Community News

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.  […]

Foundation calls for grant proposals

The Escondido Charitable Foundation has awarded over 2 1/2 million dollars in grants to benefit the community of Escondido over the last 11 years.  This week it announced the 2019 Grant Guidelines with a Focus on Enhancing Escondido.  The Foundation which is run by local community leaders, raises funds within the community and grants solely to organizations and projects that […]

Palomar opens new Food & Nutrition Center in ribbon-cutting ceremony

Officials and guests of Palomar College gathered on Monday, Oct. 29 to celebrate the opening of the Anita and Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center at the college’s main campus. The center represents a leap forward in Palomar’s ability to serve students suffering from food insecurity, college leaders said. “We’re committed not only to helping students reach their educational goals, […]

Candle-lighting ceremony Dec. 2 will honor loved ones

The community is invited to Light Up a Life, a special candle-lighting ceremony to celebrate the people whose lives have warmed our heart and whose memories illuminate our life. This family-friendly event will be hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice on Sunday, December 2 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. […]

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