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Traffic Advisory: Centre City Parkway between 9th and 5th 

12/11/14

City crews are working on a water leak on Centre City Pkwy between 9th and 5th Ave. CCP is down to one lane going south until the morning of Friday, December 12. No water service is affected and no structures are damaged. Contact: 760-802-0803.

2nd Tuesday Book Club to discuss The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht 

12/11/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Neva Robinson, 760-839-4839

 

Escondido, CA -  Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s title is The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht.

In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on February 10, 2015, with a discussion on March by Geraldine Brooks.  The title for March 10, 2015 will be The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud.

All library programs are free to the public. 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 the Library information desk at 760-839-4839.

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Free Sand Bags 

12/10/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Public Works, 760-839-4668

In anticipation of rain this Friday, Escondido residents may obtain free sand and bags at Kit Carson Park.  Residents are advised to call 760-839-4668 Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  to arrange to pick up the bags and sand. 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.

 

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Community Meeting on Downtown Parking Management 

12/10/14

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      

CONTACT: Michelle Geller

PHONE: (760) 839-4587

DATE: December 10, 2014                                                         

Community Meeting on Downtown Parking Management
On Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m., city officials will hold a community meeting to discuss options for managing parking in Escondido’s historic downtown. Downtown merchants and patrons of downtown businesses are especially encouraged to attend. The goal of this effort is to optimize parking availability for customers of downtown businesses and events. The meeting will be held in the Mitchell Room at Escondido City Hall, 201 North Broadway.

Water Main Break Update 

12/05/14

Contact: Lori Rountree, 760-802-0803

Escondido City crews are still working to repair a water main break on southbound Centre City Parkway between Ninth and Thirteenth Avenues. Southbound traffic in that area has been reduced to one lane. Motorists are advised to avoid that area if at all possible, particularly during the evening rush hour.

Traffic Advisory Due to Water Main Break in Escondido 

12/04/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lori Rountree, 760-802-0803

Escondido City crews are s working to repair a water main break on southbound Centre City Parkway between Ninth and Thirteenth Avenues. Southbound traffic in that area has been reduced to one lane.  Repairs are expected to last most of the night and may be completed by 6:00 a.m. on Friday, December 5.  Motorists are advised to avoid that area if at all possible, particularly during the evening rush hour.

 

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Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents Opera Exposed! with San Diego Opera’s Dr. Nicolas Reveles 

12/03/14 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 

CONTACT: Paul Crouthamel, 760-839-4814

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series presents Opera Exposed! on January 10, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Back by popular demand, this special program features pianist and lecturer Dr. Nicolas Reveles, San Diego Opera’s Director of Education and Outreach, along with aspiring opera singers from local universities performing arias and selections from favorite operas. Early arrival is highly recommended for this popular event. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis and may be limited.

Opera Exposed! is presented through the San Diego Opera’s University Partners Program to promote understanding and appreciation of opera. “Opera selections are provided by an ensemble of undergraduate voice students from the University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, and San Diego State University, enthusiastically spreading the knowledge and joy of opera!” said Dr. Reveles. “They will be performing selected works from Mozart, Puccini, Gounod, Donizetti, and others.” Dr. Reveles accompanies the singers on piano and provides commentary that reveals the great stories behind the operas. This program provides an engaging and entertaining afternoon of music featuring the human voice as the main instrument.

The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs through May, 2015, and features an array of diverse musical styles from classical to jazz. February’s 2nd Saturday Concert presents Virtual Strangers, a highly talented and energetic bluegrass band whose sound is a mixture of traditional and progressive bluegrass.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free and open to the public and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, California 92025. For more information, please call Senior Librarian Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814 or visit the Library online at library.escondido.org.

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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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