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Issa to host Vietnam Vet recognition in Escondido

Congressman Darrell Issa of the 50th District announced this week that he will host three upcoming Vietnam Veteran Commemoration and Service Pinning events in his district, including one in Escondido on August 3. The others will be August 2 in Temecula and August 4 in El Cajon. Issa said: “As a matter of principle, our nation must express its gratitude […]

New Escondido Democratic club holds first event


  The newly minted Hidden Valley Democratic Club had its coming out party Saturday night at the Patio of the Palms of American Legion Post 149. About 50 people attended the affair, which was catered by Sierra Madre Cantina. There is another Democratic club based in Escondido, the Escondido Democratic Club. But the Hidden Valley Democratic Club members say that […]

Feeding San Diego adds Escondido site Friday

To continue to address the increased need for food assistance in San Diego County, Feeding San Diego‘s Together Tour is adding a site in Escondido starting on Friday, July 16 at the Emmanuel Faith Community Church from 10 a.m. to noon. The distribution will be held on the first Friday of every month through December.  The church is located at 639 E 17th Ave., Escondido. […]

Caltrans plans to close two I-15 HOV lanes this weekend


The afternoon of Saturday, June 19, during the weekend following Governor Gavin Newsom’s lifting of most restrictions on Californians, motorists took to the freeways. At the same time Caltrans began to shut off the two left HOV lanes on Interstate 15 between Escondido and Carmel Mountain Road. Gridlock resulted. Motorists were delayed an average of 25 minutes. Although Caltrans had […]

Volunteers clean up Washington Park

On June 27 volunteers from the WeLoveU Foundation partnered with the City of Escondido’s Public Works staff and the Volunteer Escondido program to help beautify Washington Park by picking up trash, trimming up landscaping, spreading out playground chips, and painting the restroom building.  About the Event Sunday, June 27, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the volunteers were part of WeLoveU’s […]

Cruisin’ Grand re-launches in style

Friday night after much anticipation thousands took to the streets in a peaceful celebration of the enduring romance of the muscle car—and freedom after more than a year of restrictions. Estimates of attendance was about 10,000 during the course of the evening.  Cruisin’ Grand was back! David Zumaya of My San Diego North County strolled through the multitudes, doing video […]

Local church hosts drive-through food campaign

On Sunday, June 6, the World Mission Society Church of God in Escondido hosted a drive-through food drive in partnership with the San Diego Food Bank in North County. The church invited members of the community to participate in its food drive campaign with the desire to help fight hunger for families that are struggling due to the current pandemic. […]

East Rotary Club provides support for substance detox program

Last week the Escondido East Rotary Club took steps to fight against the opioid crisis by providing needed support for the Fellowship Center, Substance Use Disorder Detoxification Program. Rotary Club President Logan Stuard met with the Fellowship Center CEO Rick Petersen on June 4 and took the first step by providing much needed bedding and clothing for the Fellowship Center […]

Gem show this weekend at Center

The 66th annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry show will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 12 & 13 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. A little known history of San Diego County is its mining history. In the gem and mineral world, San Diego is famous for its gem mines that produce tourmaline, garnets, morganite (a stone named after […]

Escondido students among those given Don Diego Scholarships

Three Escondido students were among 19 who were given a total of $74,500 Don Diego Scholarships, the 35th year the scholarships have been awarded. Don Diego Chairwoman Juanita Hayes said in a statement, “The energy communicated in our finalist interviews was palpable, even on Zoom. All of us on the Selection Committee and entire Board are impressed with the resilience […]


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