July 26, 2018

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Artists Announced fort the free Levit AMP Concert Series
The California Center for the Arts announced the 20 musical acts (10 opening acts/10 headlines), that will be performing for the first-ever Levitt AMP Escondido Music Series this summer. This is the first-ever free outdoor music festival at Grape Day Park! See the full line up at http://artcenter.org/

 

Gaming on Grand in the News!
The tabletop gaming center on Grand Avenue was featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune for their unique offering of retro games. Read the full article here.

 

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July 19, 2018

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Escondido Disposal: Resource Recovery Video
Have you ever wondered what happens to your recycling once it leaves your home? Escondido Disposal has released a 5-minute video explaining how their state-of-the-art recycling facility operates. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/BVQo6ogcpTI

 

Triple Crown World Series: July 10 to 13
The annual Triple Crown World Series girls fast pitch tournament was played last week in Kit Carson Park, Tuesday July 10th to Friday July 13th. This year TCWS hosted the 14u girl’s division.  This is a large youth softball tournament with 107 teams and an estimated amount of 2,500 players and spectators in the area during these four days.  There was a total of 154 games played at the Kit Carson Park fields.  Teams traveled in from all over Southern California, Northern California, British Columbia Canada, Washington, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and Hawaii.  Players and spectators shopped, dinned, and lodged in the local area for this tournament. 

Seeking Your Feedback! Climate Action Plan Update
The City updating its roadmap for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting the environment. While Escondido plays a very small role in the global problem of climate change, we still need to reduce our carbon footprint and global impact. This roadmap, called a Climate Action Plan, will be used to guide future city decision-making.  We need your input to determine what types of changes are needed.  Please join us at the next upcoming workshop. 

Monday, July 30th
Mitchell Room, Escondido City Hall
201 North Broadway, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Link to Flyer 

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July 12, 2018

Night Fishing Returns to Dixon Lake
Night Fishing will be allowed from 5 - 11:45 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, July 12 - August 31. By 9:30pm, you can catch a view of Mars rising in the East, and scan the sky toward the south to also see Saturn and Jupiter! 

The Use of Technology Creates a More Efficient Commute!
The Engineering department completed two of our initial traffic signal synchronization projects.  Both result in significant travel time savings.  video is available to view the before and after travel time in the afternoon peak hour on Bear Valley. 

  • Bear Valley Parkway: From Via Rancho Pkwy & Sunset Drive to Bear Valley Pkwy & Ranchito/Sunset Drive (2 miles).  The average commute time of 6-minutes 20-seconds is shortened by 1minute 27-seconds (22%).  The largest time savings of over 2-minutes (32%) occurs in the PM peak hour for north-bound commuters.  The travelling public will save more than 103-hours per day. 
  • Valley Parkway: From Auto Park Way and Citracado Pkwy  (1.3-miles).  The average commute time of 4-minutes 41-seconds is shortened by 1-minute on average (21%).  The largest time savings of 1-minute 50-seconds (34%) occurs in the morning peak hours (north-bound).  In total, the travelling public will save more than  72-hours per day. 

San Diego Region Small Business Survey
San Diego Regional EDC has hired Stitch Marketing Research, an independent research agency headquartered in San Diego, to gather opinions and perceptions on important issues for small businesses in the region. The City is an enthusiastic partner in this effort. If you have a small business with less than 100 employees and want to contribute your opinions take the survey here. 

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June 28, 2018

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Community Leader Honored
The Larry Himmel Foundation and Neighborhood services celebrated Robert Barrientos Day in Escondido on Saturday! In 12 years, Robert has transformed one of Escondido's toughest neighborhoods and made it a peaceful place to live. Ed Gallo presented Robert with a proclamation announcing June 23rd, Robert Barrientos Day. The foundation also presented Robert with the Good Neighbor Award! As the San Diego Union Tribune said, "The area is now a community in the truest sense of the word. People watch out for one another and, if there is a problem, they come to Robert with their concerns. He takes care of it."


Community Recycling Event is Bigger Than Ever!
The City’s Recycling Division co-hosted a free e-waste and shred event at Escondido High School on Saturday, June 23. Citizens brought e-waste (TVs, computer monitors, laptops, radios, phones, electronic accessories, etc.) and up to two bankers’ boxes of documents to be shredded on-site. Escondido Disposal collected the e-waste, while certified shredding trucks did their work. 225 people participated; that’s 65 more attendees than last year's event. They used the Police Department’s new signboard to advertise the event to passersby!

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