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SD Archaeological Center to host presentation on 100 years of San Diego railroad history, June 8

The Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association (PSRM), a San Diego-area historical and educational nonprofit, will host a free presentation about the history of railroading in San Diego County at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at the San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Rd., Escondido. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend. Speaking will be Reena Deutsch, […]

Escondido group learns about the battle to preserve vote integrity

The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) at their monthly lunch meeting at Cocina del Charro hosted Ruth Weiss of the Election Integrity Project. The Election Integrity Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 that was founded in California more than nine years ago. “I can’t come to you wearing a partisan hat, but I can give you enough information to do what […]

Firefighters get visit from school children

On Tuesday, May 14, fire personnel from Station #4 (Bear Valley Pkwy) were visited by about 30 pre-school students from Community Montessori School. The kids were given a tour of the station/engine, a lesson in fire safety, shown the various tools on the rigs and watched a “dress up drill”, in which the crew showed them the many steps taken […]

Firefighters train “over the side” rescues

The morning of Saturday, May 18, crews from Station #1 and Station #7 conducted an “Over the Side Rescue Drill.” This skill is a low frequency high risk task that requires specialized training and gear. All fire personnel perform this training on a regular basis to ensure they are proficient. 

Fire & water expo in Escondido: Cruisin’ to Safety

The Escondido Fire Department and Rincon del Diablo Fire District are teaming up to put on a fire expo, Cruisin’ to Safety, on June 15 at Kit Carson Park. The event is free. The Escondido Fire Department and Rincon del Diablo Fire District have shared in the traditional goal of saving lives and safeguarding property over many decades.  And with […]


Park Avenue Community Center reopens In late March the Park Avenue Community Center (PACC) had to close in order to repair flood damage from a broken water heater. We are happy to report that the all of the repair work has been completed and with a fresh coat of paint and brand new carpet, the PACC will reopen on May […]

Rincon Water board awards poster contest winners

At its regularly scheduled board meeting in May, the Rincon Water (District) board of directors recognized three 4th grade students who attend school within the water district’s service area and submitted award winning artwork in the district’s annual poster contest.  The artwork depicted the students’ awareness of water as the most precious resource while illustrating the theme “Be Water Smart”. […]

Democratic Club to hold candidate forum

The Escondido Democratic Club’s June 8 membership meeting will include a candidate forum and endorsement vote. The meeting location is to be announced at a later date, but check The club will have a forum (facilitated by the League of Women Voters) with the Democratic candidates for the District 3 County Board of Supervisor’s seat: Olga Diaz, Jeff Griffith, […]

PB&J Club makes sandwiches for the homeless each week

The PB&J Club at Valley Center High School gathers every Wednesday after school to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless of Interfaith in Escondido.   Recently they took a field trip to Interfaith and toured the shelter, and even met some of the clients they’ve been providing for.  The tour gave the students a glimpse of what […]

Fire Dept. helps promote healthy kids

The Escondido Fire Department took part in the 9th Annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 27. Healthy Kids Day is the nation’s largest celebration of health of its kind, celebrated at nearly 1,600 YMCAs. Healthy Kids Day is an open air festival in the heart of Escondido that celebrates youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This year’s Healthy […]

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