Originally Posted February 08, 2013
Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to the Downtown Business Association's 4th Annual "For the Love of Chocolate and SweetArt Festival!" Enjoy the best of our downtown shops and spas while sampling locally brewed beer and wines, paired with San Diego's finest chocolates.
Also, you can spend the day shopping at “Sweet Street” ( Maple Street Plaza), taking a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down historic Grand Avenue, or enjoying live music by Slowburn. B e sure to come back to the Plaza after your chocolate tour and enjoy more at the Champagne Garden with dancing until 8:00 p.m.
The festival will be held on Saturday, February 9. Admission is free to Sweet Street. The cost for the chocolate pairings is $35 per person for 10 Beer/Wine & Chocolate Pairings & multiple Restaurant Samples from great restaurants like:California Avocado Grill. Vinz, Esco Gelato, La Farfalla.
This is a great way to indulge your love of chocolate and enjoy the beautiful new Maple Street Plaza. For more information about the event, please visit www.escondidochocolatefestival.com
Originally Posted January 31, 2013
Big changes have been occurring in Escondido and along with it, public perception has changed dramatically too. Long considered a sleepy bedroom community of San Diego, in 2012 Escondido began to garner attention as a thriving, vibrant community on the cusp of transforming itself.
The driving force behind this transformation has been the City Council’s emphasis on economic development and its commitment to being a business-friendly community. As a result, it is important to me to personally reach out to businesses. I meet with local businesses almost every week to learn more about them, to see how they are doing, and to find out what we can do to help keep them here and help them grow. Having a thriving business community not only means services and jobs for our residents, it also means revenue for our city which in turn can be spent on public safety, streets and parks and other quality of life amenities.”
If you are a business owner in Escondido and would like to have me visit your business, please contact Michelle Geller, Management Analyst, at 760-839-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally Posted January 25, 2013
I will be offering my Annual State of the City address on Wednesday morning, February 20, 2013 at the Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
The event is co-sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and will begin with an optional breakfast at 7:45 a.m. followed by the program at 8:30 a.m. The program will include awards to outstanding community volunteers as well as brief remarks by my colleagues on the City Council and conclude with my address. Financial expert, George Chamberlin will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
The breakfast is available for $15 per person. To make your reservation for breakfast, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 760-839-4631 or email@example.com or you may register online at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=eoyxpfjab&oeidk=a07e6o6w3et8a81b7d1
The deadline to reserve breakfast is 5:00 p.m. February 11, 2013. Persons wishing to attend the program may do so at no cost, if they are not eating breakfast. If you would like information about sponsoring the event, please contact the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 760-745-2125.
Originally Posted January 17, 2013
The East Valley Branch Library will reopen as a Technology and Internet Center on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at noon at the Center, located at 2245 East Valley Parkway.
The Escondido Technology Center will be open Monday through Thursday from noon to 6:00 p.m. The Center consists of 30 computers which may be accessed by residents in the same manner as those at Escondido Public Library at 239 S. Kalmia Street. For more detailed information about how to use a computer at the library or Technology Center please visit http://library.escondido.org/computers.aspx
Funding for the Technology Center was provided by Community Development Block Grant Funding ($60,000), Recreation Reserve Funding ($75,000) and a $25,000 grant from Cox Communication.