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Bring your roller skates to Kit Carson Park

The Community Services Department recently unveiled Roller Skating at the Escondido Sports Center in Kit Carson Park.  Bring your skates and your family for a fun and safe outdoor recreational opportunity.  Under the current public health order, sessions are limited to 12 people in order maintain social distancing at all times.  Arrive with your skates (required) and safety equipment (optional) […]

COVID vaccine: yes or no?

Who do we believe and what risks are we willing to take? COVID-19 has unhinged our lives in countless ways. To some relief is a vaccine. Millions await it with impatience, anxious to put the virus behind them. Others are refusing the vaccine. The middle ground is holding off, waiting to see how others are affected. For those who trust […]

Residents urged to be patient to get vaccinated against COVID-19

By JOSÉ A. ÁLVAREZ, County of San Diego Communications Office The number of San Diegans wanting to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus significantly exceeds the total doses that have been shipped to the region to date. That’s why County health officials are urging San Diegans to be patient and get vaccinated when it’s their turn. The County has opened […]

Escondido man featured in new book about fighting in Afghanistan

Escondido resident Anthony Reynoso is featured in a new book about fighting in Afghanistan called “First Platoon.” Army Specialist Anthony Reynoso, who served in Afghanistan in a platoon whose tragic and deeply important story is being fully told for the first time, is written in  Pulitzer Prize finalist Annie Jacobsen’s “First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age […]

Zoo and Safari Park to reopen

In keeping with the latest guidance set forth from the Governor’s Office, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park will reopen to the public on Saturday, January 30, ending an almost two-month-long closure that began December 7, 2020.  Guests will have the opportunity to once again experience amazing wildlife with their families, stroll among diverse habitats […]

Board expands COVID-19 rental assistance program

The County Board of Supervisors voted January 26 to expand the emergency rental assistance program for San Diegans who have suffered economic hardships due to COVID-19. The County’s program allows San Diegans facing eviction or who are unable to pay their rent to apply for financial assistance. Funds can be used to cover rent, utilities and other household expenses. The […]

EAA art scholarship deadline extended

The Escondido Art Association’s 2021 Art Scholarship Committee is extending the deadline for drop-off of scholarship materials at the Artists Gallery located at 121 W. Grand Ave., Escondido by one week, with the new dates for drop-off being Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Monday, March 8, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  The show will run from […]

Fire burns 11 acres in college nature preserve

A vegetation fire burned 11 acres in a nature preserve at Palomar College before being contained by fire crews as of 9 p.m. on Thursday, January 14. No buildings were damaged, and the nearby Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum was also spared, officials reported. Sparked during the dry, windy Santa Ana conditions, the fire was originally reported to have encompassed […]

Lap swim program expanding

The City of Escondido’s lap swim program at James Stone pool is expanding hours and creating more opportunities for individuals to have a place to swim.  Starting on January 19, lap swim will now be held Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 8-10 a.m. Take advantage of heated pools to swim year round. Don’t wait a day more, explore the wonderful […]

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