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San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy announces Crest Trail Challenge

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) this week issued its fourth Coast to Crest Trail Challenge to hikers who will explore some of San Dieguito River Valley’s most iconic spots along the Coast to Crest Trail. From now to June 30, 2021, participants must complete the five designated hikes listed below, in any order, on their own time. Everyone […]

Lori Pfeiler, president/CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity, takes on COVID-19 challenges

Just as businesses are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, so are community service organizations. But Escondido resident Lori Pfeiler, president and CEO of the San Diego affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, has dealt with tough times for this organization before.  In 2011, the home-building non-profit got “top of the fold headlines” in local press coverage, hardly ever a positive development, […]

One Week Left to Claim $450K in County Refunds

Deadline: Oct. 26  There’s just one week left to claim $450,324 in county refunds, the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said this week. Find out if your name is on the list now at If it is, follow the instructions on the unclaimed money page to file a refund claim by October 26. “The impacts of COVID-19 […]

Woman’s Club to celebrate 110th anniversary

On Monday, November 2, the Woman’s Club of Escondido will celebrate their 110th Anniversary in Escondido.  This is a very special event for the club, as it is one of the very first clubs, if not the first, to organize in Escondido.   This event will take place at their Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose St., (corner Mission & Rose), from […]

Mail ballots go out to registered voters for Nov. 3 election

More than 1.9 million mail ballots are on their way to San Diego County registered voters for the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election. You may find yours in your mailbox as early as Monday, Oct. 5. You will also find your “I Voted” sticker inside your official mail ballot packet. The Registrar of Voters office in Kearny Mesa is also […]

Historical Queen Anne Victorian estate listed for $2.72 million

Ryan Bass, an agent affiliated with the Del Mar office of Coldwell Banker Realty, has listed an historical Queen Anne Victorian Estate for $2,720,000.  Located at 700 S Juniper St. in Escondido, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom, one-partial-bathroom and approximately 3,300-square-foot home was built in 1896.  “Known as the Beach House, this Queen Anne Victorian Estate has been fully restored using the […]

Lawsuit versus Newsom, state: non-classroom-based school systems charge funding shortfall

Virtual or “distance” learning is frequently being described these days as second best. One apparent result:  the denial of millions in funding. Three area school systems emphasizing the use of distance/hybrid types of learning have filed a class-action suit versus Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature, charging failure to fund not only the virtual approach but also the education […]

It’s still hot out, but winter’s coming; time to get discounted rain barrels

It’s still hot outside but fall officially arrived last week — and that means our winter rainy season is just around the corner. It also means this is the perfect time to get a discounted rain barrel for as little as $25 to catch every drop, cut your gardening water-costs and protect our beaches simultaneously. Thanks to the County of […]

County Case Rate Drops Slightly, Still in Red Tier

The County’s new adjusted case rate dropped from 6.9 to 6.7 cases per 100,000 residents and the region will remain in the Red Tier, or Tier Two, of the state’s COVID-19 risk levels, the California Department of Public Health Announced Tuesday. The decrease in the region’s case rate means that indoor dining and other operations can continue under the Tier […]

Results for 36th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

Close to home, socially distanced and armed with personal protective equipment and cleanup supplies, San Diego County volunteers came out in force over the weekend with I Love A Clean San Diego for the 36th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. There were 7,823 registered volunteers by 9 a.m.  This represents an increase of 200 volunteers from 2019. There were a total […]

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