November 15, 2018


Escondido’s Library Wins Statewide Award for an Outstanding Program
Congratulations to Escondido Public Library for winning a California Library Association PR Excellence Award for their Read Local, Shop Local! program! This ongoing program allows anyone with an Escondido Public Library card to receive discounts at many participating Escondido businesses.


Holiday Lighting on Grand Ave
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Escondido and the Escondido Downtown Business Association, festive wreaths and lights on the median poles along Grand Avenue will once again welcome shoppers to Downtown Escondido this holiday season. The décor and lighting will be installed overnight on November 21, just in time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. 

Small Business Saturday – Shopping Fun in Downtown Escondido
On Saturday, November 24 support your favorite local spots and find new ones! Small Business Saturday celebrates and helps you discover the unique and surprising small businesses in historic downtown Escondido. Start your day by visiting one of the two Welcome Stations to enjoy a special treat and pick up a Shop Small Map, shopping bags, flyers and special offers while supplies last.


City Hosts Training for Regional Code Enforcement Officers
The City of Escondido hosted the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO) Module 1 Basic Academy course this past week at City Hall. This academy course provides the basic building blocks of the Code Enforcement profession for Officers who are beginning their careers in this field. 


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November 8, 2018


Wastewater Treatment Plant
The Escondido Utilities Department and Anaergia have unveiled the new Escondido Bioenergy Facility at the HARRF (Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility.) Biogas is produced in the sludge digesters and is composed of mostly methane and carbon dioxide.  The Escondido Bioenergy Facility uses biogas as fuel for two natural gas engines. These engines drive electrical generators which produce 1.2 megawatts of renewable energy.&nbsp

Pay Off Library Fines with Canned Food
The holidays are coming, and Escondido Public Library is getting into the giving spirit with its annual Food for Fines program! From November 26 through December 31 Food for Fines offers patrons the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from Library accounts by donating non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged food. Each food item counts as $1.00 toward reducing fines. The food is donated to Escondido's Interfaith Community Services and distributed to local needy families. All donations must be given at the Customer Service Desk. Last year, 1,590 pounds of food was donated.

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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


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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