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Festival brings sweets and sweethearts together

Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll in and out of the more than 20 participating restaurants, shops and spas in Historic Downtown Escondido, while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines, craft beer and spirits. What’s Happening? • Gourmet chocolates & chocolate themed […]

EARS ham radio group to hold first meeting of 2020

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, 7 p.m. the Escondido Amateur Radios Society (EARS) will be holding its first monthly membership meeting of the year  at the Pacific Western Bank, 900 Canterbury Pl., Escondido. EARS is an IRS 501 (c)(3) charitable, non-profit organization of educational benefit to amateur radio operators, and others interested amateur radio within Escondido and surrounding areas.  Each […]

Senior Anglers Review 2019

The Senior Anglers of Escondido will present, at their January 10 meeting, the club’s annual Year in Review Show. The program will highlight photos of the club’s Trout challenges, Catfish derby, Surf fishing tournaments, saltwater charters, picnics, and RV camping trips around the state.  SAE member and past president, Ron Parker, produces the show, highlighted with special “fishing” music. Carole […]

Rainbow trout planting coming January 3

Trout fishing has been excellent at Lake Wohlford. Jeremy Cominlag of San Diego has big fish honors with his 8.40 pound trout caught in Willow Cove on a green power-worm. Other notable catches included; Selvin’s 7.10 pound, Chris Sy’s 6.70 pound, and Keith Greetis’s 5.40 pound.  Fishing has been best on the east end and in the southern cove opposite […]

Award-winning lecture series comes to Escondido

The award-winning January Series of Calvin University is coming to Escondido. From January 8 –28, 2020, Calvin Christian School will be one of 60 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series. The 2020 edition features New York Times best-selling authors, Billboard-topping musicians, and a 41-year veteran of the White House press […]

County awarded $2.5 Million to House homeless veterans

The County Health and Human Services Agency was recently awarded an annual $2.5 million federal grant to fund housing vouchers for homeless veterans. The $2,520,346 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will allow the County to issue housing vouchers to 175 unsheltered veterans in San Diego County. The funds are administered through the Veterans Affairs […]

Rotary and Chamber collect PJ’s for kids battling cancer

The Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce collected over 140 pairs of pajamas for kids battling cancer. The Friends of Scott Foundation – Friends to Children with Cancer works with donors like the Chamber and Rotary Club to gives kids in the hospital an opportunity to have a sense of peace and comfort during their hospital […]

Open house to welcome new volunteers

The New Year is bringing new opportunities to join a community of fellow nature lovers. Choose from hiking and monitoring Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s extensive trail system, assisting with outdoor field trips, or guiding visitors through the Hubbell-designed Interpretive Center.  A Volunteer Open House will take place Saturday, January 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Elfin Forest Interpretive […]

Trout fishing is excellent at Lake Wohlford

Park hours: 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (open seven days a week, closed x-mas)  dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday December 18. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 2. Water temperature: At surface 51.62 f., 9.93 D.O. @ 10’ 52.52 f., 9.65 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are […]

Dr. Roy “Pat” Archer honored for 40 years as Scoutmaster

At Wednesday’s City of Escondido council meeting Dr. Roy “Pat” Archer was honored for over four decades of service as Scoutmaster to Troop 649, upon the occasion of his retirement. Dr. Archer, who was also for many years a political science instructor at Palomar Community College, because the first Scoutmaster to Troop 649 in 1977. Under his leadership, 205 Scouts […]


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