June 14, 2018


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


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


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.

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.

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May 24, 2018

Franklin Graham Visits Escondido
A crowd of 10,000 people gathered at Grape Day Park on Sunday for Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour. City staff from Police, Fire, Public Works, Communications and Community Services worked with the event organizers to ensure a safe and successful event.
10 News Article
San Diego Union Tribune Article

City’s Planning Brings Home First Place
City of Escondido has received two 1st place (Award of Excellence) awards from the San Diego Chapter of the American Planning Association (SDAPA). The first of these competitive awards came in the Implementation Award category for our CEDS Implementation. The City also won SDAPA’s Outreach Award for our innovative youth outreach program developed as part of the public outreach campaign for the South Centre City Specific Plan.

The Library Needs Your Input
The future of your public library is being planned now and we need to hear from you. Whether you are a frequent user of library services or haven't visited in a while, the Escondido Public Library is your library! We are determined to provide the best possible library services, collections, technology and programs to meet your interests and needs, but the only way we can do that is with your input. Please complete the survey linked below by May 31, 2018.

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