Neighborhood Healthcare’s Sept. 26 online gala, to honor long-time supporter

A “virtual gala” – seems a contradiction in terms, right — no drinks, no hors d-oeuvres? Of course, going online is what the pandemic has meant for many these days.  But Neighborhood Healthcare is using that strategy already with early success. On September 26, 5-6 p.m. Neighborhood Healthcare will hold its annual fund-raising gala by means of distance participation, calling […]

EcoVivarium’s new home creates huge challenges

The Escondido-based EcoVivarium Living Museum in June moved from its former location on Grand Avenue to what seemed like a dream come true: a former medical office building on Pennsylvania Avenue—with more than twice the amount of space for its collection of 284 types of reptiles, amphibians, spiders and insects. Arthropods, toads and stick beetles, oh my! But the 10,000 […]

City launches sweepstakes for paperless utility customers

The City of Escondido September 15 launched a sweepstakes for water, sewer and trash customers who sign up for paperless billing or enroll in AutoPay.  Three prizes – an iPad mini and two $50 Amazon gift cards – will be awarded.  The sweepstakes – running until December 15, 2020 – is sponsored by Invoice Cloud, a provider of trusted, secure […]