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Volunteers needed to paint hydrants

By admin | September 17, 2021

Are you looking for ways to volunteer in your community? The city’s next volunteer fire hydrant painting event will be on September 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.  This is a great family project or for students who need community service hours. Volunteers will give neighborhood fire hydrants a fresh look with a new coat of paint. You volunteer effort […]

Escondido Shines Oktoberfest cancelled

By admin | September 17, 2021

The Escondido Shines annual Oktoberfest, which didn’t happen last year, won’t happen this year now either, according to Vaughn North of Escondido Shines. The event had been scheduled for October 9. “We had to cancel,” he told The Times-Advocate. “There is still too many restrictions and it’s still too early.” However, the other upcoming Escondido Shines events are going forward. […]

Family brings fire engine to Cruisin’

By admin | September 17, 2021

The annual Fire Engine night at Cruisin’ Grand September 10 was special for the Deddo family, who brought their 50-year old privately-owned pumper to the fun and patriotic parade down Grand Avenue. The Deddos, owners of Scott Deddo Construction, purchased the retired engine on eBay and stocked it with all the modern equipment and keep it ready to defend their […]

A GOP challenger for mayor: school board trustee Dane White

By admin | September 17, 2021

Dane White, a member of the Escondido Union High School District board, announced this week that he is running for mayor of Escondido in 2022. He is a Republican and a small business owner. In his statement, released this week, White stated, “Escondido is at a crossroads. Crime is on the rise, the homeless issue isn’t improving, and small businesses […]

Fire & Water Expo Sept. 25

By admin | September 17, 2021

The Fire & Water Expo, sponsored by the Rincon del Diablo Fire Protection District and Escondido Fire Department will be held Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Escondido Fire Station No. 4 at Kit Carson Park, 3301 Bear Valley Parkway. The expo is always a popular and well attended family event. There will be a helicopter landing and vehicle […]

Ann Marie Batcher Godwin, 88

By admin | September 15, 2021

Celebration of Life for Ann Godwin 2 p.m., Friday, October 8 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 14826 Fruitvale Road Valley Center, CA. 92082 Ann Marie Batcher Godwin June 10, 1933 – August 27, 2021 Ann Marie Batcher Godwin was born June 10, 1933, in Long Beach, California to Emma (Stoltenberg) Batcher and Harry William Batcher. She had […]

Local church families pack 30K meals for Peru

By admin | September 10, 2021

Families from Cross Connection Church in Escondido gathered to pack 30,000 meals for Peru over the weekend of August 28-29 in response to Su Refugio Ministries’ call to combat the food distress amidst COVID.  These meals topped off Su Refugio’s shipping container, launching the voyage for 275,000 meals to be distributed throughout 12 communities across Peru.  Curfew, quarantine, and travel […]

Group files to recall supervisor

By admin | September 10, 2021

A group of 20 residents this week filed their intent to begin gathering signatures to recall 3rd District Supervisor Terry Lawson-Remer, who represents the city of Escondido among other North County communities. The is one of five members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. According to the proponents of the recall: “Since taking the Oath of Office, Terra […]

William “Bill” Cobb

By admin | September 10, 2021

Longtime resident of Valley Center, William “Bill” Cobb passed away August 22, at home surrounded by his family and under the care of Hospice.   Mr. Cobb was born in New York and came to California when he was 19 years old.  He attended the University of New Mexico and graduated from San Diego State University.  He taught elementary school […]


By admin | September 10, 2021