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Sewage Spill in South Escondido 

10/15/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Helen Davies, 760-839-4290

 

Just before 11:00 a.m. this morning (10/15/17) there was a sewer spill in the Westfield Mall Parking lot adjacent to Interstate 15 in south Escondido. City of Escondido staff responded and secured the broken line and a nearby pump station. The spill condition ended just before 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health, Regional Water Quality Control Board, and State Office of Emergency Services were notified and mobilized to the scene. With the help of City of San Diego wastewater collection crews, the City of Escondido wastewater collection crew was able to clean the area by 4:00 p.m.

 

The spilled water reached the storm drain system that goes to Lake Hodges. Based on preliminary estimates the spill volume was up to 60,000 gallons. City of Escondido staff did not observe flow entering the lake from the storm drain system. However staff will continue to collect samples in the vicinity over the next few days to verify whether there has been a discharge to the lake. There is no concern at this time for residential or commercial water users.

 

For further inquiries please call Helen Davies, Deputy Director of Utilities/Wastewater (Interim) at 760-839-4290.

 

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South Centre City Area Plan Released for Public Review 

09/14/17 Categories: City of Escondido

Contact: Mike Strong, 760-839-4556

NEW PLAN COULD BRING NEW RESULTS AND AMENITES TO ESCONDIDO

Envision South Centre City is a City-sponsored visioning process that invites residents, businesses, and other community members to work together to create a new vision for land use regulation, mobility connections, and quality of life improvements along the South Escondido Boulevard and Centre City Parkway in Escondido.

In 2015, the City of Escondido embarked on a process to create a specific plan for the more established sections of the southwest portion of the city. After a far-reaching public outreach effort in 2015 and 2016, significant progress has been made to develop the South Centre Center Specific Plan. The draft specific plan has been released for public review and the project remains on schedule to be considered by the Planning Commission and City Council in 2017. Up to this point, public outreach has been heavily emphasized in the planning process to ensure that the specific plan reflects the community’s vision for the future. This input was utilized to develop the draft Specific Plan.

The planning area, as it currently exists, is a function of past decisions and policies. If approved, the new Specific Plan would change how new homes and businesses and related structures are built in the area. We need the community’s help to ensure that Envision South Centre City includes community-supported solutions so that new development can fit into the existing community. Over the next few months, the City is providing community members with a variety of opportunities to participate and help finalize the draft specific plan’s vision to reflect the community’s most important values and commonly-shared priorities. By focusing on the issues and opportunities, we can create new ways to evaluate land use decisions to improve community health, safety, sustainability, and economic prosperity.

The draft Specific Plan was released for public review and comment on September 12, 2017. For more information about the project and to see what the City is doing in terms of outreach, please refer to the link below:

https://www.escondido.org/south-centre-city-area-plan.aspx

 

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open on Saturday 

09/05/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     

CONTACT: Kristina Owens

DATE: September 5, 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, September 9, 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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Paving on Hamilton Lane 

08/08/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    

CONTACT: Randy Manns, 760-839-6290, x7031

PAVING ON HAMILTON LANE – AS PART OF THE CONSTRUCTION FOR THE SOUTHWEST SEWER REALIGNMENT PROJECT

The Southwest Sewer Realignment Project is near completion. Please be advised that traffic delays should be anticipated within the Felicita Area. Paving activities are scheduled between August 28 to September 1, 2017, for the following streets: Hamilton Lane, Bernardo Ave, Park Drive, north end of Felicita Road at Monticello, and the south end of Felicita Road at Via Rancho Parkway. The paving activities and sequences will vary for different streets. Motorist should anticipate one lane of traffic which will be controlled by Flagmen to allow alternating patterns for traffic flow. This project is part of the City of Escondido’s Capital Improvements Program.

The paving activities will be from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday thru Friday.

  • During Hamilton Lane paving, alternate routes could be used that include; Acker Way to Dexter to Bernardo Ave. to Park Dr. to Felicita. Eucalyptus Ave to Via Rancho Parkway. Bernardo Avenue to Felicita Lane to Via Rancho Parkway.
  • During Bernard Ave., routes could be used that include; Dexter to Acker Way to Hamilton. Bernardo Avenue to Felicita Lane to Via Rancho Parkway.
  • During Felicita Rd. (north end), routes could include Hamilton ln to Bernardo to Gamble Ln/Citracado Pkwy. Gamble Ln. to Bernardo Ave. to Park Dr.

It is highly encouraged that all motorists observe the warning signs –including No Parking signs - along the construction route and slow down while driving through the construction zone; including the detoured routes. Felicita Park should remain open during regularly scheduled times (unless the Park staff suggest otherwise).

Persons with questions or comments may contact Bill Janda, NV5 Construction Manager & Resident Engineer at (760) 650-6477, Mark Lewis, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at 760-807-1121, Sam Lopez, City of Escondido Field Engineering Inspector II, at (442) 777-0937 or the construction contractor, CCL Contracting, Inc. (760) 743-2254.

QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE OPEN ON SATURDAY 

07/03/17 Categories: City of Escondido

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     CONTACT: Kristina Owens

DATE: June 29, 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 on Saturday, July 8, 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.

Photo courtesy of Kurt Lightfoot www.dejavuphotoservices.com  ###

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

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