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Missing Link Bikeway Wins Project of the Year
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) San Diego Section has selected the Escondido Creek Bikeway Missing Link project as the Project of the Year for Fiscal Year 2018/2019.
The project was selected for implementing state of the art design principles and innovation in transportation engineering.
The two-way separated bicycle path (Cycle Track) coupled with signalized bicycle and pedestrian crossings are innovative measures that caught the attention of the selection committee. Great work!

Visit Escondido Featured on Edible San Diego
Edible San Diego recently featured Katherine Zimmer, with Visit Escondido as a guest on their "Living Local SD" podcast. Katherine shares her experience helping localities shine, Escondido's uniqueness, and all that Visit Escondido has to offer. Check out the episode by clicking the image below.

Joor Muffler Man’s Holiday Spirit
You may have noticed a new Santa in town. The Joor Muffler Man's Santa suit is back after 10 years. Read more about how this holiday tradition was revived in The San Diego Union-Tribune article here.

Library Wins Library Association Award
The California Library Association (CLA) awarded the CLA PRExcellence Award for Less than $5 million budget to the Escondido Public Library for its program, Boos & Booze.
The goal of this event was to provide a fun, spooky, informative experience to adult patrons, ages 21+. By fostering an interest in the history of Escondido (especially the site of the current Library building), showcasing the local beer culture that is so prevalent in San Diego County, and appealing to the 25-35-year-old age group (which is the lowest demographic of Library users at Escondido Public Library), Escondido caught the attention of CLA and ultimately the PRExcellence Award for their creativity to organize a community even that brought this hard to reach population to our library.

Pipeline Safety Project Open House
SDG&E held a Community Open House at the East Valley Community Center on Thursday, December 5 to share information about an upcoming pipeline safety project in Escondido. The Midway Drive Replacement Project is a construction project that will replace 2.4 miles of 1949-vintage pipe along Midway Drive from Lincoln Avenue, south to Bear Valley Parkway and ending just south of Highway 78/San Pasqual Valley Road.This project is part of SDG&E’s broader Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, which has completed the modernization and replacement of 23 miles of pipeline in San Diego County. Community members were able to learn more about the project and talk to pipeline safety experts on what construction will entail as well as the state-of-the-art safety features the new pipeline will include.  SDG&E is working with the City of Escondido on the construction and traffic permits and conducting outreach to the Escondido community, including schools, to provide more information.  Construction is expected to begin in late January. More information can be found at www.sdge.com/psep or by calling 1-866-382-0886.

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