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Community news briefs: Roads, buildings, yoga mats, parks and scaly critters

Temporary, partial road closure  That would be on Harding Street between Washington Avenue and Valley Parkway due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, Escondido officials advise motorists that Harding Street will be reduced to a partial lane closing from Monday, May 2 to May 16. Work is to be preformed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses will have driveway access…


Butterfly releases to plants and farm fresh

Elizabeth Hospice takes wings More than 200 supporters joined The Elizabeth Hospice for the 7th Annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release on from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at the Salon Room of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Community members of all ages were invited to attend and sponsor butterflies in memory or in honor of…


Briefly Speaking: Community news and notes from Escondido and San Marcos

Make-A-Wish grants Escondido girl’s wish Escondido resident Carolina, last name withheld upon request, has a nervous system disorder. Make-A-Wish San Diego stepped in to help brighten her days by letting her in on a secret at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum in Escondido recently. Her wish was their command. In this case, surrounded by family including her older brother and younger sister, Carolina received an iPad…


Return to Aster Street Gardens; Harmony Grove Village Festival rescheduled

Return to Aster Street Gardens Ahmed Hassan returned to Aster Street Gardens recently and found all systems go for his Sustainable Heroes project that transformed a parched piece of transitional housing dirt into a landscaping delight. “Doing projects that are impossible and meaningful is a passion,” Hassan said after touring the 495 Aster St. development that features a one-year transitional housing program for the needy…


Escondido Library’s offerings revealed

Writer’s Group now forming Time for a first at the Escondido Public Library from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. The Escondido Writers Group meets for the first time. The group is free and open to all who would write. Since this notice is last-minute, perhaps the group won;t mind you not pre-registering first. Writers of fiction, non-fiction and memoirs are all invited…


2016 Spring Gala, BRAZIL benefits San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

Bye-bye Brazil? Not if you;re planning to attend the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) big gala from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 30. It’s all about celebrating the culture and cuisine of Brazil. Gala goers are invited to explore the Museum’s new exhibits, mingle in the Children’s Discovery Garden, taste the variety of Brazilian food and drink offerings, and enjoy live entertainment…


Escondido Library at Grape Day Park?

At its Feb. 28, 2010 meeting, the Escondido Library Board and the Trustees of the Escondido Library Endowment Foundation gave the Escondido City Council a presentation of a “phased approach” to develop a new library, by upgrading the old library and adding to that building. On June 16, 2010,  that Council — Mayor Sam Abed, council members  Olga Diaz, Ed Gallo, Mike Morasco, and Marie Waldron…


Friends honor stricken soccer player

Felled by a spinal stroke during a semi-final game between FC Heat BU15 and FC Heat BU14 last July, Danny Smuts, Jr. 15, continues to inspire as he seeks a full recovery at Naval Medical Center Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The final game in the bracket was postponed until everybody found out the severity of Danny’s injury. It was severe alright, an injury usually…


Escondido Community Child Development Center Golf Classic tees off April 22

Twin Oaks Golf Club is the scene Saturday, April 22 for the Third Annual Golf Classic benefitting the Escondido Community Child Development Center (ECCDC) and Sculpt Nouveau. Funds raised from the event benefit the non-profit’s early childhood programs. Golfer fees are $125 per person. This includes lunch, dinner, 18 holes of golf, free range balls, prizes and participation in the live and silent auctions. The…


Utility, water work closes Escondido streets

Taking the road less traveled in the Robert Frost sense makes Escondido sense this month considering utility and water projects closing small stretches of two local streets. Stanley Lane between Ash Street and Conway Drive will be closed due to the installation of new wet and dry utility services until March 31. All work will be performed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No vehicles…