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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2009

Theres an art to it

Urban Living in Downtown Escondido


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A Day in the Life of an Urban Dweller Local Published Authors Local Artist Robert Ferguson Calendar of Events

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President Scott Peck, CPA Dunlap, Dunlap & Peck vice President Shawna Cruise The Loft hair Design & Skincare Secretary Jim Rady Voluntary Member Chief Financial Officer Kathy Rubesha Rubesha Properties, LLC Immediate Past Chair David Barkin David R. Barkin, Esq.

Eye Candy and Music to our Ears


Surely you have noticed that the issue of Downtown Escondido Magazine you are now holding is full of color throughout. In addition to giving you this new, visual treat, we are adding more value for our advertisers by increasing circulation and widening distribution. So if you are looking for a new, affordable way to market your business to an upscale audience, call the DBA office for ad rates. We are also excited to bring more music to Downtown. July saw the debut of Downtown Live, a free music event at Grand Avenue and Kalmia every Saturday through October. Bring your family and friends, bring your chairs and snacks and enjoy free blues, jazz, reggae or rock and the beautiful Escondido weather. Even the Farmers Market has become a musical event, small groups playing on one, sometimes on two corners. So dont miss all the new activity around and about Downtown!

Downtown Business AssociAtion of esconDiDo 120 w. GrAnD Avenue, suite 202 esconDiDo, cA 92025 Phone: 760.745.8877 fAx: 760.745.0307 e-mAil: DBA@DowntownesconDiDo.com weBsites: www.downtownescondido.com www.fashionweek.com Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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Jack Brooks The Music Playce Floyd Farley, CEO Graybill Medical Group Gustavo Friederichsen Palomar Pomerado Health Lisa Gulliver Architectural Relics Jim Spann Expressions Interion Design Lauren Tammariello Bacio Boutique

Theres an art to it

September/October 2009 vOL. 17 ISSUE 6 Editor: Kathy Rubesha Assistant Editor: Shawna Cruise Advertising Sales: Danielle Aeling 760.745.8877 Calendar Editor Donna Meyer Intern Feature Writers: Viktoria Baiandourian Brook Birrenkott Jennifer Schouwe Contributing Writers: Michelle Geller Erin Campbell Shawna Cruise Kathy Rubesha Official Photographers:

Thora Guthrie Chief Executive Officer Sue Dusharme Programs Director Marie Pegram Farmers Market Manager Danielle Aeling Director of Marketing & Development Eileen Schafer Office Manager Jenessa Schaniel Events Manager

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COVER STORY Urban Living in Downtown Escondido


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A Day in the Live of an Urban Dweller
By Erin Campbell

CONTENTS
Econdidos Got Talent
By Jo Ann Greenberg, Deputy City Librarian

10 Meet Our Downtown Business Association Staff

HEALTH & WELLNESS


16 UPBEAT! with Bernie Munn
Tips on How to Live Better - Live Longer

24 Robert Ferguson Fine Arts Expands to Valley Parkway


City Square Residential Project. Photo by Mary Waring/PhotoArts Group

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DEPARTMENTS
20 Business Briefs
NEW BUSINESS: Bonitas Hair Studio, LLC NEW BUSINESS: La Farfalla Caf Brooke Birrenkott, New DBA Intern Announcements: 2nd Saturday Grape Day Festival and Parade Escondido Street Faire NEW BUSINESS: Street Life Supply

WhereWas It?
Pacbell Building on Broaway. Photo by Mary Waring/PhotoArts Group

25 2nd Saturday Events 27 Calendar of Events 30 Where Is It? & Where Was It?

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CORRECTION May/Junes Where Was It was inadvertently misattributed. Fountain at City Hall, is a photo by Judy Olesen/PhotoArts Group

September/October COvER City Square Residential Project Photo by Mary Waring/PhotoArts Group

The Downtown Escondido Magazine is published bi-monthly by the Downtown Business Association of Escondido (DBA), a 501(c)(6) nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation, created in 1962. In 1989, a Business Improvement District (BID) was formed and the DBA was appointed as its Advisory Board. The DBA has a voluntary Board of Directors and numerous committees committed to creating and nurturing a healthy economic and cultural environment within the Business District boundaries. Mission Statement: The DBA works with the downtown businesses and the City to maintain, improve, and promote the character and quality of Downtown Escondido, and to improve the economic and cultural welfare of the businesses downtown. All businesses within the Business Improvement District are members. Voluntary memberships are $125/year. About the magazine: Downtown Escondido Magazine is published by the DBA monthly and is free to DBA members. Additional copies are by subscription at $10/year, or $1 per copy, if available. All rights reserved. The DBA will consider submissions of articles deemed of interest to members. Advertising: Contact the DBA office or visit our website for rates and mechanical requirements.

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COvER STORY

Downtown Escondido:
A Day in the Life of an Urban Dweller

City Square Residential Project. Photo by Mary Waring/PhotoArts Group

By erin cAmPBell
The charm of living in Downtown Escondido starts at the fundamentals. The building I live in was built in 1912, the front doors open to a courtyard in the center of the building and every apartment is arranged a little differently because it wasnt originally apartments. Every morning I wake up to a steady hum of traffic bellowing by my bedroom window and the occasional big truck rattling the old metal framed windows. As I watch the traffic rush by and kids walking to school, I see the city waking up. I walk to my favorite coffee shop, The Blue Mug, where I get a tasty warm beverage to do a little waking up of my own. If I decide to have a more substantial breakfast than the delicious pastries at The Blue Mug, I usually head to Champions or The French Bakery where I can get an omelet or a frittata. After a hearty breakfast, I may do some shopping. Every now and then I step back in time by perusing the Escondido Antique Mall. The friendly and fantastic staff at Yardage Town helped me when I was making new drapes and Architectural Relics and Home Accents is always fun to browse in search of something I didnt know my apartment was missing. Today, Ill have my favorite salad at the Continental Deli. But on other days, R. OSullivans, the Irish pub, has a lunch menu that includes some crafty little tacos that SEE DOWNTOWN LIVING continued on Page 14 Page 6 - September/October 2009

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COvER STORY

Escondidos Got Talent


Jo Ann GreenBerG, DePuty city liBrAriAn esconDiDo PuBlic liBrAry
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Do you keep a journal? Wish you could write the great American novel? Have you written a book and wanted to get it published? Escondido has some very talented writers--a few lucky enough to be published commercially, and others who selfpublish for the enjoyment of expressing themselves. For a serious writer, commercial publishers are the ideal way to get their books into major bookstores and libraries and for obtaining status and recognition, not to mention a good living. Escondido resident, Paul Robert Walker, has published twenty-eight books for readers of all ages. A former journalist, teacher, and rock musician, Walker has received many awards including honors by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies and many others. His most recent publications include three volumes in the National Geographic series for readers age 10 and older called Remember Little Rock, Remember The Alamo, etc. The Escondido Public Library has a special relationship with Mr. Walker who was the library's Board of Trustees President in the early 90's. He will be the featured author at the library on October 10th of this year. His website is http://www. prwbooks.com/ Jincy Willett, a somewhat elusive author, describes herself on her website as an aging, bitter, unpleasant woman living in Escondido, California, who spends her days parsing the sentences of total strangers and her nights teaching and writing. Ms. Willett has published 3 novels to critical acclaim; her latest, The Writing Class, is a literary murder mystery set in Southern California. The

book also gives some valuable pointers on creative writing. You can check out her website: www.jincywillett.com For those who havent yet found a publisher, networking is important. One local writer's group, North County Authors and Poets (NCAP), promotes and encourages the works of ALL San Diego published authors and poets, small or large press, chapbook or novel. Mary Lenore Quigley, accomplished self-published author, poet, founder, and contact for the group, sums it up: We come together as family to celebrate who we are and what we have accomplished. NCAP will be at the Escondido Public Library sometime in the spring. If you are a struggling writer, you don't want to miss the all day workshop featuring authors, publishers and editors. You can reach Ms. Quigley at www.Q2Ink. com. And don't forget to check out the library's Local Author section next to the new books! The library has many good resources for writers: Do your research by starting with two

Remember Little Rock, by Paul Robert Walker is available at the Escondido Public Library. Photo by Donna Meyer

must-see reference books: The Writer's Market and Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers,

Editors & Literary Agents (2009). For writers who want to explore the self-published world and get a glimpse into the future, read The Self-Publishing Manual Vol II: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book Employing the Latest Technologies and the Newest Techniques by Dan Poynter.

The Escondido Public Library is located in downtown Escondido at 239 S. Kalmia Street. For information on library hours, programs and services, visit us on our 24 hour website www.escondido.org/library or call 760-839-4684.

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Downtown Business Association staff (l to r) Marie Pegram, Jenessa Schaniel, Eileen Shafer, Danielle Aeling, Thora Guthrie and Sue Dusharme. Photo by Mary Waring/ PhotoArts Group.

MEET Our Downtown Business Association Staff


Meet the amazing staff at the Downtown Business Association of Escondido. These are the people who administer and manage the events and programs to keep the Downtown clean, safe, and family and business friendly. Here, in their own words, are who they are and what they do at the DBA.
Thora Guthrie, CEO. I have to pinch myself to make sure that my new job and being back in Southern California isnt just a dream. As the new CEO of the Downtown Business Association, I am completely taken by the people of Escondido. The small town, family atmosphere is something I had grown so attached to and thought I would miss, but here it is in Escondido! I am especially lucky to have landed where I am surrounded by an amazing staff of bright, energetic women and caring and wonderful board members. I feel like we could change the world if there were enough hours in the day! I am thrilled to be able to incorporate the experience I have acquired from all aspects of my past work experience. From advertising, public relations and graphic design to fundraising, media relations, non profit management and publishing, I look forward to utilizing all of these skills to help enhance and enliven Escondidos charming downtown. When my work day is done, I spend time at home or camping or traveling with my husband Shawn and our thirteen year old son Marlin, along with our hundred pound Great Lab Hilo. When work and family are all taken care of, I try to find time to paint, ride my bicycle or kayak. Danielle Aeling, Director of Development and Marketing. Danielle will be responsible for bringing on new partners and sponsors for the Downtown Business Associations events, initiatives and further developing membership. She will also be working to create major marketing initiatives for the events and the Downtown as a whole. A graduate of Cal State San Marcos and local resident, I love spending time with my fabulous family, friends, boyfriend and adorable pup Francesca. I like donating my time to community organizations such as Ubiquitous Music as a board member and as a member of the American Association of University Women. I really enjoy green initiatives and I love to travel. But there is nothing like home sweet home! See DBA STAFF continued on Page 12 Page 10 - September/October 2009

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BUSINESS

DBA Staff Members


Continued from Page 10 donating to the education of women, working towards a Eileen Schafer, Office Manager, responsible for providing support to the staff in everyday operations of the office, as well as working on special projects and performing various administrative duties. I live in San Marcos with my wonderful husband and two great kids. I love spending time at home cooking, gardening and walking. I also enjoy volunteer work at the kids school and at a local food pantry. Jenessa Schaniel, Events Manager, will be responsible for expanding and enhancing the Downtown Business Associations current events as well as creating and executing new events. She will also be working to raise funds through sponsorships in order to put on the most successful events possible in order to move toward a thriving Downtown Escondido. I recently graduated from Cal State San Marcos with a degree in Communication and am looking forward to a career with the Downtown Business Association. Working in the Events field is a passion of mine, so I am ecstatic to be able to do something that I love. I also recently got engaged to my amazing fianc, and we are currently enjoying planning our wedding for next July! I also enjoy spending time with my great family and friends, reading, and traveling. Sue Dusharme, Programs Director, is responsible for overseeing multiple projects, the largest of which is managing Cruisin Grand, a year-long project. A passionate supporter of Downtown and DBA employee for 15 years, Sue advises or oversees on Farmers Market issues, web marketing, Street Faire, Strategic Planning, Design/Facade Assistance, Downtown Specific Plan, Traffic/Parking and Circulation, the Grape Day Park expansion, and other strategies to protect or improve downtowns economic health. Office tasks include bookkeeping oversight, BID issues, insurance, personnel, and mental health (just joking). Im a native San Diegan, attending Mt. Miguel H.S. and San Diego State (plus Palomar College and U. of Kansas), with emphasis on German, and Urban and Environmental Issues. Ive managed a retail gift shop, had a design business, supervised a 24/hr software production company, and written a cookbook. I mostly refuel by playing guitar w/friends, hiking, supporting local environmental issues, Page 12 - September/October 2009 Danielle Aeling, Director of Development and Marketing. Danielle will be responsible for bringing on new partners and sponsors for the Downtown Business Associations events, initiatives and further developing membership. She will also be working to create major marketing initiatives for the events and the Downtown as a whole. A graduate of Cal State San Marcos and local resident, I love spending time with my fabulous family, friends, boyfriend and adorable pup Francesca. I like donating my time to community organizations such as Ubiquitous Music as a board member and as a member of the American Association of University Women. I really enjoy green initiatives and I love to travel. But there is nothing like home sweet home! sustainable lifestyle, making excellent Limoncello, and being aware every day of how very much there is to be grateful for.

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DOWNTOWN LIVING
Continued from Page 6 are delicious! The French Bakery, the Downtown Deli, Champions and Escondido Joes all have a variety of lunch dishes that I cycle through. Running errands is much more refreshing when it is done in the open air. I can walk to the Library, post office or my bank. If its Tuesday, I purchase some locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Farmers Market and maybe get a bag of kettle corn for snacking. The perfect afternoon treat to beat the heat is a stop by The Yogurt Place, yum! I might even stop by happy hour at Tango, Ive heard good things. As for dinner, Vinz Wine Bar and El Nopal are at the top of my list of selections. As the sun goes down, the Downtown heats up with so many choices of fun things to do. If its Friday night, its Cruisin Grand, a pre-1974 American-made car event that attracts nearly 8,000 people every Friday night from April through September. If its Second Saturday, I can attend artist receptions and art exhibits at our many Downtown galleries, artist studios and museums, or take in some live music. If I just want live music, I can stop by The Metaphor or Escondido Joes. Or, for live performances, I can go to Patio Playhouse or the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. And, of course, the movie theater is a short walk, and thats always an option for late night or a great place to cool off in the midday heat. As the day winds down, I take a breath of fresh air on my walk home to relax and rest so I can wake up the next day, once again, in the midst of all the excitement.

If its Tuesday, I purchase some locally grown fruits and vegetables from the Farmers Market. . .

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Upbeat!
By Bernie munn

Live Better - Live Longer


Market Radishes from the Downtown Escondido Farmers Market. Photo by Mary Waring/PhotoArts Group

When it comes to your health, what you do and what you dont do can really make a difference. Thats because lifestyle choices -- like smoking, poor diet, and lack of exercise -- can be far more dangerous than hereditary factors. Here are a few reminders to get you to optimal health:

you have them measured, make sure your doctor also tells you what your goal levels should be and what you can do to get there. Getting more active, losing weight, and making smart, REAL food choices, can help get these numbers in a healthy range.

Get Happy: Physical Activity:


Any cardiovascular exercises that get your heart rate up and make you breathe harder! Do at least five 20-minute cardio workouts a week--brisk walking is the easiest and most convenient for most people. Brisk is the key though, not strolling--serious breathing and hard WALKING! There are lots of reasons to be happy, including your health. Negative emotions like anger and hostility can raise blood pressure. People with depression are four times more likely to have a heart attack. And while we dont understand how emotional stress causes physical stress, we do know theres a powerful connection. To get yourself in a better mind-set, adopt a more positive outlook to manage daily stressors. Focus on the moment. Be mindful -- really paying attention to the present, not the past or the future -- can help you manage stress. Spend some time every day noticing the things most people tend to ignore -- like breathing, bodily sensations, and emotions.

Strength Training:
You can do this at home with a resistance band or hand held weights--which should be right next to your fit ball ready for you when you are on the phone, or watching TV! Dont make that wasted time. Youll be amazed at how many reps you can get in during a commercial or talking to a friend.

Schedule Sleep: Know Your Numbers:


Im talking about the big three -- cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar -- plus, two more you should probably know: homocysteine and C-reactive protein. These numbers are the stock ticker for your ticker. They tell you how youre doing, and when you need to do more. When If you dont snooze 6 to 8 hours a night, you increase arterial aging and raise your risk of a heart attack. Inadequate sleep will also cause you to release less serotonin (the feel-good hormone) in your brain. The result: You may seek out other, less healthful ways to feel good, like noshing on sugary foods or tipping too many martinis.

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BERNIE MUNN
Continued from Page 16

Eat REAL!:
To me this is THE MOST SIGNIFICANT way to get healthy. Fresh foods from our local farmers market just cant be beat for eating real. When you are in a grocery store setting, stay far far away from boxed and processed food. Did you know that food manufacturers have spent millions of dollars to make a cheeto taste just that way? The right amount of fat and salt and artificial flavor to keep you diving back in the bag for more orange stuff on your fingers! There is a great book by David A. Kessler M.D. called The End of Overeating. He revels just how food manufacturers have developed the exact combination of fat on salt on sugar to get you addicted to foods they want to sell. It was amazing to me to read how something as seeming healthy as a bagel can be one big fat on salt on

sugar BOMB with a texture that melts in your mouth-so of course you eat more than you need. Eating out is incredibly fattening. Unless you know what to order, innocent little chicken tenders have been injected with a salt solution, pre-fried at the manufacturing plant, fried again at the restaurant and served with a dipping sauce so high in fat and sugar that if your arteries could scream they would! Salt on fat on fat on sugar.wow A Junk Food Tip: If you resist buying it at the grocery store, you only have to resist it ONCE. If you take it home, you have to resist every hour of every day!

Bernie Munn is a certified fitness instructor and can be contacted directly at berniemunn@cox.net

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Downtown Business Briefs


Tina Pope Begins Term as Escondido Chamber of Commerce Chair
By: tom hAGArty
Tina Pope, director of major gifts and community development for the Palomar Pomerado Health Foundation, has succeeded public relations specialist Tom Hogarty, of Hogarty Communications as Escondido Chamber of Commerce board chair. Her one year term officially began July 1. According to Pope, her community involvement was born out of a personal family tragedy the accidental death of her son Joey. She will tell you that in the beginning she needed the involvement to help herself heal and that the time she gives back to the community is in his memory. She began speaking about unintentional injury prevention, did prevention work with Childrens Hospital,
Tina Pope, Incoming Escondido Chamber of Commerce Chair.

public awareness programs with KUSI-TV and the Safe Kids Coalition which led to her work in child advocacy, then youth development and into work with at risk youth.

Her passion for kids and community grew into an interest in safety, health and wellness and she joined the American Red Cross as Regional Director of Disaster and Health Services. She went on to become the Southern California Region, District Director for Donor Blood Services and then eventually transitioned into the health care industry by joining Palomar Pomerado Health. Along the journey she met and fell in love with Allen. They have two daughters, Elizabeth and Kelley Liz is married to Chad Phillips, who works for PPH as an ER tech and is the son of Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips and his wife Lean. Liz and Chad are expecting their first child momentarily. Congratulations to The Escondido Chamber of Commerce 2009 - 2010 Board Chair:- Tina Pope

Want to Play?
By wenDy BArker, executive Director esconDiDo history center
There are new reasons to visit Grape Day Park! Giant games are now available for checkout. The most impressive game available is a giant chess set with kings that stand 37 tall. The chess/checker board is nearly 10 feet square. But you can also play giant checkers (each checker is 10 x 4), giant pick up sticks (36 long) and giant dominos (7). Giant games are a perfect fit in Grape Day Park since the playground includes a giant grape slide, grapevine climbing structure and giant leaf benches. Plus oversized games are fun for everyone and are sure to put a smile on your face. Normal size games are also available: bocce ball and horseshoes. All games are available for checkout Monday through Saturday at the History Center. They are free to use with the deposit of $10 and a photo ID. Questions? 760 743-8207 or barker@escondidohistory.org. Page 20 - September/October 2009
Photo courtesy Escondido History Center

NEW BUSINESS

Downtown Business Briefs


NEW BUSINESS

Bonitas Hair Studio LLC


A Full Service Salon!
By: viktoriA BAiAnDouriAn
How would you feel if you had your dream business, gave it up for another industry and then had the opportunity to get that business backbigger, in your dream location, and better than ever? On cloud nine I would assume. Well, thats exactly where Mrs. Bonita Solis, owner of Bonitas Hair Studio LLC is right now! Of all my interviews thus far, Mrs. Solis was definitely the most proud, excited and emotionalwhich made me excited and emotional! Mrs. Solis is a professional stylist who once owned a solon of the same name in Vista. After some time she left this industry and ventured into the Real Estate industry. For obvious economic reasons, that didnt work out like she had hoped it would. I am so happy and excited to have Bonitas back, Viktoria, I cant tell you! I get SO emotional! With excitement in my voice, I asked why she chose Escondido this time around. I love Grand Avenue! It has a very specific nicheclassic; it feels like home! She proudly told me that she feels Bonitas is very inviting, decorated with, Collectibleseverything is antique. This is a full service salon and Bonita asked that I emphasize that customer servicelistening to the customers needs is most important to her, and the seven stylists who currently work with her. Our products are the best they can be, she told me. We do everything we can to make sure our customers come back. I asked if there was a product line she wants me to highlight, and she informed me that she believes that Bonitas Hair Studio is the only salon in the area that carries LOreal Professional. Walk-in customers are always welcome! Pamper yourself today!

La Farfalla Cafe
By: Brooke Birrenkott
There are not enough good things that can be said about La Farfalla Caf. This caf is a home away from home for anyone looking for a great meal, wonderful customer service, and a casual as well as comfortable place to eat. On March 6th, Terry Meihaus opened La Farfalla Caf. Even though this caf is her first restaurant, Terry is not new to the food business. She has always loved cooking, catering events, playing the hostess; her expertise in this area really shines through everything about La Farfalla Caf. Every customer walks into the restaurant and is immediately transformed into feeling like a child again, eating moms home cooking. Terry creates an environment that has a way of making everyone who steps foot in her caf feel like part of the family. Even though the restaurant has only been open since March, Meihaus seems to know all of her customers by name. Terrys compassion for each individual is translated into her cooking, as she views all in her store as people rather than customers. The food, fresh and made to order by Meihaus herself, includes a vast variety of delectable piadinas, salads, soups, sandwiches, and much more. La Farfalla Caf caters to every type of diet, in hope of providing something for everyone. Terry welcomes any special requests, and emphasizes the restaurants variety of organic foods, gluten free and allergy free meals. You will not be disappointed with La Farfalla Caf, and it is a safe bet that you will continue to go back for more and more.

323 West Grand Avenue (760) 743-6280 Website coming soon. Hours: 9am-7pm (earlier appointments can be arranged) Tuesday through Saturday.

155 South Orange Street (760) 741-0835 http://lafarfallacafe.intuitwebsites.com/ Hours: M - F: 11AM to 2:30 PM, and F 5 - 9 PM. Page 21 - September/October 2009

Downtown Business Briefs


Downtown Business Association Announces New Intern Brooke Birrenkott
By Brooke Birrenkott
As the newest intern, Brooke Birrenkott is delighted to become a part of the Downtown Business Association of Escondidos team as the newest Intern Feature Writer. Brooke graduated from The University of California at Santa Barbara in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, a specialization in Literature and Culture of Information, as well as a minor in Spanish Literature. She also currently works for Kaiser Permanente in both Service Quality and Education and Consulting, and instructs healthcare provider Basic Life Support for the American heart Association. In her spare time she sings with the San Diego Multicultural Community Gospel Choir and enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on. Having worked as the Business Development Research Assistant for Davies Public Affairs, Brooke has an extensive background in new business. Along with the knowledge brought about through this experience, Brooke additionally has a passion for business; this combination of experience and passion is a large part of what brings Brooke to write about the businesses of downtown Escondido. Ultimately, Brooke does not view the businesses of downtown Escondido solely as money making businesses, but rather as individuals or groups of people who are pushing to make their dreams come true and simultaneously benefiting
Brooke Birrenkott

the entire community. The business owners of downtown Escondido have proven to live up to her belief. With this being said, the essential meaning behind Brookes writing is to emphasize the interconnectivity of downtown Escondido through the variety of wonderful individuals involved within the businesses of downtown. It is her belief that we all have the ability to change a life, and believes that those within Escondido are doing so daily through their businesses and wonderful service to their community.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
2nd Saturday
Saturday through October 31 from 6 8:30 PM. Live musical performances of jazz, folk, blues, reggae, rock and more. Attendees are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, and dancing shoes. This is free event, where you can walk the streets of Escondido, peruse shops, and enjoy a glass of wine in one of the many restaurants. Downtown Live is presented by the Downtown Business Association of Escondido. Contact Danielle Aeling for sponsorship opportunities at daeling@downtownescondido.com or call 760.745.8877. 2nd Saturday is a free, self-guided tour of historic Downtown's Art Walk & Culture Crawl. Visitors can attend art gallery receptions, artists' studios and museums, and listen to free jazz concerts in the summer. They can also avail themselves of the eclectic shopping opportunities or dine at any of the many restaurants on Grand Avenue and beyond. Plus we are looking forward to expanding 2nd Saturday with small vignettes and family fun. 2nd Saturday is presented by the Downtown Business Association of Escondido. Contact Danielle Aeling for sponsorship opportunities at daeling@downtownescondido.com or call 760.745.8877.

Grape Day Festival and Parade


The Annual Grape Day Festival and Parade takes place on Saturday September 12, 2009. The Parade starts at 9:30 AM on Grand Avenue, and the Festival happens from 9:30 AM to 4 PM at Grape Day Park
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Downtown Live
Downtown Live happens at the intersection of Kalmia and Grand Avenue in historic Downtown Escondido every Page 22 - September/October 2009

NEW BUSINESS

Downtown Business Briefs


they can make custom apparel with almost any art work a customer may want. To see samples of products from Marks brand go to: www.stlclothing.com (virtual store tour coming soon!) and stop by his MySpace page: www.myspace.com/ streetlifesupply . Once you visit the store in person youll find street wear brand names such as: Tribal Gear, Lucky 13, The Seventh Letter, Giant Casting Shadows and more! Mark is very creative! So whether youre an artist yourself, or simply want to feel like one, visit Street Life Supply today, for a unique style and experience; if you love to stand out in a crowd Street Life Supply is for YOU!

Street Life Supply


By viktoriA BAiAnDouriAn

Let the Artist in You Shine Through In Style!


Mark Kingcade, a young entrepreneur, owns a unique store called Street Life Supply. We are a clothing and art supply store. We sell brand name T-shirts and baseball caps (but we also have our own brand) with street style art work on them, for men and women, he explains. We also sell everything an artist may need: paint, markers, color pencils, drawing books, custom stickers, canvases and more at very reasonable prices. Mark grew up in Escondido, so opening his business there was an easy choice. Though he does not hold an art degree, he told me he has taken some classes. But the classes played no role in deciding to open the business. I worked as a graphic artist for a clothing company for a long timewhich closed. So I thought, Why not open my own? That was nine years ago! Street Life Supply recently moved to 254 East Grande Ave. from Escondido Blvd. Its important to Mr. Kingcade that readers are aware that his products are not generally found in stores and that 254 East Grande Avenue Suite 101 Escondido, CA 92025 (760) 747-1848 Hours: 12pm-6pm Monday through Saturday www.stlclothing.com www.myspace.com/streetlifesupply

ANNOUNCEMENTS
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The theme of the 2009 Grape Day Festival and Parade is Grape Stomp N Romp. Grape Day is a free community celebration with roots back to 1908. If youve never stomped grapes, you wont want to miss this opportunity to climb in a vat full of grapes and squish away! You can also pick up some free grapes, provided by JimbosNaturally! Youll enjoy non-stop entertainment by local musicians and dancers when youre not shopping at 100 vendor booths. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day and you can also tour the Escondido History Center. A fun zone, food court and art exhibit are also part of the fun. Dont miss the festival where our communitys heritage is celebrated, along with whats happening right now. Contact the History Center at 321 North Broadway, 760.743.8207, escondidohistory.org

Fabulous Downtown Street Faire on Sunday October 18th


By: tom hoGArty, esconDiDo chAmBer
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Take a downtown stroll on Escondidos famous and historic Grand Avenue on a lovely fall Sunday in October. Great weather guaranteed. Fun for the whole family. Over 600 booths. Wide variety of foods, fun, arts and crafts and gift itemsand, by popular demand, the return of the beer garden!. Note the new hours: 10 am to 6 pm. Join the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and your Downtown Business Association in the states best hometown event. Hey, its the states second largest.

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ARTS

Robert Ferguson Fine Art Expands to Valley Parkway


a great turn out and substantial sales were made. The focus of the gallery is on promoting and selling quality original art by local artists of all venues. There are many artists here that are internationally know and well established. Among the artists are Elin Pendleton s equestrian paintings, Gary Harpers Abstract Expressionist works that are at the Valley View Casino, Don Freymuths coastal scenes, Silvio Silvestris San Francisco cityscapes, Dennis Coveys body castings, Classically trained Russian Artist Sergie Iourov, Jennifer Chapman who is currently working on a large commission for the Mormon church and David Flynn, up and coming artist who has an in-house studio.. Among Robert Ferguson Fine Arts future events are Culture Night, combining a featured showing of new works by quality local artists, dinner at a local restaurant and a show at the California Center for the Arts. Another show will be called De Colores, A Celebration of the Art of Mexico highlighting pottery such as Talavera, tapestries, Mexican artists and Mayan cultural events. The gallery also has an inhouse cappuccino bar. The hours are from 10am to 6pm Monday through Saturday. It is located at 365 West Second Ave (Valley Parkway going East) just two blocks south of the Signature Theater. Phone contact 858 705 0814 for more information.

Eleven years after his first showing in Escondido, local artist Robert Ferguson has expanded his gallery space to encompass over 3000 square feet of space and 15 local artists with all glass frontage facing Valley Parkway. The gallery expanded in May of this year. Already two shows have happened at the gallery, Collectors Night that included a live Russian pianist, hors d'uvres and a book signing by internationally know chef John Beriker of the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe as well as a wine tasting by the San Pasqual Winery. The second show that happened on June 27th called Mnage a Trios that featured three artists doing paintings of three models in three hours. Both shows had

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September 12 & October 10 2009 9:30 AM - 11 PM


All events are FREE unless otherwise noted SEPTEMBER 12
September 12 9:30 AM Grape Day Parade Annual parade down Grand Avenue. Cost: Free Escondido History Center 321 North Broadway 760.743.8207 escondidohistory.org September 12 9:30 AM - 4 PM Festival in Grape Day Park Annual Festival in celebration of historic Grape Day. Cost: Free Escondido History Center 321 North Broadway 760.743.8207 escondidohistory.org September 12 1 PM 2 PM All About Chickens! Eggs dont grow on trees! Learn everything you always wanted to know about chickens. Nancee Hanson will bring her vast knowledge of chickens as well as one of her favorite chickens for everyone to pet and feed! Cost: Included in $5 admission Escondido Childrens Museum 380 N. Escondido Blvd. 760.233.7755 www. escondidochildrensmuseum.com September 12 1 - 3 PM Art Connection- The Art of Mud (aka Clay) with David Hudgins Cost: Free Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org September 12, 2009 1:30-3:00pm SON DEL ALMA: Music and Poetry by Cecilia Garcia Amaro Celebrate the musical traditions of Mexico and usher in Hispanic Heritage Month with a performance by Mexicanborn artist, composer, singer and flamenco guitarist, Cecilia Garcia Amaro. Following the concert, enjoy a reception where you can meet the artist and enjoy a tasting from Bajas Adobe Guadalupe winery. Reservations required: $15 members and students over 21/$25 non-members. 155 West Grand Avenue, 619-239-0003, ext. 405, www.mingei.org. September 12 3 5 PM Opening Reception: Picturing America First in a series of three exhibitions,Faces of America includes a wide selection of American art reproductions through the 1970s. The Sapphire String Quartet will play during the opening, and refreshments will be served. Cost: Free Escondido Public Library Main Branch 239 S. Kalmia 760.839.4684 www.library.escondido.org September 12 5 8 PM Reception: Celebrate Escondido Artists from around the county show support for their city by bringing work that magnifies their favorite parts of Escondido and the surrounding countryside. From paintings to sculpture. Sponsored by the Escondido Art Association. Awards ceremony at 6 PM sharp. Cost: Free Artists Gallery 121 W. Grand Avenue 760.489.0338 September 12 5:30 - 8 PM Reception: Art Riot Mixed-media work by local and regional artists. Juried by Scott Kuhnly. Also, a fond farewell to retiring founding Board member Graham Humphrey. Cost: Free Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org September 12 5:30 - 8 PM Gallery Receptions Exhibition of works by artists in their gallery/studios: Joshua Bozsan, Richard Hawk, Bettina Heinz, Linda Shaffer and Michael Steirnagle. The Galleries @ 262 262 E. grand Ave. (Enter through Escondido Municipal Gallery) September 12 6 11 PM Reception: Featuring Leslie Ditto, Luis Lorenzana & Denise Bledsoe Cost: Free Distinction Gallery & Artist Studios 317 East Grand Avenue 760.781.5779 www.distinctionart.com Tijuana, Mingei International Museum presents a program to animate the implements of the tea ceremony featured in the exhibition RITE AND RITUAL Ceremonial Art Across Cultures. Seasonally appropriate tea and sweets will be served. Limited seating is available early reservations strongly recommended. Once week advance reservations required. $15 members/$25 non-members. 155 West Grand Avenue, 619-239-0003, ext. 405, www.mingei.org. October 10 5:30 - 8 PM Artists Reception: Nurture vs. Nature in the main gallery. Also enjoy The Nature of Art in Expression II, and The Photo Arts Groups The Art of Nature Cost: Free Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue @ Juniper 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org October 10 5:30 - 8 PM Gallery Receptions Exhibition of works by artists in their gallery/studios: Joshua Bozsan, Richard Hawk, Bettina Heinz, Linda Shaffer and Michael Steirnagle. The Galleries @ 262 262 E. grand Ave. (Enter through Escondido Municipal Gallery) October 10 6 11 PM Reception: Pinup Show Featuring Susan Heidi, Brian Viveros, Scott Rohlfs, Angelique Houtkamp, N.C. Winters, Molly Crabapple and Saratoga Sake Cost: Distinction Gallery & Artist Studios 317 East Grand Avenue 760.781.5779 www.distinctionart.com

OCTOBER 10
October 10 12 3:00 PM Art Connection The Art of Lampwork Bead Making Cost: Free Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue @ Juniper 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org October 10 1 PM 2 PM Bats Learn all about these amazing creatures and create a bat to take home to hang from your ceiling! Cost: Included in $5 admission Escondido Childrens Museum 380 N. Escondido Blvd. 760.233.7755 www. escondidochildrensmuseum.com October 10 2 -3:30 PM CHADO Elements of the Japanese Tea Ceremony In collaboration with the Japan Society of San Diego and

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HIGHLIGHTS
exhiBition

October 10 - November 6

The Nature of Art

September/October 2009
O N G O I N G
FREE ADMISSION DAY Mingei International Museum Every First Thursday; 11 AM - 4 PM Free Admissions Day on the first Thursday of every month sponsored by La Jolla Bank. Mingei International Museum 155 West Grand Ave. 760.735.3355 www.mingei.org FREE ADMISSION DAY California Center for the Arts Museum, Every First Wednesday First Wednesday sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum 340 North Escondido Blvd. 760.839.4120 www.artcenter.org Through December 31 Tuesday Saturday 10 AM 4PM Sunday 1 5 PM Quint: Three Decades of Contemporary Art This exhibition, a survey of artists shown by Quint Gallery, will explore how the vision of one local gallery documents the changes seen in the artistic community of San Diego, in the art world and will further the publics understanding and appreciation of our current contemporary art scene. Cost: $5 Adult, $4 Senior and Military, $3 College Students/ Youth, Free for 12 and under and Center Members. Free on First Wednesdays California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Museum 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/

EVENTS

Motown, Virginia Cole, mixed water medium (acrylic, collage, Caran dAche) on a 24 x 24 x 1-1/2 on canvas. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Treat yourself to artwork from such diverse places as Norway, Down Under, and the Midwest, as well as Southern California. You will enjoy mixed media on plexiglass from popular YouTube artist, Gary Reef; enamel paint and resin pieces from Australian artist, Mo Godbeer; a Rauschenberg-inspired assemblage and mixed media pieces by Midwest artist, Ron Tee; basket sculptures from fabulous local weaver, Peggy Wiedemann; plus talented San Diego area artists Virginia Cole, Donna Meyer, Karen Samenow, Peggy Wiener and more.

C U R R E NT

SEPTEMBER
Rite and Ritual: Ceremonial Art Across Cultures
Mingei International Museum September 3 thru October 16, 2010 Thur Sat, 11 AM 4 PM This exhibition will focus on the beauty of objects used for special familial, tribal and community events in traditional cultures and in various religious expressions among the worlds peoples. Cost: $3 Adults, $2 Seniors/Youth/Students and Active Military with ID/Group Tours, Free to members, and Free to all on the 1st Thursday and Second Saturday from 4 8 PM 155 W. Grand Avenue, 760.735.3355, www.mingei.org

Expression II Space Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue Escondido, CA 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org

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THE ARTS

September 26 Saturday 12 - 3 PM 4th Saturday Workshop: Portraits in Mixed Media with Pam Carriker Pam will guide attendees step-by-step in creating a lovely mixed-media portrait that incorporates a textured background, collage elements and her painting techniques. Cost: $65 for EAP members, $75 for non-members. Fees include materials, instruction and space to create. Pre-registration is REQUIRED Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org September 26 Saturday 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Smithsonian Museum Day Free admission for 2 adults with a valid Museum Day Admission Card. Cards are available in the September issue of Smithsonian Magazine or the Museum Day website. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Museum 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/

2 PM. Performance: The Taming of the Shrew (1950s style) Love, lust, heartbreak, violence, and comedy come together 1950s style in this version of William Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew. Produced by Gwyn Evert, and directed by Christa Lynn Sherman. Cost: $14 adults, $12 seniors and students $7 youth under 16 201 E. Grand Avenue Suite 1D 760-746-6669 www.patioplayhouse.org September 13 Sunday at 4:00 PM Wish Upon a Star: Disneys greatest hits with Orchestra Nova Artistic Director Jung-Ho Pak leads Orchestra Nova in a performance that highlights all your favorite Disney moments from Mary Poppins, Pinocchio, Snow White and Beauty and the Beast. Featuring soprano Nicole Werner. Cost: $20 - $50 California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ September 25 Friday at 8 PM The Piano Man Terry Davies pays homage to Elton John and Billy Joel in a spectacular 2-1/2 hour show. Cost: $20 - $50 California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ September 26 Saturday at 8 PM ABBA Fab Share in the ABBA experience that has become a global phenomenon for decades at this awe-inspiring show. Cost: $20 - $50 California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/

BOOKS/FILM/ POETRY/ LECTURES


September 8 Tuesday 5:30 PM Second Tuesday Book Club Details to be announced. Contact the Library for details. Adults Cost: Free Escondido Public Library Main Branch 239 S. Kalmia 760.839.4684 www.library.escondido.org September 16 Wednesday 12:20 PM Poets Inc.- Theme reading - Your Top 10 favorite Songs Cost: Free Escondido Municipal Gallery. 262 E. Grand @ Juniper 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org

will feature a diversity of food tasting, wine and beer tasting, live music and art gallery receptions with activities for all ages. Cost: $20 includes 20 Tastes Tickets and additional information are available online. Downtown Business Association 120 W. Grand Avenue 760-745.8877 downtownescondido.com

THE ARTS

OCTOBER

October 5 Tuesday Saturday 11 - 4 The Fall Open Show This show offers artists the opportunity to show off their work at the downtown Escondido Artists Gallery. Cost: Free The Artists Gallery 121 W. Grand Avenue 760.489.0338 www.escondidoartists.org October 24 12 - 3 PM 4th Saturday Workshop: Paper-making the lowtech way with Rene Richetts Homemade paper lends a distinctive personal touch to any project from greeting cards to a personal note or letter. Take full advantage of Escondidos late October heat to learn this low-tech form of paper-making. Cost: $65 for EAP members, $75 for non-members. Fees include materials, instruction and space to create. Pre-registration is REQUIRED Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org

SPECIAL EVENTS
September 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29 Tuesdays 3:30 - 7 PM Escondido Certified Farmers Market Sponsored by the Downtown Business Association. Downtown Escondido Grand Avenue 760.745.8877 downtownescondido.com September 4, 11, 18, & 25 Fridays Cruisin Grand Downtown Escondidos Grand Avenue will thunder for 26 Friday nights at the 10th year of the best of the Southern California Car Culture. Downtown Business Association 120 W. Grand Avenue 760-745.8877 downtownescondido.com Sept 19, 1 5:30 PM Taste of Escondido This exciting event

PERFORMANCE
September 2 Wednesday at 4:00 & 7:00 PM Performance: The Alley Cats Wells Fargo Free First Wednesdays presents The Alley Cats with their perfect blend of musical talent and comic timing, bringing their own contemporary style to the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s. Cost: Free Tickets are available on a firstcome, first-served basis, one hour prior to curtain. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ September 11 - October 4 Friday/Saturday 8 PM; Sunday

PERFORMANCE
October 1 Thursday at 8 PM 102 Years of Broadway Direct from New York featuring

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HIGHLIGHTS
Exhibition opEning September 12, 2009, 3 - 5 PM Escondido Public Library

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5 of Broadways finest singers who recreate the biggest moments from the finest Broadway shows including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Wonderful Town, Jesus Christ Superstar and Fiddler on the Roof. Cost: $23 - $37 California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ October 2 & 4 Friday/Saturday 8 PM; Sunday 2 PM Performance: The Taming of the Shrew (1950s style) Love, lust, heartbreak, violence, and comedy come together 1950s style in this version of William Shakespeares The Taming of the Shrew. Produced by Gwyn Evert, and directed by Christa Lynn Sherman. Cost: $14 adults, $12 seniors and students, $7 youth under 16 201 E. Grand Avenue Suite 1D 760-746-6669 www.patioplayhouse.org October 7 Wednesday at 4 PM & 7 PM Wells Fargo Free First Wednesdays: Brent Garcia Acoustic folk artist Brent Garcia will share his unique combination of creative lyrics & smooth, soulful sound in a concert thats not to be missed. Cost: FREE Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis, one hour prior to curtain. California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ October 17 Saturday at 8 PM Homeward Bound Audiences are transported on a musical journey through the history of Simon and Garfunkel with stories and songs from their 50-year career. Cost: $20 - $25 California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ October 18 Sunday at 4 PM Keyboard Conversations An American Salute! Join Jeffrey Siegel for this tribute to Gershwin which includes the rarely performed solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue, selected pieces by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Coplands humorous The Cat and the Mouse, and Scott Joplins Wall Street Rag. Cost: $27 - $30

Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, 1936


Dorothea Lange (18951965), Migrant Mother (Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Age thirty-two. Nipomo, California), February 1936. Black-and-white photograph. Farm Security Administration, Office of War Information, Photograph Collection. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

The opening reception of Picturing America, "Faces of America", a first in a series of three presentations, will be held on September 12, 2009 from 3 to 5 PM in the main library's Turrentine Room. The opening is being presented in conjunction with the Escondido Downtown Business Association's 2nd Saturday Art Walk. Picturing America includes a wide selection of American art reproductions through the 1970s. The exhibition is provided to the Escondido Public Library through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Sapphire String Quartet will play during the opening, and refreshments will be served. Cost: Free
Escondido Public Library 239 South Kalmia 760.839.4601

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California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ October 23 November 15 Friday/Saturday 8 PM, Sunday 2 PM Performance: The Foreigner Patio Playhouse presents a comedy about a man who is afraid to meet women. he and a friend complicate things when he pretends to be a foreigner. Directed by Rob Wolter Cost: $14 adults, $12 seniors and students, $7 youth under 16 201 E. Grand Avenue Suite 1D 760-746-6669 www.patioplayhouse.org October 28 Wednesday at 9:30 & 11:30 AM Center Stage: Performances for Youth Strega Nona: The Musical This performance is based on the popular illustrated childrens book about a friendly witch, her young assistant, and a magical pasta pot. Cost: $2 per student Educators please call (800) 988-4253 for more information California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ October 29 Thursday at 7 PM Navy Band Southwest Enjoy a free community concert by the Navy Band Southwest, Directed by Lt. Mark Corbliss Cost: Free California Center for the Arts, Escondido Concert Hall 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ October 31 Saturday at 7:30 PM Heartbreaker A Live Halloween Night Rock Tribute to Led Zeppelin This special performance will span three decades of Led Zeppelins legendary career, highlighting the bands greatest hits including Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll, Whole Lotta Love and Black Dog. Cost: $20 - $25 California Center for the Arts, Escondido Center Theater 340 N. Escondido Blvd. 760-839-4140 www.artcenter.org/ Grand Avenue 760.745.8877 downtownescondido.com October 3 Saturday 6:00 10:30 PM Diamonds are Forever a Night in Monte Carlo with James Bond 007 The Escondido Childrens Museum and Brecht BMW present Diamonds are Forever to benefit the Childrens Museum. Enjoy the celebrityhosted casino, music, delicious food, silent & live auctions, raffle and a special opportunity drawing. Cost: $125 including 6 mo. Purchase tickets online. Museum Membership Escondido Childrens Museum 380 N. Escondido Blvd. 760.233.7755 www. escondidochildrensmuseum. com October 3 Saturday @ 11 AM Walking Tour: Old Escondido East Meet at the SE corner of Grand and Broadway. Cost: Free Sponsored by: Escondido History Center 760.743.8207 escondidohistory.org October 4 Sunday from 1 - 3 PM Echoes from the Past Actors bring to life some of our communitys former residents in this lively and interesting living history event at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Cost: $10 per person Sponsored by: Escondido History Center 760.743.8207 escondidohistory.org October 6, 13, 20 & 27 Tuesdays from 3:30 - 7 PM Escondido Certified Farmers Market Downtown Business Association 120 W. Grand Avenue 760.745.8877 downtownescondido.com October 10 Saturday from 1:00 2:00 PM Bats Learn all about these amazing creatures and create a bat to take home to hang from your ceiling! Cost: Included in $5 admission Escondido Childrens Museum 380 N. Escondido Blvd. 760.233.7755 www. escondidochildrensmuseum. com October 17 11 AM Walking Tour: South Escondido Blvd. Meet at 5th and Escondido Blvd. Sponsored by the Escondido History Center. Cost: Free Escondido History Center 760.743.8207 escondidohistory.org October 18 Sunday 11 AM 7 PM NEW hOURS Escondido Street Faire At the States 2nd largest oneday street faire, check out the 600 unique vendors who have a little of everything. Co-Sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. Downtown Business Association 760.745.8877 www.downtownescondido.com

BOOKS/FILM/ POETRY/ LECTURES


October 2 Friday at 7:30 PM Film Night Free screening of local and regional film makers. Cost: Free Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue @ Juniper 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org October 4 Sunday 12:30 PM Poets Inc. Features poets Marte Broehm & Kim Noriega Cost:Free Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Avenue @ Juniper 760.480.4101 www.escondidoarts.org

SPECIAL EVENTS
October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Saturday from 6 8:30 PM Downtown Live! The public is invited to enjoy free music by different artists each week. Attendees are invited to bring chairs, blankets and dancing shoes to the corner of grand and Kalmia. Cost: Free Sponsored by the Downtown Business Association Downtown Escondido

DBA BOARD MEETINGS September 16 October 21 All members of the Downtown Business Association, which includes all BID members, may attend DBA Board meetings which are open to the public. Downtown Business Association 120 W. Grand Avenue 760.745.8877

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Where Is It?

Photo by Kim Hirsch/PhotoArts Group

Where Was It?

This is a photo of the side of the Pac Bell Building on Broadway in Downtown Escondido.

Pac Bell Building Photo by Mary Waring/PhotoArts Group

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