Community News

Volunteers needed to paint hydrants

Are you looking for ways to volunteer in your community? The city’s next volunteer fire hydrant painting event will be on September 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.  This is a great family project or for students who need community service hours. Volunteers will give neighborhood fire hydrants a fresh look with a new coat of paint. You volunteer effort […]

Escondido Shines Oktoberfest cancelled

The Escondido Shines annual Oktoberfest, which didn’t happen last year, won’t happen this year now either, according to Vaughn North of Escondido Shines. The event had been scheduled for October 9. “We had to cancel,” he told The Times-Advocate. “There is still too many restrictions and it’s still too early.” However, the other upcoming Escondido Shines events are going forward. […]

Family brings fire engine to Cruisin’

The annual Fire Engine night at Cruisin’ Grand September 10 was special for the Deddo family, who brought their 50-year old privately-owned pumper to the fun and patriotic parade down Grand Avenue. The Deddos, owners of Scott Deddo Construction, purchased the retired engine on eBay and stocked it with all the modern equipment and keep it ready to defend their […]

Fire & Water Expo Sept. 25

The Fire & Water Expo, sponsored by the Rincon del Diablo Fire Protection District and Escondido Fire Department will be held Saturday, September 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Escondido Fire Station No. 4 at Kit Carson Park, 3301 Bear Valley Parkway. The expo is always a popular and well attended family event. There will be a helicopter landing and vehicle […]

Eight Eagle Scouts finally recognized

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, eight Eagle Scouts from Scout Troop 669, Escondido were finally recognized for earning their Eagle Scout rank.  Some of the scouts earned the rank before the Pandemic but didn’t get their Eagle Court of Honor done before things shut down. Most of the scouts earned their Eagle rank during the Pandemic.  To earn the Eagle […]

History Center begins “Legends” bio series

The Escondido History Center this week began this year’s first of eight 2021 Escondido Legends biographies. Thanks to a sponsorship by Jack Raymond, each Legend will have a $1,000 honorarium presented, in their name, to an outstanding senior from a high school in Escondido. Over the next few weeks, a short biography of these eight 2021 Escondido Legends will be […]

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 […]


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