Escondido, CA

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Trash collection will continue

Escondido Disposal will continue to provide waste & recycling services on Veterans’ Day (observed November 10.)

There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Friday, November 10, 2017. Escondido Disposal’s customer service office, including its public disposal site, will also remain open.

Escondido Disposal is family-owned and locally operated and provides waste and recycling services throughout the City of Escondido. For more information regarding Escondido Disposal visit our website at

Veterans Day displays at museum

The Valley Center History Museum will be open on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, with a special one-day expansion of its popular salute to local veterans titled “Honoring Our Local Heroes.”

Military memorabilia, currently in the museum archives, will be added to a display that includes historic documents, medals, uniforms, dog tags, citations, an original Civil War discharge certificate issued at Appomattox in 1865, and profiles of 12 local residents who served in the Civil War.

Visitors will also see tributes to Captain Lester Rice, commanding officer of the legendary aircraft carrier, USS Valley Forge; Navy master diver A. Ken Hartle who brought up downed ships and aircraft at Pearl Harbor; and Captain William Roe, organizer of the California State Guard after whom Camp Roe in Valley Center was named. A huge banner created in 1947 by Beatrice Bates to honor local World War II veterans hangs over the exhibition.

The museum at 29200 Cole Grade Rd. is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m.  Admission is free.  For more information, visit or call 760-749-2993.

Democratic candidates to speak

Democratic candidates for state, county, and Congressional offices will speak at the November meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club. The meeting will be held November 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 E. Park Ave., Escondido. Newcomers to the club are welcome. See for more information.

Business after Five Mixer

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will host one of its “Business after Five Mixers” on Thursday, November 9, 5–7 p.m. at Citracado Dental Group.

Have you been to the dentist lately? Check out the latest technology at the Chamber’s November Business after Five Mixer hosted by Citracado Dental Group.

This is an opportunity to mix with members and guests, and make some new connections.

Citracado Dental Group is located at 500 W El Norte Pkwy, Escondido. Parking and entrance is on Iris Lane. Appetizers, beer and wine will be served.

Call the Chamber at 760-745-2125 for information or to sponsor a table for $50.

Escondido National Little League needs your help!

Registrations Fees alone do not make it possible to run a Little League Program.

The Little League believes every youth in Escondido should have the right to play baseball.  It is Escondido LL’s goal to continue to provide scholarships to these families and maintain their policy of never turning away a child for the inability to pay.   But with Little League International formally adopting USA Baseball’s Bat standard for upcoming 2018 season, starting January 1, 2018 this goal will not be met.

Escondido National believes it will cost the organization $8,000 to $10,000 to meet its needs to buy each team four new bats.

Escondido National Little League is a non–profit organization that is dedicated to the youth of the community and teaches the fundamentals of baseball. Baseball teaches respect, teamwork, fairness, commitment, caring and self-worth, all while having fun.

More information on Escondido National Little League can be found at You can also email or call 760-494-0013.

Quilt Guild to meet

The El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday November 9th at Veterans Administration of North County 1617 Mission Ave. Oceanside. Doors open at 9 a.m.

This month’s speaker, Angela Walters, really loves quilting. And she thinks that everyone should love quilting as much as she does. So, she started Quilting is My Therapy (QIMT). She has written several books on free motion quilting and writes a blog. She will share her quilts and that love of what she does. Sorry, her workshop is full.

Guest fee for the meeting is $10.  Visit or email for more information.

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