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Aerial Mosquito Larvicides Applications 

05/26/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

To better protect communities and the environment, the San Diego County Vector Control Program (VCP) applies mosquito larvicide via helicopter to mosquito breeding areas that cannot be treated by hand.  These aerial applications occur every three to four weeks during the mosquito breeding season, generally April to October, or as needed.

 

The ponds in Kit Carson Park will be treated during the week of May 30, 2016.  For more information please visit:

 

http://www.sandiegocounty.gov/deh/pests/wnv/wnv_activity_update/chd_wnv_aerial_ops.html

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Partial Road Closure on Broadway 

05/24/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy  Manns, 760-839-6290 x 7031

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Broadway between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be reduced to a partial lane closure effective Tuesday, May 31, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016. All work will be performed between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Residents and businesses will have driveway access at all times along Broadway from Washington Ave. or Valley Parkway.

Persons with questions or comments may contact Greg Gomez, MBI, Resident Engineer at (760) 902-7249, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or Wayne Papac, MBI Project Construction Manager at 619-247-7828.

 

The new pipes are part of the City’s Recycled Water Easterly Main Extension Project which will deliver reclaimed water to eastern Escondido.

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Escondido Appoints New Fire Chief 

05/23/16 Categories: City of Escondido Fire Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Deputy Fire Chief Russell Knowles has been named Fire Chief for the City of Escondido, effective June 5, 2016.   Chief Knowles will succeed Fire Chief Mike Lowry who will retire on June 3 after almost 34 years with Escondido.

 

A twenty-five year veteran, Chief Knowles currently is responsible for the day-to-day details of running the Department including supervision of three Battalion Chiefs and the Training and EMS Division.  Chief Knowles joined the Escondido Fire Department as a Firefighter 1991. He has risen through the ranks, working as a Firefighter Paramedic, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief and Deputy Fire Chief.

 

Russ holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Administration from Cogswell Polytechnic College as well as an Associate’s Degree with a major in Public Fire Service.  Russ served as the Chair of the North Zone Operations Chiefs and the North Zone liaison to the San Diego County Operations committee. He also has served as President for the Escondido Firefighter’s Association.

 

In making the announcement City Manager Graham Mitchell noted, “Chief Knowles will continue Escondido’s tradition of providing a highly professional level of medical and fire service.  I look forward to his innovative perspective to service delivery.”

 

Commenting on the announcement,  Jeff Sargis, President of the Escondido Fire Fighters Association, said, “On behalf of the Escondido Firefighters Association, I  extend our congratulations to Chief Knowles on his promotion.   I look forward to our future and believe the department and community will prosper under the leadership of Chief Knowles.”

 

Chief Knowles’ salary will be $183,214.

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Planned Power Outage in Northern Escondido on Saturday Night 

05/12/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

San Diego Gas and Electric has scheduled a planned power outage for Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. for up to 8 Hours to replace cable in the area (weather permitting and barring any other unforeseen circumstances).  SDG&E has sent letters to all residents who will be impacted by this planned outage, with details about the scheduled outage and steps to take to prepare for the outage.

 

To get more information, or if you experience an outage that you were not notified about and need more information, please call us at 800-411-SDGE, check the outage map at SDGE.com, or download the SDG&E app on your cell phone for up-to-date outage information.

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Town Hall Meeting 

05/12/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: JOYCE MASTERSON, 760-839-4621

 

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Following a brief update by the Mayor, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions or share their thoughts on any topic relating to city government.  The event is free and no reservations are required.

 

The meeting will be videotaped and rebroadcast the following Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. on Cox. Ch. 19 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99

 

This is the eleventh town hall meeting Mayor Abed has held since his election as Mayor.

 

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open this Saturday 

05/09/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 9, 2016                                                   

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

                                                 

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE OPEN THIS SATURDAY

 

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist 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 de Saint Phalle's later work. Complete restoration of the exhibit is underway and will continue for the next several months.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Lightfoot www.dejavuphotoservices.com

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Voter Registration Deadline Approaching 

05/03/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, May 23 is the last day to register to vote in the California Primary Election to be held June 7, 2016.

City Hall will remain open until midnight May 23 to accept voter registration cards.  During regular business hours, you may register online at www.sdvote.org or at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.  Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours; however, between 5:30 p.m. and midnight, we will be registering voters in the City Council Chambers foyer at City Hall, 201 North Broadway.

If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must re-register no later than midnight, Monday, May 23.  For more information on political party rules for presidential primary voting please visit:

http://www.countynewscenter.com/news/voting-president-primary-know-rules

If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 760-839-4617.

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PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE ON HARDING STREET 

05/02/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy  Manns, 760-839-6290 x. 7031

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Harding Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be reduced to a partial lane closer effective, Monday, May 2, 2016 through Monday, May 16, 2016. All work to be performed between (7:00AM to 4:00PM).

 

Residents and businesses will have driveway access at all times along Harding Street from Washington Ave. or Valley Parkway.

Persons with questions or comments may contact Greg Gomez, MBI, Resident Engineer at (760) 902-7249, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or Wayne Papac, MBI Project Construction Manager at 619-247-7828.

 

The new pipes are part of the City’s Recycled Water Easterly Main Extension Project which will deliver reclaimed water to eastern Escondido.

 

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Construction On Southwest Sewer Replacement Project 

04/26/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290-x7031

 

Construction on Escondido’s Southwest Sewer Replacement project will begin soon, with completion expected by March 24, 2017. This project consists of replacing three lift stations with a singular gravity pipeline that will convey flow to Lift Station No. 1. Work includes the installation of 8-inch and 12-inch sewer pipelines and several manholes over the three mile work area. The project extends from Sewer Lift Station No.6 south of Felicita Road to Via Rancho Parkway, then continuing southeast to Sewer Lift Station No. 1.

 

Motorists and cyclists should expect heavy delays – due to single lane travel - along Felicita Road (between Hamilton Lane & Via Rancho Parkway) and along Via Rancho Parkway (between Felicita Road & Interstate 15). There will be occasional road closures along these routes to ensure public and construction crew safety. Residents in those areas should anticipate construction noise during the work hours, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Work hours may be extended for the underground contractor and also may include some Saturday work. However, the contractor will make every effort to accommodate residents by keeping their driveways accessible and minimizing construction & environmental impacts. Motorists should observe all warning signs –including No Parking signs - and slow down while driving through the construction zone. Felicita Park should remain open during regularly scheduled times (unless the Park staff suggest otherwise).

Persons with questions or comments may contact Bill Janda, NV5 Construction Manager & Resident Engineer at (760) 650-6477, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121 or the construction contractor, CCL Contracting, Inc. (760) 743-2254.

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Cruisin' Grand Returns April 1 

03/31/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

On Friday, April 1, 2016 hundreds of classic cars will return once again to the streets of Downtown Escondido to kick off another exciting season of Cruisin’ Grand!  Cruisin’ Grand runs from 5-9 p.m. every Friday from April 1 to September 30 along Grand Avenue in historic Downtown Escondido.

To celebrate Cruisin' Grand's 2016 season, a special Wine and Craft Beer Festival will add to the fun of Cruisin’ Grand on April 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. on Maple Street Plaza.  Seven local wineries, plus Stone Brewing, will be offering tastes and local wine and craft beer expertise. The participating wineries are:

  • BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge
  • Forgotten Barrel
  • Highland Valley Vineyards
  • Hungry Hawk Vineyards
  • Keys Creek Winery
  • Manzanita Ridge Winery
  • Vesper Vineyards

Proceeds will benefit the Escondido Arts Partnership. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to https://www.escondido.org/cruisin-grand.aspx

 

Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer. This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants and people-watching on those warm summer nights. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973, American-made cars. Theme nights include “Fire Truck Night”, “Nitro Night” and “AFX Night.” If you’ve never been there, don’t miss it this season!  For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.cruisingrand.com .

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