Community News

Nine Award Nominations for Palomar’s KKSM Radio Program

KKSM is nominated for Best Community College Radio Station; Palomar students and staff also up for awards at March 3 event in NYC. SAN MARCOS, CA ― Likely extending their streak of award-winning seasons, Palomar College’s radio and television programs advanced to the finals with nine nominations in a nationwide competition hosted by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS). Named Best […]

“Dine Out Escondido!” Restaurant Week benefits the North County Food Bank January 28 – February 3

For a second year in a row, “Dine Out Escondido!” restaurants are donating $1 to the North County Food Bank’s FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program for every DOE special they sell during Restaurant Week. “Our 32 amazing restaurant participants are thrilled to give back to their community through this donation to the North County Food Bank,” said Katherine Zimmer, tourism […]

San Diego Oasis expands North County program sites

San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization with office locations in La Mesa and Escondido, has expanded its class offerings throughout North County. “We continue to makes strides towards our goal of bringing Oasis classes to more local communities throughout San Diego County,” states Simona Valanciute, president and CEO of San Diego Oasis.  Additional North County class locations for the spring […]

New trout planting this week

The trout fishing rebounded sharply following Wednesday’s double plant. The rains will complicate things staining the water and making it difficult for the fish to locate the bait. Try using scent by dipping the bait in garlic for better results. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  3,000 lbs. […]

Scripps family estate sale to fight homelessness

The family of Kathy and Bill Scripps, together with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, Just in Time for Foster Youth and Humble Design have created a unique collaboration to address the growing issue of homelessness in San Diego County. More than 500 items of household furniture and accessories donated by the Scripps family will be sold at an estate sale to […]

Chamber honors January “Rising Star” students

Once again, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce honored seven High School Seniors at the Rising Star breakfast held at The Centre. Each of the students, who are selected by the school administrators and teachers, demonstrate character, integrity, love of learning and involvement in school and community activities. What is unique about most of our Rising Stars are the challenges they […]

Cruisin’ Grand™ 2018 Grand Champion Fundraiser

January 14, 2018 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Grand Ave at Broadway SE Corner 101 E Grand Avenue Escondido, CA  92025 Map Grand Ave at Broadway SE Corner Cruisin’ Grand Escondido is excited to get the 2018 season underway with “The 2018 Grand Champion Fundraiser,” their first event of the year, this Sunday January 14th from 8:00am to 1:00pm. This is a rain or shine event, […]

County Grand Jury applications at a historic low

Low Application Rate for 2018/2019 Grand Jury

With a week to the application deadline, the San Diego Superior Court is seeing a record low submission rate for the 2018/2019 Grand Jury. Only 56 San Diego residents have applied to serve on the Grand Jury which plays an important role in the County: investigating citizen complaints and acting as a “watchdog” over government agencies. The County Grand Jury […]

Tickets on sale for Adobe Home Tour

Tickets are on sale for the 7th annual Adobe Home Tour Sunday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The tour, which has been featured in Westways and in American Bungalow Magazine, will benefit the Escondido History Center—although its primary function is to celebrate adobe architecture and encourage preservation of these beautiful homes. The tour will showcase five Adobe Homes, […]


For bird owners and breeders North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, presents: Have you ever wondered where your Cape Parrot or Canary or Gouldian Finch originated? Maybe you’d like to give your bird a diet similar to what could be found in the wild. Aviculturists Johan Otter and Demi Hungerford will be speaking on Where in the […]

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