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Nominations Sought for Escondido City Council Awards

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

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

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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County to Hand-spray Escondido Neighborhood in Travel-related Zika Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Ms. Alex Bell, 619-531-5410

County Vector Control crews plan to hand-spray an Escondido neighborhood to kill invasive Aedes mosquitoes and prevent them from potentially spreading the Zika virus after finding them near a person who contracted Zika outside the country. Vector Control plans to hand-spray the area Thursday, November 10th weather permitting. The area to be hand-sprayed is roughly 17 acres in size, includes 109 units and is bordered by Rimrock Drive on the north and East El Norte Parkway on the south.

County crews went door-to-door in the area Tuesday to notify residents in person, leave door hangers and show people how to prevent mosquitoes from breeding inside and outside their homes.

This will be the eighth neighborhood in San Diego County that Vector Control has had to hand-spray this year to protect the public health.

For more information or to view a map of the area to be sprayed, please visit the County’s website at http://www.countynewscenter.com/county-to-hand-spray-escondido-neighborhood-in-travel-related-zika-case

 

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday

Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday

 

DATE: November 7, 2016

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, November 12, 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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Escondido Police Chief Named Law Enforcement Official of the Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter has been named “Law Enforcement Official of the Year” by the San Diego Crime Commission.  The award was presented on October 14, 2016 at the Commission’s 31st annual Blue Knight Award ceremony.

Chief Carter was recognized for his commitment to making San Diego County a model example for the country. Chief Carter has served as the President of the San Diego County Police Chief’s and Sheriff Association for the past two years. Chief Carter also received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congressman Duncan Hunter, as well as a proclamation from Assembly Member Marie Waldron and  a certificate of recognition from District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Chief Carter was honored to receive the award and credited all of the county’s law enforcement officials for their outstanding leadership and for keeping San Diego County on the cutting edge of innovative policing.

The annual award ceremony gives every law enforcement agency in the county the opportunity to honor their agencies’ men and women for their outstanding service. Additionally, the Crime Commission honors one Law Enforcement Leader in the county for outstanding dedication to their community as well as the entire law enforcement community.

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City Manager Announces Resignation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621

Escondido City Manager Graham Mitchell informed the City Council today of his plans to resign no later than December 31, 2016 due to personal reasons.

Mr. Mitchell has been the City Manager in Escondido since December 2015 following the retirement of Clay Phillips.  Prior to that he was Assistant City Manager from June to December 2015.  He previously was City Manager in Lemon Grove for twelve years, as well as City Manager for three years in Farmersville, CA. 

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Voter Registration Dealine Approaching

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Diane Halverson, 760-839-4617

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, October 24 is the last day to register to vote in the General Municipal Election to be held November 8, 2016.

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 24.

If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 760-839-4617.

 

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Queen Califia's Magical Circle Open This Saturday 10/8

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, October 8, 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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Escondido’s Downtown Certified Farmers Market is Moving Locations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Chrisanne Moates, Escondido Arts Partnership, 760-480-4101

Escondido’s Downtown Certified Farmers Market is Moving Locations

Escondido’s Tuesday Farmers Market run by the Escondido Arts Partnership (EAP) will be moving to a new location on Tuesday, September 27th. The new location will span the block of Juniper between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway as well as Heritage Garden. Both the City of Escondido and the EAP look forward to the move bringing new energy to the market and more exposure to those commuting along Valley Parkway. The City conducted a survey of Downtown businesses this spring and the majority of respondents were in favor of moving the market off Grand Avenue.
Downtown Escondido's Certified Farmers Market showcases fresh-picked California-grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Friendly vendors also offer local honey, eggs, fresh-roasted nuts, pesto, fresh pasta, gourmet European breads, Julian pies, salsa, tamales, tortillas, pita and humus, cookies, dessert breads, and more.
The Farmers Market is sponsored by the Escondido Arts Partnership of Escondido. For more information about becoming a vendor at the market, please call Chrisanne Moates at 760-480-4101.

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