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21st annual Kiwanis Trout Derby is this weekend

This will be the 21st year the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Foundation of Escondido sponsors the annual trout derby at Dixon Lake in Escondido.  It is their major fundraiser and each year it seems to draw more and more financial support from area businesses and professional people.  And, word has gotten out that the fishin’ is mighty good and there’s lots […]

Last trout planting of season coming Friday

The next planting of Rainbow Trout at Lake Wohlford will be this Friday. It will also be the last of the season. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 7 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday Mar. 28. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Friday Apr. 20. Water temperature: […]

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Bates to host arts, crafts fair this weekend Bates Nut Farm will host its Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market this weekend. Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  There will be a Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring:  Perky Beans – Espresso, Coffee, Tea & Smoothies,  Epic Eatz – Surf & Turf Mexican Organic Food […]

Archaeological Center membership gets admission to other museums

For a couple of weeks in May, members of the San Diego Archeological Center can use their membership to visit museums, historic sites and all sorts of fun places around the county for free. The BIG Exchange Reciprocal Membership Program runs from May 1 – 18. The BIG Exchange gives members of the San Diego Archaeological Center reciprocal admission at […]

Interfaith helps the homeless get over the hump

Walk into the Escondido headquarters of Interfaith Community Services on just about any weekday and you will see the true meaning of multi-tasking.  The Inland Service Center, located at the corner of Quince and Washington, one of the city’s busiest intersections, offers walk-in services. This makes sense: homeless people rarely have access to phones or the ability to make and […]

Healthy matters – Tips for how to manage your allergies this season

Spring showers bring May flowers and… sneezing, coughing, irritated eyes and sleeplessness for those with seasonal allergies. Studies estimate 30% of the population suffers from seasonal allergies, which can cause difficulty breathing and sleeping leading to fatigue, mood swings, and even depression. What’s more, pollen season seems to be getting longer and the pollen count getting stronger. In the warm […]

Host families sought for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They […]

Escondido library hosts spring events for families

Escondido Public Library offers special programming for Children and their Families during the month of April. All events are free, open to the public, and scheduled to take place in the Library’s Turrentine Room. •         P.J. Storytime- Hop into Spring for children ages 4-12 and their families on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to […]

Fire department celebrates new hires, promotions

The City of Escondido Fire Department hosted their 2018 Recognition & Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, March 22 in the Council Chambers. All new hires and promotions since July of 2017 were recognized. Promotions Laura Lacy, Administrative Services Manager Sarah Montagne, Administrative Coordinator Art Holcomb, Division Chief Jeff Sargis, Battalion Chief Christopher Arnold, Captain Matthew Collins, Captain Jordan Lara, Engineer Scott […]

Non-profit Reiki Corps to have Old Escondido home tour in April

The San Diego Reiki Corps will have a fund-raising tour of the Albert Beach House – Moore Manor on South Juniper Street in Escondido on April 29. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The fundraiser will support their community and educational outreach, and up-coming volunteer events in 2018. San Diego Reiki Corps is a non-profit organization that volunteers at Sharp Memorial in San […]

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