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Quilters to Meet El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 13 at QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside 92056.  Parking is limited, so carpool if you can. Doors open 9 a.m. Guest fee $10. The speaker will be award-winning art quilter Linda Anderson. (, who says everyone everywhere has a story. She is compelled and […]

Escondido Public Library offers free 3D printing to the public

Escondido Public Library now offers free 3D printing to anyone with a valid Escondido Public Library card.  Library users may submit a 3D object for printing online via a web form at The prints will be processed by Library staff to ensure they meet the criteria laid out in the 3D Printing Policy and will be available within two […]

65-year-old hiker/biker challenges himself one day at a time

Recently, 65-year-old Charlie Kahle of Escondido, reported to the executive director of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Trish Boaz, that he completed the Coast to Crest Trail Challenge in one day on his mountain bike on January 4.  “I thought it would be considerably easier than hiking the trails in a day, but I must say, I was pretty […]

Skater Jana Klingseis returns to her Escondido roots

Wednesday San Diego Disney On Ice professional skater Jana Klingseis revisited her training rink with Escondido Figure Skating Club members. Growing up in Vista, Disney On Ice ensemble skater Jana Klingseis began her path to a professional ice skating career at age 9, when she first began skating at the Escondido Figure Skating Club.  Klingseis competed regionally, eventually earning herself […]

Escondido Library receives early learning stations and tablets

The Escondido Library Foundation recently donated six new AWE Early Learning Stations and six new AWE Early Learning Tablets to the Escondido Public Library. The stand-alone stations have the latest educational software, a touchscreen interface and are bilingual in English and Spanish. These AWE Early Learning Stations and Tablets support school readiness and literacy in the community. The tablets are […]

Ninth Annual Adobe Home Tour on March 22 celebrates Romance of the Rancho

Adobe haciendas and ranch houses sprinkled throughout the rolling hills of North San Diego County serve as enduring reminders of the region’s Spanish-Mexican rancho heritage. The 9th annual San Diego Adobe Home Tour explores this Romance of the Rancho by opening the doors to four beautiful adobe homes and properties in Rancho Santa Fe and Escondido. Much of our local […]

A Stargazer Fundraiser Jan. 24 at preserve

The Escondido Creek Conservancy (Conservancy) is opening the gates of its Mountain Meadow Preserve (MMP) for their first ever Stargazing Fundraiser event. Gather under the starlight on January 24, at 6 p.m. for hot cocoa as representatives from the San Diego Astronomy Association lead a tour of the galaxy. All funds raised will support the Eichen Education Fund, which supports […]

Scouts spiff up city hydrants

Last month, 17 Boy Scout volunteers working on an Eagle Scout project painted fire hydrants in Escondido. They were able to paint and service 27 hydrants. Local business Sculpt Nouveau donated 3 gallons of the required reflective yellow paint for this project. Will Shitting organized the group and overall logistics. This was a coordinated effort between the Fire Department, Utilities, […]

Escondido Hero Banners now available

The Escondido Hero Banner Program honors men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces by offering personalized banners that will be hung from approximately Memorial Day (mid-May) to Veterans Day (mid-November) in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway. The order period for 2020 is now open. For questions or more information […]

Escondido library asks public to take survey

The Escondido Public Library is asking the public to take a 31 question survey on a variety of subjects having to do with future planning.  According to an email sent by the library this week: “We are planning the future of your public library and we need to hear from you.” It continues, “Whether you are a frequent user of […]

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