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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

06/05/17 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, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 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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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 

05/08/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519
DATE: May 8, 2017 PHONE: 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, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 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 Closure of James A. Stone Pool  

03/08/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Micaela Doucette, 760-839-4530

James A. Stone Municipal Swimming Pool, located at 131 West Woodward Avenue, will be temporarily closed for renovations and upgrades beginning March 13, 2017. The pool is expected to reopen in May, with summer programming returning in June. For more information regarding specific closing and opening dates, please contact the Aquatics Supervisor, Micaela Doucette at 760-839-4530 or at mdoucette@escondido.org.


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Emergency Repair to Pipeline on Hale Avenue 

01/24/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

DATE: January 24, 2017                                                          

CONTACT: Mike Schultz, 760-839-6290 x7019

Emergency repair for a 24-inch pipeline on North Hale Avenue between North Tulip Street and the North County Transit District railroad tracks will begin on January 24, 2017, and is anticipated to be completed by February 10, 2017.

Motorists should expect delays along North Hale Avenue. The inside traffic lanes will be used for the construction zone. Therefore, traffic through this area will be reduced to single lanes on each side of North Hale Avenue and right-hand turns from North Tulip Street onto North Hale Avenue will be restricted due to a limited turn radius. The work is scheduled Monday thru Friday, 7a.m. to 4:30p.m. but may also involve extended work hours such as longer days, weekend work and night-time shifts as needed to expedite the repair. 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 Mike Schultz (760) 839-6290 xt7019 or Lance Lauricha (760) 839-6290 xt7020. After hours, please contact the non-emergency line at (760) 839-4668.   

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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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