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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching 

05/03/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, May 23 is the last day to register to vote in the California Primary Election to be held June 7, 2016.

City Hall will remain open until midnight May 23 to accept voter registration cards.  During regular business hours, you may register online at www.sdvote.org or at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.  Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours; however, between 5:30 p.m. and midnight, we will be registering voters in the City Council Chambers foyer at City Hall, 201 North Broadway.

If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must re-register no later than midnight, Monday, May 23.  For more information on political party rules for presidential primary voting please visit:

http://www.countynewscenter.com/news/voting-president-primary-know-rules

If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 760-839-4617.

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Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

05/03/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 21, 2016, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go is a thought-provoking dystopian novel that deals with love, coming of age, and what it means to be human. Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy attend an elite boarding school in the English countryside where students are not allowed to leave and their futures are unknown. They develop a close, but complicated, friendship that turns into a love triangle. Years later, the trio reconnect, look back upon their time in school, and realize just how unique their experiences were.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, June 18, 2016, as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 13 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind. The June selection is El guardián invisible/The Invisible Guardian by newcomer Spanish author, Dolores Redondo. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and our summer events, please visit library.escondido.org/summer.

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 library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

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PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE ON HARDING STREET 

05/02/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy  Manns, 760-839-6290 x. 7031

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Harding Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be reduced to a partial lane closer effective, Monday, May 2, 2016 through Monday, May 16, 2016. All work to be performed between (7:00AM to 4:00PM).

 

Residents and businesses will have driveway access at all times along Harding Street from Washington Ave. or Valley Parkway.

Persons with questions or comments may contact Greg Gomez, MBI, Resident Engineer at (760) 902-7249, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or Wayne Papac, MBI Project Construction Manager at 619-247-7828.

 

The new pipes are part of the City’s Recycled Water Easterly Main Extension Project which will deliver reclaimed water to eastern Escondido.

 

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Construction On Southwest Sewer Replacement Project 

04/26/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290-x7031

 

Construction on Escondido’s Southwest Sewer Replacement project will begin soon, with completion expected by March 24, 2017. This project consists of replacing three lift stations with a singular gravity pipeline that will convey flow to Lift Station No. 1. Work includes the installation of 8-inch and 12-inch sewer pipelines and several manholes over the three mile work area. The project extends from Sewer Lift Station No.6 south of Felicita Road to Via Rancho Parkway, then continuing southeast to Sewer Lift Station No. 1.

 

Motorists and cyclists should expect heavy delays – due to single lane travel - along Felicita Road (between Hamilton Lane & Via Rancho Parkway) and along Via Rancho Parkway (between Felicita Road & Interstate 15). There will be occasional road closures along these routes to ensure public and construction crew safety. Residents in those areas should anticipate construction noise during the work hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work hours may be extended for the underground contractor and also may include some Saturday work. However, the contractor will make every effort to accommodate residents by keeping their driveways accessible and minimizing construction & environmental impacts. Motorists should observe all warning signs –including No Parking signs - and slow down while driving through the construction zone. Felicita Park should remain open during regularly scheduled times (unless the Park staff suggest otherwise).

Persons with questions or comments may contact Bill Janda, NV5 Construction Manager & Resident Engineer at (760) 650-6477, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or the construction contractor, CCL Contracting, Inc. (760) 743-2254.

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Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club Discusses El Deafo 

04/25/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristine Macalalad, 760-839-5458

 

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, meets on Friday, May 27, 2016, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Author Cece Bell’s award-winning, graphic novel memoir, El Deafo, will be discussed followed by a craft activity related to the book. A limited number of copies of El Deafo will be available for checkout with registration at the Children’s Desk.

Going to school and making new friends can be scary, let alone doing so while learning to live with hearing loss. Bell wittily recounts her childhood, from contracting meningitis at an early age and her subsequent hearing loss, through loneliness and isolation from her classmates, to her triumphant emergence as "El Deafo, Listener for All." At turns honest and bittersweet, empowering and fantastically funny, this 2015 Newbery Honor title is a treat - illuminating and yet, at its core, a tale about something to which we all can relate: the search for friendship despite our differences.

Library programs are free and open to the public. The R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on this and other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or kmacalalad@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier 

04/22/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Monica Barrette, 760-839-4836

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on May 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Rebecca is a tale of passion, secrets, and betrayal. The story begins in Monte Carlo, where the heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on June 14, 2016, as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults which runs from June 13 to July 31 and encourages community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind. The June selection is Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII by Chester Nez. The selection for July 12, 2016 is The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and our summer events, please visit library.escondido.org/summer.

Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and 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 Adult Services Librarian Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836.

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Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series Presents the Jazz Duo MandoBasso 

04/22/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: David Frazee, 760-839-4839

 

Escondido, CA – Jazz duo MandoBasso will perform at Escondido Public Library on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The duo features Emmy award-winning composer Bill Bradbury on mandolin and Gunnar Biggs on bass. Their performances include original compositions, classical music, jazz, and ragtime. For more information on MandoBasso, visit their website: http://www.williambradburymusic.com.

Following the May concert, the 2nd Saturday Concert Series will take a hiatus until next fall. The annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults runs from June 13 to July 31, 2016 and provides ample opportunities for community members of all ages to Exercise Your Mind through free educational, recreational, and cultural programs. Log reading online for a chance to earn prizes. For more information about the Summer Reading Challenge visit library.escondido.org/summer or contact Librarian David Frazee at 760-839-4839. 

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.

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Escondido Writers Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

04/11/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

Escondido, CA – Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required, please register at library.escondido.org/register.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future Escondido Writers Group meetings and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

Cruisin' Grand Cancelled Friday, April 8 

04/08/16

MEDIA ALERT

Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Contact: Michelle Geller (760) 839-4587

The organizers of Cruisin’ Grand have decided to cancel today’s event due to weather.

About the event: Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer. This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants and people-watching on those warm summer nights. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973, American-made cars. Theme nights include “Fire Truck Night”, “Nitro Night” and “AFX Night.” For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.cruisingrand.com

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Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library 

04/06/16 Categories: Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cecy Rayphole, 760-839-4289

 

Escondido, CA - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion of this month’s classic selection, El Conde de Montecristo/The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

Young merchant sailor Edmond Dantès is successful, well-liked, and engaged to be married when he is suddenly accused of treason and sentenced to life in prison. While in prison, Dantès befriends Abbé Faria, an old priest who teaches Dantès the arts of language, culture, and science, and tells Dantès about a hidden treasure. When Faria passes away, Dantès makes plans to escape from jail, find the treasure, and seek revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment.

Rincón Literario will meet next month, on Saturday May 21, 2016 to discuss Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

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 library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at crayphole@escondido.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

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