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Escondido Eases Water Restrictions 

08/18/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Elisa Marrone, 760-8394075

 

On August 17, 2016, the Escondido City Council voted to ease water restrictions from a Response Level 2 to a Response Level 1- Water Shortage Watch Condition. The approval removes the three days per week, seven minutes per station outdoor watering restrictions that had been in place since June 2015.  Recent changes to state mandates now allow for a flexible approach to conservation after Escondido and the San Diego region showed sufficient supplies are available for the coming years. Customers still are encouraged to use water wisely.  As a reminder, the following restrictions are enforced at all times regardless of which Response Level the city is in:

 

  • Leaks and line breaks must be repaired as soon as they are discovered.
  • Eliminate excessive runoff from over watering.
  • Irrigate landscapes between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Fountains must re-circulate the water.
  • Washing any vehicle with a hose not having a water shut-off nozzle is prohibited.
  • Washing hardscape with a hose or other pressurized source is prohibited.
  • Watering or irrigating outdoor landscaping with potable water during rainfall or within 48 hours if rainfall is prohibited.
  • Hotel or motel must provide guests with the option not to have towels and/or linens laundered daily.
  • Restaurants or other places where food is served will not serve drinking water to customers unless requested by the customer.
    From Escondido Municipal Code, Article 5, including Section 31-230 and Section 31-232

 

Visit the Water Conservation page on the City of Escondido’s website for more information: https://www.escondido.org/water-conservation.aspx.

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CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON VISTA VERDE RESERVOIR REPLACEMENT PROJECT 

08/15/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290 X7031

Construction will soon being on the Vista Verde Reservoir replacement project. The Notice to Proceed was given on August 10, 2016 and construction is anticipated to be completed by August 10, 2018 (730 Calendar Days).

 

This project is part of the City of Escondido’s Capital Improvements Program. Two new reservoirs will be constructed northwest of the Vista Verde Way cul-de-sac. The existing steel reservoir located at the top of the hill off of Firethorn Glen in the gated community east of Vista Verde Way will be removed. The work includes new piping and electrical on the east side of Vista Verde Way between the City water pump station - which is located on the same street - and the cul-de-sac at the north end of the street.

 

Motorists and cyclists should expect some delays along Vista Verde Way. Residents of the neighborhood should also anticipate construction noise during the work hours, Monday thru Friday, 7a.m. to 4p.m. Motorists should observe warning signs, including No Parking signs, along the construction route and slow down while driving through the construction zone.

Persons with questions or comments may contact Jason Kraus, (760) 505-0500 Butier Construction Management, Dave Powers, (951) 830-7310 Pacific Hydrotec Construction Contractor or Ron Bosch, (760) 807-1103 City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II

 

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NOMINATION PERIOD EXTENDED FOR ESCONDIDO CITY TREASURER 

08/12/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617

 

The Nomination Period for Escondido’s Municipal Elections began on Monday, July 18, 2016 and ended on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  According to the CA Elections Code, if the incumbent does not file by the deadline, the nomination period for that office is extended for five calendar days.  Registered voters in Escondido now have until Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to nominate candidates other than the incumbent for the office of City Treasurer.  During this period prospective candidates need to schedule a meeting with the City Clerk to obtain nomination papers and other election-related materials.  You must be a registered voter in Escondido at the time nomination papers are issued.

 

For more information, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 760-839-4617 or visit the Clerk’s Office at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido 92025.  City Hall is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Temporary Road Closure 

08/10/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

Due to the installation of new infrastructure and surface improvements, the City of Escondido advises motorists of the following road closures:

 

  • South bound N. Ash Street from Lehner Avenue to Vista Avenue and west bound Vista Avenue from Ash Street to Lehner Avenue will be closed from August 10 through August 22, 2016.

 

Detour signs will be posted and all work will be performed between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents in these areas will have access to their properties at all times but may experience some delay. These improvements are being done by Southland Paving Inc., a sub-contractor for Shea Homes’ nearby Canyon Grove housing construction project that is currently underway.

 

Persons with questions or comments about the work may contact City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector Ricardo Cervantes at 760-807-1109.

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

08/08/16 Categories: City of Escondido

  DATE: August 8, 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, August 13, 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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Temporary Shut Off of Water at Vineyard Golf Course 

08/04/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Christopher McKinney, 619-756-2570

On Thursday, August 4, maintenance workers of the Vineyard Golf Course in Escondido attempted repairs to the course’s drinking water system.  After the work was completed, Vineyard staff were concerned that the drinking water and recycled water systems had been accidentally cross connected during the repairs.  The City of Escondido was notified and City staff confirmed the cross connection after investigation.  The water supply to the course was immediately shut off.  The cross connection existed for less than two hours.

 

City staff immediately alerted the San Diego County Department of Public Heath, repaired the water system to remove the cross connection, and began flushing the system with drinking water.  The water supply to the course will remain off to allow time for thorough water quality testing.  Portable toilets and bottled water have been brought on site, so The Vineyard Golf Course will remain open for golf during the water outage.

 

Recycled water is used at the Vineyard Golf Course for irrigation.  It is safe for limited body contact but is not safe for drinking or swimming.

 

 

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New Weekday Hours Announced for Queen Califia's Magical Circle 

08/01/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

August 1, 2016                                            

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519                                     

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NEW WEEKDAY HOURS

Beginning on August 9, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, weather permitting.  Queen Califia’s Magical Circle will continue to be open on Second Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon with docents on site to provide information and answer questions. “The City is excited to be able to add regular weekday hours for the community to explore and enjoy this unique and interactive sculpture garden.” said Jay Petrek, assistant city manager.

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.

Additional information is available at (760) 839-4000 or www.queencalifia.org.

 

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Temporary Road Closure 

07/25/16 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

Due to the installation of new utilities and surface improvements, the City of Escondido advises motorists of the following road closure:

 

  • The north bound lane of Ash Street from Vista Ave. to Lehner Ave. will be closed now through Thursday,  August 11, 2016.

 

Detour signs will be posted and all work will be performed between 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. These improvements are being done by a sub-contractor for a nearby housing construction project that is currently underway. The work is being done during the summer months to lessen the impact on neighboring resident and schools which are on summer recess.

 

Persons with questions or comments about the work on northbound Ash may contact City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector Ricardo Cervantes  at 760-807-1109.

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

07/05/16 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 July 9, 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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Update on Fire At Talone's 

07/01/16 Categories: City of Escondido Fire Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Rick Vogt, 760-839-5402

The Escondido Fire Department reports that the fire at the former Talone’s Meat Market at 559 N. Hale Avenue has been controlled.  City Building officials have “red tagged” the building, declaring it to be unstable and extremely dangerous for anyone to enter. The primary concern for the scene now is safety and the property has been secured by the owner. An emergency demolition permit has been issued to the property owner and the work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 5.

 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. There is no estimate as to when the investigation will be completed.

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