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1,200 volunteers to spruce up Kit Carson Park on “Serve Day” Saturday

Shortly after sunrise on Saturday, November 16, volunteers of all ages will don leather gloves and work boots and pack up their rakes, pitchforks and paintbrushes while heading towards Kit Carson Park in Escondido.  The annual Serve Day, led by the Church at Rancho Bernardo (CRB), provides an opportunity to give back to the community and includes beautification projects not […]

Escondido senior making more “buster” creations for breast cancer survivors

Escondido senior Pat Anderson made headlines in 2017 for her creation of the Sisterhood of the Boobless Wonders. This breast cancer survivor has knitted more than 650 breast-shaped bra inserts for women across the country. These “busters” are donated to breast cancer patients and survivors who’ve undergone a mastectomy. After word spread of her unique Busters in all sizes an […]

Seven Daley Ranch hikes offered in November

Hikes begin at the Daley Ranch La Honda Drive entrance unless otherwise noted. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that drinking water is not available in many areas […]

Conservancy to offer hike Nov. 16

Join the group for an exclusive morning hike on The Escondido Creek Conservancy’s newly acquired Sardina Preserve in Escondido, Saturday, November 16 from 8:30-11 a.m.  This hike has the potential to offer glimpses of coast horned lizards, mule deer, and native birds. It will end with a guest speaker from Sky Hunters—a local non-profit focused on raptor rehabilitation and education—where […]

Police Athletic League cleans up

Saturday, October 26 was a Community Service Day for the Police Athletic League (PAL) with 120 volunteers. The group was made up of kids, coaches, scorekeepers, and parents doing yard work at the senior mobile home parks located at 1751 W. Citracado and 2400 W. Valley Parkway. Many of these seniors could not afford a landscaper and they could no […]

Celebrating Red Ribbon Week

Drivers and others looking in the direction of Palomar Medical Center  in the evening may have noticed that Palomar Health has been lighting up the hospital in red this week in celebration of Red Ribbon Week, which brings awareness to drug abuse. The photo was taken from across the Hwy 78 in the Wal-Mart parking lot. The lights are on […]

Senior Anglers get ready for winter trout

Once the water temperatures cool down a little, the Winter Trout Season will be jumping at local San Diego County lakes, from Lake Cuyamaca to Palomar Mountain’s Doane Pond. Escondido’s two lakes, Dixon and Wolhford, are no exceptions, and are expected to produce some big fish.  Greg Gould, Lake & Open Space Supervisor for the City of Escondido, will be […]

Local VFW will be busy in coming months


VFW Post 1513 will be busy in coming months with salutes to veterans, and the all-important North County Veterans Stand Down that will take place early next year.  We recently interviewed Matt Foster, commander of the Escondido-based post that also serves veterans in Valley Center.  He talked about the various activities that the post is involved with. Veterans Resource Fair […]

Escondido Women’s Clinic raises over $130,000 during annual fall fundraiser


Alternatives Medical Clinic, a free health center located in Escondido specializing in women’s care, specifically for sexual health and pregnancy counseling, held its annual fall fundraiser Thursday, October 24 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  Over 450 people attended the event, marking the 2nd largest ever audience in fundraiser history, according to clinic director Tammy DeArmis—behind only 2012 […]

Climbers make trek to historic peak


A group of 14 hearty and hardy men and women made the strenuous climb last Sunday to one of the most historic — and least known — sites in the Valley Center-Escondido area. The goal was to reach the summit of Bottle Peak which can be seen from various parts of Valley Center and is clearly visible to the east […]


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