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August 22, 2019

A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones – San Marcos students head back to school

San Marcos students are saying goodbye to summer and heading back to school this week and next week. The start of the school year spells increased traffic congestion. Please plan ahead for delays, and know that the City has been working to implement multiple projects to improve traffic flow and safety on our roadways. In July, we completed the installation of LED safety lights to increase visibility for motorists and pedestrians, increase energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. Additional traffic management system enhancements are on the way, including an upgraded traffic signal communication network and traffic controller replacements. Traffic signal improvements are also planned for Rancho Santa Fe Road and Grandon Avenue, along with intersection improvements at San Marcos Boulevard and Discovery Street. Plans are also in place to reconstruct the State Route 78 overcrossing at Woodland Parkway, reconfiguration of on/off ramps, and the widening of Woodland Parkway, Barham Drive and Rancheros Drive. Visit to learn more, and sign up for traffic alerts at

Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” Mcnamara Greetings Escondido,

Each week I engage with a spectrum of folks who are doing great things for our city and the surrounding community. It’s always hard to choose which ones to highlight for this column.

One that certainly deserves attention is the presentation by our county District Attorney, Summer Stephan, on her De-Escalation Training for our local police. In a nutshell, the training is designed to help officers recognize situations that might not follow the normal pattern. For example, a situation where the individual has mental illness issues, or might be suffering from autism. The idea is that the situation remains controlled and does not end in tragedy due to mis understanding or mis communication. I’m very excited about this effort because whenever there is a problem we always hear - someone should do something about this. And Summer Stephan is. Two other people who deserve shout outs on this topic are Supervisors Gaspar and Desmond. They recognize that mental health is linked to homelessness and they are taking it on. Escondido is a beneficiary so the next time you see them – please say thank you. Semper Fi, Mac, Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido

Social Butterfly Cont. from Page 10 The club’s meetings are held the second Friday of each month, open to all anglers age 50 and above, at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido, 92025. Meetings start at 9:30am. Members of the club enjoy freshwater fishing challenges, summer saltwater charters, surf fishing tournaments, RV camping trips, picnics, and community service to help kids go fishing. Visit for more information about the club.

Taste Tickets on Sale Now – The San Marcos Chamber of Commerce “Taste of San Marcos” returns on Saturday, September 14th, from 1pm-4pm, at 250 North City Drive, San Marcos, 92078. Join us for Best Bites & Unlimited Sips from the growing culinary and beverage scene in San Marcos. Enjoy walking from booth-to-booth for an array of delectable eats and unlimited sips of amazing craft brew, cider & wine all by local and independent acclaimed wineries and breweries. Tickets are on sale now. Visit or check the website at for more information. Remember to bring your unexpired and valid photo ID. It’s state law, and the responsibility falls on us to ensure you have one to enter the event and/or partake in the Brew, Cider & Wine. Parking is free and convenient in the parking structure located directly next to the event on Campus Way. If you plan on enjoying the sips, please plan accordingly and consider your options, be it Uber/Lyft

or using the Cal State San Marcos sprinter station, located only 0.4 mi walking distance away. Contact the Chamber directly with additional questions, 760.744.1270, or Ticket sales in advance $35 Best Bites, or upgraded experience $50, Best Bites, unlimited craft beer, cider and wine samplings, plus The CADO, the world’s first Avocado pop-up museum celebrating California’s favorite fruit where you will learn about the avocado and enjoy the best avcado culture. Each special ticket also includes The CADO signature tote bag, too.

The Escondido Republican Club Meeting Announced - The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will be holding its monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, September 16, featuring guest speaker Tony Krvaric, Chairman of the San Diego County Republican Party. The meetings are held at the Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Check-in begins at 11:30am, with the lunch buffet service beginning at 11:45am. The meeting will begin promptly at noon and conclude at 1:00pm. The cost is $18 per person. Payment by cash or check only. Please make your reservations by calling 760.480.8300. For more information about TERC, visit

Volunteers of America to Hold 20th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic – On Monday, September 16th, Volunteers of America Southwest (VOASW) will hold their 20th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo at 12280 Greens East Road, San Diego, 92128, with tee time at 11am. Proceeds from the event will benefit homeless and

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

See A Problem? Report It!

For those potholes, damaged street signs, street light issues, graffiti reporting, and other local problems needing attention, the City of Vista’s “Access Vista” app provides a convenient way to notify the City to such issues, while providing location information that helps City staff respond. The Access Vista app also provides quick access to key City information and services. Residents can also report a problem online at If you’re out and about and it’s easier to call, use the Report a Problem hotline at 760.639.6177. With everyone’s help, the City can be even more proactive in enforcing code violations, cleaning up graffiti, making sure streetlights are operating correctly, and filling potholes.

The City uses many different methods to keep residents informed about city happenings and City Council discussions. Whether residents want to stay informed all the time or just during emergencies staying informed is a priority for the city. The best way to keep current is to check the city’s social media sites or sign up for City weekly email updates. Subscribe at

Oceanside • Mayor Peter Weiss Buy ReUsable Items!

When purchasing products, take a moment to consider the impacts on our waterways, health, and even the economy. They may suffer from the negative impacts that single-use items have on our community. Single-use items like bags, straws, and cutlery, along with foam items such as cups and containers cause consequences because they break down into smaller pieces called microplastics. Microplastics absorb toxins, are ingested by marine life, and enter the food chain.

You can make a difference this summer and all year long by choosing to use reusable items. The “Be Disposable-Free” campaign encourages residents and visitors to consider the impacts of single-use items and choose to use reusables to keep Oceanside beautiful for generations to come. The City’s Green Oceanside Team will be hosting Pop Up events at Green Oceanside Business Network restaurants and coffee shops. Stop by an event, take a pledge to be disposable free, and receive a free reusable item while supplies last! disabled veterans in the local community through VOASW’s life-changing programs, including education, housing, behavioral health, and more. Funds will help make a difference in the lives of our community’s homeless and disabled veterans, adults with addiction and mental health challenges, struggling seniors and young children with unique needs. Following the tournament, golfers are invited to attend the 20th Hole with entertainment followed by a 4:30pm dinner and wine tasting event banquet, live auction, awards and prizes. During the event, VOASW invites guests to honor their military heroes. As a $250 Honoring Our Heroes sponsor, your hero and their branch of service will be honored through acknowledgement in the event program as well as thoughtfully displayed on a sign placed at one of the tees or greens throughout the golf course. For more information about the tournament, golfer registration, becoming an underwriter or sponsoring the event, please visit Volunteers of America Southwest is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that is part of the national Volunteers of America.

Alliance for Regional Solutions Events and Announcements – 2019 Suzanne Pohlman Award to honor and recognize the work and legacy of its namesake for all contributions she made serving the underserved and low-income population in North San Diego. Nominees for this award must be an employee or volunteer working or recently worked in a North County nonprofit organization and demonstrated these characteristics: Leadership in North County communities; provided true service to the community; utilized or actively par-

ticipated in collaborative work; demonstrated ability to get things done! To nominate, contact Marylynn McCorkle at for a nomination form, by September 27th.

City of Vista Community Development Block Grant, Consolidated Plan Community Outreach Meetings; Monday, September 16th and Thursday, September 26th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, City of Vista Civic Center Community Room. The City of Vista invites you to join in these meetings so they can hear from the community of how the Block Grant funds can be distributed to best serve City residents. For additional information, contact Jessica Boensch at 760.643.5256 or

Gary and Mary West Pace – Now enrolling. This program is all-inclusive care for the elderly; integrated, comprehensive health and support services; helping seniors remain safe and vibrant; assisting those needing nursing home level of care. Contact Mary Jurgenson at 760.280.2230 for more information.

The Fellowship Center is proud to announce the opening of their new detoxification center for adult men. Their professional staff is well trained and passionate about helping men who want recovery to manage their withdrawal symptoms in a safe, comfortable residential setting. If your client is in need of this service, call The Fellowship Center Intake Team at 760.745.8478, ext. 326.

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