September 19, 2019

Emergency Operations Center Training
The City’s Emergency Operations Center team held a training this week in coordination with other north County cities.  Whether a wildfire, earthquake or blackout, this team works around the clock in the event of an emergency in our community.  The team works to make sure accurate information is available to the public and resources are rolled out to deal with the emergency. 

Housing-Related Parks Grant Updates
The City recently completed $1.2 million in improvements to more than 11 parks and recreational facilities across the City. Improvements include new smart irrigation control systems and landscaping to improve water efficiency; dumpster enclosures; security improvements; rehabilitating public art pieces and playground structures; renovating restrooms; new roofing, air conditioners, flooring, and fixtures; and an almost complete renovation of Washington Park.

Learn more details and see before and after photos during the staff presentation at the September 25 City Council meeting.

Escondido Schools Keep Shining 

Escondido High School Ag Program
Mayor McNamara will be participating as a judge for the upcoming Escondido High School Ag Student Scholarship program. Each year, every Ag student is required to complete a Supervised Agriculture Experience Project. The Ag Boosters provide the opportunity for these students to apply for scholarship money to assist with the cost of the project. One scholarship is provided per grade level, as well as 2-3 additional scholarships based on advisor’s selection.  

Classical Academy High School
Classical Academy High School has been recognized as a 2020 Best School by Niche, ranking #4 in San Diego and #16 in California. The 2020 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. View more information about the ranking here:
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EUSD Teacher Nominated for Teacher of the Year
Each year the San Diego County Office of Education honors public school teachers for their work and commitment to students. Five teachers were announced as the Teachers of the Year on Saturday from a pool of 42 nominees. These five Teachers of the Year will go on to represent the region at the state level. Christine Hansen of Quantum Academy, with Escondido Union School District was one of the nominees. Congratulations Christine!
For more information about the nominees visit: Link Here

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September 12, 2019

Our Community Cares – Escondido Firefighter Gives Back
In case you missed it: 10 News San Diego featured a story about Escondido Fire Department Engineer Craig Domingue making an impact on a local 7-year-old boy. Check out the story by clicking the image below.

New Mural to be Unveiled at Cruisin’ Grand
This Friday, September 13 the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, in partnership with the Escondido Charitable Foundation will be unveiling a new mural during Cruisin’ Grand from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. The new mural is by local artist Daniel Hernandez and is located on the side of the Escondido Municipal Gallery, at 262 East Grand Avenue. This mural was made possible by a grant from the Escondido Charitable Foundation.
For more information, visit:
www.escondidoarts.org 

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September 5, 2019

First Responders Night at Cruisin’ Grand
This Friday, (9/6) is First Responders Night at Cruisin' Grand Escondido! Enjoy police and fire vehicle displays and take a ride on one of the Escondido Fire Department engines from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. A flag will be raised over Grand Avenue and Broadway at 6:00 p.m., followed by the first responder vehicle parade at 7:00 p.m.
In remembrance of 9/11, a piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center will be on display at the corner of Grand and Broadway. This is a free event that is open to the public. We hope to see you there! For more information click hereThe City of Escondido is on Instagram
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August 29, 2019

August 29, 2019 Volunteers Restore Cabin at Lake Dixon Volunteers from the Escondido Sunrise Rotary and Cabins by the Lake have been working on restoring the ADA accessible cabin located at Lake Dixon and the work is complete! In July, approximately 15 volunteers painted the exterior and interior, added a new Tuff shed storage building, . . . read more