Posts in Category: City of Escondido

Vacancy on City Appointed Historic Preservation Commission

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Eva Heter, 760-839-4617

The Escondido City Council is seeking applicants for the Historic Preservation Commission due to a recent vacancy.  The term of office will expire on March 31, 2020. 

 

The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for developing and implementing the City Historic Preservation Program under the direction of the City Council, and advises the Council on matters relating to historic preservation. 

 

Appointed by the City Council, this seven-member Commission meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 3:30 p.m.  Due to specific membership criteria an application and a resume are required. 

 

If you are interested in volunteering a few hours a month to serve your community, please contact the City Clerk's office at 839-4617 for further information and an application form.  Applications can also be downloaded from the city's website at www.ci.escondido.ca.us.  Please submit your application to the City Clerk's Office no later than Monday, December 3, 2018

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open Two Saturdays in October

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, October 13, and Saturday, October 27, 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.

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, October 22 is the last day to register to vote in the General Municipal Election to be held November 6, 2018. During regular business hours, you may register at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters or online at www.sdvote.org. Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.
If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must re-register no later than midnight, Monday, October 22.
If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the

Town Hall Meeting Wednesday 10/3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Teresa Collins, 760-270-4707

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Following a brief update by the Mayor, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions or share their thoughts on any topic relating to city government.  The event is free and no reservations are required.

The meeting will be videotaped and rebroadcast the following Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. on Cox. Ch. 19 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99.

This is the 15th town hall meeting Mayor Abed has held since his election as Mayor.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open Two Saturdays in September

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, September 8, and Saturday, September 22, 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.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open Two Saturdays in August

NEWS RELEASE

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, August 11, and Saturday, August 25, 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.

Select Oak Trees to Be Treated at Daley Ranch Next Week

For Immediate Release
Contact: Dan Hippert, 760-839-4345
 

Aguilar Plant Care, as a contractor for the City of Escondido, will be treating select oak trees at Daley Ranch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, August 7th, 8th and 9th from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The treatment area will be the Jack Creek Meadow Loop trail, which runs north and south from the Daley Ranch House to the northern boundary of the Ranch.  During the treatment, both the east and west sides of the Jack Creek Meadow Loop trail will be closed to all travel. 

Treatment of these trees is needed to help eliminate the Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB), a pest that is damaging mature oaks throughout southern California, including Daley Ranch.  The GSOB tunnels underneath the bark of many species of oaks, causing severe damage to the nutrient delivery system of the tree.  Eventually, the tree weakens and dies. 

Aguilar Plant Care will be applying two different products to help control this pest: Sevin SL and Pentra Bark.

If you have any questions about the trail closure or treatment, please contact the City’s Park Ranger station at (760) 839-4345.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          
CONTACT: Kristina Owens, 760-839-4519

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE OPEN ON 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 14, 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

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, March 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.

“Dine Out Escondido!” Restaurant Week Celebrates Its Fifth Year

...and continues benefitting the North County Food Bank

January 28 – February 3, 2018

Visit Escondido’s Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week is happening January 28 to February 3 at over 30 fantastic restaurants in historic downtown and all around town. Held in partnership with California Restaurant Month, this successful culinary tourism event happens during the last week in January and is celebrating its fifth year.

Southern California residents and visitors will enjoy scrumptious specials from Escondido’s highly acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries while savoring the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit their favorite places and create new experiences! There are no food themes or menu restrictions to what each restaurant can offer, so the range of diversity provides something for everyone.

“With over thirty local eateries offering unique specials, our restaurant week gives everyone the perfect excuse to finally get out to that great restaurant they haven’t tried yet, all while giving back,” said Katherine Zimmer, tourism manager for the City of Escondido.

Continuing to support of the North County Food Bank, each Dine Out Escondido! restaurant will donate $1 of every special they sell during this week to the North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.

Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank CEO James A. Floros said, “We are very grateful to the restaurants that are supporting our North County Food 4 Kids Backpack Program through the Dine Out Escondido! campaign. Children on the program receive free meals at school during the week, but face hunger over the weekend when school meals are unavailable. Funds raised through Dine Out Escondido! will help us provide weekend backpacks filled with food to elementary school children living in poverty.”

For details of participating restaurants and their specials, go to visitescondido.com

2018 Participating Restaurants – 32 total:

Downtown Escondido
A Delight of France Bakery & Bistro
Bellamy's Restaurant
Burger Bench
Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine
Cute Cakes Bakery & Café
Dominic's Italian Gourmet
EscoGelato
H Brothers
Jalapeño Grill
Joe's Italian
Kettle Coffee & Tea
La Tapatia
Mi Guadalajara
Plan 9 Alehouse
Rosie's Cafe
Sunny Side Kitchen
Suzy Q's Diner
The Continental Deli
The Grand Tea Room
These Islands
Vincent’s
Vinz Wine Bar

Around Town
Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar
Carin de Ria
Pegah’s Kitchen
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
The Sand Crab Tavern
The Wooden Spoon
Vintana Wine + Dine

Westfield North County
Famous Waffle Sandwich
Nordstrom Marketplace Café
On The Border

About the Food 4 Kids Backpack program:  
The North County Food Bank’s Food 4 Kids Backpack Program provides weekend backpacks filled with nutritious food to elementary school students living in poverty (Escondido's Lincoln Elementary is in the program). Kids on the program receive free breakfasts and lunches at school Monday through Friday, but face hunger at home on the weekends.

The backpack of food they receive sees them through the weekend so they can return to school ready to learn on Monday. Food items include: peanut butter; beans and franks; ravioli or stew in pop-top cans; soup; fruit bars; cereal; tuna fish pouches; juice boxes; fruit cups; raisins; granola bars; shelf-stable milk; and macaroni and cheese. Currently, the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program serves 1,733 elementary school students at 37 schools in 11 school districts. To feed one child for the entire school year costs $200; for one month it costs $22, and for one weekend it costs $5.50.
sandiegofoodbank.org/food4kids/

About Visit Escondido
Visit Escondido promotes Escondido’s great variety of attractions, events, and things to do in the heart of San Diego’s North County Inland area. Escondido is home to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and renowned events such as Cruisin’ Grand, as well as rural and urban wineries, craft breweries, unique arts & theatre, diverse culinary experiences, and a vibrant historic downtown. Additionally, there are many outdoor activities to take advantage of in the beautiful year-round climate including golf, hiking, biking, fishing, equestrian and sporting events.
Go to visitescondido.com for a complete calendar of events, dining, lodging, arts, outdoor activities and attractions information. The Visitors Center is located at 235 East Grand Avenue and is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm. 760-839-4777