August 3, 2017

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Getting to Yes
Staff worked with a local studio, allowing Stone and Glass to operate in its new location with limited cost. This unique business will be relocating next to the Hawthorne Country Store on Valley Parkway. 

City Hosts Regional Code Enforcement Officer Training
The City’s Code Enforcement Division hosted a California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Investigative Report Writing class at City Hall this week. 45 Code Enforcement Officers from 12 different cities participated in this training working collaboratively to hone in their writing skills to write effective reports.

  

Large Soccer Tournament Coming to Town
Ryan Park will be hosting the Peninsula Women’s Soccer League annual adult level soccer tournament August 5-6, 2017 at Ryan Park.  There will be a total of 41 coed and women’s teams.  Approximately 1000 players and spectators are expected in the area over the weekend.  For additional information, please go to http://pwsl.org/   

SPECIAL EVENTS
Movies in the Park: The Secret Life of Pets – Grape Day Park
7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday August 5
Bring your family to the 10th season of Movies in the Park and watch a great movie on an inflatable 40’ screen. Activities start at 7:00 p.m., movie airs at dusk. Bring low backed chairs or blanket, sweater and cash for the snack bar. Free entrance. For more information call 760-743-8207 or visit escondidohistory.com. 

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July 27, 2017

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Welcome to Escondido:
We spoke with Westfield North County, Lexus of Escondido and the California Center for the Arts about adding vibrant slides on their digital marquee signs. The first of these billboards went into rotation this week. This is a great partnership with these local businesses to promote and welcome visitors to our City.

 

Goodbye the former Police Headquarters:
Demolition began this week at the old Police Headquarters building at 700 W. Grand Avenue. A new condominium project is scheduled to break ground in the fall. Read more about the project in the San Diego Union-Tribune article here.

 

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July 20, 2017

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Downtown Median Beautification Partnership:
Escondido’s Downtown Business Association has received a community enhancement grant from the County to fund additional landscaping in the Grand Avenue medians. They will be working in partnership with our Public Works Department and maintenance contractor to purchase, install, and maintain landscaping to enhance the beauty of our Downtown. 

Traffic Signal Coordination Project:
The traffic signals along Valley Parkway between Juniper and Centre City Parkway were recently coordinated to improve the flow of traffic and reduce travel times. New signal timing plans were implemented and has reduced travel times by 12%-28%. This results in an average time savings of 75-hours per day for Escondido commuters. 

Art Center Improvements:
Several years ago the City Council allocated $300K for various maintenance and repairs for the Conference Center at the California Center for the Arts, and only a portion were used for capital improvements. Since funds are available from the previous allocation, and repairs are needed to bring the event space back to its original condition, the City will move forward with repairing the walls of the Conference Center. 

Neighborhood Leadership Training:
The City is offering a free Neighborhood Leadership Training course to Escondido residents. Classes will be held on Mondays, from September 1, 2017 through October 30, 2017 from 6 - 8 p.m. The Neighborhood Leadership Training program offers opportunities for participants to build and strengthen leadership skills, provides networking and skill which can assist in building stronger communities. To enroll, contact Dulce Salazar at 760-839-4057 or dsalazar@scondido.org. 

SPECIAL EVENTS
Movies in the Park – Grape Day Park – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday July 22
Bring your family to the 10th season of Movies in the Park and watch a great movie on an inflatable 40’ screen. Activities start at 7:00 p.m., movie airs at dusk. Bring low backed chairs or blanket, sweater and cash for the snack bar. Free entrance. For more information call 760-743-8207 or visit escondidohistory.com. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Escondido Brewing Company opened this past weekend at 649 Rock Springs Road. To read more about the brewery and their community-oriented approach, click here.
  • On Friday, July 14, 2017, Badiee Development held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Escondido Victory Industrial Park located at 2005 Harmony Grove Road. The project will provide approximately 100,000 SF of new, high-end industrial space on 4.9 acres, and is slated for completion in the spring of 2018.

  • The July 10, 2017 issue of the San Diego Business Journal included this center spread piece showcasing the large number of industrial projects underway in North County, the majority of them clustered along the 78 Corridor. The Escondido Victory Industrial Park, which celebrated its groundbreaking on July 13, 2017 and the Escondido Innovation Park, are prominently featured in the piece. 

 

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July 13, 2017

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  • Escondido has been awarded a $1,207,000 grant from the Housing-Related Parks Program through the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The Housing-Related Parks Program is an innovative State program designed to reward local governments that approve housing for lower-income households and are in compliance with State housing element law with grant funds to create or rehabilitate parks and/or recreational facilities.
  • Escondido Brush Unit #1363 was deployed on July 8, 2017 to assist with the Alamo Fire in San Luis Obispo. The 28,687-acre is 65% contained according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. 

 

 

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