Community

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…


From water harvesting to butterfly gardening

Harvesting water: Beyond the barrel The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) cordially invites you, the interested public to a free talk about harvesting rainwater. The talk centers on food security and the restoration of degraded lands, and takes place 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center “This talk will explain how you can harvest thousands of gallons of rainwater on your property…


Take a look at this Kim Jong-un: Korea Day at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum Saturday kicked off its 4th Annual Escondido Roots Series with a nod to Korea on Saturday afternoon. Soon to follow are celebrations of Korea, Mexico, Israel, Puerto Rico, Iran and Scotland. The free community event blasted away with the with the big drums of from San Diego Korean Pungmui School and Korean United Methodist Church Nanta Team. The Silver Wings…


Escondido Christmas Bird Count results

Greater Escondido definitely is going to the birds as attested by the latest Audubon Society bird count. Palomar Audubon Society president and bird count compiler Ken Weaver flew in Valentine’s Day with the official results of the Escondido Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This was part of the 116th CBC in national Audubon Society history. “Seventy-one observers participated in the Escondido Christmas Bird Count held on…


Scrabble-Thon for Escondido Library

Time to scrabble it up and aid the Escondido Public Library as the library and Friends of Literacy Services hosts the 12th Annual Scrabble-Thon Tournament & Fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12. The event takes place at the Park Avenue Community Center Auditorium, 210 Park Ave. Doors open for player check-in at 8:30 a.m. and tournament play begins at 9 a.m….


Historic home no match for state’s second tallest (now fallen) Torrey pine

A historic cottage was crushed underneath a Torrey pine in Escondido during a storm earlier this month. Not just any Torrey pine either, but one believed to be the second tallest in the state. The two-story cottage, in the 500 block of E 4th Ave. was just a few feet away from the occupied Pritchett House, home to a family of four, according to Carol…


Keeping up with the Bonsall Woman’s Club

The Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) had a New Member’s Luncheon at the home of membership chair, Arlene Rutherford, on Jan. 21. After a scrumptious lunch, provided by BWC Board members, the new members engaged in various conversations about the club. In addition to the exchanges, it gave everyone a chance to learn more about each other, the BWC Board and the club. Pat Harvey gave a…