April 18, 2019

Volunteers Help Keep Escondido Beautiful
This past Saturday volunteers from the Allied Climbers of San Diego, Escondido Rangers, and the Escondido Fire Department helped clean up the Eagle Peak portion of Dixon Lake. Thank you, volunteers! Eagle Peak is now open to rock climbing. Permits are required, for more information visit: https://www.escondido.org/dixon-lake.aspx

Escondido Brewing Company Takes Home Top Prize at Local Competition
From the West Coaster Magazine, “Escondido Brewing head brewer Ketchen Smith has been winning awards with his IPA for years. Even though that recipe garnered him a National Homebrewers Conference medal—not to mention Beer of the Week status here in West Coaster—the first-place finish it earned last weekend might just be its most meaningful accomplishment to-date. That win came at Green Flash Brewing’s first annual Brew Down Beer Festival.” Read more by clicking the photo below:

Local Cafe Makes Television Debut This Weekend
Escondido’s Rosie’s Cafe will be featured on the opening episode of the 14th chef Robert Irvine’s “Restaurant: Impossible” TV series on Saturday, April 20. Read more about the incredible transformation of the café in the San Diego Union-Tribune article here: Link

San Diego Code School Opens in Escondido
Michael Roberts, a former instructor, and executive at San Diego’s recently closed Origin Code Academy have launched his own software school in Escondido called San Diego Code School. Read more about the program held at Synergy Centre CoWorks in downtown Escondido here:Link 

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April 11, 2019

EPA Recognizes Bimbo Bakery
The Escondido Bimbo Bakery location was presented a certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star Program after earning Energy Star certification at 14 of its facilities in 2018. This marks a record for the most facilities receiving Energy Star certification in one year across all industries. For the full story visit:
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2019 Creek to Bay Cleanup
Please join us for the 17th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday, April 27. Volunteers will be helping paint, plant, and mulch at Washington Park, Grape Day Park, Mountain View Park and Kit Cason Park. Registration is now open for volunteers. If you would like to get involved visit www.creektobay.org

Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program Meeting
On Tuesday, April 16, the Citrus Pest & Disease Prevention Program is hosting an informational meeting in Escondido to provide citrus growers, packers and haulers information about the citrus pest and disease impacting California citrus. The meeting is from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the San Diego County Farm Bureau; located at 420 S. Broadway, Escondido. No RSVP required. For information visit: link here

Summer Recreation Guide
The 2019 Summer Recreation Guide covering May – August 2019 is now available and registration for classes and activities is open. Check your mailbox or visit:

Be Water Smart Poster Contest
Every year Escondido 4th graders are challenged to use their conservation, science, and pollution prevention lessons, as well as artistic skill and creativity to design a poster around the theme “Be Water Smart”. City staff and Councilmembers are encouraged to vote for the 3 favorites. Winners will be announced at the May 8 City Council meeting.

Boards and Commissions Meeting Audio available on City’s Website
In an effort to increase accessibility and transparency, all board and commission meetings have been moved to the City Council Chambers and are being audio recorded. Those recordings are available in one centralized place on the City’s website:

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April 4, 2019

Fire Hydrants Get a Fresh Look Thanks to Local Volunteers
On Sunday, March 31, 23 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints painted 42 hydrants in Downtown Escondido, replaced caps, and even found one small leak for repair.  We appreciate these volunteers for helping keep our City safe and clean! If you are interested in volunteering with the city, please call 760-839-4631 or visit: https://www.escondido.org/volunteer-intern-program.aspx

Nomad Robotics Team Heads to World Championships!
The team of young men and women based in Escondido just won the San Diego Regional Robotics Championships and are now heading to the world championships in Houston, TX. Congratulations!

Informational Sharing Opportunity on Community Choice Energy
San Diego County’s Board of Supervisors voted recently to start studying the idea of buying and selling electricity to county residents by scheduling a public workshop April 9 to hear from experts, consumer groups and other jurisdictions.  The workshop is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, in the board chambers, room 310, at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, in San Diego.  City of Escondido staff was informed that it would be a good opportunity to learn how cities can buy or generate and sell electricity to residents and businesses as alternatives to public utilities like San Diego Gas & Electric. 

Online Business License Applications, Renewals, and Online Payments:
In an effort to provide more efficient and convenient services for our local business community, you can now apply, renew and pay your business license online using our Online Services portal using the following link:

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March 28, 2019

East Valley Parkway Project Wins Awards!
The East Valley Parkway/Valley Center Road Widening Project was selected as the 2019 Outstanding Roadway/Highway Project by the American Society of Civil Engineers San Diego.  The project was also selected for two awards by the American Public Works Association – San Diego Chapter: The 2019 Honor Award and Award of Excellence in the Bridge Category.

Cruisin’ Grand is Back for its 20th Year
Cruisin’ Grand’s 2019 season kicks off next week, April 5 and is celebrating its 20th year as the region’s premier weekly classic car cruise. Opening night kicks off with Willy’s Night & Good Guys; the event continues through September 27. For more information, click the image below.

Large Disc Golf Tournament Returns to Kit Carson Park
This Friday – Sunday (March 29 – 31) Kit Carson Park will be hosting the San Diego Aces Disc Golf Tournament. During this time, you will see higher volumes of players and spectators in Kit Carson Park as well as additional traffic on the surrounding streets. The park will be open to all visitors as normal. The City of Escondido is excited to welcome this tournament to Kit Carson Park! 

Regional Youth Soccer Tournament Returns to Escondido
Cal South State Cup regional youth soccer tournaments will host games on March 30 & 31 at Ryan Park. Teams will be traveling in from all over Southern California to lodge, shop, and dine in the Escondido Area this weekend for bracket play games.  Escondido Soccer club will be prepping the fields and setting up traffic control on Hidden Trails Road. There is a $5.00 fee per car for non-Escondido residents for parking. Proceeds of these fees go to scholarship players and field maintenance with in the Escondido Soccer Club.

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