October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 

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City Hall Landscape Improvements
Over the coming weeks City staff will work to improve the safety and beauty of the landscaping surrounding City Hall and the fountain. This year City Hall celebrated 30 years of operation and the current trees surrounding the fountain have reached their life expectancy and are now creating maintenance and tripping hazards around the building. The trees will be removed and replaced with attractive, drought tolerant trees and plants. The project will start on October 13 and take six to eight weeks to complete.

   

KAER Biotherapeutics in Escondido awarded $2 Million Grant
Escondido based KAER Biotherapeutics has received a two million dollar grant to produce a medical device that will aid with the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). There are currently no drugs approved for the treatment of ARDS. KAER is a preclinical respiratory drug delivery company addressing the needs of critically ill patients in clinics and hospitals who require effective aerosol therapy. Congratulations! 
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Tots and Trucks
This Saturday, October 13 the annual Tots ‘n Trucks event will be taking place at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheater parking lot! In its 8th year, this free, family-friendly community event showcases a variety of community trucks. Children are allowed to climb in the trucks and interact with truck drivers. There is also entertainment and family interest booths. Tickets are sold for games, jumpy zone, raffle prizes and refreshments. More information:
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October 4, 2018

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First Responder Exhibit is a Hit!
San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum has partnered with the Escondido Police Department and the Escondido Fire Department to bridge the gap in understanding of first responders – police, fire fighters, and paramedics – and familiarize young visitors with the ordinary heroes in our community. This week CBS 8 visited the exhibit and presented this wonderful news feature:

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Local Businessman Named “Handmade Entrepreneur of the Year”
Escondido’s own James Stone of Stone and Glass was by Handmade Business Magazine as their Entrepreneur of the year. Congratulations to Mr. Stone for this prestigious recognition.

Grand Avenue Sidewalks Refreshed
After a summer chock full of special events and our weekly Cruisin’ Grand event, the sidewalks along Grand Avenue were treated to a throrough powerwash. The City partners with a contractor to perform the powerwashing to ensure we meet all stormwater regulations. In previous years the sidewalks were deep cleaned every six months, they will now be cleaned monthly to keep our downtown looking clean. 

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September 27, 2018

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Old Escondido Neighborhood Historic District Sign Toppers
Old Escondido Historic District, Escondido’s first and only officially designated historic district, was awarded “Grants to Blocks” funding that will be combined with their own fund raising effort for the fabrication and installation of Historic District sign toppers throughout the District. The “Grants to Blocks” program affords opportunities for residents in designated neighborhood groups to collaborate on features for their community that promote and enhance identity, aesthetics, and neighborhood pride.  The Old Escondido Neighborhood Historic District generally includes properties along 5th Avenue, east of Escondido Boulevard, north of 13th Avenue, and west of Chestnut Street. The sign stoppers will be installed in Spring 2019 in time for Historic Preservation Month and the Old Escondido Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour. Old Escondido Historic District’s website is: https://www.oldescondido.org/ 

New Housing Regulations Demonstrate Success
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) help meet the City’s affordable housing needs in existing neighborhoods by providing a housing resource for seniors, students, families, and low- and moderate-income households.  Last year the City Council updated Escondido’s ADU regulations to allow accessory dwelling units to be detached from the primary residence and up to 1,000 square feet in size.  These modified regulations recently completed their first year and the results are impressive.  During the past year, 18 new accessory dwelling units were approved compared to two that were approved in the prior 12-month period before the regulations were updated. 

Congratulations Officers and Pups!
Congratulations to Officer Moore, with Police Service Dog ‘Aros’, and Officer Brown, with Police Service Dog ‘Roy’, for successfully graduating the 231st Adlerhorst Police Service Dog Basic Handler’s Course. This is a great accomplishment and the first step in a long career with the city of Escondido. 

 

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September 20, 2018

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Escondido Fire Department Honors Heroes Alongside Local Students
On Tuesday, September 11, Heritage Charter School held an assembly to honor those who put themselves on the line every day to protect others. In attendance were students, teachers, staff, and family members who are active military, police and fire. Presentations were given by Emergency Preparedness Manager Jeff Murdock and Fire Prevention Specialist Sandra Bauer. Our American Flag was honored and a special song presentation was given by the students and music teacher.

Free Community Wellness Event Next Tuesday
The 12th Annual Escondido Community Wellness Expo is happening on Tuesday, September 25 from 8:30 – 11:30am at the Park Avenue Community Center. This is a free community event providing vital information and resources to older adults and their families.
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