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History Museum honors local Black pioneer

 February is Black History Month and the Valley Center History Museum is honoring the life and legend of local folk hero Nate Harrison, San Diego County’s first black settler. Harrison, who was born a slave, homesteaded near a natural spring on 160 acres on Palomar Mountain from the mid-1800s until his death in 1920 at age 97.   The museum, […]

County, Solana Center offer rain barrels for a drop in the bucket

A big storm is approaching and through February 10, County residents can still get a discounted, top-of-the-line, $90 Ivy rain barrel to be ready to “harvest” the next rains, cut watering costs and protect beaches, thanks to San Diego County’s Watershed Protection Program and the nonprofit Solana Center. In addition, that $90 cost could shrink even more—to as little as […]

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop kicks off Feb. 9

The Second Saturday Divorce Workshop has moved locations and will be meeting the second Saturday of every month in 2019 beginning February 9 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Studio 5, 340 N Escondido Blvd. Inspired by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education (Wife.org) local financial experts, attorneys and divorce therapists unite in helping women navigate the challenges of […]

County, Solana Center offer rain barrels for a drop in the bucket


A big storm is approaching and through February 10, County residents can still get a discounted, top-of-the-line, $90 Ivy rain barrel to be ready to “harvest” the next rains, cut watering costs and protect beaches, thanks to San Diego County’s Watershed Protection Program and the nonprofit Solana Center. In addition, that $90 cost could shrink even more—to as little as […]

Rain barrel distribution event Feb. 16: barrels as low as $25

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (Rincon Water) invites you to a special one-day Rain Barrel Distribution Event on Saturday, February 16, from 9  a.m. to noon at 1920 North Iris Lane, Escondido. This event is co-hosted by Rincon Water, the Solana Center, the County of San Diego, the Garden, and the San Diego County Water Authority. With a 50-gallon […]

Another Civil War veteran found at Valley Center Cemetery

The Valley Center History Museum, which has a major and popular permanent exhibition on local veterans, has added one more name to its display of Civil War soldiers who lived in Valley Center and is buried in the local cemetery. With the addition of William C. Ball, the roster has grown to 13.  The recent discovery of Ball was made […]

Trout planting this week

~Lake Wohlford Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (open seven days a week), dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 3rd. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday January 16th. Water temperature: At surface 50.72 f., 8.52 D.O. @ 15’ 50.72 f., 8.32 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are […]

Holiday Food for Fines raised 56 crates of food

Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines event was a community success. This popular program provided Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account through food donations.  The collection drive ran from November 26 through December 31, 2018, and the library accumulated 56 crates of food weighing 1,680 pounds. Proceeds from the […]

Library hosts winter-spring 2019 events for families

Escondido Public Library offers special programming for children and their families in the month of January. All events are free and open to the public. Weekly Baby Storytimes at SDCDM for pre-walkers–3 years old and their families. Every Monday starting January 7, from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., children and their families can attend Baby Storytime at the San Diego […]

Quilting Guild to meet

El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, February 14 at QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside.  Parking is limited, so carpool if you can. Doors open 9 a.m. Guest fee for the meeting is $10. Speaker Leah A Zieber, is a Southern California quilt historian and quilt maker specializing in Antique Reproduction Quilts from the nineteenth […]


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