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EPD to host children’s Christmas party

Every year the Escondido Police Department hosts an annual Children’s Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience.  The party will take place in early December.  The event will include food, a magic show, arts and crafts, face painting, a visit with Santa […]

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Tree planting at Kit Carson Park Saturday, November 23: 8:30 a.m. If you are interested in helping beautify your community, the City of Escondido is inviting you to join other volunteers for a tree planting event at Kit Carson Park. You don’t need to register for this volunteer opportunity, just check in at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheater no later […]

Volunteers clean up around Daley Ranch barn

Saturday, November 2, eight volunteers were at Daley Ranch cleaning up brush and other debris around the barn located near the property. Thank you volunteers for all your hard work! 

Public Works improves access at Daley Ranch

Cougar Pass is one of the three official entrances to Daley Ranch. Located at the far northwest corner of the property, Cougar Pass offers visitors access to some of the most scenic and remote areas of Daley Ranch. The parking lot near the trailhead is reached via Cougar Pass Road, a rough, unpaved, single-lane road that can be accessed from […]

Arts Partnership to hold woodworking exhibition Jan. 11-Feb. 21

The Escondido Arts Partnership has announced the eleventh Presentation of WOOD, A Furniture Show XI, hosted by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking.  This exhibition will feature a gathering of some of the very best furniture makers in Southern California showing their work at the Escondido Municipal Gallery. A variety of wood mediums will be exhibited throughout the month. This […]

1,200 volunteers to spruce up Kit Carson Park on “Serve Day” Saturday

Shortly after sunrise on Saturday, November 16, volunteers of all ages will don leather gloves and work boots and pack up their rakes, pitchforks and paintbrushes while heading towards Kit Carson Park in Escondido.  The annual Serve Day, led by the Church at Rancho Bernardo (CRB), provides an opportunity to give back to the community and includes beautification projects not […]

Escondido senior making more “buster” creations for breast cancer survivors

Escondido senior Pat Anderson made headlines in 2017 for her creation of the Sisterhood of the Boobless Wonders. This breast cancer survivor has knitted more than 650 breast-shaped bra inserts for women across the country. These “busters” are donated to breast cancer patients and survivors who’ve undergone a mastectomy. After word spread of her unique Busters in all sizes an […]

Seven Daley Ranch hikes offered in November

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. Do not 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 […]

Conservancy to offer hike Nov. 16

Join the group for an exclusive morning hike on The Escondido Creek Conservancy’s newly acquired Sardina Preserve in Escondido, Saturday, November 16 from 8:30-11 a.m.  This hike has the potential to offer glimpses of coast horned lizards, mule deer, and native birds. It will end with a guest speaker from Sky Hunters—a local non-profit focused on raptor rehabilitation and education—where […]

Police Athletic League cleans up

Saturday, October 26 was a Community Service Day for the Police Athletic League (PAL) with 120 volunteers. The group was made up of kids, coaches, scorekeepers, and parents doing yard work at the senior mobile home parks located at 1751 W. Citracado and 2400 W. Valley Parkway. Many of these seniors could not afford a landscaper and they could no […]

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