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$5K grant assists Watershed Explorers Program

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has been awarded a $5000 grant from Genentech to develop new video lessons for its Watershed Explorers Program. The goal of the Watershed Explorers Program, a field-based 3rd- through 5th-grade program, is to create engaged science-learners and grow future stewards of local, natural, and cultural resources. The outdoor-education program focuses on different aspects […]

Community members show support for Palomar Health

Thoughtful community members have been finding ways both big and small to support Palomar Health throughout the coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, donors have contributed personal protective equipment (PPEs), hundreds of meals, cash and more than 30,000 cloth masks. John Forst, a San Marcos resident and former chairman of the Palomar Health Foundation, was inspired to donate a massage chair […]

OGHS students given Escondido Legends awards

Robin Fox, executive director of the Escondido History Center, presented a framed certificate in recognition of the first two Orange Glen High School’s Honored Students for the  2019 Escondido Legends award.  Receiving the certificate in the photo is honoree Cael Patterson on behalf of classmate Daniella Sanchez  and Orange Glen High School.  Because of Covid-19 restrictions, the two met at […]

Residents show staff appreciation at senior living community

The last few months have been trying for all of us. People are adjusting to new ways of living amid the coronavirus pandemic. For many older adults and senior living communities nationwide, these challenges have been compounded by a necessary need to restrict visitors and curtail all social programs and activities. But at Redwood Terrace in Escondido, about 175 team […]

Whimsy meets coronavirus in quarantine-themed cookbook

The Rincon del Diablo Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) continues its fundraising efforts with the sale of the newly published Quarantine Cookbook, Rincon del Diablo Colonial Tavern.  Each section provides a bit of whimsy with names like “Flatten the Curve” Granola and “Lockdown” Chicken Tacos. Anecdotes of this time are also memorialized. From home-schooling […]

Water donation to Community Center

This week, the Park Avenue Community Center received a donation from DPI Specialty Foods. The company donated about 1,400 water bottles valued at over $2800. 

Fire captain promoted to Battalion Chief

On June 5, Captain Josiah “Britt” Matthews was selected to promote to Battalion Chief effective on June 13. Chief Matthews began his career with the Escondido Fire Department as a Firefighter Paramedic in 2004 and was promoted to Fire Captain in 2011.  He has served in a variety roles throughout his tenue in Escondido including; Regional Urban Search and Rescue […]

Countywide cleanup goes virtual

The 18th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup kicks off on Facebook Live Saturday, June 20—This year it’s a virtual event.  Set for the first day of summer, one of San Diego County’s largest environmental volunteer efforts will mobilize volunteers of all ages in all communities across the region through social media. Free online registration now open at CreektoBay.org.  I Love […]

Catfish catch breaks lake record

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (open seven days a week) dock closes: 7 p.m. Last Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday June 12. Next Plant:  1,000 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday July 3. Water temperature: At surface 72.86 f., 7.50 D.O. @ 15’ 73.04 f., 7.09 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private watercraft are currently banned. Permits […]

First Escondido Legends senior honored

The Escondido History Center and the Escondido Legends Committee presented a framed certificate to Escondido Charter High School in honor of Samantha Boyce for her soccer achievements, academic excellence and service to Escondido.  In October, 2019, Samantha was awarded a $1,000 honorarium and other awards in the name of 2019 Escondido Legend Shannon Mac Millan.  This honorarium and eight additional […]


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