Pavement Repair and Rehabilitation Program 

Originally Posted June 27, 2016

Escondido’s road system is the City’s single largest asset. Like any capital investment, a road system must be maintained in a timely manner to minimize its life cycle costs and receive the maximum long-term benefit from the investment.  Road pavements deteriorate under the action of traffic and heavy vehicle loading. In addition, road pavements naturally age due to environmental factors such as temperature, sunlight and water getting into pavement layers. A well-maintained road system is crucial to an effective commercial delivery system and the economic vitality of a community. If roads are left too long without proper maintenance and timely overlays, they must be completely reconstructed at a much higher cost.

The year’s Pavement Maintenance Program project will treat over 4.3 million square feet of pavement.  It will include minor patching, major rehabilitation work, application of crackseal, pavement surface treatments to selected City streets, and restriping to accommodate bike lanes in compliance with the City’s Bike Master Plan. 

Work is expected to  begin in July and will focus on residential streets in Maintenance Zone CS, which is the area north of Felicita Avenue, south of Fifth Avenue, and east of Interstate 15.  Substantial work will also take place on Auto Parkway, Centre City Parkway, East Valley Parkway, and Escondido Blvd. For a list of streets to be included in this year’s program please visit the City’s website at 

 For general information about the City of Escondido, please visit


Originally Posted June 20, 2016

Escondido is now participating in six Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs that allow commercial and residential property owners to finance 100% of their renewable energy projects through long-term, low-cost financing that is re-paid through their existing property tax bill. 

These six programs are:

 For more information about these programs please visit the city’s website at

4th of July Celebration 

Originally Posted June 13, 2016

Escondido’s 53rd annual July 4th celebration & fireworks display in Grape Day Park is back this year with an exciting line-up featuring fun for the whole family! This exciting event celebrates our community’s patriotic heritage and shares the love of our great nation with all of Escondido.

Enjoy a variety of free entertainment beginning at 4 p.m. with a presentation by the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans, followed by the Jonathan Lee Band, Ke’Ahi & Halua Hula O Makalani Na Pilialoha, Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet, the 1st Marine Division Band in concert at the Main Stage (8:05 p.m.), and a  fireworks display by Fireworks America (approx. 9 p.m.) From 4-8 p.m. there will be children’s activities. The museum will be open to the public for free that day from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and will feature two exhibitions, “My Hero: Contemporary Art & Superhero Action” and “Unlocking Wonderland: The Exhibit”.  A variety of refreshments will be available for purchase.


This event is generously sponsored by the City of Escondido and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Please note: BBQs, alcohol, pets and tall chairs/canopies should not be brought to the park.


Originally Posted June 06, 2016

Exercise Your Mind this summer and challenge yourself, your friends, and your family during the Escondido Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge from June 13 – July 31, 2016. Children, teens, and adults read to earn prizes donated by local business partners and attend free craft programs and special events to stay mentally and physically active over the summer. Sign up, log reading, and get full event details at

Event highlights include:

  • Kids crafts every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
  • Kids special events every Thursday at 2 p.m. including America’s Got Talent contestant Naathan Phan: Magic Asian Man! June 16
  • Teen events every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. featuring comic writing workshop June 15
  • Adult crafts June 18 & July 2 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Building Artificial Intelligence with UCSD professor Garrison Cottrell July 19 at 6 p.m.
  • An Evening with Author Neal Griffin: Police Lieutenant turned crime action thriller author, Escondido's own Neal Griffin has been celebrated by critics and readers for his realistic and action packed novels Benefit of the Doubt and A Voice from the Field. July 26 at 6 p.m.
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