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Local News September 2, 2004

San Marcos Street Fair Scores a Big Win

San Marcos Street Fair Scores a Big Win


Officials estimate more than 50,000 persons attended last Sunday’s annual street fair in San Marcos.


Juanita Hayes, CEO for the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, was beaming with pride at the turnout and the overall success of the event.


The weather cooperated, there were a wide variety of vendors, lots of good food and drink, and no problems with crowd control.


Four entertainment stages had a bit of music for most every taste, one stage featured oldies, another blues, another Latino music. 


A beer and wine garden was available this year, to slake the thirst of tired street fair visitors.  Adjacent to the beer garden were vendors who would teach you how to brew your own.


Escondido Chamber of Commerce Board

Unanimously Endorses Public Safety Bond Issue


At its monthly meeting today, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors gave its unanimous endorsement to Proposition P, the $84.3 million public safety bond measure that will be on the November 2 ballot.


The measure, which requires a two-thirds approval vote for passage, will finance construction of a $50.6 million police and fire headquarters, three neighborhood fire stations, a new training facility, and a new building for Fire Station 1.


Chamber chair Dick Daniels, of RMD Communications, noted,

"Public Safety is a critical attribute in a city or region's ability to attract and retain quality businesses that result in jobs and tax revenues. This measure will provide the best and more immediate means available to provide for the improved public safety facilities we have needed for some time. Investing in our community's safety is just good business."


Carl Skaja, chairman of the Yes on P Committee, and immediate past Chamber chair, said, "The Chamber endorsement is extremely important to us. Every community segment should endorse it: Education, Health Care, and Business. All segments of this community will benefit from the passage.


The First Annual Volleyball Tournament and Beach BBQ


On Friday, September 24th from 11am to dusk, the North San Diego County Association of REALTORS®, District 5, will be presenting “The First Annual Volleyball Tournament and Beach BBQ.”  This year’s event will be held at Camp Pendleton Del Mar Beach (from Interstate 5 take Camp Pendleton exit and follow signs). 


All members and non-members of the NSDCAR are invited.  All participants must have valid ID, car registration and auto insurance to get on base.


Price is $12.00 for chicken & Rib BBQ lunch.  All proceeds will benefit families of our military who died during Iraqi Freedom. 


For those members interested in playing in the Volleyball Tournament or purchasing tickets to the event, contact Ron Surace at 760-734-3971


Escondido Realtors Stage Picnic


Escondido REALTORS® and Affiliates Against Drugs (RAAD) will be sponsoring the 14th Annual Family Picnic on Saturday, September 18.


This year’s event will take place from 11am to 3pm at the Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center. There will be plenty of games, face painting, raffle prizes and fabulous food with cool beverages.  The cost is $15 per family and $5 per person. 


For more information on this or other RAAD events, visit our website at  If you would like to purchase tickets, contact Chairperson Ed Sisneroz at 760-738-7117.


RE/MAX Hits Milestone in California & Hawaii

10,000 Sales Associates


Dick Purvis, Regional Director of RE/MAX of California & Hawaii, Inc., announced today that the RE/MAX offices in the Region had reached a milestone of more than 10,000 Sales Associates.


“We are extremely proud that so many top professionals have chosen to affiliate with RE/MAX,” said Purvis.  “Our growth can be attributed to the quality of our Broker/Owners and the fact that real estate professionals know the power and benefits of being with RE/MAX.”


With more than 375 offices, RE/MAX of California & Hawaii was named Region of the Year by RE/MAX International and represents more than 10% of the world-wide RE/MAX network of nearly 100,000 associates.


Dick Purvis attributes the network’s continued growth to the multitude of tools, systems, and advanced training offered to RE/MAX Broker/Owners and their Sales Associates.  “By focusing and listening to their needs, we are providing a level of service unrivaled in the industry.”


In 2003, RE/MAX Associates in California and Hawaii, closed a record year with more than 137,000 transaction sides representing over $48 billion in sales volume.


RE/MAX of California & Hawaii, Inc., is part of the RE/MAX franchise network, a global real estate system operating in 52 countries.  More than 5,000 independently owned offices engage nearly 100,000 Sales Associates who lead the industry in professional designations, experience and production while providing real estate services in residential, commercial, referral, relocation and asset management. 


In San Marcos, RE/MAX Professionals is headed by John Puhek, owner/broker.  They are located at 330 Rancheros Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069.  Call 591.7400.



Western Roundup of Family and Friends


Plans continue at full speed to prepare for the third annual Western Roundup at Redwood Elderlink, according to Kay Keith, Director of Marketing and Sales for Redwood Elderlink.


“It’s our big fundraiser of the year,” she says, “and we’ve gotten lots of interest in our line dancing classes, our delicious barbecue, and the fantastic music we’ve arranged.  It’s one of those parties where everyone, the movers and shakers of the community, the community leaders, your friends and neighbors . . . all come out and have a great time.”


The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th, from 3:30 to 8pm.  Tickets are $40 each or $75 per couple.  Call 480.1030 for reservations or information.


Worn, Torn, Flag Collection


The Kiwanis Club of San Marcos kicked off their month-long Third Annual Worn, Torn, Flag Collection Project yesterday. 


The Worn Torn Flag Collection Project began in 2002 when club members noted that many people didn't know how to properly dispose of their old flags when they bought new ones.  Since then, the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos, in conjunction with their sponsored Cub Scout Pack 662 in San Marcos, have retired over 300 flags in just two years.


This year, collection boxes will be available through September 30th at the following San Marcos locations: City of San Marcos City Hall lobby at 1 Civic Center Drive; A.G. Edwards office at 1635 Lake San Marcos, Suite 101; Ferris Communications at 1295 Linda Vista Drive; Minuteman Press at 277 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite H and  The Country School at 1145 Linda Vista Drive.


The public is invited to join the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos and Cub Scout Pack 662 at the 6:30 pm retirement ceremony on October 15th at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. 


Kiwanis Club of San Marcos President Dwayne Ferris (left) and Charter Member Wes Rhine display one of the collection boxes that will be available for residents and businesses to deposit worn, torn, and faded flags ready for retirement.


For more information, visit the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos website at: or email


High Holy Days Celebrated


Congregation B'Nai Tikvah, Vista CA, invites all to share our the High Holyday services.



Rosh Hashanah - 15 and 16 September

Kol Nidre - 24 September

Yom Kippur - 25 September


Location:  1600 Buena Vista Drive, Vista, CA

Tickets:   Complimentary for members

$75.00 for non-members

No charge for students and active military personnel.


For more information on tickets, services or membership, please contact 760-757-9770