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Battle of San Pasqual to be reenacted Dec. 2

California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association will present San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 2 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park.  This annual, family friendly, North County event focuses on the interpretation and commemoration of the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual, the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican–American War.  This year […]

Kiwanis, Senior Anglers join forces to introduce kids to fishing Dec. 1-2

Hidden Valley Kiwanis and the Senior Anglers of Escondido will be hosting their fifth annual Children’s Fishing Experience on December 1-2 (9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.) for all children 8 and under at Dixon Lake in Escondido 1700 North La Honda Dr.   Fishing is FREE to all eligible children under the age of 8. No fishing permits are required […]

Community in Unity will kick off city’s holiday season

The 8th Annual Community in Unity celebration is just around the corner on Thursday, November 29, and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce wants you to be there.  The event is presented by the Chamber at the City Hall Rotunda and Fountain area from 5:31 p.m. to 8 p.m. with local restaurants, wineries, distillers and craft breweries showcasing items from their […]

Over 1100 Volunteers commit to Serve Day 2018

Shortly after sunrise on Saturday, November 17, volunteers of all ages will be donning leather gloves and work boots as well as packing up their rakes, pitchforks and paintbrushes and heading towards Kit Carson Park in Escondido.  The annual Serve Day, led by the Church of Rancho Bernardo (CRB), provides an opportunity to give back to the community and includes […]

Celebrate the holidays at Westfield North County Mall

The holidays are here and Westfield North County has an array of festive holiday events to celebrate the season. Join them at Santa’s workshop for crafty gift-making or at the holiday lounge to refuel in-between festive shopping this season. Here’s a closer look at what’s happening at the center: Visit Santa (Nov. 16 – Dec. 24) The holiday season is […]

Pay off library fines with canned food

The holidays are coming, and Escondido Public Library is getting into the giving spirit with its annual Food for Fines program! From November 26 through December 31 Food for Fines offers patrons the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from Library accounts by donating non-perishable, nutritious, pre- packaged food. Each food item counts as $1.00 toward reducing fines.  […]

Escondido Charitable Foundation announces 2019 grants

Escondido Charitable Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, today announced a call for Letters of Intent for its 13th annual grant cycle. Every year, ECF invites nonprofit organizations and agencies to submit proposals for initiatives that enhance Escondido through programs, activities and/or events that create connections, increasing civic engagement to build a stronger community. Research shows that […]

Vacancy on city appointed Historic Preservation Commission

The Escondido City Council is seeking applicants for the Historic Preservation Commission due to a recent vacancy. The term of office will expire on March 31, 2020. The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for developing and implementing the City Historic Preservation Program under the direction of the City Council, and advises the Council on matters relating to historic preservation. Appointed […]


EDCO TO PROVIDE SERVICES ON VETERANS DAY Escondido Disposal will continue to provide waste & recycling services on Veterans Day (observed November 12.) There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, November 12, 2018. Escondido Disposal’s customer service office, including its public disposal site, will also remain open.  Escondido Disposal is family-owned and locally operated […]

Rainbow trout plant coming in December at Lake Wohlford

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Weekdays, Open Weekends Only) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday August 3. Next Plant:  6,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout Saturday December 8. Water temperature: At surface 64.04 f., 6.28 D.O. @ 10’ 65.48 f., 5.83 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned.  […]

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