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Now on Instagram

The Escondido Police Department is now on Instagram If you’ve ever been curious about the “behind the scenes” work that Escondido police officers do on a daily basis, you can now follow them on Instagram @EscondidoPolice

Home firearm safety/basic handgun class

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

The class is offered Sunday, March 4, from:10 a.m. to 1 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. and Lake Wohlford Road. Cost is $60. To register for the class call Jack @ 760-746-2868.

– Chick-fil-A restaurant in Escondido supporting local family in crisis on Friday, Feb. 16

The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Escondido, 1290 Auto Parkway, will donate 50% of all sales proceeds to a local family facing a medical crisis on Friday, February 16, according to Jordan Ciervo, Chick-fil-A restaurant owner-operator.

Ciervo said he decided to host the fundraiser to help with medical expenses after hearing what happened to Tad Dambrosi of Escondido. On Monday, January 29, family members said the self-employed general contractor fell off a ladder from a height of about 15 feet. In addition to brain bleeding and swelling, Dambrosi has nine broken ribs, a broken clavicle and punctured lung, according to a Go Fund Me page,, and a Facebook page, One of Dambrosi’s five children, Haley Claxton, 20, works at a Chick-fil-A restaurant operated by Ciervo.

“Everyone’s job at Chick-fil-A is to serve, and we believe kindness is a higher calling. So, we’re grateful for the opportunity to make a difference and give something to someone else, including our time, our love, our resources,” said Ciervo. “We know the family has insurance but it’s unsure how much of the medical costs will be covered.”

Half of all sales proceeds will be donated during all operating hours on Friday, February 16, from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Proceeds will be from dine-in, carry-out, drive-through and catering sales, Chick-fil-A officials said. For directions to the restaurant, visit

EDCO will continue to provide waste & recycling services on Presidents’ Day

There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, February 19. EDCO’s customer service offices, including its recycling centers and public disposal sites, will also remain open.

Plates for eight

You’ll be eating lunch anyway, so why not make it a networking lunch? Connect with fellow Chamber of Commerce members for engaging networking and conversations while you enjoy lunch! It’s a great way to network face-to-face and build relationships with business professionals.

Date/Time Information:

February 21, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Members will pay for individual lunch, drink, taxes and tip.


Bellamy’s Restaurant

Democrats to canvass Escondido Saturday

The Escondido Democratic Club’s next monthly canvassing event will be Saturday February 17 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before – there will be a brief training and supplies will be provided.  New people will be paired up with experienced canvassers. Members will meet at the Escondido City Hall water fountain located at 201 N. Broadway. Email Robert Korbecki ( for more information or to sign up.

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