Grants available via nonprofit relief fund
Relief grant funding is available for nonprofits in Escondido or serving Escondido residents. The city of Escondido, with The Escondido Community Foundation and The San Diego Foundation, is administering the grants, which were made possible by money from the American Rescue Plan Act. Eligible nonprofits should be able to show a decline in revenue or service because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find the application at bit.ly/3GHbjHx. Deadline is Aug. 11.
One Paseo welcomes summer with events
Summer fun is up and running at One Paseo. The One Paseo Moonlight Cinema Series airs from 7-9 p.m. Saturdays through July 30 on the lawn next to Harland Brewing. Guests are invited to bring their own blankets and low chairs. This week’s film is “Trolls World Tour.” The Kids Happy Hour series runs from 3-5 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 25, with kid-friendly entertainment such as magic shows, storytime, a ventriloquist and puppet shows, plus a snack from one of the center’s restaurants. This Thursday’s fun is a dance party. Pop-up events include the Aston Martin experience, which runs through July 31; a farmstand with the Berry Good Food Foundation from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; and a yoga session led by Vibeflow and Lululemon at 6:30 p.m. June 21 on the lawn. Find the full schedule at www.onepaseo.com/events.
Business Expo returns in person
The seventh annual North County Business Expo will be from 4-7:30 p.m. June 22 at the California Center for The Arts, Escondido. The expo is open to all businesses and organizations serving North County, including all local Chambers of Commerce. Informational tables will be available for the local chambers. Vendor tables and sponsorships are also available. Email email@example.com for booth information. General tickets include light appetizers and lots of networking. Special door prizes and professional video commercials will be available for the first hour to attendees and vendors. Get tickets at www.northcountybusinessexpo.com.
Free shredding services on Saturday
The San Diego County Credit Union is offering free shredding services for members from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the San Marcos Branch at 790 W. San Marcos Blvd. People can dispose of confidential documents for free, and the first 200 people there will receive a gift. SDCCU members are invited to bring a maximum of two boxes to be shredded on the spot. Free shredding will also be offered at the SDCCU Operations Center at 6545 Sequence Drive, Mira Mesa.
Pechanga offers ‘how to get hired’ sessions
Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula is hosting eight one-hour sessions to help applicants in their job hunts. The casino’s in-person “How to Get Hired” sessions are from 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays starting this week and continue through Aug. 3. Job seekers can stay until noon to discuss job opportunities with a hiring recruiter or manager. The sessions focus on different specialties each week. The schedule: Wednesday, Food & Beverage: Culinary (Chefs, Cooks); June 22, Marketing Ambassadors; June 29, Hotel: Housekeeping and Environmental Services; July 6, Department of Public Safety: Officers; July 13, Finance: Analysts, Cage, Wardrobe; July 20, Slots and Table Games; July 27, Information Technology; and Aug. 3, Facilities: Landscapers, Aquatics Technicians, Cabinet Shop. Bring resumes and dress to impress if you plan to talk with hiring staff after each one-hour session. Visit Pechanga.com/careers to see a list of all available positions.
Small-business COVID grants still available
Applications are still open for the Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program offered by the city of Vista. The city allocated $2.7 million to fund this program, to be administered by the Vista Chamber of Commerce. The program aims to provide flexible grant assistance to small Vista businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grant funds will be awarded to businesses that qualify for funding and can show financial loss, or that can show how their proposed activities will help them recover. Grants from $1,000 to $25,000 will be available. Learn more and apply at bit.ly/3tcOOVk.
New director of recreation/community services
Mike Pacheco has been named as Recreation & Community Services director for the city of Vista. Pacheco has more than 25 years of experience in local government, including division management, policy development and staff management. As Recreation & Community Services Director, he will oversee a range of programs and services that promote health and fitness, support local seniors and community services, build community, and encourage lifelong recreation. He previously served as Carlsbad’s Recreation Services manager, and also worked for the cities of La Mesa, Poway and Encinitas. Pacheco holds a B.A. in criminology and communications from the University of New Mexico and is a certified Park & Recreation Professional.
Chamber prepares for anniversary
The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce is preparing to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a golf tournament and dinner/dance on July 22. Sponsorships are available, including title sponsor, presenting sponsor and more. Golfing will start at noon at the Native Oaks Golf Course, 14616 Woods Valley Road, which will also host dinner and dancing. Dinner-only tickets will be available. Contact Marian Walters at (760) 749-8472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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