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Police Cadets sought

The Escondido Police Department and Explorer Post 2600 is currently recruiting for the position of Police Cadet. This is a volunteer position which is dedicated to teaching young men and women about law enforcement and a potential career in that field. Escondido Police Cadets participate in community events, provide traffic control, ride along as an observer with police officers, assist police personnel in various aspects of law enforcement, and are mentored by law enforcement professionals. Each candidate goes through a training/probation period and also is encouraged to attend the annual San Diego County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy, which is a live-in training experience at UCSD held the second week of August.

Applicants must be enrolled in high school, college, or home schooled , and maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have not yet reached their 20th birthday. All applicants must be of good moral character, with no felony or serious misdemeanor convictions, and willing to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

All interested parties are required to attend an orientation night to be held in the Community Room of the Escondido Police Department (1163 N. Centre City Parkway in Escondido) on Monday January 23rd at 7:00PM. Interested parties under the age of 18 must bring a parent with them to the orientation. Applications will only be given out at this meeting. Positions are limited. Upon receipt of an application, each candidate will be interviewed, physically tested, and have a background check conducted.

Additional information can be found at or by calling Officer Akans at 760-839-4425.

Commissioners needed

The City of Escondido is recruiting volunteers to serve on various Boards or Commissions.

Applications are being accepted for the following:

-Building Advisory and Appeals Board

-Youth Member to serve a One-Year Term on the Community Services Commission

-Library Board of Trustees

-Personnel Board of Review

-Planning Commission

-Public Art Commission

For information on qualifications and an application form, please contact the Escondido City Clerk’s Office at City Hall or call 839-4617. Information is also available on the City’s website at boards-commissions.aspx

Deadline to apply is February 20.

Archaeological Center needs docents

Do you love archaeology and helping people? Are you looking for something new and meaningful to do for 2017? Do you have a few hours to spare every week or two? If so, why not consider becoming a docent at the San Diego Archaeological Center?

For more information on how you can become a valued volunteer at SDAC, please contact Stephanie Sandoval, Public Archaeology Director, at or 760-291-0370.

Robert Burns Supper

The Ranch at Bandy Canyon, located in Escondido, will host its annual Robert Burns Supper on Saturday, January 21 from 6–11 p.m. The evening will start off with performances by the Cameron Highlanders Piper Band and Dancers. The celebration and three course dinner will feature a menu of traditional Scottish dishes, a bag pipe band, a toast to the haggis and live entertainment. Following dinner get on the dance floor and move to the sounds of the Highland 6 Piece Band.

Purchase tickets for $75 per person at The Ranch at Bandy Canyon and online.

For Love of Violin Music

Escondido Public Library presents “For the Love of Music,” a violin concert performed by children, ages 7 to 12 years, who are in the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s (the Center) Jean Will Strings musical program.

This special concert is by and for children, however, all ages are welcome to attend. “For the Love of Music” will be held on Friday, February 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the library’s Turrentine Room.

Conducted by Kim Stephens-Doll, the children will perform a medley of American classics. Following the performance, attendees will have an opportunity to meet and greet the young musicians.

Named after its benefactor, Jean Will of Escondido, the Jean Will Strings Program at the Center provides children with a violin and free classical music instruction.

Sherehe Hollins, the Center’s Education Program Manager, explained, “Children in the Jean Will Strings Program also participate in master classes with internationally renowned musicians, experience live concerts at the Center, and perform on stage throughout the year.”

Dan Wood, the Library’s Youth Services Senior Librarian added, “Partnering with the California Center for the Arts, Escondido brings a special violin performance to the community. Children who attend the concert will enjoy the music and may be inspired by the young musicians to want to play as well.”

For more information about the Jean Will Strings Program please visit

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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