Posts in Category: City of Escondido

East Valley Community Center Holiday Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Danielle Lopez, 760-839-6269

Due to the City of Escondido's observance of the holidays as well as annual maintenance to the gym floors, the East Valley Community Center, located at 2245 East Valley Parkway, will have a modified schedule on Monday, December 24, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., for Open Gym Basketball, and closed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. The Community Center will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information call (760) 839-6269 or visit the website at www.recreation.escondido.org.

Incorporated in 1888, Escondido is a safe, clean, and efficiently managed city of nearly 150,000 residents. Escondido is home to a growing number of businesses and a wide range of cultural, educational, healthcare, tourism, and recreation amenities, making the City the ideal destination in which to live, work and play.

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open Two Saturdays in December

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, December 8, and Saturday, December 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.

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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