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Escondido Jaycees 65th Annual Christmas Parade rolled Saturday, Dec. 12 (Video)

It’s all about having “A Superhero Christmas” Saturday morning in the heart of Escondido. It’s all about having “A Superhero Christmas” Saturday morning in the heart of Escondido. Kicking off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Escondido High School, the Escondido Jaycees 65th Annual Christmas Parade was expected to bring joy as well as tens of thousands of people downtown. This is the longest…


Briefly Speaking: Queen Califia’s Magical Circle, CSUSM business, El Nino preps

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle open two days in December Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway, will be open to the public on two days in December: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 27. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American…


Briefly Speaking: News and notes from Escondido and Valley Center (Video)

Sponsored by Oakwood Escrow. Preparing for the winter worst Back by popular demand and the demand of an El Nino season, a disaster readiness/winter weather workshop comes Escondido way from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. Get over to Police-Fire Headquarters community room at 1163 N. Centre City Parkway for the free, but limited seating, event. “The workshop will provide valuable information related…


San Elijo Hills Business Expo shares a fine day of early holiday shopping

It was all about sharing as San Elijo Hills was alive withe sound of neighborhood networking recently. The San Elijo Hills foundation and its neighborhood Share Magazine hosted a grand gathering on the big lawn featuring 80 vendors with local community ties. Free to attend, the Saturday Business Expo made for a fun afternoon of connection and community building at the Town Square. The aim…


Get your tamales on at Grape Day Park along with Dos Valles poinsettias, VC art

Here today, gone tamale? With a salute to that classic Speedy Gonzalez Looney Tunes animated feature, and a tip of the corn-based dough, Escondido hosts its first ever, and hopefully annual ,Tamale Festival. Tamales are set to roll from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway. The FREE festival will feature a VIP tamale tasting area —…


Community In the Know — Something to do? Somewhere to go?

Water saving irrigation systems, anyone? The Dos Valles Garden Club will present a talk by Matthew Noreen of Grangetto’s in Valley Center on water-efficient technologies for landscape, vegetable and orchard irrigation. The presentation begins at 10 a.m., Tuesday Nov. 10 followed by the general club meeting. Included in this timely presentation, according to Sharon Grant, will be a discussion on MP Rotators, drip irrigation, Netafim…