September 24, 2008

Rincon saves Christmas

ESCONDIDO:  Rincon Indians rescue city's Christmas parade

New security fee had jeopardized popular eventThe Rincon Indian tribe has given Escondido residents an early Christmas present--$15,000 donation that has rescued the city's annual holiday parade from possible cancellation.

The donation will cover a new city security fee that had jeopardized the 58-year-old parade, which takes place in early December each year. The fee was approved by the City Council this June in an effort to shrink a steep budget deficit created by plummeting sales tax revenue.

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