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November 21, 2017
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November 2017
Thursday & Friday, November 23rd - 24th

Saturday, November 25th

Tuesday, November 28th
December 2017
Tuesday, December 5th
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
On the Boarder Mexican Grill & Cantina

5:01 PM - 8:00 PM
Escondido City Hall Dome

Thursday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

7th Annual Community in Unity

Sponsor Ornaments will decorate the Rotunda and highlight your business!
Escondido Magazine
Read it online, find it in the Times Advocate or pick up a copy around town. 

Chamber Benefits

Ambassador of the Month

A Special Thank You from Citracado Dental 

Citracado Dental Group would like to thank the Chamber members and guests who attended our Business After 5 networking mixer this month. We are very grateful to be a part of such an active and welcoming Chamber! For anyone who may have missed the event, we invite you to visit our office or call with any dental questions you may have. We provide free consultations to Chamber members. 
Local Events

Get into the Holiday Spirit- Donate food to remove Library fines!

Monday, November 27th - 
Sunday, December 31st

Saturday, December 2nd
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Yes, the newsletter is reaching you a day earlier than usual. With Thanksgiving this Thursday, we wanted to get the news out before the holiday...

Personally, I like this time of year. Not for the hustle and bustle of the holidays, but for the quiet time. There is nothing I so desperately that I will stand in line for hours just to get the hottest deal of the season. The sound of nature is what I desire most...peaceful. 

Of course, who can make it through the holidays without searching for the perfect gifts? 

Need some ideas? Here is what is on my list:
  • The gift of grace. 
  • The gift of friendship. 
  • The gift of time. 
  • The gift of encouragement. 
  • The gift of understanding. 
They are priceless gifts! Good for giving and receiving. They won't break your bank, but they will fill your heart to overflowing. 


Rorie Johnston
Member Highlight

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truly believes customer satisfaction comes first and foremost. So, give Solid Gold a call and you'll be hooked-up with the most experienced and professional mobile DJ company in town! 

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Highlights from the Week

November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

November 17, 2017
Ribbon Cutting
Stay Informed

Every year since 1998, the Escondido Police Department has hosted an annual Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience. This year the party will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The event will include food, a magic show, face painting, a visit with Santa Claus, and every child in attendance will receive gifts. We are asking for the community's help to make this Christmas a little bit brighter for these kids by donating a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl ages newborn to 18 years old.

Drop off locations are:

Escondido PD Front Lobby - 1163 N. Centre City Pky, Escondido
Escondido Federal Credit Union - 201 N. Broadway, Escondido
Escondido City Hall - 201 N. Broadway, Escondido
Westfield Shopping Center (near the EPD classic car) - 200 E. Via Rancho Pky, Escondido
Blue Mug Coffee & Tea - 1882 W. El Norte Pky, Escondido
North County Yamaha - 2333 Montiel Rd, San Marcos
CrossFit Point A - 688 Rancheros Dr #C, San Marcos
CrossFit Iconic - 237 E. Valley Pky, Escondido

All locations will be collecting gifts until Friday, December 1 st , 2017.

The Escondido Police Department is proud to announce that it will be participating in the 27th annual Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Rady Children's Hospital.  The Escondido Police Department is asking for assistance with donations of new huggable sized stuffed animals.  The collection drive will begin Monday, November 21st and will continue through Monday, December 4th.  Collection boxes will be located in the front lobby of the Escondido Police Department located at 1163 N Centre City Pkwy as well as the Escondido Federal Credit Union located at 201 N Broadway.  Donations are welcomed during normal operating business hours.  It is the mission of the San Diego County Law Enforcement Agencies involved with this worthwhile cause to provide a stuffed animal for comfort to each and every child that is admitted to Children's Hospital.
Changing the Culture in Sacramento
By Assemblymember Marie Waldron
Last month 140 legislators, staffers, consultants and lobbyists signed a letter declaring that there is a "pervasive culture of sexual harassment" in Sacramento. Signatories include six current legislators, a Board of Equalization member; both Republicans and Democrats.  Allegations have been made against current and past legislators.
Unfortunately, given the power and influence of some of the alleged perpetrators, the consequences of speaking up about inappropriate behavior can be significant. For too long, this problem has been swept under the rug, with victims afraid to speak out or to identify those responsible.
Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D - Glendale), Chair of Assembly Rules Subcommittee on Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Prevention and Response, and myself as Vice Chair, announced that our committee will gather information about mistreatment from victims and examine current practices and policies. We will do all that we can to ensure that a culture that seems to wink at abuse, harassment and obnoxious behavior changes immediately. In addition, victims must feel safe when reporting these incidents; we must ensure that retaliation or threats of retaliation are not tolerated.
The Legislative Women's Caucus is advocating for a bi-partisan, bi-cameral approach with the singular end goal of no more victims.  Connecting victims to services, creating a safe reporting system, holding perpetrators accountable and changing the Capitol culture are critical sub goals.
California has a longstanding reputation of supporting justice and equality for all. Apparently however, we still have a long way to go.
Position and power should never be used as weapons.
Minority Floor Leader Marie Waldron, R-Escondido, represents the 75
th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of 
Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.

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