Community News

Interfaith needs donations, volunteers

In times of crisis, organizations like Interfaith Community Services kick into high gear, but with fewer people to do all the necessary jobs. It’s informative to consider that half of the cities in the U.S. with the highest homeless populations are in California. That is Interfaith’s core constituency, but in the crisis it’s expanding its net. Greg Anglea, chief executive […]

Pet food distributed to San Diegans During pandemic

San Diego Humane Society is distributing 70,000 pounds of pet food and supplies across San Diego County to pet families who need extra help during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the PAWS San Diego pantry program, anyone can visit SDHS’s campus locations in Escondido, Oceanside or San Diego between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up a bag of dog […]

No relief yet for property taxes but lawmakers introduce bill to waive interest, penalties

Although Congress may be trying to hammer together a bill that would offer relief for taxpayers in the light of the government-mandate shutdown of most businesses, and the state’s deadline to file income tax returns has been pushed back to July 15, no one has yet taken any action on state property taxes. Tuesday, Fifth District Supervisor Jim Desmond partnered […]

Firefighter paramedic receives his shield

Tuesday Firefighter Paramedic Bradford Kenny received his permanent helmet shield in recognition of passing his first year probation. The first year for a Firefighter Paramedic involves the completion of several areas of study, multiple written and performance exams, many oral presentations and a lot of hard work. FFPM Kenny’s accomplishment is something he can be very proud of, but it […]

Boot Driver raises money for Burn Institute

During the morning of Thursday, March 5, volunteers from the Escondido Firefighters Association were at two locations in town as a part of the Burn Institute’s Annual “Fill The Boot: Fund Drive. The event was part of a county-wide effort to raise funds to support the Burn Institute’s programs and activities, including their “Camp Beyond the Scars” program. (burninstitute.org/camp-beyond-the-scars/) The […]

New Bleachers at Washington Park

Through a successful partnership between the City and Classical Academy, the Washington Park ballfield now has bleachers. There were previously no bleachers at this field.

Local code enforcement officer speaks at law enforcement summit

Each year, Sacramento holds various Legislative Summits that give; “We the People” an opportunity to take an active role in keeping the California Legislature aware of the issues that matter to you.  This year, on March 3-4 the annual Alliance of California Law Enforcement Summit began at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, encompassing numerous meetings with Public Safety Officials […]

Teen group helps seniors, homeless and those in need

Assisteens  is a teen group that is an auxiliary of Assistance League of Inland North County in Escondido. Students in grades 7-12 volunteer to work on projects that help seniors, homeless and those in need while earning community service hours.  Assisteens run their monthly meetings with the guidance of adult coordinators while developing personal responsibility and leadership skills. Some activities […]

Rotary Club honors “first lady” member


On Tuesday, March 3, Escondido Rotary Club honored its “First Lady” of Rotary, Marilyn Mukomela.  It was a recognition full of love for a woman who first joined the club in 1987. It even included the irrepressible longtime club member Irv Erdos singing “She’s our first lady” to Tom Jones’s old hit “She’s a Lady” and concluding, “That lady’s all […]

Community seed swap, plant sale March 14

Tomato, squash and many other vegetable seedlings will be for sale by the Dos Valles Garden Club at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Rd. Valley Center from 8  a.m. to noon. Among the vegetable seedling are flower starts, succulents as well as trees. All are suitable for containers, patios as well as larger garden spaces.  Free seed swap […]


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