Reader Inquiry Yields Information
The Paper was contacted by
one of our readers, Bob Lehman of Lake
San Marcos, who wondered
what the activity was on Double
San Marcos. He was a regular hiker there and was
concerned at all the construction activity.
A call to Paul
Malone, Assistant City Manager, and Craig Sargent-Beach,
Assistant Directory of Community Services, for the City of
San Marcos, gave us the
The grading going
on at Double
Peak is to gain access
to the top of the peak for development and parking. The development plans call for a small
amphitheater (capacity of 100-150), with
tiered concrete steps for seating, a picnic area, parking with 75 spaces for
cars, restrooms and an Interpretive Center and Ranger Station.
The site encompasses
about 10 acres. Access to the area will
be free. Completion date for the project
is March 2006 at which time the area will be all groomed out with new
There will also be
a group campsite with 75 primitive sites available nearby. That facility should be ready for use by
October 2004. This is a hike-in only
area, a separate area from the double peak, and is part of 210 acres. The campsite is on the western end of the
ridgeline with the ridgeline trail going from the microwave towers to the
double peak area. It is under
construction presently, should be completed by the end of this year. When
completed, hikers should enjoy hiking trails from Discovery Lake to the
Ridgeline from that junction over to the microwave towers.
Red Cross Pet First Aid Classes Set at Escondido Humane
It's a helpless
feeling having your pet seriously hurt or ill and not knowing how to help. You can find out what to do by attending a
comprehensive class on pet first aid for dogs and cats, taught by the American
Red Cross and hosted by the Escondido Humane Society.
course will be offered at the Society on Oct. 16 and Nov. 13 from noon to 4
p.m. A special course for children 11
years old through high school age is scheduled for Nov. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. The cost is $40. Attendees will get a free pet first aid
handbook and can purchase pet first aid kits when they arrive for the class. To
register for one of the classes or for more
information, call 760 888-2261.
The course, which
is a collaborative effort between the American Red Cross and the Humane Society
of the United States, will be taught by Rick Ochocki,
manager of chapter development for the Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial
Counties. Rick is a former New York City
paramedic and has been an instructor in emergency medical issues for 20 years. He volunteered at the Red Cross here in
County during the
wildfires last October, and joined the Red Cross as a professional staff member
"We teach you
how to protect your pet from injury," says Ochocki,
"and what to do if your pet is choking, not breathing, bleeding, or has
suffered possible broken bones, shock, poisoning, snake bite or sudden illness
(including car sickness). We also teach
you how to deal with heat and cold related emergencies.
don't know it, but you can administer CPR to a dog or cat with excellent
results. We show you how to do that
along with many other techniques that you can use to help your pet in an
anatomies of dogs, cats and humans differ substantially and so the treatment
may differ, the outcome you are seeking is the same, Ochocki
points out, and that is to stabilize the victim without doing more harm until
qualified medical help is available.
Founded in 1915,
the Escondido Humane Society advocates the elimination of animal abuse, pet
overpopulation and homelessness among companion animals and finds new homes for
surrendered, stray and abandoned animals.
Its mission is to promote responsible pet ownership by teaching
compassion, respect and caring treatment for all living creatures.
Democrats Hold Commuter Coffee Klatch
Commuters in and
around San Marcos are invited to drop into the Democratic Headquarters between
6:30 and 8 a.m. on week-days through Friday, September 17th. Coffee and pastries will be served.
local candidates, buttons, bumper stickers and yard signs will be available.
extension 11 for more information.
Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market
Sink your teeth
into a crispy cucumber or toss it with organic baby boutique salad greens,
vine-ripe tomatoes, and fresh goat cheese.
Drizzle a specialty olive oil and vinegar over the delectable
combination, place a handful of gourmet Greek olives on top, take a bite and
say, “Thank you, Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market & Other Purveyors, for
providing the community with fresh locally-grown produce and organics, flowers,
and other goodies,” - products not available elsewhere.
produce and organics such as cucumbers, vine-ripe tomatoes, O’ Henry’s peaches,
Japanese grapes, Fuji and Golden Delicious Apples, Red Bartlett Pears, and
Satsuma Plums are provided to you every Tuesday, rain or ‘shine, 2:30 PM – 6:00
PM, at the local Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market, on Grand Avenue.
Treat that special
someone to a colorful bouquet of flowers freshly cut and brought to you by
local farmers or select from a variety of goodies from the Purveyor’s section,
such as Peruvian Chocolates from Guanni Chocolates,
gourmet tamales, homemade salsa, hummus, cheeses, olives, olive oil, honey,
fresh pasta, fruit sauces, and Austrian bread.
Apart from other markets, produce and flowers sold in the certified
section of the Market are guaranteed to have been grown in
California by those selling
Market is a wonderful way to introduce hundreds of new people into
Downtown,” said Kathy Rubesha, President of the
Downtown Business Association, which sponsors and manages the Farmer’s Market
in Downtown Escondido.
Business Association of Escondido (DBA) us a not-for-profit mutual benefit
organization founded in 1962. The
organization stewards Escondido’s 69-block Business Improvement District that
includes nearly 800 businesses.
Escondido’s Certified Farmer’s Market
Marcos Alive - A Celebration of the Arts
The City of San
Marcos Community Services is seeking vendors for “San Marcos Alive - A
Celebration of the Arts”. The event will
be held on Sunday, October 3rd from 10 AM to 4 PM at the San Marcos Civic
Center and on San Marcos Blvd. between Mission and Rancheros Roads.
Vendors spaces are still
available for arts & crafts, fine arts and hands-on activities. There will
be no charge for Fine Art booths for residents of San Marcos.
will receive a special discount and are encouraged to apply.
For vendor fees,
applications or more information, please call 760-744-9000.
Pomerado Hospital District Adds Staff
Department of Palomar Pomerado Health today announced
the addition of two members to their team. Janet Gennoe
joins PPH as the new Director of Marketing, Public Relations and The HealthSource. Formerly the
director of marketing and public relations for the Sharp Metropolitan Medical
Campus, Janet has very strong healthcare marketing and communications skills
and will complement our progressive approach to health care marketing. She
started September 1, 2004.
Tami Weigold joins PPH as System Marketing Manager. Tami was a
marketing manager for the Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus for several years
and has a wide range of experience in health care project management, direct
mail, event planning, customer relationship management, internal marketing and
research. She began her position at PPH on August 9,
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