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Escondido News

Escondido News

Escondido, CA –This Year, the Grand Ave Festival, will take place in Escondido’s historic downtown on Grand Ave from Escondido Blvd to Ivy.

Attendees will be able to shop from hundreds of vendors for unique hand-crafted gifts and imports, enjoy international cuisine and local entertainment at the Maple Street Community Stage.

New this year will be a Beer & Wine Garden @ Maple & Grand. And there’s more…Such as the Creative Kids Corner @ Juniper & Grand that will feature Robotic Team Demonstrations from local High Schools, and the ever-popular Art In The Garden at Heritage Garden!

 Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce website.

Light Up a Life, a free community event, hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice. Photo Jennifer Regnier Photography

Escondido, CA – October, 2021 – The community is invited to Light Up a Life, a special candle-lighting ceremony to celebrate the people whose lives have warmed their heart and whose memories illuminate their life. This family-friendly event will be hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice on Sunday, November 14, 2021, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, at the California Center for the Arts at 340 N. Escondido Blvd in Escondido. Light Up a Life blends inspirational messages, music, and a memorial ceremony to lift the hearts of those touched by loss, illness or sorrow. Registration is required by Nov. 5 at https://elizabethhospice.ejoinme.org/Light2021. Admission and parking are free.

All attendees will be invited to light a candle during the memorial ceremony. In support of The Elizabeth Hospice’s nonprofit mission, a donation of $50 is suggested. Individuals can receive a 2021 keepsake ornament with a $100 donation or a personalized ornament with a donation of $250 or more. Information on sponsorship opportunities can be found at https://elizabethhospice.ejoinme.org/Light2021 or by calling 760-796-3708. California Center for the Arts, Escondido, requires all guests wear a face mask.

The Elizabeth Hospice is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides hospice care, palliative care and grief counseling services to everyone in the community, regardless of their ability to pay. The Elizabeth Hospice depends on the generous support of individuals and organizations to continue providing these much-needed services to the community. Donations can be made at elizabethhospice.org/donate.

About The Elizabeth Hospice

The Elizabeth Hospice, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit healthcare leader, provides medical and emotional support to children and adults facing the challenges associated with an advanced life-threatening illness, and restores hope to grieving children and adults who are feeling lost and alone. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 115,000 people in San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County. The Elizabeth Hospice has earned the Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint Commission and is a member of the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. To learn more, call 800-797-2050 or visit elizabethhospice.org.

Escondido, CA. (September, 2021) – The wait is finally over. Raising Cane’s will start sharing its ONE LOVE® with more of North County when the fast-growing chicken finger concept makes its Escondido debut today at 1280 W. Valley Parkway.

“Caniacs” will want to join the celebration because Raising Cane’s will accept entries all day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. for its “Lucky 20” drawing to award 20 Customers ages 13 and older Free Cane’s for a Year! The drawing will take place at 8:30 p.m. and winners will be contacted by Cane’s to pick up their prize. Caniacs do not have to be present to win and there’s no purchase necessary. The first 100 dine-in Customers ages 13 and older to purchase a combo meal will also receive a free Cane’s t-shirt and a free combo card to use on their next visit.

“In the past few weeks, we’ve met lots of loyal Caniacs through our sponsorships with Cruisin’ Grand, Plays in the Park, and Escondido Pop Warner Football and Cheer,” said Area Leader of Restaurants Mark Condello. “We’ve developed a loyal following in North County, so we’re thrilled to expand in the area and give Escondido their very own Raising Cane’s. As part of our Grand Opening partnerships, we will be donating to Dogs on Deployment and Escondido Rising Stars.”

Escondido’s new Raising Cane’s will serve Customers through its mobile app, online ordering, takeout, dine-in and its double drive-thru. Open Sunday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 a.m., Raising Cane’s will be the perfect destination for lunch, dinner and late-night meals. This Restaurant marks the fifth in the San Diego area and 47th in California.

In May, Raising Cane’s was one of just three restaurant brands named to Forbes’ “Best Employers For New Grads” Top 100 list, and the company’s “fast-paced, fun culture and growth opportunities” earned it a spot on Glassdoor’s coveted “100 Best Places to Work in the U.S.” list in 2021. Cane’s is still seeking enthusiastic individuals to join its Escondido Crew. Interested candidates should apply at WorkAtCanes.com. Applicants will be contacted to set up an interview after applying.


Raising Cane’s is consistently ranked among the top restaurant brands for food quality, speed of service, cleanliness, and customer service. In 2020, Sandelman ranked Raising Cane’s the third-highest Restaurant brand in the U.S. for Overall Customer Satisfaction. Technomic® also recently announced Cane’s was voted by its Customers as the top fast-casual Restaurant for Customer Safety during the pandemic. 

ABOUT RAISING CANE’S®: Founded by Todd Graves in 1996 in Baton Rouge, La., RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS has more than 570 Restaurants in 31 states and the Middle East with 75 new Restaurants and 20 new markets planned for 2021. The company has ONE LOVE®—quality chicken finger meals—and is continually recognized for its unique business model and customer satisfaction. Raising Cane’s vision is to grow Restaurants, serving our Customers, all over the world and be the brand for quality chicken finger meals, a great Crew, cool Culture and active Community involvement. In addition to being named the “Fastest Growing Chicken Chain” by Nation’s Restaurant News in 2020, Raising Cane’s was also named the #1 fast-casual restaurant for “Keeping Customers Safe.” More information is available at raisingcanes.com.   

Cruisin’ Grand 2021

Cruisin’ Grand 2021
Cruisin’ Grand returns this Friday night, June 18th, in downtown Escondido! SoCal Productions and the City of Escondido are excited to welcome this event back for its 21st season.

All of your favorites will return including live music, DJs, kettle corn, and of course, the best display of pre-1974 hotrods in the country! Something a little different this year is the closure of additional streets to allow enough room for street-side dining and retail as well as plenty of space to display the vehicles and allow for spectators.

Each Friday, Grand Avenue will be closed from Escondido Blvd. to Ivy St. and the side streets (Maple St., Broadway, Kalmia, and Juniper) from Second Ave. to Valley Parkway.

More information about the event https://www.cruisingrand.net/

Come visit us. Visit Escondido – 760-839-4587
info@visitescondido.comhttps://visitescondido.com/

201 N Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025 – In an effort to ensure quick and efficient service and to reduce your wait time, we encourage residents to conduct business online with the City using our Online Services Portal


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