Senior Nutrition Program
The City of Escondido is home to the Park Avenue Community Center; a place for seniors to gather, socialize, receive daily meal service, and much more. When COVID-19 changed the way we gather, City staff had to quickly reinvent the Senior Nutrition Program into a meal delivery and grab-and-go service.
The City partnered with the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for food preparation, and the program has been a win-win for both organizations. The video below highlights the Senior Nutrition Program and the value it brings to our community.
Escondido Company’s New Rapid COVID-19 Testing
Escondido Based company Menon is in the process of developing a "game changer" Rapid COVID-19 test. The company is partnering with UC San Diego to test this technology as quickly and effectively as possible, and could end up processing 100,000 samples per hour. Check out the 10News – ABC San Diego coverage here.
SR-78 Corridor Upgrades to Begin in Escondido
Cal Trans construction crews will begin a $19 million multimodal project to upgrade approximately five miles of State Route 78 between North Broadway and Flora Vista Street, beginning January 25.
Initial work will improve curb ramps for pedestrian access in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Following phases of construction include removal and replacement of the pavement, high visibility striping, utility upgrades, and a shared bike lane. To minimize traffic impacts and increase worker safety, work will typically take place between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. This project is expected to be completed in Fall 2021.
Nearby residents may hear construction noise related to the work, including backup alarms, jackhammering, and saw cutting. Every consideration will be made to minimize impacts during the course of this much-anticipated project. Detour signs will direct motorists and pedestrians around closures. More information can be found here.
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