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SDG&E warns customers of new wave of utility scams

A new wave of scammers is targeting San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers, threatening to cut off their service unless they pay their utility bills immediately with prepaid cards.  The most common tactic reported is scammers impersonating SDG&E’s billing department and asking for payment via Green Dot MoneyPak, a way of sending cash via prepaid or bank debit cards. […]

History Center honors Sid Hollins as an Escondido Forever Legend

Sid Hollins, former Escondido educator and mayor, will be honored, along with seven other participants, by the Escondido History Center as an Escondido Legend.  An outstanding senior from a high school in Escondido will be awarded an honorarium in their names thanks to a sponsorship by Jack Raymond. Hollins’s story describes his life and service to our community. Born in […]

Museum, Library honor women’s suffrage movement

To mark the 100th anniversary of the milestone law that gave women the right to vote, two organizations are recognizing local women who were trailblazers and whose accomplishments have continued to inspire the life of others. Forced to abandon a public event due to the pandemic, the Valley Center History Museum and Friends of the Valley Center Library are instead […]

Resident petition seeks to block proposed Mesa Rock recycling operation


Living near a retail nursery or other “green” facility – maybe not a big deal. But next to a facility crushing and recycling all sorts of “inert” materials – that’s a problem, according to a petition being prepared for delivery to the head of Planning & Development Services (PDS) for San Diego County. The petition, now with more than 900 […]

Escondido family donates Starbucks cards

A local Escondido family stopped by the Escondido police headquarters recently to show their appreciation for officers. They dropped off Starbucks cards so Escondido officers can fill up on one of their favorite treats…coffee (donuts being the other one, of course.) 

History Center celebrates Robert Freeman as an Escondido Forever Legend

The Escondido History Center will award eight outstanding seniors from a high school in Escondido an honorarium in the name of one of the eight Escondido Legends.   Through the generosity of Jack Raymond, the Escondido Legends Committee has honored six 2020 Forever Legends and two 2020 Founding Legends for these awards.  The needs of outstanding high school students, with […]

County off state monitoring list, businesses still on hold


San Diego County was removed Tuesday from the state’s County Monitoring List, but local businesses are still under restrictions. The County met a state metric for fewer than 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people for a third consecutive day on Monday. The case rate must remain under 100 for an additional 14 days, until August 31, before K through 12 […]

Rotary Club presents remote work webinar

  The Escondido Rotary Club will present an exclusive online webinar Tuesday, August 25, 12 p.m. to 12:45 pm, entitled “How to Set Up Your Home Office & Effectively Conduct Online Meetings.” The webinar is presented by Work Shift Happens CEO, and remote office guru Deborah Roth, MS, PMP, MCP.   (www.workshifthappens.com) Work Shifts are Happening If you’re asking yourself […]

Library offers auto-renewal

In an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of our staff and community, Escondido Public Library will be closed to the public until further notice. No overdue fees will be accrued until the library reopens. The book drops in the Library parking lot are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for item returns. All items […]

New plant identification signs at Daley Ranch

The native plants of Daley Ranch now have trail marking signs that identify their species. The new signs are spread between two separate trails within Daley Ranch. The main one being “Ranch House Road” and the other being “Creek Crossing.” They spread out over two miles of trail and highlight the key plants within the respective areas. These signs give […]


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