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Boys & Girls sponsor summer food program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego program will operate Summer Food Service from June 1 to August 10 at its Escondido location. It will be closed on July 3.  Free meals will be made available to all children, without any eligibility documentation, who are 18 years of age and younger without regard to race, color, national origin, […]

Lake Wohlford now open

Lake Wohlford has reopened.  Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. (open seven days a week) Dock closes: 6:30 p.m. Last Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday May 22. Next Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday June 12. Water temperature: At surface 71.24 f., 7.11 D.O. @ 15™ 72.14 f., 6.69 D.O. Water level: Low level, private water […]

Bicyclist tours ten cities to fight cancer

Local businessman David Zumaya is raising money as part of My San Diego North County Relay for Life to fight cancer. On Thursday, May 14 on his birthday he did his personal Tour of Ten Cities, a bicycle trip which included a number of coastal cities as well as Escondido, where he stopped in front of the city’s Charity Arch […]

Messages of hope reinforce community spirit at Redwood Terrace

Like senior living communities everywhere, Redwood Terrace has been under strict precautionary measures for the better part of two months. But in the time of COVID-19, where visitors and social interaction are largely restricted, the community has never felt more connected to their neighbors in Escondido. “People we don’t even know just started to reach out,” said Cristy Rose, the […]

Apply to serve on the County of San Diego Independent Redistricting Commission

The opportunity only comes once every 10 years – a chance to redraw the boundaries of the County’s five supervisorial districts. The County is taking applications now for people who can serve on its Independent Redistricting Commission. Completed applications must be received by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors no later than Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. […]

Senior Anglers back on the water

After a two-month fishing hiatus, the opening of shore fishing at Lake Poway brought out members of two north San Diego County senior angler fishing clubs. Fourteen anglers and guests from the Oceanside and Escondido senior angler clubs were greeted with a warm spring day and clear blue skies on May 15, along with 6 feet of distancing and the […]

Conservancy adapting programs during pandemic

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) is adapting its programs to online formats for the duration of the pandemic. Executive Director Trish Boaz said, “We want to inform people so they will stay connected to each other through the outdoors and through the work the conservancy does, while respecting the stay-at-home and social distancing orders.” In Schools: Education Manager […]

Senator calls on governor to reopen churches

Senator Brian Jones of the 38th District is calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen churches, synagogues, mosques and temples from the COVID-19 lockdown. “Houses of worship are more than capable of observing CDC guidelines on social distancing and cleanliness,” said the senator. This week he sent a letter that began, “I am requesting that you take immediate steps to […]

Campaign celebrates essential workers

The Escondido City Police and Fire Departments along with Park Rangers are participating in the America Strong & United campaign by wearing bands during the month of May. Non-uniformed personnel may also wear red white and blue ribbons to show support. The America Strong and United badge bands and ribbons include three colors to symbolize the sacrifice of essential workers. […]

Teddy bears donated to hospital

The Hug-A-Bear Program from Assistance League of Inland North County last week delivered 80 cuddly teddy bears to the Palomar Hospital Emergency Room in Escondido. These soft bears provide comfort to children and seniors in crisis situations. Throughout the year, over 2,000 bears are distributed to police, fire departments, hospitals and the Humane Society. Pictured in the hat is Assistance […]

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