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Palomar Health to host Disaster Preparedness Fair Sept. 7

Take steps NOW to prepare for a future disaster. Join Palomar Health at the 4th annual Disaster Preparedness Fair and be one step ahead of an emergency or disaster. The free event is open to the public, no cost to attend. Donate blood to help stock shelves should a disaster strike. And learn safety techniques through hands-on demos, speak with […]

Escondido students received Hubbard Scholarships

One of the largest scholarship funds at The San Diego Foundation is the Hubbard Scholarship, which was established in 2001. Over the years the Hubbard Scholarship Fund at The San Diego Foundation has granted nearly $1.4 million to more than 110 students from Escondido and Valley Center. The recipients for the 2019-2020 school year from Escondido include Jenna Atencio, Giselle […]

Friends of Roynon Museum salute its founder as collection prepares to relocate

Saturday night a group of friends of the Roynon Museum, which closed last month, saluted its founder, Keith Roynon. He handed the torch to the Riverside-based collection, the Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center, that will now be the home to the extensive fossil collection that Roynon collected over 75 years and which called Escondido home for many, many years, including four […]

“Sky King” still flying high in Valley Center


There are several private airfields in the Valley Center-Pauma Valley area, among them one with historical significance, but only one that was celebrity-owned and had a connection to a popular television series that aired on ABC, CBS and NBC over a 15-year period. The little-known airstrip was owned by actor-pilot Kirby Grant, best-known as the star of the cowboy adventure […]

Historic letter from First Lady goes public at History Museum

Inspired by recent national attention on Russia, an historic personal letter sent by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to a diplomat at his Valley Center home has been placed on public view at the Valley Center History Museum. The letter, dated 1958, reveals a meeting involving two Russians, one of whom turned out to be a Soviet spy.   The […]

Escondido native trains to be a U.S. Navy future warfighter


Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors.  At Naval Education and Training command, instructors at advanced technical schools teach sailors to be highly skilled, operational, and combat ready warfighters, while providing the tools and opportunities for continuous learning and development.  Seaman Jessica Feria, a native of […]

Assistance League of Inland North County installs officers

The Assistance League of Inland North County recently installed its executive board for 2019-2020.  Standing (from left):  Judy Davis, Assisteens; Pat Kellenbarger, Public Relations; Liz Kellen, Education; Connie Etheridge, Operations; Linda Zullinger, lst VP Philanthropic Programs; and Melinda Jarrell, 2nd VP Resource Development; Sitting (from left:)  Nancy Zampelli, 3rd VP Membership; Jeanne Bente, Treasurer; Diana Chambers, President, and Marjorie Berend, […]

Assistance League gives scholarships to local students

Assistance League of Inland North County provided scholarships totaling $48,000 to high school students from San Pasqual High, Escondido High, San Pasqual Academy, Valley High, Orange Glen High and Escondido Charter High Schools. The League also provided scholarships to continuing students at Cal State San Marcos School of Nursing for $35,000 and students at Palomar College: School of Nursing, EME […]

Leo Donald Calac selected to Escondido Forever Legends 2019

Leo Calac has been selected as one of nine 2019 Escondido Forever Legends by the Escondido History Center.  A Senior from a High School in Escondido will receive the FLAG (Future Legends Award Group) Award in his name and be presented a $1,000 honorarium. This award, presented in an October 9, 2019 ceremony, is made possible by the generous sponsorship […]

National Night Out promotes police-community relations

The Escondido Police Department and Escondido Education Compact hosted National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 at the East Valley Community Center. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The evening brought out many community partners and resources for families and provided the opportunity for neighbors to spend an evening outdoors getting […]


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