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Toys sought for EPD’s annual Children’s Christmas Party

Every year since 1998, the Escondido Police Department (EPD) has hosted an annual Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience. This year the party will be held on Thursday, December 7. The event will include food, a magic show, face painting, a […]

Dental office carries out tradition

Dental office carries on yearly tradition of candy buy back and delivery to the Escondido police department, this year with a special message. Brilliant Dental lost one of their team members earlier this year when dental hygienist of 22 years Cathy Kennedy was killed in gang crossfire while driving home from church.  This year kids and coworkers will also be […]

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Organ Concert As part of its 2017-18 Music Series, First United Methodist Church (341 S. Kalmia, Escondido) will host an organ concert by Dr. Michael Munson on Sunday November 19 at 3:30 p.m. Dr. Munson will perform pieces by Bach, Haydn, and Moller as well as an original composition for flute and organ.  No tickets are required, although a free-will […]

Felony Endangerment for Abandoned Child


An arrest has been made in connection with the case of a young child who was abandoned at a store in Encinitas. On Thursday, November 16th around noon, a young boy named Connor was discovered wandering the Michael’s store on North El Camino Real. Despite a thorough search of the store and surrounding businesses by deputies, the child’s parents were […]

Library announces the 2017-2018 2nd Saturday Concert series schedule

Escondido Public Library announces the complete season line-up for its popular 2nd Saturday Concert Series, opening December 9, and running through June 2018. Except where noted, free musical performances will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. All ages are welcome. Fresh from a sabbatical spent studying piano […]

Trout season opens this week at Dixon

Trout season opened Wednesday, 6 a.m. at Dixon Lake. On that day, the lake received about 4,000 pounds. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dock closes:  4 p.m. (Boats called in at 3:45 p.m.) Last Plant: August 18:  1000 pounds of Channel Catfish Water Temperature: 67 degrees. Water Level: steady to lower levels. Dixon just completed its catfish season. […]

Found Child

UPDATE: Connor has been re-united with his parents at approximately 6:40PM. An investigation is ongoing; however, Connor’s parents are not considered suspects. UPDATE 11/17: Felony Charges Filed / Arrest Made The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants the public’s help in identifying a child who was found wandering inside a store in Encinitas. Today around noon, deputies from the North […]

County Warns of Potential EBT Card Scam


The County’s Health and Human Services Agency is warning anyone who uses an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card to access benefits to be aware of a text messaging scam. While there have been no reported victims in San Diego County, there have been cases in other part of California and HHSA wants clients to be aware of the potential risk. […]

Escondido Public Library Teen Book Club Discusses ‘Firstlife’

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 13-18, meets on Wednesday, November 29, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The selected title is “Firstlife” by Gena Showalter. Copies are available for checkout in the Library’s Teen Area or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org. Students at Escondido High School, […]

Saint Phalle exhibit: Mythical California, in January

A breathtaking exhibition, Niki De Saint Phalle: Mythical California, hits the California Center for the Arts January 13. The Center Museum exhibition will not only feature Saint Phalle’s print series Californian Diary, but will also serve as the 15th anniversary celebration of her last work, Queen Califa’s Magical Circle. Magical Circle itself is located in Escondido’s Kit Carson Park, and […]


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