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Home firearms safety/basic handgun class

A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun.

The class is offered Sunday, September 11 from 2– 5 p.m. at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford.

Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one.

The Escondido Fish and Game Association range is located at 16525 Guejito Rd. & Lake Wohlford Road. Cost for the class is $60.

To register for the class call Jack at 760-746-2868.

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Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament

The 18th Annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament benefiting the Escondido Police Athletic League will be held Friday, September 16 at the Vineyard Golf Club 925 San Pasqual Rd. Escondido.

The Escondido Police Athletic League is a non-profit organization that relies on educational and athletic activities to cement a bond between police officers and the youth in our community

For information or sponsor opportunities call the Escondido Chamber at 760-745-2125 or visit

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Plates for Eight

Escondido Chamber of Commerce will sponsor two “Plates for Eight” in September. The two events are listed below:

Palomar Medical Center
Garden Terrace Cafe
2185 Citracado Pkwy, Escondido
Tuesday, September 6
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Mi Guadalajara
525 W Second Ave, Escondido
Wednesday, September 21
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

To attend these networking events you need to make arrangements through the Chamber at the phone number or website shown below: 760 745- 2125

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Police cadets graduate

On August 13 seven Escondido Police Cadets graduated from the San Diego County Police Explorer Academy. The academy is one –week long and broken into three phases. The cadets learned law enforcement related topics by attending classes on criminal law, traffic enforcement, and officer safety, and a challenging physical training program.

Escondido Police Cadet Lisa Flora received the Phase 2 female Physical Training Award. Flora was also one of three cadets nominated for the Al Edgar Award, which recognizes the top cadet during the academy. Congratulations to all our cadets for their outstanding performance and successful completion of this year’s academy.

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Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Writers Group meets at the Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, September 6, from 1–3 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs are all invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback. Pre-registration is required, please register at

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future Escondido Writers Group meetings and other Library programs, visit or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido.

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Convention of the States meet and greet

This Convention of States Project San Diego Meet & Greet will be held just one day after the completion of the organization’s Historic Convention of States Amendments Convention Simulation which is being held in Williamsburg, Virginia on September 22-23.

The group will be discussing the historic event and viewing Social Media coverage of the event. Mike’s BBQ in Escondido is providing the meeting room. Attendees are asked to buy food and drink or make a donation.

Mike’s BBQ is located one block west of the I-15 on the north side of W. Valley Pkwy just before 9th Ave. The even runs from 1–4 p.m. Questions? Contact

Fredrick Yerrick at or 858-722-3841

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