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College gets three Bobcat tractors on loan

The Diesel Technology program at Palomar College took delivery last month of three new pieces of Bobcat equipment as part of an affiliate training program sponsored by the Bobcat Company. The new equipment includes a T870 track loader valued at $92,000, an E45 large excavator worth $61,000 and an E32 small excavator worth $52,000. The machines will help improve the […]

Escondido students turn trash into art

Look closely – nearly all of the materials used to create these art pieces were headed for the trash or recycle bin. Kindergarten through 8th-grade students throughout Escondido participated in the 26th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest —there are 30 finalists. The City- sponsored contest culminates in a City Council ceremony on April 18, where students, their families and teachers […]

Retired Police Lt. Owens honored for work with kids

March 29, retired Lieutenant Al Owens was recognized for his contributions to the community through his work with the Police Athletic League. Al Owens received the 10 News Leadership Award which was presented by news anchor Kimberly Hunt.  Lt. Owens is shown with some of the kids who play at the Police Athletic League, which he coaches.

School holds ribbon cutting for STEM lab

Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences held a ribbon cutting for the new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) laboratory at Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences on March 21. Northrop Grumman gave $100,000 for this lab. Alfredo Ramirez, director of engineering at Northrop Grumman visited the lab and talked to the kids. Ramirez is director of engineering […]

EUHSD honors Teacher of the Year

The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) has honored Jim Williamson as 2018 Teacher of the Year. John Williamson earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Nutritional Science from San Diego State University. He earned his secondary Physical Education credential with a supplemental authorization in Mathematics from Chapman University and earned his Master Degree in Education from Grand Canyon […]

EUHSD honoras Classified Employee of the Year

The Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) honored the 2018 Classified Employees of the Year, Mary Garcia. The district described the honoree: Mary Garcia as “a person with integrity, responsibility and discipline. She demonstrates commitment and excellence at Escondido High School. Her work is exemplary, of highest quality, and she manages multiple responsibilities. She always goes that extra mile to […]

Local cooking students partner with Uber/restaurants

Students from Orange Glen High School’s Baking and Pastry as well as Advanced Culinary Arts recently participated in a project with UberEats and two local restaurants. Baking and Pastry students partnered with Cravory Cookies to compete for the best cookie to be featured on the UberEats app. Advanced Culinary students worked hard to create the most creative menu item in […]

School district honors Classified Employee of Year

Nutrition Specialist Dawn Stone has been selected as Escondido Union School District’s districtwide Classified Employee of the Year for 2018. Stone has been with EUSD for eight years and has recently accepted the role of regional coordinator for all San Diego County chapters of the California School Nutrition Association. She also is co-chair for the San Diego Farm to School […]

Palomar Health offers healthy cooking classes

Palomar Health is offering the following featured free and low cost health-related classes. The classes are as follows: Food as Medicine Cooking Class April Topic: Gastroenterology Thursday, April 5 | 4 – 5 p.m. Palomar Medical Center Escondido Nutrition for GI Health Wednesday, April 4 | 10 – 11:30 a.m. Escondido Senior Center Registration Required – Call 760.796.6020 Advances in […]

Palomar opens new Veterans Resource Center with ribbon-cutting

Palomar College officials unveiled the new Veterans Resource Center at the San Marcos campus during a ceremony on Friday, March 16. The new center combines functions and activities that were previously housed separately on campus into one centralized space, creating a one-stop shop for Palomar’s military-affiliated students. The new space includes multiple self-service computer stations for veterans to utilize in […]


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