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Third fire in two weeks burning along Hwy 78

By News Desk | August 13, 2018

Update – evacuation orders have been lifted…   A fire is burning in San Pasqual Valley tonight. Firefighters from San Diego City, Escondido and CalFire and Rancho Santa Fe, among other agencies are battling the blaze in the Valley where the Safari Park is located.  This is the third fire to erupt along Hwy 78 in the last two weeks. […]

Local DAR chapter spruces up state historic park plaque

By News Desk | August 11, 2018

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Rincon del Diablo Chapter preserved a bit of San Diego history last weekend by cleaning up the historic marker denoting the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park where the bloodiest California battle occurred during the Mexican-American War in 1846.  In 1993, the chapter and the San Diego DAR District XIV donated and […]

Night fishing at Dixon Lake through August

By News Desk | August 11, 2018

Night fishing is open at Dixon Lake until 11:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, from now through  August 31. Night fishing boats rentals start at 5 p.m. Catfish season is here! Please see the Weekly Fish Report for more information on fish stocking, boat rentals, permits, etc.  You can call the Dixon Lake Ranger Station at 760-839-4345 for updates on […]

NCTD seeks public feedback on new look for Coaster trains, agency’s logo, and website

By News Desk | August 10, 2018

The North County Transit District (NCTD) is seeking the public’s feedback on new branding and user interface options on multiple projects for the agency. These include a new paint scheme for the Coaster, a redesign of the agency’s GoNCTD.com website, and a fresh take on the NCTD logo.  The NCTD Board of Directors recently approved the purchase of new locomotives […]

Escondido Choral Arts announces new season

By News Desk | August 10, 2018

Joe Stanford, director of Escondido Choral Arts last week announced the upcoming 2018-2019 season. “We ask for your continued support to help us bring quality performances and music education for the 2018-2019 Season,” he wrote. I hope you join us in believing that we are doing something important for our community, “our audiences, and for the individuals who sing and […]

Free summer art lesson at the Center Aug. 11

By News Desk | August 10, 2018

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, August 11. Join Center Teaching Artist, Brittany Balcom, for a lesson in watercolor technique as she guides participants through the process of painting their own floral still life.  After the art lesson, 2nd Saturdays participants can visit the museum’s […]

Concepcion “Connie” Castellanos, 88

By News Desk | August 10, 2018

Concepcion “Connie” Castellanos, born on April 10, 1930 in Tingüindín, Michoacán, Mexico, passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018 with her family by her side.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.  Mrs. Castellanos was a long-time resident of North San Diego County, last residing in San Marcos. She was an angel her whole life, with a […]

Grand Avenue landscaping in motion

By News Desk | August 10, 2018

Landscaping on Grand Avenue medians began last week. The crews will install up to two medians per day and should be wrapped up by the end of next week. Drought-tolerant plants and trees have started to go in along the medians on Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido.  Alex MacLachlan, president of the Escondido Downtown Business Association (DBA) which is helping […]

White Tigers looking for a dramatic turnaround

By News Desk | August 10, 2018

Last season was a testing one for the football team at Escondido Charter that went winless in 10 games. Because of a myriad of factors that included a lot of inexperience and significant turnover and change, things just never really came together. But valuable lessons were learned, young players had their feet put to the fire and plenty of growth […]

Kit Carson will get mosquito-fighting drops Wednesday

By News Desk | August 06, 2018

The County’s Vector Control Program is scheduled to conduct two mosquito-fighting larvicide drops this week to help protect the public, their regular larvicide drop on 48 waterways countywide on Wednesday, including Escondido’s Kit Carson Park, and a smaller drop over tide-affected areas of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon and San Elijo Lagoon in Cardiff to combat saltmarsh mosquitoes — mosquitoes that like […]