, widespread evacuations will begin this evening around a North County rental house that authorities plan to burn to ground Thursday morning to dispose of a large illegal stockpile of highly volatile bomb-making chemicals found inside it three weeks ago. At noon today, attorney Michael Berg, lawyer for renter George Djura Jakubec, is scheduled to ask a federal judge to halt the burning because there could be documents and other evidence in the house that could aid in his client's defense. Exactly how anyone would go about gathering the potential evidence from the home that bomb experts...
  • California Man Had Bomb Factory In His Home, Say Prosecutors

    11/23/2010 8:37:20 PM PST · by Carling · 22 replies
    A California man accused of robbing banks and assembling what may be the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found in the U.S. was ordered held on $5 million bail Monday.
  • Two teens who assaulted fellow eighth-grader over romantic rivalry sentenced to prison

    09/17/2010 2:46:19 AM PDT · by South40 · 13 replies
    CBS San Diego ^ | 9.15.2010
    VISTA (CNS) - Two Escondido girls who tortured, beat and stabbed another girl -- the perceived romantic rival of one of the defendants -- were each sentenced Thursday to more than 17 years in state prison. Karina Amador, 15, was sentenced to 18 years and four months behind bars by Vista Judge Runston Maino. The teenager pleaded guilty in July to attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary charges. Jovana Gudino, also 15, was sentenced to 17 years and four months in prison. She pleaded guilty to attempted murder, burglary and trying to dissuade a witness.
  • CA: ACLU takes city to task over license checkpoints (city of Escondido 'fishing' for illegals)

    04/22/2009 10:09:45 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 799+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/22/09 | Angela Lau
    ESCONDIDO — The American Civil Liberties Union yesterday demanded that the city of Escondido change the way it conducts driver's license checkpoints, which critics say are intended to apprehend and deport illegal immigrants and are resulting in suspicion and resentment among many Latinos. At a news conference yesterday in San Diego with El Grupo – a coalition of Latino and advocacy organizations – the ACLU said the city needs to be more transparent. Escondido has checkpoints about twice a month, for two hours, on a busy road. Drivers who fail to produce licenses or have revoked or suspended licenses are...
  • Escondido tries to rid itself of undocumented immigrants

    07/12/2008 11:40:10 PM PDT · by Checkers · 43 replies · 157+ views ^ | July 13, 2008 | Anna Gorman
    Escondido city officials refuse to give up. Two years ago, the city passed an ordinance to punish landlords for renting to illegal immigrants. But it rescinded the rental restriction after a legal challenge was filed and bills began to mount. Now Escondido is trying a new approach to what it calls the "public nuisances" of illegal immigration, citing residents for code violations such as garage conversions, graffiti and junk cars. The city is also debating a new ordinance that would restrict overnight street parking without a permit. In addition, it is drafting a policy that would prohibit drivers from picking...
  • CA: Police target deportees - Illegal immigrants who are also criminals are detained in sweep

    02/23/2008 12:26:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 369+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/23/08 | Kristina Davis
    ESCONDIDO – The car thief had been released from jail and formally deported to Mexico six days earlier, and yet Wednesday, police found him back on the streets of Escondido. Officers say they've become frustrated with the growing numbers of illegal immigrants in the city who commit crimes and are deported, only to return. “As short as a few days or a couple of weeks later, they're back in town,” said Escondido Police Chief Jim Maher. The auto thief was one of 14 illegal immigrants police detained this week in a three-day sweep targeting people whom officers have had contact...
  • CA: Man fatally shot by Border Patrol agent (Escondido)

    05/31/2007 9:16:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 847+ views
    ESCONDIDO – A man was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent early Thursday morning in North County, authorities said. The shooting occured around 12:36 a.m. at Mountain Meadow Road and Champagne Boulevard in an unincorporated area north of Escondido, just east of Interstate 15, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. Sheriff's Sgt. Roy Frank told reporters that undercover Border Patrol agents had tracked a car from El Cajon and pulled it over near Escondido, arresting the driver and suspected illegal immigrants who were inside. After those agents left the scene, one Border Patrol agent remained at the intersection and a...
  • Escondido (CA) man forms city's Minutemen Brigade

    02/01/2007 1:36:26 PM PST · by radar101 · 4 replies · 355+ views
    North County Times ^ | 1 FEB 2007 | SARAH WILKINS and JO MORELAND
    ---- A newly formed group of anti-illegal immigration protesters has begun rallying at a popular hiring site in the central part of the city with the intent of curbing the hiring of illegal immigrants and decreasing problems they say the immigrants cause. Escondido resident David Cline formed the Escondido Minutemen Brigade ---- an offshoot of the San Diego Minutemen, a prominent anti-illegal immigration group ---- in December, and has since regularly gathered with supporters at a hiring site along Quince Street between Mission and Washington avenues to wave American flags, hand out fliers and answer questions from passers-by. The Escondido...
  • ACLU cautions city not to revive illegal-immigrant rental law (Escondido warned it would be costly)

    12/19/2006 10:42:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,012+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/19/06 | J. Harry Jones
    ESCONDIDO – The lawyers who successfully challenged the city's illegal-immigrant housing ordinance said recent statements by council members that legal obstacles can be overcome are unrealistic. They also warned that should Escondido try to enact a similar ordinance, it would cost the city dearly. David Blair-Loy, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties, said fundamental problems will exist with any ordinance designed to banish illegal immigrants. Last week, after the Escondido council agreed to rescind an ordinance adopted in October, several council members said they hoped to create a better one in the...
  • Calif. City's Immigrant Housing Law Dead

    12/14/2006 6:36:00 AM PST · by devane617 · 29 replies · 622+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/2006 | Fox
    SAN DIEGO — The city of Escondido said it won't enforce a law that punishes landlords for renting to illegal immigrants, killing a measure that many communities nationwide also have considered in an effort to crack down on undocumented workers. In a closed session Wednesday night, the Escondido city council decided to enter an agreement that ends all litigation in the matter and keeps the city from enforcing the ordinance.
  • Escondido council stops court fight on rental ordinance (Illegals)

    12/13/2006 10:18:50 PM PST · by ArmstedFragg · 12 replies · 588+ views
    North County Times ^ | 12/13/2006 | Quinn Eastman
    In a significant turnaround, the Escondido City Council announced Wednesday night that it has halted its efforts to defend in court a city ordinance that would punish landlords for renting to illegal immigrants.
  • Escondido's Immigration Ordinance Has No Constitutional Problem, But Federal Judiciary Does

    11/25/2006 2:27:25 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 31 replies · 1,125+ views
    The Federalist ^ | 11/25/06 | Paul Madison
    I was asked what I thought of the latest strike against local municipal government’s sole and absolute right to pass and enforce laws they deem proper and necessary for their communities well being and happiness. Specifically, I was asked to address judge John Houston's TRO (temporary restraining order) against the City of Escondido (“Defendant”) in enforcing its new Ordinance No. 2006-38 R, Chapter 16E of the Escondido Municipal Code. While I have only less than thirty minutes to devote to analyzing judge Houston's order, I will highlight the oblivious faults and outright silliness that prevails under today’s misguided federal...

    11/17/2006 5:06:21 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 19 replies · 592+ views
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 16 November 2006 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO — A federal judge temporarily blocked the city of Escondido on Thursday from enforcing a law that punishes landlords for renting to illegal immigrants. U.S. District Judge John Houston said that he had serious questions about whether the law would survive legal scrutiny and that it may inflict "irreparable harm" on tenants and landlords. The law had been scheduled to take effect Friday in the suburb 30 miles north of San Diego, where Hispanics make up 42 percent of the 142,000 residents. Houston did not say how long his order would last, but said he would schedule a...
  • CA: Judge temporarily blocks SoCal city's anti-illegal immigrant law (Escondido)

    11/16/2006 8:58:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 647+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 11/16/06 | Elliot Spagat - ap
    SAN DIEGO A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the city of Escondido from enforcing a law that punishes landlords for renting to illegal immigrants. U.S. District Judge John Houston said he had serious questions about whether the law would survive legal scrutiny and said it may inflict "irreparable harm" on tenants and landlords. The law was scheduled to take effect Friday in the suburb 30 miles north of San Diego, where Hispanics make up 42 percent of the 142,000 residents. Houston did not say how long his order would last, but said he would schedule a hearing in the...
  • Civil rights groups sue on illegal immigrants issue (Escondido city ordinance re renting)

    11/05/2006 5:21:13 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 72 replies · 1,376+ views
    San Diego Tribune ^ | Nov. 4, 2006 | J. Harry Jones and Matthew Rodriguez
    Saying the law is “riddled with constitutional flaws” and is discriminatory and “reprehensible,” a coalition of civil rights groups has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to void an Escondido ordinance that forbids landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. The suit was filed yesterday on behalf of two Escondido landlords and two illegal immigrants who live in the city and whose children are U.S. citizens who attend local schools. The lawsuit contends that the ordinance is in conflict with numerous federal and state laws, the primary one being that the field of illegal immigration is “exclusively occupied by the federal government.”...
  • Escondido Ca Illegal renters get the Boot!

    10/19/2006 6:47:24 AM PDT · by mmyers · 31 replies · 1,025+ views
    ESCONDIDO -- Marking the division of a community, a shouting match erupted Wednesday night outside of Escondido City Hall after the City Council approved an ordinance barring landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. What started as a crowd of about 30 people before the meeting then grew into two raucous crowds totaling about 100 people. One was predominantly Latino, carrying religious symbols and picket signs. The other was predominantly white, carrying American flags and photos of officers the group said were killed by illegal immigrants. A line of about 15 law enforcement officers kept the two sides apart in front...
  • Sam Abed reports sharp spike in business.. (Illegal Alien Boycott Doubles Sales)

    10/07/2006 6:13:58 PM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 27 replies · 1,527+ views
    North County Times ^ | 10/07/2006 | Andrea Moss
    ESCONDIDO ---- A boycott of City Councilman Sam Abed's gas station by people upset by his vote on a controversial new ordinance has apparently backfired, as some supporters of the ordinance drive long distances to fill their tanks at the business.
  • Escondido Council Approves Illegal Immigrant Rental Ban

    10/04/2006 11:29:20 PM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 21 replies · 774+ views
    North County Times ^ | 10/05/2006 | Noelle Ibrahim
    Shortly after 10 p.m., the council voted in favor of the ordinance 3-2, with Councilmen Sam Abed and Ed Gallo and Councilwoman Marie Waldron voting yes. Mayor Lori Holt Pfeiler and Councilman Ron Newman voted against the proposal.
  • Vote to bar illegal immigrant rentals draws hundreds (Escondido ordinance passed)

    10/04/2006 11:33:27 PM PDT · by ruination · 14 replies · 729+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | October 4, 2006 | J. Harry Jones
    ESCONDIDO – The national immigration debate rocked Escondido on Wednesday night when the City Council passed a highly divisive ordinance that would prohibit landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. Every chair in the 350-seat council chambers was filled and the meeting was broadcast live at a park next door where hundreds more watched the council debate the measure. It was approved by a 3-2 vote and will be the first of its kind in the state. It will not become law until a second reading in two weeks, followed by a 30-day waiting period. Speaker after speaker decried the law...
  • Escondido council agrees to track costs of proposed ban on renting to illegal immigrants.

    09/28/2006 12:46:46 AM PDT · by ArmstedFragg · 7 replies · 391+ views
    North County Times ^ | Sept. 28, 2006 | David Fried
    The City Council unanimously agreed in principle Wednesday to track costs, staff time and the results of a proposed ban on renting to illegal immigrants, though several members disagreed on what information should be included in such reports.
  • SoCal city moves closer to ordinance against illegal immigrants - Escondido

    08/17/2006 4:48:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 735+ views
    ap on Daily Bulletin ^ | 8/17/06 | AP
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. - City leaders voted Wednesday night to draw up an ordinance that would punish people who provide jobs and housing to illegal immigrants. The 3-2 vote followed more than two hours of heated debate from residents. Councilman Ed Gallo said he hoped the ordinance would help improve the quality of life in this north San Diego suburb by limiting illegal immigration. ``Our charge is to provide for the health and safety of the residents of Escondido,'' Gallo said. ``Is it wrong then to ask them to be here legally?'' But Councilman Ron Newman called the proposal a political...
  • Escondido(San Diego County) councilwoman proposes banning rentals to illegal immigrants

    07/09/2006 4:12:01 PM PDT · by radar101 · 30 replies · 1,010+ views
    North County Times ^ | 9 JULY 2006 | DAVID FRIED
    ---- Taking her cue from similar efforts in other cities around the nation, Councilwoman Marie Waldron is proposing that Escondido adopt a city ordinance that would prohibit landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. Waldron said last week that she wants the city to look into drafting a law that would fine landlords $1,000 for renting or leasing property to undocumented immigrants, and possibly include arrest for extreme violators. "I don't want it (the ordinance) to be a slap on the wrist," Waldron said. Waldron, who has regularly pushed for cracking down on illegal immigration, said that prohibiting undocumented immigrants from...
  • CA: Sweep nets 41 suspected gang members (SoCal - 3 North County cities)

    03/10/2006 10:05:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 853+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/10/06 | Angelica Martinez
    OCEANSIDE – Police and federal investigators arrested 41 suspected gang members with ties to violent street gangs in three North County cities during a weeklong sweep, officials announced Friday. The arrests were made from Feb. 24 to March 2 in Escondido, Oceanside and San Marcos as part of Operation Community Shield, a nationwide anti-gang initiative targeting foreign gang members. Most of the people arrested in the sweep have criminal records, said Serge Duarte, acting special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Those arrested included seven juveniles and an 18-year-old man with two prior convictions for battery causing...
  • CA: Kaloogian enters race for Congress - Cunningham's seat is sought

    11/15/2005 12:40:44 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 27 replies · 849+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | November 15, 2005 | Dani Dodge
    DEL MAR – Former state Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian announced his formal entry yesterday into the race to replace Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham in the 50th Congressional District. Kaloogian, a 45-year-old San Marcos attorney, said his leadership skills will stand out from the crowded field of Republicans expected to vie for the open seat in the heavily Republican district. "Everyone in the race will be against illegal immigration; everyone will talk about excess spending," Kaloogian said. "The key is who is going to get something done about it. Do you want someone who is get-along go-along, or someone who will get...
  • Seeking Interviews In Northern San Diego County

    11/05/2004 12:55:22 PM PST · by dubyaweluvya · 17 replies · 540+ views
    On assignment. I'm seeking interviews in the North County communities of San Diego for a feature article on activists and the outcome of the election. I'm also looking for any Republican activists that are somewhat "new age" in appearance or "breaking the conservative image". Email me at: