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Traffic Advisory 

09/25/14 Categories: City of Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

Motorists are advised to avoid the area of El Norte Parkway and Valley Parkway while San Diego Gas and Electric crews work to repair a natural gas line leak. The Escondido Fire Department has unlocked the fire gates at Hidden Trails to help relieve traffic congestion for residents living there. They will be closed again once repairs are completed. No estimate is available yet as to when the work will be completed.

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Escondido College and Career Fair 

09/25/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Michelle Geller, 760-839-4587

A no-cost College and Career Fair will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on levels 2 and 3  at Westfield North County mall, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway.  Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities will be on hand to provide information to students and their parents about entrance requirements, application deadlines, and majors. Representatives also will be there for those interested in community college, trade school, certification programs, or military service.

 

Recognizing that a well-educated workforce is essential to Escondido’s prosperity, a wide range of organizations are sponsoring the fair: our presenting sponsor Mission Federal Credit Union,  in collaboration with Cal State University San Marcos Extended Studies, City of Escondido, Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Escondido Union High School District, John Paul the Great Catholic University, Palomar College GEAR UP Partnership Program, San Diego Union-Tribune, Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District and Westfield North County.

 

The first 2,500 attendees will receive a complimentary tote filled with gifts.  The bags can be obtained near the mall entrance by Tavern Bowl on level 2.  The Dining Court Patio will transform into a “College Lounge” for the day and current college students will be on hand to share their experiences about campus life with prospective students.

 

For more information, please visit: collegeandcareerfair.escondido.org

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Daley Ranch House Tours Starting in October 

09/17/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

Beginning on October 12, 2014 Escondido Rangers will begin offering monthly tours of the Daley Ranch House.  The tours will be held the second Sunday of each month, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Rangers will lead the tours/presentations, with volunteers from the Friends of Daley Ranch assisting. 

This past year, renovations were completed on the Ranch House and grounds and it is now available to rent for weddings and other private or corporate events.  For information on renting the Ranch House, please contact Teresa Collins, Special Events/Economic Development Coordinator at 760-839-4507 or tcollins@escondido.org.

The Ranch House was built in 1928 out of single-board heart redwood. It was used primarily by the Daley Family for summer entertaining since its one-board thickness made it too cold for year-round living. The great room features a massive stone fireplace made of cobblestones that were brought around the Cape by clipper ship. The great room also has beautiful single wall tongue and groove redwood walls, which are original, as is the hardwood floor. The original light fixtures were made by Escondido blacksmiths, and still hang from the tall ceiling.

 

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Update on Lake Wohlford Road Closure 

09/15/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Bud Oliveira, 760-839-4665

Lake Wohlford Road between Lake Wohlford Court and Oakvale Road remains closed due to a rockslide last week.  The City of Escondido has contracted with Shaw Equipment Rentals to clean up and stabilize the slide area.  This work has begun and is anticipated to be completed by September 22.

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Escondido Cool Zones 

09/15/14 Categories: City of Escondido

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

The City of Escondido reminds the public that three City facilities have been designated as Cool Zone sites.  These sites are air-conditioned settings where seniors and others can gather. The sites encourage people to share air conditioning during the heat of the day, lowering individual usage and helping to conserve energy for the whole community.

Escondido’s Cool Zone Sites are:

  • Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Avenue (760-839-4688)
  • Escondido Public Library, 239 Kalmia Street (760-839-4684)
  • East Valley Community Center 2245 East Valley Parkway (760-839-4382)

Queen Califia's Magical Circle to Reopen 

09/15/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

The City of Escondido has completed Phase I of its repairs of Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park and will reopen it to the public on Saturday, October 11, 2014.  Public Art Commissioners will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to answer questions.

Complete restoration of the exhibit is estimated to involve an additional 12 months. In the short term, the exhibit will be open for docent tours and for individual/group visits by appointment only.  To schedule a tour, please contact Kristina Owens, Associate Planner, at (760) 839-4519 at least two weeks prior to the requested tour date.

The Public Art Commission and City staff members currently are working on plans for the exhibit to be open to the public on set days and times during the week.   The Commission is seeking volunteers for positions as docents and as exhibit supervisors. If interested in volunteering, please contact Kristina Owens at 760-839-4519.

 

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California's mythic, historic and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular "snake wall" and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating, and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of Saint Phalle's later work.

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LAKE WOHLFORD ROAD CLOSED DUE TO ROCKSLIDE 

09/11/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Bud Oliveira, 760-839-4665

Motorists are advised that Lake Wohlford  Road has been closed between Lake Wohlford Court to Oakvale Road due to a rockslide.  The road will be closed to all traffic including emergency vehicles.  No timeframe has been set for reopening.

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Public Hearing On Immigration Facility Continued until Oct. 22 

09/09/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

At the request of the ACLU, the Public Hearing appealing the Planning Commission decision regarding the Immigration Facility scheduled for September 10, 2014 has been continued to October 22, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The ACLU requested this continuance so that they may submit additional materials and provide the City with sufficient time to review them.

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Assistant City Manager to Retire 

09/09/14 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido Assistant City Manager Charles Grimm will retire after 24 years of service to Escondido.  His last day will be September 25, 2014.  A recruitment for this position will be held later this Fall.

Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips expressed appreciation for Mr. Grimm’s service, saying, “Charlie has been a key member of our City’s management team for over two decades and we have been fortunate to have benefitted from his expertise and leadership.  We wish him a long and happy retirement.”

Charlie was first hired in May 1990 as Director of Planning and Building for the City of Escondido. In 2005 he became Deputy City Manager and then was promoted in 2007 to Assistant City Manager. He provides direct supervision to the Director of Community Development, the Director of Public Works and the Director of Utilities.

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Water Main Break Repairs Completed  

09/04/14 Categories: City of Escondido

 

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido City crews have completed their repairs on the water main break that occurred earlier this week in the vicinity of El Norte Parkway and Valley Parkway.  All lanes of those roads are once again open.

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