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Ninth Annual Adobe Home Tour on March 22 celebrates Romance of the Rancho

Adobe haciendas and ranch houses sprinkled throughout the rolling hills of North San Diego County serve as enduring reminders of the region’s Spanish-Mexican rancho heritage. The 9th annual San Diego Adobe Home Tour explores this Romance of the Rancho by opening the doors to four beautiful adobe homes and properties in Rancho Santa Fe and Escondido. Much of our local […]

A Stargazer Fundraiser Jan. 24 at preserve

The Escondido Creek Conservancy (Conservancy) is opening the gates of its Mountain Meadow Preserve (MMP) for their first ever Stargazing Fundraiser event. Gather under the starlight on January 24, at 6 p.m. for hot cocoa as representatives from the San Diego Astronomy Association lead a tour of the galaxy. All funds raised will support the Eichen Education Fund, which supports […]

Scouts spiff up city hydrants

Last month, 17 Boy Scout volunteers working on an Eagle Scout project painted fire hydrants in Escondido. They were able to paint and service 27 hydrants. Local business Sculpt Nouveau donated 3 gallons of the required reflective yellow paint for this project. Will Shitting organized the group and overall logistics. This was a coordinated effort between the Fire Department, Utilities, […]

Escondido Hero Banners now available

The Escondido Hero Banner Program honors men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces by offering personalized banners that will be hung from approximately Memorial Day (mid-May) to Veterans Day (mid-November) in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway. The order period for 2020 is now open. For questions or more information […]

Escondido library asks public to take survey

The Escondido Public Library is asking the public to take a 31 question survey on a variety of subjects having to do with future planning.  According to an email sent by the library this week: “We are planning the future of your public library and we need to hear from you.” It continues, “Whether you are a frequent user of […]

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 […]


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