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Golden Reunion

The Escondido Union High School 72nd Annual Golden Reunion will be held 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Grape Day Park. Organizers are expecting more than 800 guests so please register by May 1, says publicity chair Rosalía (Atilano) Zamora.

The event is held for all Escondido High alumni who graduated in 1967 and before. This year, the class of 1967 is the “baby” class. The event is hosted by the EHS Class of 1965.

The event was started in 1946 and became a “Golden Reunion” in 1948, when they honored the 50th anniversary of the first graduating class from Escondido High, the class of 1898.

The reunion has been held every year since. The committee consists of graduates from the classes of 1965, 1966 and 1967.

Catered barbecue lunch is included in the festivities. Admission is $25. A limited number of “tickets at the door” will be $35 per person the day of the picnic.

Contact Rod Dyckman at 760-420- 9626, Vicki (Krogh) Gustine at (760) 480-6765 or e-mail Rosalia at

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Do you know all the current tax savings?

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Join the Escondido Chamber of Commerce for its monthly “lunch & learn” with helpful tips and dessert provided by H&R Block. Tax professionals will be on hand to answer your questions.

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Lunch & Learn – Thursday, February 16

11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N Broadway, Escondido. Cost for members is $10 and $20 for non-members. Lunch will be served.

Reservations are required by February 13. Call 760-745-2125.

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Literary Series

Poets Inc. (Inland North County) and the Escondido Arts Partnership host a monthly Literary Series, usually on the first Sunday. This month it will held February 5, 1-3 p.m. Entry is free.

There will be a reception at 12:30 p.m. with light refreshments; open mic reading after the featured author, who this time is Nancy Foley.

Foley earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Dayton. She and her husband moved to San Diego in 1982. After raising four children, Foley enrolled in creative writing classes at SDSU.

She has been a member of the SDCC Writer’s Workshop since 2007. Her prose and poetry appear in three anthologies.

She also has a self-published collection “In Her Own Words.” In 1997 Nancy started the Literature and Lunch Book Club. The seven original members will soon be celebrating 20 years together. In addition to being an avid reader, her eight grandchildren provide ample material for stories and poems.

Foley and a few members of Literature and Lunch will read their poetry for 40 minutes, after which there will be an open reading for any attendees who want to read their own work, or share something from one of their favorite authors.

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Hike to Las Posas Park

The City of San Marcos invites you togoona6plusmilehikefrom9a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 4. The challenging hike will depart from Las Posas Park and then go to the top of “P” Mountain and hike to the aqueduct easement. The group will return south on the aqueduct easement to Las Posas Park for a total of 6.1 miles and 840- foot elevation gain. Registration will take place at 8:30 am at Cerro de Las Posas Park, 1387 W. Borden Rd., San Marcos.

* * * Chamber Lunch Bunch

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will hold its “Lunch Bunch” on Tuesday, February 7 beginning at 11:30 at Firehouse Subs, 880 W Valley Parkway, Escondido.

This is a networking opportunity for Chamber professionals. Boost your business, make connections while enjoying your lunch and supporting our local member restaurants.

A chamber representative will direct you to a table. This is open for Chamber members only.

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History Center Rummage Sale

The Escondido History Center will hold a rummage sale February 4, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at Grape Day Park.Cash only. No early birds.

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Escondido, Report It!

Report It! is a real time mobile civic engagement platform for Escondido residents. Report It! provides a free and simple way for people to use their smartphone to report community problems such as graffiti or potholes. A picture is worth a thousand words and Report It! makes it a snap. Simply search Escondido Report It in the App Store today.

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Changes in the City’s Economic Development Division

With the retirement of longtime Director of Economic Development and Community Relations, Joyce Masterson, there have been some changes to the City’s Economic Development Team. Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager 760-839-4587 | Michael Thorne, Management Analyst 760-839-4009 | Katherine Zimmer, Tourism and Marketing Administrator 760-839-4777 |

Reach out to any of them with any questions, recommendations, or to chat about your business in Escondido.

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