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Volunteers needed The City of Escondido is recruiting volunteers to serve on various Boards or Commissions. Applications are being accepted for the following: -Building Advisory and Appeals Board -Youth Member to serve a One- Year Term on the Community Services Commission -Library Board of Trustees -Personnel Board of Review -Planning Commission -Public Art Commission For information on qualifications and an […]

Escondido Republicans to meet Jan. 16



Edward Grangetto will be The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) guest speaker for their monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, January 16. The title of his presentation is “Tapped Out – A Novel Approach to a Sustainable Water Resource.” Grangetto is the co-founder – along with John Burr – of the Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation (EGAP) and advancing the new sustainable […]

Artisan Guild seeks new members



Thirty-seven local artists comprise the Hidden Meadows Artisan Guild. But there’s always room for more. The group meets each month to share their latest work, learn of new techniques, classes, and exhibits as well as observe demonstrations of each others’ skill. If you have attended one of the two art shows at the pavilion in April or November of this […]

Escondido Public Library’s Rincón Literario Book Club meets in January



Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club will start the New Year with a bang! Explore the nature of power through the mind of a master manipulator in “Historia de un canalla/ Story of a Sociopath,” a psychological thriller by Julia Navarro. Rincón Literario will meet on January 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. […]

Escondido Public Library offers Kids Book Club in a Bag



Escondido Public Library now offers Kids Book Club in a Bag for children ages 9-12. Each bag is an all-in-one kit that includes multiple copies of one juvenile title, discussion questions, author information, and tips for conducting a book club meeting. Kids Book Club in a Bag kits are designed to make starting a book club easy – just add […]

Escondido Public Library presents ‘For the Love of Music,’ a Violin concert by and for kids



Escondido Public Library presents “For the Love of Music,” a violin concert performed by children, ages 7 to 12 years, who are in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s (the Center) Jean Will Strings musical program. This special concert is by and for children, however, all ages are welcome to attend. “For the Love of Music” will be held […]

News from Escondido college students



Two Escondido residents were named to the dean’s list and one Escondido resident graduated from college in this week’s collection about what Escondido residents are doing in college. Karra Day of Escondido graduated from Eastern New Mexico University on December 10, 2016 with a BS in Biology. ENMU, a state institution offering associate, bachelor and master degree options, serves students […]

Ask the Vet

~ Question: When should I get my pet “fixed”?

Spring is right around the corner, and so is puppy and kitten season. Many of which may never find homes. Perhaps because of this, there has been renewed interest in the idea of when to spay or neuter pets. The long held and steadfast belief was that altering a pet was best done before it’s first estrus or “heat” cycle. […]

Art Hatch to host 24-hour “Art-A-Thon” this weekend



Coming this weekend is Art Hatch’s 6th Annual Art-A-Thon. This is an artistic marathon where 28 local artists will come together to create art for 24 straight hours! Six program teens as well as two former program teens will participate alongside 20 adults. The Art-A-Thon will run from January 14-15. The building will be open throughout the full 24 hours […]

County offers child car seats



More child car seats and safety education classes. That’s what the County Health and Human Services Agency will be offering to low-income parents thanks to a program funded by a $155,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The funds will be used to provide child passenger safety education classes and to […]


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