Will Grinch Steal North County Xmas Parade?

The Rincon Tribe hasn't decided if it will fund the parade again this year.

By Susan Taylor
|  Thursday, Sep 17, 2009  |  Updated 12:20 PM PDT
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Will Grinch Steal North County Xmas Parade?

Jamie Scott Lytle/North County Times

Santa Claus rides on the back of a firetruck in Escondido in 2008.

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It's all about money for the Christmas parade in Escondido

The Rincon Tribe rescued the parade last year by donating $15,000 but has not made a decision about a donation this year.

The city of Escondido, apparently thinking the tribe would step up again, did not budget the money for this year.  

Parade planners say they will go ahead with the parade scheduled December 12 - with or without the tribe's donation. 

Tribal leaders put up the money last year to pay for the 42 Escondido Police Department employees who handle security, according to the North County Times.

Read more about this in the full article.

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