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Movies and Music All Summer Long
The Escondido History Center, The San Diego Foundation, Grape Day Park, and others join together to bring movies and music all summer long to Grape Day Park in Escondido.
weekly events start at 7pm. Saturdays in the Park will include the following events:
Classic Hits Night; July 30, Despicable Me; August 6, Youth Music Night; August 13, Babe; August 20, Caribbean Dance Night; and August 27, Toy Story 3. For information, call 760.743.8207 or check the web site at www.grapedaypark.org
Call to Fashion Designers/Artists
The Escondido Arts Partnership/Escondido Municipal Gallery will present the 5th annu- al "Recycled Materials Fashion Runway Event" on Saturday, October 22. If you are a fashion designer or artist and would like to participate in this highly attended event, contact the EAP for a Prospectus with all the details. The CD Submission Entry Due Date is Tuesday, September 13. The EAP is located at 262 East Grand Avenue, Escondido. 760.480-4101.
"Look Out World!" Music Men Concert
The Music Men will present their summer concert "Look Out World" on Saturday, August 20, at 2pm, at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center, 3557 Monroe Street, Carlsbad. This will be an A Cappella Concert in the Barbershop Style, and will also feature these quar- tets: Coast to Coast; A Song & A Smile; Sound Design; and Oh, Yeah!
General admission is $15/person; Seniors/Military/Students, $12/each.
phone, call 760.930.9028.
order by mail, send order informa- tion with a stamped, self- addressed envelope to Valerie Pascucci, 5227 Don Ricardo Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92010. Make checks payable to PAL-PAC. For more information about the Music Men Chorus, visit the web site at www.musicmenchorus.org
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11am. Cost is $3/class.
760.744/5535 for more informa- tion.
Writing Class Held at Senior Center
Every Monday (except holidays) a group of citizens meet at the San Marcos Senior Center from 1- 3pm to read and critique one another's literary efforts. Some of the members can offer personal experience on being published. Individual readings are no longer than fifteen minutes per person, in a spectrum of topics from autobi- ographies to wartime memoirs or historical novels. Young adults are welcome to join with senior citi- zens in this meeting of minds. You can't beat the price of $1 per session. Just show up on time, and sign in for some fun. It's that easy. For more information, call 760.752.3111.
Children's Discovery Museum Moves to New Location
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum (SDCDM) announces a major move in Escondido. The Museum marks a milestone 10- year anniversary with a move to 320 N. Broadway, across the street from Grape Day Park. The prop- erty includes a stand-alone 6,000 square foot building and more than 6,000 square feet of addi- tional outdoor space for a chil- dren's garden, educational exhibits and programming to serve thou- sands of people annually.
Founded in 2001 as Escondido Children's Museum, the nonprofit museum provides hands-on learn- ing exhibits and programs focus- ing on world cultures and science. SDCDM now will be able to expand the size and scope of its offerings and further its mission to inspire children to learn about our world through exploration, imagination and experimentation. Expanded space will also allow for additional programming such as seasonal camps and group events. They can be reached at 760.233.7755 or the web site at www.sdcdm.org
"The City of Escondido has sup- ported the Museum for years because we believe in its mission and positive impact in our com- munity.," said Sam Abed, Mayor for the City of Escondido.
MATH & COMPASSION. Borrowers that I have personal- ly met were dying of cancer, or unemployed - compassion & common sense were NOT used! (except with Wachovia, which is now owned by Wells Fargo, who should use the Wachovia business model for working with hardship clients).
Editorial Opinion of L. John Puhek
People with an insidious disease often do not know that they are infected. Recently, State & Federal Laws were enacted to combat the insidious nature of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a silent killer. Each year over 500 people die & approximately 20,000 emergency room visits from the effects of CO Poisoning. CO detectors are now required in residential dwellings. I had a friend in Junior High, Robert Fordham, (1962) that died of CO poison- ing. As a former Respiratory Care Practitioner, I treated CO Poisoning in many patients, so I am glad to see these laws come about.
The Music Men . . . ready for their concert, ‘Look Out World!’ to be presented on August 22. See story above left.
Here is something to think about: What about our eco- nomic crisis? What about the insidious nature of PSYCHO- LOGICAL POISON caused by financial institutions? The col- lateral damage caused by Banks & Wall Street is much greater than the number of Carbon Monoxide Poisonings, and much greater impact on our lives. There is more devastation caused by banks & servicing companies than CO casualties, AND, more than the sensation- al, high profile murder cases that have been in the news. While everyone is fixated recently on the Casey Anthony case, much is over-looked about the recent run of MURDER/SUICIDE cases right here in San Diego County. Most have the common denominator of FORECLO- SURE or at least economic hardship related to our foreclo- sure crisis. Dealing with banks, their servicers, & loss mitigators is very frustrating, just ask any REALTOR trying to negotiate a Short Sale. Frustration leads to despair. Despair leads to irra- tional thoughts & actions. When people are in economic distress, banks almost NEVER employ COMMON SENSE
Within financial institutions, the pervasive CULTURE of NEG- LIGENT FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE with people is the INSIDIOUS element, which is manifested in many forms. Sometimes it is willful, & sometimes it is just an over- reliance on technology. Other times the servicers will say that the "investor" (who is almost never disclosed) has not provid- ed an answer or a document. A file or a question crucial to the borrower or principal gets stuck in "LIMBO" - the financial institution keeps passing the buck and it never stops any- where; thus, resulting in frustra- tion & an unreliable transaction. Businesses cannot be conduct- ed in this manner without detri- mental consequences! One must rely on communication. However, financial institutions choose to practice ineffective & inefficient communication, resulting in stress & frustration with anyone who has to deal with them. Stress produces cor- tisol, a hormone attributed to cancer, heart disease & stroke, and quite possibly the chemical imbalances in the brains of those who have gone off the deep end committing murder & suicide. This is why I say that financial institutions harbor an insidious PSYCHOLOGICAL POISON. In my opinion, we will NOT have an economic recovery unless financial institu- tions start treating people as human beings.
I do not have much sympathy for the ones who committed the murder/suicides. I have less sympathy for the system of financial institutions that con- tinue in a manner that spreads PSYCHOLOGICAL POI- SON. The horrible business practices of financial institu- tions are at the ROOT of our economic problems. These practices are caused by their inability or unwillingness to (communicate) employ com- mon sense math & compassion in dealing with people, especial- ly people in economic distress. My sympathy lies with the inno-
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