Community News

Workshop offered on specialty crop grants

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will present four workshops and two webinars on the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) competitive solicitation process.  One of the workshops will be in Escondido at the San Diego County Farm Bureau office. Workshops will feature an overview of the program, a review of the concept proposal questions, a live […]

“Escondido Together” hosts free event in observance of Peace Day

The interfaith leaders of Escondido, known as Escondido Together, invite all to a free event in observance of International Day of Peace. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all of humanity to commit to Peace above all differences.  Escondido Together is hosting a viewing of “The Sultan and the Saint,” […]

Senator Jones attacks SANDAG’s management

On the Senate Floor Wednesday during the debate on Assembly Bill 1730, Senator Brian Jones called for SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) to review its management. Jones’s complaint about SANDAG is the agency’s sponsorship of AB 1730, a recently amended measure that would prohibit gas tax funds from being used for upgrades to gridlocked Highways 52, 67 and 78 […]

John “Jack” Raymond named an Escondido Forever Legend 2019

Jack Raymond has been selected as one of nine 2019 Escondido Forever Legends by the Escondido History Center.  A senior from a high school in Escondido will receive the FLAG (Future Legends Award Group) Award in his name and be presented a $1,000 honorarium. This award, presented in an October 9, 2019 ceremony, is made possible by the sponsorship of […]

Escondido native takes part in Fleet Week

Fire Controlman 2nd Class Eden Farmer, a native of Escondido, California, assigned to dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45), serves breakfast at the St. Francis Center during Los Angeles Fleet Week (LAFW). LAFW is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During fleet week, service […]

One Book One San Diego arrives at Escondido library

Be a part of One Book, One San Diego. Participate in Library programs to earn prizes. From September 4 through October 30, complete activities for chances to win weekly drawing prizes and log your progress online.  One Book One San Diego Family Storytime Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:30–11:30 a.m. Children’s Room Children & Families  Join the library for a special […]

Think Two Steps Ahead: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

The Escondido Police Department is working with law enforcement agencies across the state to promote safe behaviors that allow drivers and those on foot to get where they need to go safely. September is Pedestrian Safety Month, and California continues to see more and more pedestrians getting injured or killed on roads. In 2016, 867 pedestrians were killed and more […]

Holiday craft fair set for Oct. 11

First United Methodist Women will hold its 23rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, October 11, (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Saturday, October 12, (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), at 341 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido.   The fair will have quilts and linens, embroidered items, wreaths, floral decorations, artwork,  jewelry, and  gift items for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every […]

Senior Anglers play big part in record bass

Most anglers throughout Southern California have heard about the record breaking large mouth bass caught at Escondido’s Dixon Lake in April. It officially became a new International Game Fish Association’s record for the women’s 4-pound line class, at 11-pounds, 8-ounces, almost tripling the previous record.   During Escondido’s annual Kiwanis Trout Derby, Temecula resident Tracy Hartman caught the large fish […]

Full-Moon hike planned at Bernardo Bay

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is planning a free, full-moon hike on the Bernardo Bay Trail, Saturday, September 14, from 7:30 –9:30 p.m. Participants should meet at the Bernardo Bay Trails Staging Area. Dogs on leashes and hikers of all ages are welcome.  The Bernardo Bay Trail is located at Lake Hodges, designated a globally Important Bird Area in […]


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