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USPS unveils stamp series at Palomar’s Cactus Garden

Surrounded by thousands of species of cacti and succulents at Palomar College, officials of the United States Postal Service (USPS) unveiled the Forever Cactus Flowers Stamp Series during a ceremony on Monday, April 15. Held in the Palomar College Cactus & Succulent Garden, the event highlighted both the new collectible USPS stamps and one of most ecologically diverse sanctuaries of […]

T-A SHORTS

EARTH DAY ESCONDIDO Deputy Mayor Consuelo Martinez is hosting an in-district Community Meeting this Saturday, April 20. This is part of a series of meetings in District 1 to meet with constituents and will be hosted in Washington Park in conjunction with Earth Day. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment is necessary. 2019 CREEK TO […]

City of Escondido, CCAE assists local nonprofit

The Park Avenue Community Center is experiencing a temporary closure of its main building due to flood damage from a broken water heater.   San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization serving people over the age of 50 with an office location at PACC, hosts many of their North County Inland classes at that site.  Due to the water damage, Oasis […]

‘The youth are our future and if we can give them a second chance, I think it’s important,” says Chief Craig Carter


Last week I sat with Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter and caught up with some initiatives he has pursued during his five years of running the department. He will celebrate his sixth anniversary in August. Although no critically pressing issues demand his time right now, the chief is continuing on a steady-as-you-go approach.  “We’re going to continue to be as […]

Escondido firefighters honored for special projects

March 30 several members of the Escondido Fire Department were honored for a number of special projects that helped make an impact on the organization. The following persons were recognized: Fire Engineer Ryan Vierra for his many hours of hard work and dedication to the Personal Protective Equipment project. Firefighter Paramedic Tyler Terich for his development of a medication inventory […]

SD Archaeological Center to hold annual barbecue April 27

San Diego Archaeological Center will hold its annual barbecue on Saturday, April 27, noon to 3 p.m.  The Center’s annual event that brings together archaeologists, cultural resource management professionals, academics, and students involved in the field of archaeology in the San Diego region. It is an opportunity to further the connections between the many individuals involved in protecting the cultural […]

Escondido Shines to join 17th annual Creek to Bay Cleanup April 27

Escondido Shines, whose motto is “serve, salute, celebrate” is coordinating local efforts to once more be part of the countywide effort known as the Creek to Bay Cleanup on April 27. The effort has the strong endorsement of Mayor Paul McNamara, who said in a statement: “As a community, the more aware we are of needs, the more likely we […]

TA SHORTS

Support group to meet North County Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to noon on May 6 at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive in the Parish Hall.  The first hour features a presentation by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Marty Acevedo who will present “Nutritional Care for People with Parkinson’s”.  The presentation will be followed by breakout groups […]

Fire hydrants get a fresh look from local volunteers

On Sunday, March 31, 23 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints painted 42 hydrants in Downtown Escondido, replaced caps, and even found one small leak for repair. If you are interested in volunteering with the city, call 760-839-4631 or visit: www.escondido.org/volunteer-intern-program.aspx  

Organ donors and recipients celebrate Donate Life Month

Palomar Health workers Tuesday celebrated the beginning of National Donate Life Month, established to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors.  The event happened at Palomar Medical Center Escondido at the flagpole on the back lawn. Palomar Health Nurse Lisa Hernandez knows the life-saving impact an organ donation can have but from opposite perspectives. Her godson received […]


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