"TRACK TRAILS" SMARTPHONE APP FROM PARKS AND RECREATION TURNS ORDINARY HIKES INTO ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
September 10, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Combine kids’ love of electronics with the outdoors, throw in some prizes and an online nature journal and just like that, you have them outside discovering the beauty of nature.
That’s the concept behind TRACK Trails, a new system that County Parks and Recreation is bringing to California and the west coast for the first time.
The grand opening for the trails system took place at San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Cardiff on Saturday.
“While we are celebrating the grand opening of this TRACK Trails system here in Cardiff, families can also take their children to Lindo Lake and Louis Stelzer County Parks in Lakeside to see this new way of discovering the outdoors,” said County Supervisor Dave Roberts. “They can use smart phones right on the trail to log on to a website and mark their progress in a nature journal to win prizes or wait until they get back home to get online.”
By Greg Dunne
July 24, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Bird nests can be hard to observe. We usually just stumble across them out in nature. One place you can always see a large variety of Egret and Heron nests is in the Eucalyptus trees at Lindo Lake.
“Large” fledgling Egrets and Herons are leaving the nest at this time of the year. I say large because the Snowy and Great Egret babies getting ready to leave the nest are as big as their parents. It always looks a little odd to see Mother Egret feeding a bird nearly her own size in a very crowded nest.
By Greg Dunne
November 15, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--We have our share of rare bird sightings now and then in our East County. The three I am going to talk about are the Greater White-Fronted Goose, the Nutmeg Mannikin, and the Vermilion Flycatcher. The Vermilion Flycatcher and the Nutmeg Mannikin are going to be the hardest to spot by the novice birder, but with any experience watching birds you should be able to see these uncommon visitors. The Greater White-Footed Goose on the other hand can easily be seen any time of day at Lindo Lake.
By Billy Ortiz, Lakeside Historical Society Member
Photos by Billy Ortiz and Lakeside Historical Society
September 26, 2012 (Lakeside) – Founded back in 1907, the Lakeside Auto Speedway is considered the first purpose-built auto racing facility in the United States. When completed, the Lakeside Auto Speedway transformed the nascent motor sports movement by moving races off dangerous public roads and horse race tracks.
March 19, 2011 (Lakeside) – The Sheriff’s Department is partnering with County Parks and Recreation as well as County Health and Human Services to hold a Community Festival at Lindo Lake Park, 9841 Vine Street, Lakeside on March 24. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
HELP DESIGN A WHEEL PARK AT LINDO LAKE
(April 26, 2011 -- Lakeside) Skaters, bikers, scooter riders and everyone is Invited to share Ideas. Interested young people and adults are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting
to help design a proposed wheel-friendly plaza for Lindo Lake Park.
The meeting is scheduled for 6- 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Lakeside
Community Center, 9841 Vine St.
This dramatic image of waning storm clouds reflected in Lindo Lake at sunset was captured on film by Dennis Richardson.
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December 26, 2010 (Lakeside) – A teenage driver mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake this afternoon, plunging his Nissan sports car into Lindo Lake.
February 20, 2010 (Lakeside) – Sean Scenna, 22, has been arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Scenna is accused of stabbing a juvenile at Lindo Lake County Park in Lakeside on February 14th.