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Elks Lodge and Scouts celebrate Flag Day

Local Boy Scouts and members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1687 of Escondido gathered June 9th to honor the flag of our nation. Members and officers of BPOE Lodge No. 1687 and members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 669 of Escondido participated in the annual Flag Day Ceremony.  A special guest-speaker and recipient of […]

New program for homeless who frequently use ERs


The County is looking for 1,049 chronically homeless people who frequently use emergency rooms for medical treatment, resulting in high Medi-Cal costs. These people, identified in 2016, are being sought to be a part of Whole Person Wellness, a County program that will help them find a home and give them access to behavioral and physical health services, saving millions […]

Escondido first responders participate in wildfire summit whose focus is zoos

Last month the San Diego Safari Park hosted a Wildfire Preparedness Summit for zoos and aquariums from the western United States. The event provided a forum for large and small institutions that care for animals to learn, share and discuss how they should be prepared for wildfires.  During the seminar, a panel of emergency agencies fielded questions from the participants. […]

Escondido-based Hawaiian culture school awarded grant

The California Arts Council this week announced its plan to award $16,000 to Halau Hula O Kaʻeo as part of its Cultural Pathways program.  The Cultural Pathways program is rooted in the California Arts Council’s commitment to serving the needs of an increasingly demographically complex California, and the belief that a healthy arts ecosystem reflects contributions from all of California’s […]

TA Shorts

Home firearm safety/ basic handgun class A monthly 3 hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, […]

Healthy Matters – Fat Facts

Fat, how much and what type we eat, has been a hot topic in the news for years. Whether about weight control, heart health, diabetes or cancer risk, fat in our diet has a large impact on our lives. During the fat-phobic era of the 90’s fat-free and reduced fat foods were marketed as the latest and greatest way to […]

Fire prevention specialists talk about fire and safety

Recently Fire Prevention Specialists Sandy Bauer and Andrew Modglin spoke at an EMMPAC Meeting (Escondido Mobile Home Positive Action Committee). This committee was formed in 1986 and currently has 19 parks that are active in this committee and 21 parks total in Escondido. This very positive and successful event focused on Fire and Life safety in these parks, including smoke […]

Senior Helpers of San Diego County serving the Escondido area

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, a time dedicated by the Alzheimer’s Association each year to raising the public’s awareness about Alzheimer’s and other dementias. “The facts about Alzheimer’s are startling,” says Jennifer Fernandez, an in-home senior services professional with Senior Helpers of San Diego County serving the Escondido area. “More than 5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer’s […]

Elks to host Flag Day ceremony Saturday

On Saturday, June 9, beginning at 2 p.m., the Escondido Elks Lodge will host a Flag Day Ceremony which will be presented by Boy Scout Troop #669 sponsored by the Escondido Elks Lodge. Patriotism has characterized the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America since the early days of the organization. Allegiance to the flag […]

More catfish on the way

A catfish planting of 750 pounds is planned for June 15 at Lake Wohlford.  Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 7 p.m. Last Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May. 25. Next Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday June 15. Water temperature: At surface 71.06 f., 7.98 D.O. @ 10’ […]


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