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Local News June 03, 2004

Escondido City Officials Shocked over Arrest of Planning Commissioner

Council members, fellow planning commissioners, and city staff all expressed amazement when news broke that Escondido police had arrested Bruce Quick, former Escondido Planning Commissioner who was charged with possessing and manufacturing methamphetamine, forgery, as well as other crimes.

All who had worked with him said they had no idea of any problems of this nature he might have and that he had acquitted his responsibilities well.

Bail was reduced from $281,000 to $50,000.

He was arrested initially on suspicion of driving under the influence of methanphetamine; later they would discover guns, a methampheatmine laboratory, and fake identification cards.

Quick had been a coach of youth sports, had been a candidate for City Council and for the Escondido Union High School District. He is married, with two children and has lived in Escondido for 38 years where he has owned and operated an irrigation business for 18 years.

Having been already arraigned, he will be at a preliminary hearing June 11th, in Vista.

“Getting There” Exhibition Opens at the Escondido Municipal Gallery

The Escondido Arts Partnership proudly announces the opening of its upcoming juried exhibition, "Getting There" at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, on Thursday, June 17, 2004. "Getting There" represents artists’ literal or metaphoric interpretation of how they went from where they were to where they are.

There were 137 pieces submitted for the exhibition. Juror Rachel Teagle, Ph.D., Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD), selected 51 pieces to be included in the show.

The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, June 19, 2004, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6:30 p.m. “Getting There” will be on display through July 23, 2004.

Exhibitions at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, located at 142 West Grand Avenue in downtown Escondido, are open to the public free of charge. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please call Allison Strauss-Willett or Sala Faruq at (760) 480-4101.

Escondido Humane Society Celebrates Supporters
at Hot Diggety Dawg Event

The first-ever Escondido Humane Society Hot Diggety Dawg event, a special thank-you to all donors in the first year of the organization’s new home, will be held Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the EHS Animal Center at 3450 E. Valley Parkway and will feature live music, barbecued food, games, and children’s carnival rides.

From 4 to 7 p.m. the melodies of the San Diego musical group the Moondawgs and their popular mix of oldies, rock and surf music will fill the EHS site. The event is free to EHS PAW Club members and their children at the Gold PAW level ($500 in annual donations) and above. Anyone else who would like to come may upgrade their membership to Gold PAW level before the event or purchase tickets at just $35 for a family of four or $20 per individual. Ticket price includes barbecue, live entertainment, and pie and watermelon eating contests. Other festivities include palm-reading, carnival rides, and games.

For more information please contact EHS Director of Development Terri Rodgers at 760-888-2235.

Vallecitos Water District Puts Plans to Fill Vacant Board Seat in Motion

As a result of the recent retirement of Director Dale Mason, Vallecitos Water District (VWD) has an immediate Board vacancy that needs to be filled for the remainder of his term that runs through 2004.

Persons interested in being appointed as director must be a registered voter and reside within the District’s Division 1 boundaries, which encompasses all of the Twin Oaks Valley. This division seat will also be required to run during the November 2004 general election.







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