Rotary honors firefighters

On Saturday, May 11, Escondido Fire Department Peer Support Team members Mike Mellon, Dom Polito, Craig Tebbe and Chaplain Miles DeBenedictis were honored by the Escondido East Rotary club for “Service Above Self” at their annual Deep Pit barbecue event at Kit Carson Park. The Peer Support Team is part of a trained regional group that provides peer counseling and […]

ECHS students donate to honor fallen firefighter

On May 8, members of CAL FIRE, Escondido Fire and Escondido Police were on hand at Escondido Charter High School when a check for $5,500 was presented to Ashley Iverson from the school’s criminal justice class. In March of this year, the Escondido Charter High School criminal justice class held a fundraiser at Blue Mug Coffee and Tea. Proceeds from […]

High school district addresses “insensitive photo” in SPHS yearbook

  The Escondido High School District this week sent out a statement addressing a page in the San Pasqual High School yearbook that contained a photo that portrayed the World Language Faculty in Mexican sombreros and moustaches. The statement follows in full below: INSENSITIVE PHOTO IN SAN PASQUAL HIGH SCHOOL’S YEARBOOK The 2019 yearbook for San Pasqual High School, “The […]

“MAGEC In The Park” will be a kids art sculpture competition

Free, as part of the California Center for the Arts Escondido’s 25th anniversary celebration, MAGEC will be holding a family-friendly youth art sculpture competition for kids to showcase Escondido’s arts and culture.   “MAGEC in the Park” is seeking kids to form teams in any combination of 3-5 students in grades 1 through 12 to complete a sculpture using the […]

Fire Dept. helps promote healthy kids

The Escondido Fire Department took part in the 9th Annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27. Healthy Kids Day is the nation’s largest celebration of health of its kind, celebrated at nearly 1,600 YMCAs. Healthy Kids Day is an open air festival in the heart of Escondido that celebrates youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This year’s Healthy […]