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Grand Avenue Festival returns to Escondido

By admin | September 30, 2021

It has been nearly two years since historic downtown Escondido’s Grand Avenue was teeming with people, vendor booths, community performers, and the smells of kettle corn and barbeque were wafting through the air. Ah, the sights, sounds, and smells of Americana…they’re back…and all will be evident and abundant at the Grand Avenue Festival taking place on Sunday, October 17, from […]

2021-09-30

By admin | September 30, 2021

Conservancy benefits from teen energy and grant program

By admin | September 29, 2021

Teaming up with Wildcoast, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDVRC) recently hosted volunteer events for middle- and high-school students from Outdoor Outreach and the BeWise program at the Fleet Science Center. All told, 25 high-schoolers and seven adults worked at the River Path Del Mar and Sword Way Trail in Gonzales Canyon in July and August, spreading wood chips […]

Red Cross to honor two Escondidans

By admin | September 29, 2021

The American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties will honor two local heroes at its 19th Annual Real Heroes Awards on Friday, October 1, from 9 –10 a.m. The event will be held virtually online and can be streamed by the public at SDRealHeroes.givesmart.com. Out of the nine individuals being honored, there are two local Escondido residents that […]

2021-09-23

By admin | September 23, 2021

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By admin | September 23, 2021

Former Mayor Sid Hollins, 94 was career educator

By admin | September 23, 2021

Former Mayor Sid Hollins, under whose leadership the city acquired Daley Ranch and began the process of building the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, and who was a longtime administrator with the Escondido Union School District, has died. He was 94. Born in 1927 in rural Wyoming and from very humble beginnings, Sid Hollins spent his life in public […]

Valley High School staff honored

By admin | September 23, 2021

Staff at Valley High School were awarded Teacher of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Counselor of the Year, and Classified Person of the Year by the California Continuation Education Association (CCEA). Principal Cory Gregory, Teacher Catarina Garcia, Counselor Tara Monzet, and Bilingual Parent Liaison Monica Navarro were recognized at the Professional Awards Lunch on Saturday, September 18 during the […]

Laura Reyes honored as a Teacher of the Year

By admin | September 23, 2021

First grade teacher Laura Reyes of Central Elementary School, in the Escondido Union School District, has been honored as 1 of 5 Teachers of the Year by the San Diego County Office of Education.  Reyes, along with other Teachers of the Year, will be honored in a one-hour “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” TV special to recognize local teachers and […]

Raising Cane’s opens in Escondido

By admin | September 23, 2021

The newest Raising Cane’s restaurant opened Tuesday, September 21 with its popular chicken finger concept at 1280 W. Valley Parkway. The Escondido Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting attended by area VIPs. The restaurant accepted entries all day for its “Lucky 20” drawing to award 20 Customers ages 13 and older Free Cane’s for a Year. […]