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Escondido Library looks to the stars— The Escondido Library is tun­ing into The Force and working to eliminate hunger this holiday season. The Library will unveil its Star Wars Collection of books, graphic novels and will provide light sa­bers, helmets and other gear for a library lobby picture booth. This will coincide with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII […]

Portion of Juniper Street to close for construction

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido is warning motorists that Juniper Street between Washington Avenue and Valley Parkway will be closed during construction. A full closure of the street will be in effect through Wednesday, Dec. 23. Detour signs will be posted. All work will be performed between 8 a.m and 4 p.m. […]

Students turn wood into good

Students in Nathan Boelhauf’s wood shop classes at Escondido High School have been spending class time learning about cross grains and grooves, while working with jigsaws, hand planes and a variety of other tools. But they have added another dimension. Throughout the semester, students have been designing, building and refin­ing child-sized tables and chairs to be delivered to one family […]

Escondido seeking nominations for helpful citizens

Each year at the State of the City meeting, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations now are being solicited for these awards. The general public is encouraged to submit nominations of qualified members of the community for consideration. Award nomination forms can be […]

Escondido Country Club meets with developer

Although residents of Escondido’s country club area are still fearful new housing will forever change the feel of their semi-rural community, there was a glimmer of hope on November 30 when members of the Escondido Country Club & Community Home­owners Organization (ECCHO) met with New Urban West Inc., a possible developer that is committed to work­ing with residents. “We liked […]

Christmas services Eve across the county

Emmanuel Faith Community Church Emmanuel Faith Community Church The Emmanuel Faith Community Church will have a Living Nativity event on Friday-Sunday, Dec. 18 to 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the EFCC Field and in the Family Center The interactive living nativity (with real animals!) also includes a photo booth, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and a craft. Resonate Worship […]

Methamphetamine takes its toll in Escondido too

Methamphetamine is becoming an increasing problem in San Diego County, and Escondido is no excep­tion. “That particular drug is on the rise and is becoming something that we are seeing both in larger quantity and in greater frequency throughout the county at large,” said Gregory Ko­gler, a lieutenant with the Escondido Police Department. Kogler also oversees the special investigations division, […]

St. Stephen Catholic Church holds Christmas masses

Masses on Thursday, Dec. 24 for the Vigil of Christmas are the Children’s Mass at 5 p.m. and the Vigil is at 10 p.m. Friday, Christmas Day, Mass in English is at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Spanish. Christmas break for our Faith Formation classes will start Dec. 21 and resume Jan. 4, 2016. This Year of Mercy is […]

Fire Chief Joe, horse trainer Julie are VC citizens of the year

The 2015 Male Citizen of the Year is Valley Center Fire Chief, Joe Napier, ac­cording to the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce. Chief Napier and his wife, Martie, have been residents of Valley Center for more than 20 years and raised both their children, Meghan Napier Fletcher and Jeremy Napier in Valley Center. Napier began his fire service career in […]

Professional baseball players teach clinic in VC

The Valley Center Baseball Club is offering a Pro Baseball Clinic at the Valley Center Little League fields, 28246 Lilac Road on Sun­day, Jan. 10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Former Major League catcher Jeremy Rodriguez and pros from the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays will work with kids on pitching, catching and field­ing. The […]

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