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Local News June 17, 2004



San Marcos Council Urges Action on Governor’s May Budget Revision

San Marcos Council Urges Action on Governor’s May Budget Revision


In a unanimous vote the San Marcos City Council authorized a letter to be sent to Assemblymember Mark Wyland and State Senator Bill Morrow urging their support for Schwarzenegger’s revised budget, together with a plea that a measure calling for constitutional reform be placed on the November ballot which, if passed, would provide for protection for local governments.  The council urged legislation that would not deepen budget cuts, nor change the manner in which reductions are allocated among affected local governments.


Summer Concerts in San Marcos


The City of San Marcos invites you to a Summer Concert featuring "Savor" a Santana Tribute Band on Saturday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.


The concert will be held at the new San Elijo Hills Rec Center, 1165 Elfin Forest Rd., San Marcos. Bring low back beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating.  Desserts and beverages will be available for purchase.


Tickets can  be purchased at the door or in advance at the San Marcos Community Center.  Prices are $5 for adults, seniors and students. Children under 10 are free.  For further information call 760-744-9000.


Cinderella Auditions Announced


The City of San Marcos' Theatre West, invites youth from the ages of 7 to 18 to audition for "Cinderella," a musical production, on Monday, July 12 from 5- 8 PM at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos.   Candidates are asked to come prepared to sing a one minute sample of a song, bring a recent photo and $2 for the audition fee. 


Performance dates are August 27, 28, 29 & Sept. 3, 4, 5  Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2 PM & 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM.


For further information, call (760) 744-9000.

4th of July Celebration


The City of San Marcos is hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration on July 4th at Bradley Park.  Bradley Park is located at the corner of Linda Vista Dr. and Rancho Santa Fe Rd. in San Marcos.  The celebration will feature live entertainment, food booths, concessions booths, and a spectacular fireworks display.


The evening's entertainment will begin at 5:30 pm.   Entertainment will include live music by the "Fabulous Woodies," a surfer/oldies band, as well as local singers and dancers.  Prior to the 9:00 pm fireworks display, the National Anthem will be sung by San Marcos student, Shauna Hagan. 


In addition to the free entertainment listed above, low cost entertainment will include carnival games, face painting and glow necklaces.  Food concessions will include chili dogs, pizza, snow cones, nachos, baked goods, cotton candy, hamburgers, tacos, and tamales.  These reasonably priced concessions will be sponsored by various local non-profit groups.

The fireworks display is solely sponsored through community donations. Local business and individuals donate their time and money to make the display possible.  For more information on the San Marcos Fireworks Committee, call 760-744-9000.


Bluegrass Camp for Kids is Filling up Fast!


Bluegrass Camp for Kids, a very special and innovative music camp for children, is quickly filling.   This first year camp is Summergrass San Diego's newest addition to their fun-packed festival. Bluegrass Camp for Kids will take place during Summergrass San Diego, Southern California's most exciting bluegrass festival, happening August 20 - 22, 2004, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista, CA.     


Classes are limited in order to give participating kids the best instruction possible.  All kids from 6 to 16, beginners to advanced, are eligible to attend. Pre-registration is required and is only $60.  This includes all instructional materials and admission to the entire festival. 


Each camp registrant can choose among the following elective classes: 1) beginning fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bass or banjo; 2) intermediate & advance fiddle, guitar, or bass; 3) twin fiddle, and 4) vocals.        


For more information on Bluegrass Camp for Kids or Summergrass San Diego, surf to, email, or call Betty at (858) 481-2609.


Escondido Chamber to Honor Business, Community Awardees, Install Officers Tomorrow’s Annual Dinner


Local orthodontist and community leader Dr. Larry Michel and James Crone & Associates will be honored as “Business Leader of the Year” and “Business of the Year” respectively at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce’s 94th Annual Installation and Awards Dinner tomorrow evening at Orfila Vineyards.


Michel, who heads Hidden Valley Orthodontics, is being acknowledged for the time, talent, and resources he’s given to several community and philanthropic causes over the past 22 years.  Crone’s most recent project, the 16-screen Signature Theaters complex on Escondido Boulevard is a major contribution to the city’s downtown complex, thereby earning the developer this year’s business award.


Both the Escondido Firefighters Association and the Escondido Police Officers Association will share the “Non-profit Organization of the Year” award for the roles their members play in protecting lives and properties in the community.


In addition to the awards, the chamber will honor outgoing Chairman of the Board, Carl Skaja.

During Skaja’s tenure, the chamber adopted a new logo, finalized architectural plans and launched a capital campaign for the new building, and launched a new website. 


A 6:30 p.m. wine tasting will open the evening’s festivities. 


For more details, call Escondido Chamber Development Coordinator, Lisa Manthe at 760-745-2125.  No reservations will be accepted at the door.


Kiwanis Club of San Marcos 4th of July

Blood Drive and BBQ


The Kiwanis Club of San Marcos will hold its Annual 4th of July Blood Drive and BBQ on Sunday, July 4th from 11 am - 4 pm in the parking lot of the Woodland Park Bible Church, 1093 Rock Springs Road in San Marcos.  Last year's blood drive registered 56 donors and Kiwanians hope to exceed that goal this year.


This year's San Diego Blood Bank blood drive highlights Alexis Pellican, an 8 year old Escondido resident who recently received a bone marrow transplant as part of her treatment for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, a potentially fatal disease she's battled since February of 2003.  In her fight to stay healthy, Alexis needs transfusions.  Donors can help Alexis and patients like her by calling the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos call line at 760-471-3201 to schedule an appointment time from 11 am to 4 pm.  Appointments are honored first and walk-ins are welcome as openings are available.  Donors are encouraged to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood.


All donors will be awarded a limited edition "Summer 2004 San Diego Blood Donor" T-shirt, a complimentary BBQ lunch courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos, a voucher for a complimentary half-day fishing trip courtesy of Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing, and a chance to enter to win one of several pairs of tickets to a Padres Home Game at Petco Park in August. 


BBQ tickets are available the day of the event or may be pre-purchased at Minuteman Press, 273 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos or at Ferris Communications, 1295 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos.  Adult tickets are $5 and tickets for children under 10 are $2.  The 1:00 - 4:00 pm BBQ event will include free game booths, a jumping house, and entertainment.



Left to right, Past President Steve Wheeler, President-Elect Betty Parker, and Past President Walt Burton - preparing for the BBQ.




Escondido Republican Women Federated To Meet

Tuesday, June 22nd is the date for the next Escondido Republican Women Federated meeting, starting at 11:30am, at the Escondido Country Club.

The program is not being announced but a special program is planned.

For more information, call Jeanne at 747-5842.









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