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Escondido man’s record catfish at Lake Wohlford

Lake Wohlford has a new record catfish. The top spot now belongs to Elliot Berquist of Escondido and his 62.70 pound Blue Catfish caught in Willow Cove on mackerel Friday, April 9 in the afternoon.  According to Ranger George Scalo on Saturday, “Berquist is an avid catfish angler at the lake and he and his fishing buddies have been pursuing […]

N.C. Veterans Stand Down postponed until September


Not enough guests were signing up for the North County Veterans Stand Down that had been scheduled for the weekend of April 15— so organizers have postponed it until September. The reason? Fear of COVID. Matt Foster, president of the event, told The Times-Advocate that it will be held September 16-19. “We did it because of feedback from our guests. […]

Nonprofit to build homes for injured Marines

The national nonprofit organization, Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) will kick off building homes in Escondido for two injured Marines with a virtual, dual Community Kickoff event on Saturday, April 10.  On Sept. 7, 2010, Marine Corporal Kionte Storey lost his right leg while serving in Afghanistan with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines. On April 20, 2011, Marine First Sergeant […]

Buy a brick to leave a legacy of conservation

The Escondido Creek Conservancy has launched a buy-a-brick campaign to replenish its land acquisition fund. For as little as $100, donors can memorialize their commitment to the environment and leave their mark on the grounds of the Conservancy’s new headquarters, called Boulder Outlook, which is under construction in Hidden Meadows.  The land fund is covering costs to improve the old […]

Conservancy elects new president and board member

 The board of the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has elected Jim Smith as its next president. As new president, Smith hopes “to continue the great work of my predecessors by protecting the watershed and encouraging public enjoyment of the area.” His long list of actions includes closing gaps in the Coast to Crest Trail, seeking opportunities to partner […]

TERC returns to in-person meetings

For the first time since the pandemic began last year, the Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will hold its monthly lunchtime meeting on Tuesday, April 20. The meeting will feature Paula Whitsell, the newly appointed chairwoman of the San Diego County Republican Party.   Whitsell will discuss her vision for further growing the San Diego Republican Party and what Republicans in […]

Recreation Guide Wins CPRS Award

The City of Escondido recently was awarded the Marketing & Communication Award of Excellence for print publications from the California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS) for the Escondido Recreation Guide.  Last year the recreation guide was redesigned to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and thriving community. Through the innovative use of internal staff resources, a digital publication platform, […]

Chamber to sponsor annual golf challenge Monday

With spring arriving and the idealistic weather of North County becoming postcard-perfect, everyone is looking to get outside after a long, COVID-themed year. Well, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, partnering for the first time with the California Center for the Arts – Escondido, has the perfect way to do just that. The 23rd Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament!  The event […]

Senator Jones, Chamber, host successful blood drive

Senator Brian Jones of the 39th District held his eighth blood drive in ten months on Wednesday, February 24, this time in association with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. According to Aaron Andrews of Jones’s office, here are the statistics.  19 donors, 6 First time donors, 19 units collected, 57 lives saved Photos by David Zumaya, My San Diego North County

ECCDC has a snow day

The Escondido Community Child Development Center, serving children 4 months to 5 years old, normally has many fun events throughout the year.  With having to adjust to new safety guidelines with COVID-19, they decided we could have a Snow Day.  According to Program Director Sam Newman, “We hosted our first Snow Day on February 9th, where a company came in to […]


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