November 1, 2018

Missing Link Bike Path Update
With the installation of the green bollards along Valley Parkway, the Missing Link Bicycle Path is starting to come together.  In November we will see completion of the bicycle bridge over the Escondido Creek and paving of the bikeway along the Escondido Creek between Quince and Centre City Parkway.  In addition, new signals will be installed along Broadway at Woodward and linking Grape Day Park to the Children’s Museum.  The green bollards are a unique feature that separate vehicle traffic from the two-way cycle track.  As you can see from the video below, they are both durable and aesthetically pleasing.

 

Escondido Tamale Festival this Weekend
This Saturday, November 3 is the annual Escondido Tamale Festival in Grape Day Park. This event is a celebration of tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture. Stop by this free event! For more information, click here.


Escondido Group Helps Fund Community Events
The Escondido Charitable Foundation awarded $183,910 in grants to six different nonprofits that host community events and programs in the City. Since 2002 the Foundation has granted over $2.2 million to Escondido groups. To learn more about the Escondido Charitable Foundation and upcoming community events, click here.

 

Woody Woodaman, Escondido Arts Partnership; Colleen MacKinnon, Escondido Charitable Foundation; Rosemary Burson, ECF; Jan Bourgeois, ECF; Chrisanne Moats, Escondido Arts Partnership; Brian Murphy, Escondido Arts Partnership and Ceci Lusky, Escondido Charitable Foundation 

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October 25, 2018

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2018 TechConnect Defense Innovation Award given to One Stop Systems
One Stop Systems, headquartered in Escondido, has won the TechConnect Defense Innovation Award for its Flash Storage Network Array. The FSAn-4 is an all-flash array designed as a high-speed data storage unit for the warfighter and is used in military aircraft, ground stations and mobile data centers. Learn more about the device and One Stop Systems here. Congratulations!

 

Escondido Filmmaker Wins Best Local Film at SD Film Fest
Congratulations to Escondido-based film director William Wall on winning "Best Local Film" at the San Diego International Film Festival for his computer animated short “Daisy Belle”. Williams film production company Halo Cinematic is located off Valley Parkway here in Escondido. Read more about William and his short film in the Coast News article.

Escondido Library’s 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
The library is celebrating the first young lady to read 100 books in their 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program which began on September 5. As of October 10 they had 188 registered participants to help meet this goal!

 

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October 18, 2018

October 18, 2018

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Aquaponics Innovation Center Opens in Escondido

On October 17, ECOLIFE Conservation, an NGO headquartered in Downtown Escondido, unveiled its new Aquaponics Innovation Center in rural North Escondido. The center produces organic lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers using 90% less water than traditional "dirt" farming. In addition to providing a sustainable source of healthy produce to local non-profits, the Innovation Center also provides opportunities to educate school children and the greater community about the benefits of aquaponics. For more information, go to:

https://www.ecolifeconservation.org/aquaponics-innovation-center-opening/

Aquaponics Innovation Center

Internationally Known Speaker Hosts Education Opportunity for Local Businesses

The evening of October 11, a group of approximately 40 Escondido business owners and community members gathered in the Mitchell Room at Escondido City Hall to hear an informative and entertaining presentation from Barbara Wold. Ms. Wold is an internationally known speaker and authority to the retail, consumer, tourism and hospitality industries who has taught in over twenty countries. The event was jointly hosted by the City of Escondido and the Escondido Downtown Business Association with the purpose of providing a practical educational experience to Downtown Escondido merchants. The day after the seminar, Ms. Wold conducted one-on-one visits to five pre-selected merchants, providing in-depth assessments to help improve their businesses. More information about Barbara can be found on her Linkedin page www.linkedin.com/in/barbarawold .

Barbara Wold

 

City Hall Landscape Improvements Continue

Last Saturday, October 13 work began improve the safety and sustainability of the landscape surrounding City Hall. 11 of the 14 trees surrounding the fountain were removed. These trees have created significant safety and maintenance issues as they have reached their life expectancy for the size of the area they were planted. The trees were dropping a large quantity of seed pods and their mature roots were damaging the surrounding concrete flatwork. Removal work will continue this weekend and replanting will begin in the weeks to follow. Smaller maturing, non-flowering trees and plants have been selected and will not pose the maintenance and safety issues experienced with the previous trees. Funding has been received from a state Housing-Related Parks Program grant to fully finance the project.

 

City Hall Landscaping Improvements

 

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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! 
Link Here

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:
Link Here  

 

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