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Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

12/03/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Yo antes de ti/Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes, is the selected book for January. Participants discuss books bilingually, in English and Spanish, enabling them to enjoy great literature in either language. Rincón Literario also provides an opportunity to improve either English or Spanish language skills. 

Yo antes de ti/Me Before You is a best-selling novel, with wide critical acclaim. Moyes introduces Will Traynor, a formerly high-flying, thrill-seeking executive now confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. Louisa Clark, a 26-year-old working-class girl, is hired by Will’s mother to boost his morale. After the accident, the only power Will believes he has is the power to end his life. Louisa has never fully lived—before meeting Will her plans didn’t extend beyond their tiny English town. In Lou, he discovers an unexpected outlet for his thwarted energies—teaching her how to exert her own autonomy. Deciding that the only chance she has of getting Will to take an interest in his own future is to make him take an interest in hers, Louisa devises character-building adventures they can undertake together for her benefit, hoping it will give him a reason to live. All signs point to romance and a happy ending for the pair, but Moyes has something more heartbreakingly truthful in mind; sometimes love isn’t enough.  

Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. In February, readers will discuss Has visto a Maria? / Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros.

Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Paul Crouthamel, Adult Services Librarian, at 760-839-4814.

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Nominations Sought for City Council Awards 

12/02/14 Categories: City of Escondido
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Each year at the State of the City meeting, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations now are being solicited for these awards.

 

We encourage the general public to submit nominations of qualified members of the community for consideration. Award nomination forms can be obtained by calling the City Manager’s Office (760-839-4631) or by downloading  a copy from the City’s web site:

https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/AwardNominationForm2015.pdf

Categories include: Arts, Business, Community, Education, Public Safety, Historic Preservation, and Youth.  The deadline for nomination is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

A sub-committee of the City Council will review all nominations and make its final selection in early February.  The awards will be presented at the Annual State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

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FREE SAND AND BAGS 

12/01/14 Categories: City of Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Public Works, 760-839-4668

In anticipation of rain expected this week, Escondido residents may obtain free sand and bags that have been stockpiled by the amphitheater at Kit Carson Park.  The park is located at 3333 Bear Valley Parkway and is open from sunrise to sunset.  Residents will need to bring their own shovels and be prepared to fill the sand bag themselves. The limit is 20 bags per resident.

 

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Correction Regarding Trout Derby 

11/20/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Dan Hippert, 760-839-4240

 

It was previously reported that parents helping their children fish at the Escondido Hidden Valley Kiwanis Kiddie Pond would be required to purchase a daily fishing permit. This information is incorrect. Parents not fishing or participating in the Trout Derby are not required to purchase a daily permit while their children fish at the Kiddie Pond.

 

The 36th Annual Lake Dixon Trout Derby will begin on Friday, December 5, 2014 and run through Sunday, December 7, 2014.  Large trout and great fishing have been the hallmark of this annual event. The Grand Prize winning Rainbow Trout at 19 of the past 25 derbies weighed in over 8 pounds. To enter, each angler must purchase a daily permit normally required to fish the lake ($7.00 adults, $5.00 for kids under 16 and seniors over 60). There is no additional charge to enter the derby, but the $5 vehicle entry fee into the park will be charged each day of the derby. Since Lake Dixon now has an Aquaculture permit, a California Fishing License is no longer required. Fish must be weighed in during derby hours, 6:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on the day they are caught. Since contestants can win only one prize, chances of winning are good. To make this three day event competitive for the novice as well as the skilled angler, there are a variety of ways to win. Prizes will be awarded for the following five categories: the largest trout of the derby, the largest in each age category (senior, adult, and youth), the first and second largest trout of each day, the smallest trout of the derby, and for the first 15 trout brought in that have a plastic clip on their dorsal fin. In the event of a tie, the winning fish will be determined by the first fish weighed in.

 

For further information, contact the Lake Dixon Ranger staff at 760-839-4680.

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Escondido Public Library 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artist Concert 

11/19/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents FanFaire Foundation’s Young Artist Concert on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Talented young artists, ages 7 to 16 years, will perform classical selections on piano and cello in styles ranging from the Baroque to the Romantic.

FanFaire Foundation’s mission is to nurture musically-gifted children who also love science and math in order to utilize and benefit from the creative link between music and science. These young artists’ performances illustrate how well this mission has been accomplished and serve as an example to spark an interest in classical music among young people.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs through May 2015 and features an array of classical, jazz, and other diverse musical styles. January’s concert presents Opera Exposed! back by popular demand. The program provides a primer on opera appreciation with commentary by San Diego Opera’s Dr. Nicolas Reveles as he accompanies young, aspiring singers who perform selections from opera classics.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information about future performances in this series, visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian, Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard 

11/17/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Neva Robinson, 760-839-4214

 

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s nonfiction selection is Destiny of the Republic: A tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a President by Candice Millard.

James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation's corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfield's inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but became the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power—over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on January 13, 2015, with a discussion on The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht.  The featured selection for February 10, 2015, will be March by Geraldine Brooks.

All Library programs are free and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Neva Robinson at nrobinson@escondido.org or 760-839-4214.

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Planned Power Outage Near Mall on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 

11/14/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Chris Landis, 760-802-0534

 

San Diego Gas and Electric has scheduled a planned power outage for Sunday, November 16 beginning at 12:10 a.m. until approximately 8:00 a.m. to perform system maintenance on equipment.  The areas affected include Westfield North County Shopping Center, as well street lights and traffic signals in the vicinity of the following intersections:

 

Via Rancho Parkway & Beethoven

Via Rancho Parkway & Sunset

Via Rancho Parkway & Quit Hills

Del Lago & Avenida Magoria

Via Rancho Parkway & I-15 (north bound)

Via Rancho Parkway & I-15 (south bound)

Del Lago & I-15

Via Rancho Parkway & Felicita

 

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Escondido Public Library Invites Children to Decorate the Holiday Tree 

11/13/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cindi Bouvier, 760-839-4827

 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites children and their families to celebrate the holidays by helping to decorate the Children’s Room Holiday Tree on Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Children can meet Santa, make an ornament for the tree and make one to take home as they enjoy holiday music.

Cindi Bouvier, Senior Youth Services Librarian, commented, “Tree decorating is one of the oldest traditional activities that families share during the holiday season. Join the fun and make an ornament to hang on the Children’s Room tree and be sure to allow time to make one to take home for your own tree. Craft supplies will be provided.”

Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For information about this and other children’s programs, contact Cindi Bouvier, Senior Youth Services Librarian, at 760-839-4827 or at cbouvier@escondido.org. Additional information about Library programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org.

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Trout Derby Rescheduled for Lake Dixon 

11/13/14 Categories: City of Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Dan Hippert, 760-839-4240

Escondido Rangers announce that the 36th Annual Lake Dixon Trout Derby will begin on Friday, December 5, 2014 and run through Sunday, December 7, 2014.  Large trout and great fishing have been the hallmark of this annual event. The Grand Prize winning Rainbow Trout at 19 of the past 25 derbies weighed in over 8 pounds.

 

To enter, each angler must purchase a daily permit normally required to fish the lake ($7.00 adults, $5.00 for kids under 16 and seniors over 60). There is no additional charge to enter the derby, but the $5 vehicle entry fee into the park will be charged each day of the derby. Since Lake Dixon now has an Aquaculture permit, a California Fishing License is no longer required. Fish must be weighed in during derby hours, 6:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., on the day they are caught. Since contestants can win only one prize, chances of winning are good.

 

To make this three day event competitive for the novice as well as the skilled angler, there are a variety of ways to win. Prizes will be awarded for the following five categories: the largest trout of the derby, the largest in each age category (senior, adult, and youth), the first and second largest trout of each day, the smallest trout of the derby, and for the first 15 trout brought in that have a plastic clip on their dorsal fin. In the event of a tie, the winning fish will be determined by the first fish weighed in.

 

For further information, contact the Lake Dixon Ranger staff at 760-839-4680.

 

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eReaders eXplained at Escondido Public Library 

11/10/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library will offer “eReaders eXplained,” providing instruction and demonstrations on how to access and download free library eBooks and online magazines to your smartphone, tablet, eReader, or computer. eReaders eXplained, will be held on Monday, December 8, 2014, and again on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room.

eReaders eXplained takes the mystery out of how to use Library eBooks with eReaders, including iPads, iPhones, and other tablets, and will provide step-by-step guidance for the required one-time set-up. Anyone considering purchasing an eReader for their own personal use, or as a gift, can also learn different eReader product features. In addition, the program will also provide information on how to access, Zinio, the Library’s new, downloadable free magazine collection with over 100 popular magazines for use on computers, smart phones and tablets. Attendees should bring their own devices to get the most out of this hands-on learning experience.

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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