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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Marshal South: The Ghost Mountain Chronicles
Come learn about the controversial Anzo-Borrego desert hermit of the 30s and 40s who chronicled his family's primitive lifestyle for Desert Magazine. Monday, January 31, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library (239 S. Kalmia St.) in the Turrentine Room. For more information see flyer.

Monday, December 06, 2004

Fewer librarians in San Diego schools
Despite the fact that new libraries are being built in area schools, the districts don't have money to pay for professional librarians to staff them. Read more in the Union-Tribune article:

Diet book by Escondido doctor
The San Diego Union-Tribune has written an article about Dr. Nick Yphantides, the Escondido doctor who wrote the recent diet book, My Big Fat Greek Diet:

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

54th Annual Escondido Jaycees Christmas Parade
The Escondido Junior Chamber of Commerce presents this year's Christmas Parade - "A Critter Christmas" - Saturday, December 11th beginning at 9:30 a.m. The parade travels along Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. See the web site for more information:

Jingle Bell Cruise & Antique-a-thon
See pre-1974 American-made custom, classic and vintage vehicles and hot rods cruise Grand Avenue on December 4, 2004 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Downtown Business Association at 760-745-8877.

City Council Awards
Each year at the State of the City meeting, the City Council recognizes residents who have improved the quality of life in Escondido through their volunteer service. If you know of an Escondido resident who has made a significant impact to the community, please obtain a nomination form from the City Manager’s Office or download one from

Categories include but are not limited to: Arts, Business, Charity, Community Beautification, Cultural Awareness, Education, Environment, Heroism and Historic Preservation. The deadline for nomination is 5:30 p.m., January 7, 2005.

Escondido Recreation winter activities brochure
The City of Escondido's Recreation Department has just released the Winter Activities brochure. Escondido residents should receive a copy in the mail, but you can also browse classes and even register for some online:

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Library receives "very good" rating
The Escondido Public Library has received a "very good" rating on our Library Bond Act application from the Office of Library Construction. Unfortunately, this means we will not be receiving funding for a new library at this point. Read more in the Union-Tribune article:

City of Escondido may take $10 million slated for library
The City of Escondido is looking at the $10 million put aside for a new library building now that we no longer will be getting a share of the Library Bond Act's remaining $80 million. Read more in the North County Times article:

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Book Fair Day
Make sure you head down to the McDonald's at 1050 W. Valley Parkway and the Barnes and Noble at 810 W. Valley Parkway this Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. McDonald's will be giving out free books with the purchase of a Happy Meal. Barnes & Noble will be hosting storytimes and book-signings with David Wells of the Padres also making an appearance. Part of all cash register receipts will go to the Escondido Library Foundation. See poster for more information:

Back of the Declaration of Independence
The recent movie National Treasure claims there is something on the back of the Declaration of Independence. But what's really there? Check out this web page by the National Archives to see for yourself:

Wednesday, November 17, 2004's Best of 2004 has assembled lists of this year's best books in several fiction and non-fiction categories: mysteries, children's books, cookbooks, graphic novels and much more:

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Office Depot gives library $500
The new Office Depot store has presented the Escondido Public Library a $500 check. Read more: