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January 11 Council Meeting Moved to California Center for the Arts, Escondido 

01/11/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Teresa Collins, 760-839-4507

The regularly scheduled Escondido City Council meeting will take place today, January 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in a new location: Conference Center at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido located at 340 North Escondido Boulevard, in Salon #1.

The City Council Chambers at Escondido City Hall is currently under construction to upgrade the audio/visual equipment. It is a City priority to ensure access for the community to have their voices heard therefore, City staff made the decision to move today’s meeting to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The normal alternate location of the Mitchell Conference Room may not be large enough to accommodate the expected number of meeting attendees.

Tonight’s agenda can be viewed here: https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/agendas/Council/2017/1-11-17CCAgendaPacket.pdf

SKATE PARK RALLY AT WASHINGTON PARK 

01/10/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT: Loretta McKinney

DATE: January 3, 2017                                                            PHONE: 760.839.4871

SKATE PARK RALLY AT WASHINGTON PARK

Escondido, CA – The City of Escondido’s Community Services Department is hosting a community Skate Park Rally at Washington Park on Saturday, January 14, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the event is to generate interest in and gather community input on a proposed skate plaza in the Park.

In addition to providing skate ramps for local skaters, at 11:00 and 12:00 professional skaters will provide demonstrations and tips to participants. Various skate vendors will be on hand with giveaways for the first 40 skate participants.

City staff seeks input from the local community and skaters on the desired types of skate plaza features as well as the pros and cons of providing a skate plaza in Washington Park. In addition to generating interest in the skate plaza, staff hopes to generate a list of community members who are willing to be involved in the project.

The Skate Park Rally is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Community Services Department at 760.839.4691.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

01/09/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

 

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, January 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.

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Nominations Sought for Escondido City Council Awards 

12/13/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Michelle Geller, 760-839-4587

 

Each year at the State of the City meeting, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations now are being solicited for these awards.

The general public is encouraged to submit nominations of qualified members of the community for consideration. Award nomination forms can be obtained by calling the City Manager’s Office (760-839-4631) or by downloading a copy from the City’s web site:

https://www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/AwardNominationForm2017.pdf

Categories include: Arts, Business, Community, Education, Public Safety, Historic Preservation, and Youth.  The deadline for nomination is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

A sub-committee of the City Council will review all nominations and make its final selection in January.  The awards will be presented at the Annual State of the City Address on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

12/05/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            

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, December 10, 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.

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NO FISHING AT DIXON LAKE ON NOVEMBER 30 AND DECEMBER 1 

11/10/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dan Hippert, 760-839-4345

Dixon Lake will be closed to anglers on Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 1 to maintain the trout stock prior to the 38th Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby.  There will be no fishing from either the shore, the piers or from boats.   Day use areas and the campground will remain open, and the concession stand will continue to supply visitors with food, drinks and sundries.  Rental boats also will be available, but fishing gear will not be allowed on boats.  Signs will also be posted to remind visitors of the restriction.

Staff will be available to answer questions during the shutdown, but will be strictly enforcing the closure.  Lake and Open Space Superintendent Dan Hippert said, “We will have Park Rangers patrolling the shoreline regularly, and visitors found fishing on the closure dates will be subject to a citation and ejection from the park for up to 72 hours.”

The Trout Derby begins at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, December 2 and runs three consecutive days.  The derby ends at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4.

Dixon Lake is owned and operated by the City of Escondido and is located at 1700 La Honda Dr.  The park opens every day at 6:00 a.m. but closing hours vary by season.  Call Dixon Lake at (760) 839-4345 or visit www.escondido.org and click on the Dixon Lake page for more information.

 

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County to Hand-spray Escondido Neighborhood in Travel-related Zika Case 

11/08/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Ms. Alex Bell, 619-531-5410

County Vector Control crews plan to hand-spray an Escondido neighborhood to kill invasive Aedes mosquitoes and prevent them from potentially spreading the Zika virus after finding them near a person who contracted Zika outside the country. Vector Control plans to hand-spray the area Thursday, November 10th weather permitting. The area to be hand-sprayed is roughly 17 acres in size, includes 109 units and is bordered by Rimrock Drive on the north and East El Norte Parkway on the south.

County crews went door-to-door in the area Tuesday to notify residents in person, leave door hangers and show people how to prevent mosquitoes from breeding inside and outside their homes.

This will be the eighth neighborhood in San Diego County that Vector Control has had to hand-spray this year to protect the public health.

For more information or to view a map of the area to be sprayed, please visit the County’s website at http://www.countynewscenter.com/county-to-hand-spray-escondido-neighborhood-in-travel-related-zika-case

 

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

11/07/16 Categories: City of Escondido

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday

 

DATE: November 7, 2016

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

 

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, November 12, 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.

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Escondido Police Chief Named Law Enforcement Official of the Year 

10/24/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter has been named “Law Enforcement Official of the Year” by the San Diego Crime Commission.  The award was presented on October 14, 2016 at the Commission’s 31st annual Blue Knight Award ceremony.

Chief Carter was recognized for his commitment to making San Diego County a model example for the country. Chief Carter has served as the President of the San Diego County Police Chief’s and Sheriff Association for the past two years. Chief Carter also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Duncan Hunter, as well as a proclamation from Assembly Member Marie Waldron and  a certificate of recognition from District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Chief Carter was honored to receive the award and credited all of the county’s law enforcement officials for their outstanding leadership and for keeping San Diego County on the cutting edge of innovative policing.

The annual award ceremony gives every law enforcement agency in the county the opportunity to honor their agencies’ men and women for their outstanding service. Additionally, the Crime Commission honors one Law Enforcement Leader in the county for outstanding dedication to their community as well as the entire law enforcement community.

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City Manager Announces Resignation 

10/21/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido City Manager Graham Mitchell informed the City Council today of his plans to resign no later than December 31, 2016 due to personal reasons.

Mr. Mitchell has been the City Manager in Escondido since December 2015 following the retirement of Clay Phillips.  Prior to that he was Assistant City Manager from June to December 2015.  He previously was City Manager in Lemon Grove for twelve years, as well as City Manager for three years in Farmersville, CA. 

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