“Wild about Christmas” is theme of 68th annual Jaycees parade

The 68th annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade which has a jungle theme: “Wild About Christmas,” will be held Saturday, December 8. Step off is at 9:30 a.m. The parade goes south on Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. There will be an awards ceremony at the Train Depot at Grape Day Park following the concusion of the […]

Shop Small At Businesses In Historic Downtown Escondido On November 24th

Escondido has come together for Shop Small Saturday to promote the wonderful historic downtown district. MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture), the Escondido Downtown Business Association, the City of Escondido, and Visit Escondido are working together to provide a full day of shopping with discounts, special offers and prizes. This is the second year for the effort to encourage […]

Veterans monument moved to new location

Palomar Health unveiled a familiar monument in a new location on Veteran’s Day. Palomar Memorial Hospital was erected in downtown Escondido in 1950 but now that the hospital has been sold, the original monument dedicated in honor of wartime veterans has been moved to the rear of Palomar Medical Center Escondido on Citracado Parkway. In this photo, Palomar Health staff […]

Battle of San Pasqual to be reenacted Dec. 2

California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association will present San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 2 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park.  This annual, family friendly, North County event focuses on the interpretation and commemoration of the 1846 Battle of San Pasqual, the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican–American War.  This year […]

Kiwanis, Senior Anglers join forces to introduce kids to fishing Dec. 1-2

Hidden Valley Kiwanis and the Senior Anglers of Escondido will be hosting their fifth annual Children’s Fishing Experience on December 1-2 (9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.) for all children 8 and under at Dixon Lake in Escondido 1700 North La Honda Dr.   Fishing is FREE to all eligible children under the age of 8. No fishing permits are required […]

Every vote DOES count


It’s ironic and instructive that, when we had such a huge turnout in last week’s election, we still have several close contests to resolve. Could it be that the electorate has become somewhat bipolar?  Obviously, the contest of the most interest in Escondido is the dead heat between incumbent Mayor Sam Abed, trying for a third term, and his challenger, […]

Community in Unity will kick off city’s holiday season

The 8th Annual Community in Unity celebration is just around the corner on Thursday, November 29, and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce wants you to be there.  The event is presented by the Chamber at the City Hall Rotunda and Fountain area from 5:31 p.m. to 8 p.m. with local restaurants, wineries, distillers and craft breweries showcasing items from their […]

Over 1100 Volunteers commit to Serve Day 2018

Shortly after sunrise on Saturday, November 17, volunteers of all ages will be donning leather gloves and work boots as well as packing up their rakes, pitchforks and paintbrushes and heading towards Kit Carson Park in Escondido.  The annual Serve Day, led by the Church of Rancho Bernardo (CRB), provides an opportunity to give back to the community and includes […]

Celebrate the holidays at Westfield North County Mall

The holidays are here and Westfield North County has an array of festive holiday events to celebrate the season. Join them at Santa’s workshop for crafty gift-making or at the holiday lounge to refuel in-between festive shopping this season. Here’s a closer look at what’s happening at the center: Visit Santa (Nov. 16 – Dec. 24) The holiday season is […]

Pay off library fines with canned food

The holidays are coming, and Escondido Public Library is getting into the giving spirit with its annual Food for Fines program! From November 26 through December 31 Food for Fines offers patrons the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from Library accounts by donating non-perishable, nutritious, pre- packaged food. Each food item counts as $1.00 toward reducing fines.  […]