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Lakes offer four hikes and activities in June

Hikes begin at the Daley Ranch La Honda Drive entrance unless otherwise noted. Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Don’t leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at and Please note that drinking water is not available in many areas so […]

Catfish planting coming up June 14

Lake Wohlford 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 May 24. Next Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday June 14. Water temperature: At surface 66.56 f., 9.35 D.O. @ 10’ 66.02 f., 7.95 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are […]

Read, Act, Play at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to “Read, Act, Play.” The Challenge encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages and runs from June 8, to July 27. Educational, recreational, and cultural events are offered throughout the Challenge. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or […]


Poway mayor to speak to Escondido Republicans June 17  The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will hold its monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, June 17,  featuring guest speaker Steve Vaus, Mayor of Poway. Vaus was elected in 2012 to a four-year term on the Poway City Council and then elected to Mayor of Poway on November 4, 2014. Vaus is now […]

SD Archaeological Center to host presentation on 100 years of San Diego railroad history, June 8

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association (PSRM), a San Diego-area historical and educational nonprofit, will host a free presentation about the history of railroading in San Diego County at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend. Speaking will be Reena Deutsch, […]

Escondido group learns about the battle to preserve vote integrity

The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) at their monthly lunch meeting at Cocina del Charro hosted Ruth Weiss of the Election Integrity Project. The Election Integrity Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 that was founded in California more than nine years ago. “I can’t come to you wearing a partisan hat, but I can give you enough information to do what […]

Firefighters get visit from school children

On Tuesday, May 14, fire personnel from Station #4 (Bear Valley Pkwy) were visited by about 30 pre-school students from Community Montessori School. The kids were given a tour of the station/engine, a lesson in fire safety, shown the various tools on the rigs and watched a “dress up drill”, in which the crew showed them the many steps taken […]

Firefighters train “over the side” rescues

The morning of Saturday, May 18, crews from Station #1 and Station #7 conducted an “Over the Side Rescue Drill.” This skill is a low frequency high risk task that requires specialized training and gear. All fire personnel perform this training on a regular basis to ensure they are proficient. 

Fire & water expo in Escondido: Cruisin’ to Safety

The Escondido Fire Department and Rincon del Diablo Fire District are teaming up to put on a fire expo, Cruisin’ to Safety, on June 15 at Kit Carson Park. The event is free. The Escondido Fire Department and Rincon del Diablo Fire District have shared in the traditional goal of saving lives and safeguarding property over many decades.  And with […]


Park Avenue Community Center reopens In late March the Park Avenue Community Center (PACC) had to close in order to repair flood damage from a broken water heater. We are happy to report that the all of the repair work has been completed and with a fresh coat of paint and brand new carpet, the PACC will reopen on May […]

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