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ECCDC has a snow day

The Escondido Community Child Development Center, serving children 4 months to 5 years old, normally has many fun events throughout the year.  With having to adjust to new safety guidelines with COVID-19, they decided we could have a Snow Day.  According to Program Director Sam Newman, “We hosted our first Snow Day on February 9th, where a company came in to […]

Palomar Health Foundation names G. Douglas Moir, MD to Board of Directors

Palomar Health Foundation has named retired cardiologist G. Douglas Moir, MD, to its board of directors for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2021. Dr. Moir has a long affiliation with Palomar Health, having previously served nine years on the Palomar Health Foundation board and four years on the Palomar Health Board of Directors, which oversees the healthcare district and […]

County ready to distribute over $100 million in rental assistance


Starting March 2, renters throughout the San Diego region will be able to apply for additional rental and utility assistance grants. The County of San Diego’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program will help lessen housing cost burdens and maintain housing stability for low-income renters who have experienced COVID-related loss of income. The program, funded by over $100 million in state and […]

Lake Wohlford now full of trout

Park hours: 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (open seven days a week) dock closes: 5:00 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday February 17. Next Plant:  1,500lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday March 3. Water temperature: At surface 53.78 f., 7.70 D.O. @ 10’ 53.60 f., 7.55 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private watercraft are currently banned.  Permits and boat […]

City will host tax preparation service for seniors

Since Escondido’s senior center is closed, where do seniors get assistance in preparing their income tax returns? We reached out to Teresa Collins, the city’s deputy director of communications for the answer. She put us in touch with Jilaine Hernandez who runs the Park Avenue Community Center: “We will be hosting this service and they are expected to start March […]

American Redstart returns to Reidy Creek


The sweet, little American redstart made a repeat appearance recently at our restoration site on Reidy Creek. We saw this mesmerizing bird at the same location last year.  We can’t confirm it was the same individual as the one we sighted in 2019 as it was not fitted with an ID band. We know, however, that some of the western […]

Conservancy and Escondido resident restoring oak forest


Jim Crouch, a retired school teacher, is partnering with the Escondido Creek Conservancy to grow seedlings to help restore oak woodland habitat along the Escondido Creek watershed. Passionate about the environment and inspired by the Re-Oak California initiative, Crouch hopes his work will offset carbon emissions and create a better tomorrow for his grandkids.  “It’s also something peaceful,” Crouch said. […]

GOP women to host Ric Grenell Feb. 17

Escondido Republican Women, Federated will host Former Ambassador and Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell as keynote speaker February 17 at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom.  He will talk about multiple subjects and his experiences in the Trump Administration. The GOP women will also hear about  a new project from San Diego County Gun Owners PAC COO Wendy Hauffen called […]

Record catfish take at Dixon

Cameron Gruwell with a new record Catfish (30.4 lbs.) at Lake Dixon. It was brought in off of the South Shoreline using cut mackerel. Shortly after the pictures were taken the fish was released back into the lake. The lake’s previous record was held by David Contizano with a 24.9 lb. cat.

SD County Farm Bureau: ‘pivoting the best we can’


San Diego County’s farming community has endured a rain of body blows and attempts to hurt it with legislation during the year of COVID-19 but has proven to be remarkably resilient.  “We are pivoting the best we can,” said Hannah Gbeh, executive director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau. She is speaking of both area growers and the organization […]


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