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91-year-old Navy Seal gets honored at historical Santa Monica hotel’s diamond jubilee celebration


Hank Weldon of Valley Center, 91, was among the elite WWII veterans feted at the Diamond Jubilee January 17 celebration of the Hotel Shangri-La in San Monica, a hotel that many of Weldon’s comrades from the war used to congregate during the war. Hank and his wife Donna got a phone call a couple of weeks ago. “A guy we […]

Half-price admissions this month at children’s museum

It’s back this February! San Diego residents and visitors are invited to enjoy half-price admission at 45 museums during February, including the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) in Escondido. To take advantage of this great cost savings you must pick up a Museum Month Pass at any Macy’s store in San Diego, Temecula or Imperial Valley. The Pass is […]

Officials brave the rain to highlight need to keep city streets safe for kids

Officials brave the rain to highlight need to keep city streets safe for kids County and Escondido officials the afternoon of January 26 braved a downpour to highlight the need for safer streets and progress that is being made in that direction. Keeping local children safer when they are walking to and from school and using the city’s streets to […]

Two car accident leaves two injured

Part of City Hall parking to be temporarily closed

City of Escondido maintenance crews will replace badly deteriorated wooded trellises on the south side of City Hall beginning on February 17 and lasting until approximately the end of March. During that time, it will be necessary to close the eastern portion of the south City Hall lot which fronts Valley Parkway. Every effort will be made to reopen sections […]

New facility will serve homeless veterans

Interfaith Community Services Wednesday, February 11, held a ground-breaking for a new facility that will serve homeless veterans resting up from hospital stays and provide expanded support for homeless and lowincome families in the underserved North County region. The new facility is located at 250 N. Ash St. The groundbreaking was led by Greg Anglea, executive director of Interfaith Community […]

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle open Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, February 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public Art Commissioners will be on site to answer questions. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist […]

‘Who is that beautiful girl?’ A Valentine’s Day story

As Valentine’s Day approaches, I find myself thinking of Chuck and Kay Lyall. They were married just before Valentine’s Day over 60 years ago, and the story of how they met and came to be married is the sweetest love story I’ve ever heard. With their family’s permission, here is their story: Their life together began in 1948 when Chuck […]

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