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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

Deadline to apply is February 20

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Library hosts craft program for teens

Escondido Public Library will host the next series of the craft-based monthly program, Create It @ Your Library, for teens and tweens ages 12 to 18 years old. Create It @ Your Library will take place in February, March, and April, on the third Wednesday of the month. The first meeting will be on February 15, in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

A variety of craft projects and techniques will be introduced at the following hands-on sessions: • February 15– Origami: Introducing the Japanese art of paper folding, from basic to more complicated designs. • March 15– Screen Printing: Create a basic design and use screen printing tools to print onto a t-shirt. (Participants must bring their own, plain t-shirt.) • April 19– Mosaics: Create a picture or pattern using small pieces of tile, adhered to a wooden board.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Pubic Library. All craft supplies will be provided, except for t-shirts. Registration is not required; however, early arrival is recommended as supplies may be limited. Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Cathy Janovitz at 760-839-4283 or Or visit

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Cox offers $75,000 in scholarships

Escondido high school seniors are invited to apply for a college scholarship from Cox Communications. Up to $75,000 in “Cox Scholars” scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university.

Students must submit an online application by Wednesday, February 1. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000, and are open to 2017 graduating high school seniors living in a Cox service area in San Diego County. To apply, visit

Cox Scholars will be selected based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, volunteerism and staying focused on their educational goals in spite of facing adversity in their lives. Finalist interviews will take place in April. Recipients will be announced in May.

The Cox Scholars program is part of Cox Charities, which is funded by employee contributions that are matched by Cox Communications. Since 2000, the Cox Scholars program has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships.

More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

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ECHS Open House

The Escondido Charter High School will have an open house Wednesday, February 8 celebrating its new 40,000 Square Foot Flex Classroom Building at 463 N. Midway Drive, adjacent to the ECHS campus. The open house will run from 6:30–8 p.m. It will take place in the state-of-the-art Flex Lab on the second floor of the Flex Building. There will be a meet and greet beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a formal program beginning at 6:45 p.m. and a tour of the Flex Building at 7:15 p.m. Guests are asked to RSVP at 760-737-3154.

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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.

For more information about the Jean Will Strings Program visit

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Adopt a pet for Valentine’s Day

CalAtlantic Homes, the builder behind Harmony Grove Village in Escondido, has teamed up with the San Diego Humane Society to host a Valentine’s Day-themed pet adoption event on Sunday, February 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 4th of July Park, 2815 Starry Night Dr., Escondido.

The purpose of the event is raise awareness about furry creatures in need of a home during the Valentine’s Day season.

For more information call 949-751-8951 or visit

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