June 21, 2018

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The City of Escondido is on Instagram
The official Instagram for the City has launched and it will be sharing photos and information on Escondido history, attractions and beautiful locations around our great City. Check it out and give the City a follow @cityofescondido.

Visit Escondido debuts a new Website!
Escondido’s tourism website has unveiled is new look and includes an updated events calendar, reorganization of important information and social interaction. The site provides information on over 1600 events per year! Go check out everything Visit Escondido has to offer at www.visitescondido.com.

Co-Working Space opens in Escondido
Synergy Centre, Escondido’s first co-working space, opened earlier this month in the historic Warren Building located at 140 North Escondido Blvd. in Downtown Escondido. Synergy was created to provide a collaborative working environment that serves as an incubator for new ideas, businesses and concepts. They offer shared office space on a membership basis, and will be holding monthly mixers and fireside chats with local business experts. Stop by in person or check them out on the web www.sccoworks.com. 

Escondido Recreation offers Discovery Kids Camp: Expedition Unknown 
Located at Washington Park, campers will Investigate interesting places and journey to far off lands without ever leaving camp to discover what hides behind the next rock, tree, or mountain. No mystery is too big or too small, as the budding explorers dive into the unknown! Camp will run for 9 weeks and includes creative craft projects, sports, and activities related to the weekly theme, swim days, and weekly field trips including a trip to the zoo, a Padre game, The Roynon Museum of Paleontology, and Palomar College Planetarium.

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June 14, 2018

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National Roller Hockey Championships Return to Escondido
North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) hosted their annual roller hockey tournament at the Escondido Sports Center on June 2-3, 2018.  Over 500 participants and spectators who traveled from as far as Arizona, enjoyed two days of competitive roller hockey in Escondido.  The event hosted 280 participants forming 28 teams in various age divisions starting at age 6 – adult.  The event culminated on Sunday with each age division being awarded championship status. 

Visit Escondido Nominated for Leadership Award
City employee Katherine Zimmer was nominated for a North San Diego Business Chamber Leadership Award. Three local organizations nominated Katherine for her outstanding outreach, marketing, and promotion of Escondido. The North San Diego Business Chamber Leadership Awards honor individuals who have positively impacted another individual, a business/organization/agency, or their community. The award winners will be announced at their annual dinner on June 27th.

Enjoy Endless Exploration in Escondido Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge!
Escondido Public Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to enjoy “Endless Exploration”. The Challenge encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages and runs from June 9, 2018 to July 28, 2018. Educational, recreational, and cultural events are offered throughout the Challenge. Participants log reading and event participation online at www.escondidolibrary.org/summer.

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June 7, 2018

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New Utility Billing Program!
The new user-friendly utility billing payment system is live and already garnering significant participation. The new step-by-step how-to video provides instruction on registering and paying bills to make the process even easier. View the video on the City’s social media sites, Channel 19, and on the monitors throughout City Hall.

Fire Department Receives Grant for New Jackets!
Escondido Fire Department was awarded a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation that will improve the safety and effectiveness of our Firefighters. The generous donation of $14,888.65 paid for the cost of 91 new wildland firefighting jackets. On Thursday, June 6th the new jackets were showcased at our local Firehouse Subs store.

Escondido Police and Fire Departments Participate in Wildlife Summit
On May 30 and 31, 2018, the San Diego Safari Park hosted a Wildfire Preparedness Summit for zoos and aquariums from the western United States. The event provided a forum for large and small institutions that care for animals to learn, share and discuss how they should be prepared for wildfires. During the seminar, a panel of emergency agencies fielded questions from the participants. Fire Chief Rick Vogt and Police Lieutenant Scott Walker were joined by representatives from San Diego City Police and Fire, CAL FIRE, and CHP. One theme that emerged from the event is the power of collaboration between all agencies.

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May 31, 2018

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Escondido Hero Banners Proudly Displayed
The 2018 Hero banners went up in downtown over the holiday weekend. The Escondido Hero banner program honors men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces by offering personalized banners that will be hung from approximately Memorial Day to Veterans Day in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway. https://www.escondido.org/herobanner.aspx 

 

Visit Escondido Featured in SD Metro
As part of Visit Escondido’s partnership with the North San Diego Chamber and their Tourism Initiative, Escondido has great exposure in the current issue of SD Metro magazine’s Visit North San Diego Guide. Distribution goes to members of the major San Diego business organizations and throughout the coastal communities.
http://visitnorthsandiego.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2018-Visitor-Guide.pdf

Scouts Visit City Hall
A group of scouts from Boy Scout Troop #649 in Escondido stopped by City Hall last week to meet with City officials while working on their Citizenship merit badges.

Queen Califia is the Star of the Show!
Fox 5 was out and about in Escondido this past week. Tabitha Lipkin visited Queen Califia’s Magical Circle and Hungry Hawk Vineyard & Winery.
https://www.facebook.com/TabithaLipkinOfficial/videos/1767553603341687/ 

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