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Vacancy on city appointed Historic Preservation Commission

The Escondido City Council is seeking applicants for the Historic Preservation Commission due to a recent vacancy. The term of office will expire on March 31, 2020. The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for developing and implementing the City Historic Preservation Program under the direction of the City Council, and advises the Council on matters relating to historic preservation. Appointed […]

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EDCO TO PROVIDE SERVICES ON VETERANS DAY Escondido Disposal will continue to provide waste & recycling services on Veterans Day (observed November 12.) There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, November 12, 2018. Escondido Disposal’s customer service office, including its public disposal site, will also remain open.  Escondido Disposal is family-owned and locally operated […]

Rainbow trout plant coming in December at Lake Wohlford

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed Weekdays, Open Weekends Only) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday August 3. Next Plant:  6,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout Saturday December 8. Water temperature: At surface 64.04 f., 6.28 D.O. @ 10’ 65.48 f., 5.83 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned.  […]

Foundation calls for grant proposals

The Escondido Charitable Foundation has awarded over 2 1/2 million dollars in grants to benefit the community of Escondido over the last 11 years.  This week it announced the 2019 Grant Guidelines with a Focus on Enhancing Escondido.  The Foundation which is run by local community leaders, raises funds within the community and grants solely to organizations and projects that […]

Palomar opens new Food & Nutrition Center in ribbon-cutting ceremony

Officials and guests of Palomar College gathered on Monday, Oct. 29 to celebrate the opening of the Anita and Stan Maag Food & Nutrition Center at the college’s main campus. The center represents a leap forward in Palomar’s ability to serve students suffering from food insecurity, college leaders said. “We’re committed not only to helping students reach their educational goals, […]

Candle-lighting ceremony Dec. 2 will honor loved ones

The community is invited to Light Up a Life, a special candle-lighting ceremony to celebrate the people whose lives have warmed our heart and whose memories illuminate our life. This family-friendly event will be hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice on Sunday, December 2 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. […]

Volunteers refurbish history center model train

Thanks to the efforts of four volunteers, the model train layout at the Escondido History Center in Grape Day Park is looking much better, more like it did when it was first unveiled on July 4, 1991.  Train enthusiast Bob Danzl had come to the Escondido History Center in September to do research for a new book he’s writing about […]

ECOC celebrates a double birthday

At the October 18 meeting of the Escondido Chamber of Citizens (ECOC) the board celebrated very special occasion with a double Birthday: Board members Laura Glusha (age 97) and Pam Stahl (of an undisclosed age) shared the same birthday, during an uncommon party to celebrate. According to an ECOC member, “It was a delightful day, shared with a full house, […]

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EDCO WON’T TAKE OFF VETERANS’ DAY Escondido Disposal will continue to provide waste & recycling services on Veterans’ Day (observed November 12.) There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, November 12, 2018. Escondido Disposal’s customer service office, including its public disposal site, will also remain open.  HOSPITAL AUXILIARY North County Unit of Rady Children’s […]

Dine at Vintana and raise money for mentoring program

Tvhe Cohn Restaurant Group’s Menus with Meaning series invites San Diegans to open their hearts to the spirit of the holidays while enjoying an elegant, fine-dining experience for the benefit of a special cause: Boys to Men Mentoring Network. The San Diego-based nonprofit is dedicated to helping disconnected, often fatherless boys become good men. During November, Vintana Wine + Dine […]


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