January 24, 2019

The Gift of an Arch
Members of the Escondido Charitable Foundation unveiled their plans to construct an arch at a last week’s City Council meeting. The arch, which will be 40 feet high and 180 feet wide, was gifted to the City by an anonymous donor. Read the full article about this generous donation in the San Diego Union-Tribune.


Volunteers Sought to Help to Shape the Future of the Library
The City is seeking volunteers to apply to serve on the Escondido Public Library Board of Trustees. For information on qualifications and an application form, please contact the Escondido City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway or call (760) 839-4617. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Information is also available on the City’s website.

The Escondido Chocolate Festival Returns to Downtown
The Escondido Chocolate Festival "A Tasting Affair" is returning this year on February 9 with new features. This important economic development event, produced by the Escondido Downtown Business Association, features over twenty designated restaurants, shops and spas and allows its 300+ attendees to stroll our historic downtown while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beers. New this year are pedicab rides to assist in the flow of the event which spans Grand Ave from Ivy to Quince. You can also learn to make chocolate at a special class. This event partners with the local arts group, MAGEC, 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences events.

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January 17, 2019

Escondido Company Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell
Escondido based One Stop Systems, Inc., a leader in specialized high-performance computing, visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on January 15. Steve Cooper, Chairman, CEO, President, & Co-Founder rang the Opening Bell.

Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week
Visit Escondido in partnership with 32 fantastic local restaurants, will present “Dine Out Escondido!” from January 27 through February 2. In its sixth successful year, this important economic program continues to grow, adding new locations each year. For a complete list of participating restaurants and their specials, please go to www.VisitEscondido.com


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January 10, 2019

Update: Washington Park Skate and Parking Lot Project
New Line Skateparks is the successful bidder for the design of the Washington Park Skate and Parking Lot Expansion Project. This project includes the design of a permanent, custom, 5,000 sq. ft. concrete, all-wheel skate spot and expanded parking lot in Washington Park. Details on the history of this project and the forthcoming community outreach timeline can be found on the City's homepage under Current Issues. 

City Hall Landscape Project Nearing Final Phase
During the past several months Public Works crews have been conducting maintenance efforts at City Hall to ensure the building's long-term sustainability and aesthetics. Most recently, large non-native Podocarpus trees surrounding the City Hall fountain were removed and those planter areas and the fountain were refurbished. At that time, several large Podocarpus trees immediately adjacent to the south side of City Hall were also removed as they had overgrown their planter and were impacting the structure.

The same impacts are occurring with the 13 remaining Podocarpus trees planted adjacent to the City Hall building. Public Works crews are scheduled to remove these trees, and the shrub in the foreground, over this weekend to address our immediate concerns of community safety and building integrity. After the trees are removed, time and effort will be devoted to preparing the planter beds prior to planting alternative species.


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January 3, 2018

Nominations Sought for City Council Awards
The nomination period for City Council Awards is now open through January 30. The City Council Awards honor individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service in the following categories: Arts, Business, Community, Education, Public Safety, Historic Preservation, and Youth. These awards are presented at the State of the City event on February 27 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. To nominate a resident making our community a better place, please fill out the form here: https://www.escondido.org/council-awards.aspx

Escondido Restaurant is Getting a Makeover on National TV!
Rosie’s Cafe, an old-fashioned downtown Escondido diner known for its fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, will undergo a dramatic overhaul next month for an episode of Food Network’s reality renovation series “Restaurant: Impossible.” Read more about this exciting venture here: link here

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