Posts in Category: City of Escondido

Escondido Town Hall Meeting

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Following a brief update by the Mayor, residents will be welcome 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 ninth town hall meeting Mayor Abed has held since his election as Mayor.

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ESCONDIDO TAKES STEPS TO PREVENT DROWNING ACCIDENTS

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     CONTACT: Micaela Doucette  

DATE: April 22, 2015                                                                   PHONE: 760-839-4530

ESCONDIDO TAKES STEPS TO PREVENT DROWNING ACCIDENTS

The City of Escondido recognizes the month of May as “Drowning Prevention Month” in accordance with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. Nationwide and in Escondido, May begins the swimming pool season. The main goal of “Drowning Prevention Month” is to raise awareness of the importance of making children and families water safe. Drowning is a preventable act that serves as the leading cause of accidental death for children under the age of four.  In order to assure children are safe in and around water, the City’s Recreation Department provides the opportunity for children and adults to become water safe through over 260 Learn-to-Swim classes held at James A. Stone and Washington Park pools.  Classes are taught by Aquatics staff who meet the American Red Cross and State of California requirements for Aquatics professionals.

In addition to the Learn-to-Swim classes, Escondido Recreation hosts Open Swim for the public at both James Stone and Washington Park pools for just $3 per person. Escondido Recreation Aquatics staff encourages people of all ages to practice their swimming techniques, beat the heat, spend time with their families, and have fun at Escondido pools.

Open Swim hours for the 2015 summer:

James A. Stone Pool - 131 West Woodward Ave

Begins June 19 through August 16

Fridays 3-7 pm and Sundays 12-4 pm

 

Washington Park Pool - 501 North Rose Street

Begins June 20 through August 16

Mondays - Thursdays 1-3pm

Fridays 1-4pm

Saturdays 2-6pm

Sundays 12-4pm

 

For more information about Learn-to-Swim classes or Open Swim, please call 760-839-4691 or visit the Recreation Department website at: www.recreation.escondido.org

 

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Traffic Advisory: 1600 Block of El Norte Parkway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE;

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Please be advised that the 1600 block El Norte Parkway has just been closed in both directions due to a fatal traffic accident.  The road is expected to remain closed until approximately 11:00 a.m.

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Cruisin' Grand Returns April 3, 2015

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

 

On Friday, April 3, 2015 hundreds of classic cars will return once again to the streets of Downtown Escondido to kick off another exciting season of Cruisin’ Grand!  Cruisin’ Grand runs from 5-9 p.m. every Friday from April 3 to October 2 along Grand Avenue in historic Downtown Escondido.

To celebrate Cruisin' Grand's 2015 season, a special Wine and Craft Beer Festival will add to the fun of Cruisin’ Grand on April 10.    Local wineries and craft breweries will offer tastes of their finest selections on the beautiful Maple Street Plaza. Admission to the festival area is $20 and includes 12 drink tickets. Each ticket is good for 1 oz. wine and/or 2 oz. beer taste. Tickets may be combined to equal full glasses of wine/beer. 21 and over only. IDs will be checked upon entry. No one under 21 permitted inside the tasting area. Tickets may be purchased at the event or online now at:

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eakadpnna1d509e9&llr=eoyxpfjab

Escondido is proud to have one of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County. Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer. This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many restaurants and people-watching on those warm summer nights. Each Friday night, awards are given to the most impressive pre-1973, American-made cars. Theme nights include “Fire Truck Night”, “Nitro Night” and “AFX Night.” If you’ve never been there, don’t miss it this season!  For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.cruisingrand.com .

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April Pools Day Event Promotes Water Safety and Water Fun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Micaela Doucette, 760-839-4530

The City of Escondido’s Recreation Department is kicking off National Drowning Prevention Month with “April Pools Day”. The event is free and will take place on Saturday, April 4th at Washington Park Pool from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The goal of April Pools Day is to promote safety in and around water. The Aquatics staff will have a variety of activities aimed at teaching water safety such as offering a swim lesson and demonstrating lifesaving techniques, but this event is also about having water fun. An underwater egg hunt is planned and participants will watch Escondido Lifeguards and Fire Department demonstrate a real-time water rescue. Escondido’s Recreation Department will also be available with information on additional spring and summer programs for all ages.

The Washington Park Pool is located at 501 North Rose Street. For more information about this event or Recreation programs, call the Community Services Department at 760-839-4691.

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Street Maintenance Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Julie Procopio, 760-839-4001

The City of Escondido received the “2014 Scrub Seal Project of the Year” award from the California Chip Seal Association (CCSA) for the FY 13/14 Street Maintenance project.  The project was chosen by the Association for City staff’s teamwork with the contractor and material suppliers, and the quality of the finished product.

As part of the City’s on-going efforts to find treatments to cost-effectively extend pavement life and provide smooth, safe driving conditions for our residents, the City elected to use a Scrub Chip Seal to treat streets that were overdue for maintenance.  Scrub Chip Seal was chosen because of its value and ability to rejuvenate the surface of old streets, and filling of street cracks to help reduce pavement erosion and extend the life of treated streets.  The City also uses a rubberized chip seal (ARAM),  and other products in its Pavement Management Program to protect and seal streets.  

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PORTION OF ESCONDIDO CITY HALL PARKING LOT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

City of Escondido maintenance crews will replace badly deteriorated wooded trellises on the south side of City Hall beginning on February 17, 2015 and lasting until approximately the end of March. During that time, it will be necessary to close the eastern portion of the south City Hall lot which fronts Valley Parkway.

Every effort will be made to reopen sections of that lot as work is completed.  Parking will still be available in the circular driveway in front of City Hall, as well as in the parking lot between City Hall and the Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

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“Dine Out Escondido!” Restaurant Week - January 25-31

Dine Out Escondido!In conjunction with Visit California’s annual “California Restaurant Month” during the month of January, Escondido will be hosting its second “Dine Out Escondido!” culinary tourism program promoting local restaurants.

This year, “Dine Out Escondido!” will offer a change of strategy from last year. “Following a hugely successful first year, we’re excited to give our restaurant partners a more focused program by building momentum for a 7-day program,” said Katherine Zimmer, Tourism and Marketing Administrator for the City of Escondido. Zimmer also mentioned that these dates align well with San Diego Restaurant Week, which occurs the week prior to the Escondido program.

Visit Escondido is confident last year’s high promotional reach during “Dine Out Escondido!” will prove just as impactful in 2015 through the highly anticipated program.
 
The City of Escondido is the only city in San Diego’s North County to be involved in this important economic program. Forty cities participated statewide in 2014.

Everyone can savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido during “Dine Out Escondido!” by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit their favorite restaurants, discover new ones, and truly enjoy the creativity of Escondido’s fantastic chefs and restaurateurs.  

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

U-T San Diego article: Escondido's Eateries Aim To Entice More Customers To 'Dine Out'

Participating Restaurants:
Around town…    
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Vintana Wine + Dine
Cocina Del Charro
Offbeat Brewing Company
On The Border
Brigantine Seafood & Oyster Bar
Canyon Grille Restaurant & Bar
Carin de Ria
Mike’s BBQ

Downtown…
Bellamy’s Restaurant
California Avocado Grill
Cuscatlan Salvadorian Cuisine
EscoGelato
Intertwined Bistro and Wine Bar
Jalapeño Grill & Cantina
Kettle Coffee & Tea
Plan 9 Alehouse
The Continental Deli
The Grand Tea Room
Vincent’s
Vinz Wine Bar

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 scenic and urban wineries, craft breweries, unique arts & theatre, 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 www.VisitEscondido.com for a complete calendar of events, dining, lodging, arts, outdoor activities and attractions information, or call 760-839-4777. The Visitor Center is located at 235 East Grand Avenue and is open Tuesday-Friday, 10am – 4pm.