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Local VFW brings resources and art to Escondido veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Escondido’s Veterans of Foreign War John R. Simpson Post 1513 is hosting a Veteran Resource Riot, an event that will bring resources to veterans, active duty military, their families and the community. The event will be held on November 9 at noon in Escondido’s Heritage Park. “If you served in our nation’s military, you and […]

Boy Scouts clean up Dixon Lake area

On Saturday, September 28, Boy Scout Troop 654 volunteered their time at Dixon Lake cleaning up the park and surrounding areas. 

Should you jump on the plant-based burger bandwagon?


Gone are the days when food choices were simple: only three kinds of cereal, one type of milk and four varieties of bread. Today we have an abundance of choices differentiated by levels of calories, fat and other nutritional measures. The latest fad to hit the market are plant-based hamburgers, not to be confused with veggie burgers, turkey burgers, soy […]

Firefighters teach kids about fire safety

On Monday, September 23, the Escondido Fire Department Prevention Personnel joined The Burn Institute at Juniper Elementary School for their “Fire Safe Kids Program.” This presentation included a 30-minute assembly with a slide show, and interaction with the children on fire safety in the home. Escondido firefighters also provided a 30-minute demonstration of fire and rescue equipment and a tour […]

Conservancy gets grant for new microscope

Textures, colors, patterns, and microscopic organisms come alive as The Escondido Creek Conservancy was awarded $1,500 for a new microscope by the San Marcos Community Foundation. As a result of the grant, visitors to the Interpretive Center at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve will now have a clearer view on the microscopic world. The Elfin Forest Interpretive Center provides visitors […]

Large turnout for College and Career Fair

Escondido Union High School District, in coordination with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held a College and Career Fair at Escondido High School on September 26. Students, their families and the community had the opportunity to learn from more than 100 college and career representatives. A total of 2,420 attended, according to Mandy Brown, College & Career Technician for Escondido […]

Costume contests for kids, families and dogs at Bates Nut Farm

Bates Nut Farm announces the details of the annual costume contests for kids, families, and dogs.  On Saturday, October 26 proud dog owners can compete for prizes and bragging rights in the annual Howl-o-ween Doggie Costume Contest and Parade.  The costume contest and parade for kids and families will take place on Sunday, October 27. Prizes will be awarded in […]

History Center announces Future Legend scholarship recipients

The Escondido History Center and the FLAG Committee this week announced the nine outstanding Seniors from High Schools in Escondido who are the first FLAG recipients of a $1,000 Honorarium, a personalized journal, a framed certificate and a Student Membership in the Escondido History Center.  The awards are provided by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.   Each Future Legend […]

Educators’ Night Out offers networking and entertainment

 The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will welcome San Diego County Educators and Administrators to its annual Educators’ Night Out and Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 8 beginning at 4 p.m.  This event is a must for San Diego educators and administrators as it brings together arts and cultural groups from all over San Diego to discuss new and […]

T-A Shorts

Parkinson’s Support Group to meet The Rancho Bernardo monthly meeting of the North County Parkinson’s Support Group will be from 10 a.m. until Noon on October 7 at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Dr. in the Parish Hall.  James Mac Donald (AARP Instructor) and Bob Francy (State Farm Auto Insurance) will present “Driver Safety for People with Parkinson’s” during […]


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