Inland edition, august 28, 2015

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The Coast News




VOL. 2, N0. 18

AUG. 28, 2015

A rendering shows a proposed look for a modernized Escondido Public Library. The library hasn’t been updated since 1980. Rendering courtesy of Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc.

Escondido weighs options for library

Nerds converge

By Ellen Wright

People in costume roam the grounds of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido during the inaugural Nerd Con on Saturday. See more photos from the event on page 11. Photo by Tony Cagala

ESCONDIDO — The city has spent more than $188,000 on conceptual designs for the Escondido Public Library. The library is more than 35 years old and continues to service Escondido, with a population that has more than doubled, from 64,000 to 147,000, since the library’s opening in 1980. It’s due for an upgrade and city staff believes it’s inadequate to meet the current needs. “Since 1980, communi-

ty uses of the library have changed. The number and types of programs held have grown and technology has evolved all making the current library inadequate to meet the information, education and user space needs of an expanded community,” Director of Library and Community Services Loretta McKinney said. Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. drew up plans to modernTURN TO LIBRARY ON 18

San Marcos hires Radmill to city position By Aaron Burgin

U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa pins the Bronze Star Medal on retired Navy Capt. Robert A. Sulit during an Aug. 17 ceremony at the congressman’s Vista office. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

Man awarded Bronze Star 70 years later By Bianca Kaplanek

VISTA — Capt. Robert A. Sulit was awarded the Bronze Star Medal on Aug. 17, 30 years after his military retirement and 70 years after earning it for his meritorious and heroic service during World War II. Surrounded by family, the

89-year-old Del Mar resident was presented the fourth highest individual award in the U.S. military by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa in the congressman’s Vista office. Sulit, a retired Navy captain, was 18 years old when he was drafted out of high school into the U.S. Army and

sent to fight in the European Campaign during his service from 1944 to 1946. His first job as a member of Company A, 69th Armored Infantry Battalion, 16th Armored Division was TURN TO VETERAN ON 23

REGION — The city of San Marcos has tapped Cardiff 101 Main Street to find its new economic development manager. San Marcos announced the hire of Tess Radmill, the executive director of the Main Street Association, to spearhead its economic initiatives. Radmill, 30, who worked for Cardiff 101 since its inception seven years ago, helped usher the organization from its infant stages to the point where it became the city’s third Main Street Association to be certified by the state, which happened earTURN TO RADMILL ON 18

Tess Radmill, who has been with the Cardiff 101 Main Street Association since its inception, accepts a new position as economic development manager for the city of San Marcos. Courtesy photo

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