Weather related power outage in Escondido

San Diego Gas and Electric reports a power outage in the following area due to the weather not fire.

Portions of Communities Affected: NW Escondido/ NE Escondido/ Dixon Lake/ Daley Ranch/ Escondido/ Jesmond Dene

Start Time: May 15 12:39 PM

Estimated Restoration: *

Circuit: 0454

Customers Out: 1517

Cause: The weather has caused a problem in the electric system.


Daley Ranch Closure

For Immediate Release

May 15, 2014

Contact: Joyce Masterson (760) 715-8407


As a precautionary measure, the City of Escondido has closed Daley Ranch to the public until further notice.  Daley Ranch is located at 3024 La Honda Drive.


Escondido Public Library Presents “How to Create a Successful Micro-Business”


CONTACT: Josephine Jones, 760-839-5440

Escondido, CA  –  Escondido Public Library’s Literacy and Lifelong Learning Division will present “How to Create a Successful Micro-Business.” In partnership with Helping Women Help Themselves (HWHT). This workshop will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

The workshop is open to the public and will provide a basic overview of the key aspects of owning and operating a business. Participants will have access to HWHT’s ongoing business support and receive “A Business Manual for Micro-Business”. Helping Women Help Themselves was created to provide education and continual business support to individuals who are currently operating, or thinking about starting, their own micro-business. Learn more about HWHT by visiting their website at

Registration is requested by contacting Josephine Jones at (760) 839-5440. All Escondido Public Library programs and services are free and open to the public. For more information on Literacy Services and Library programs, visit


Kit Carson Park to Serve as Cal Fire Base Camp


Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-715-8407

The City of Escondido has authorized Cal Fire to use the southern portion of Kit Carson Park as a base camp.  They will be moving in equipment and resources later this evening.

Kit Carson Park was used as an incident base camp for the fires in 2007.




Air Quality Advisory

For Immediate Release

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-715-8407

As the winds potentially shift this evening, the air quality in  Escondido may worsen and  residents may smell smoke from the fires in San Marcos.  Residents are asked not to  call 9-1-1- unless you actually see flames.


School Closures

For Immediate Release

Joyce Masterson, 760-715-8407


The City of Escondido has been informed that all North County schools, including those in Escondido,  will be closed on Thursday, May 15, 2014.


Update from SDG&E - Conserve Power

Update from SDG&E:


  • We wanted to update you on existing outages and demand response programs being initiated. As of this update, the following communities and circuits are currently without power, as a result of de-energization for public safety and system reliability. Estimated restoration time for these circuits is 10:00PM.


  • Circuit 79 / 85 customers / Descanso
  • Circuit 238 / 1 customers / Boulder Creek
  • Circuit 222 / 377 customers / Santa Ysabel
  • Circuit 1030 / 728 customers / Valley Center
  • Circuit 358 / 250 customers / Alpine


  • In addition, several unplanned outages are currently affecting approximately 6,761 customers in Ramona, Pala, Lilac, Carlsbad, Grant Hill and Valley Center. For additional information on communities currently affected by an outage please see our outage map at  SDG&E also has an app that you might consider installing on your Smart Phone.


  • For those unaffected by power outages, SDG&E is calling on individuals to conserve power in this time of critical need.

Update on Escondido Fire

For immediate release: Revised 4:15 p.m.

Contact: Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4621


There are no fires burning in Escondido any longer.  The Escondido fire appears to have started accidentally due to an electrical problem or combustion of chemicals in a shed at 2183 Bear Valley Parkway.  The fire was limited to approximately 1 acre and damage was  limited to one mobile home, one car and one outbuilding, although nearby homes also sustained damage to fences, eaves, etc.


There is a fire burning in the hills behind Cal State San Marcos which has been evacuated.


Interstate 15 is closed in both directions at Highway 76.


Sprinter and Coaster are running normally.



Mop up Started of Escondido Fire

For immediate release

Joyce Masterson, 760-839-4631

The fire at Bear Valley Parkway and Oakhill has been contained and the fire department is starting mop up operations.  No evacuations were necessary.