FEATURED THIS WEEK
City Provides Recovery Assistance for Fire Victims
The Escondido Fire Department was contacted by a local family that were victims of a house fire this week (read more about the incident in the “Fire” section of this report). The family was especially thankful for the book they were given by Fire personnel, the "Red Book for Recovery" is produced for all agencies in San Diego County to give to victims of property damage outlining the recovery process. They were also given a gift card from the California Fire Foundation to help with immediate needs.
In keeping our City safe, clean, and efficiently run, we have a couple of more bits of great news. The City Manager’s Office and COPPS unit have been meeting with officials from Emanuel Faith Community Church to tailor their efforts to help the homeless towards strategies used by the City and away from merely feeding people in the park. This includes ride-alongs by Church members with the COPPS unit, and our staff visiting with the Church committee working on this topic.
COPPS officer Lew Shaver is to be congratulated for a specialized effort: A 58-year-old homeless man had been on the streets of Escondido for years. Officer Shaver took advantage of resources from the District Attorney’s office, the North Inland Regional Recovery Center, and Travelers Aid to resolve outstanding law enforcement issues and reunite the man with his family in Louisiana. Since the man had been the subject of police contacts on average of twice a month for the last seven years, this was a great use of resources, and a nice success story for this person.
3rd Annual Escondido Tamale Festival
Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 11am - 5pm | Grape Day Park
The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of Tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California's culture. It's a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have influenced and contributed so much to our multicultural community, and a show of appreciation for the traditions which have so positively affected Escondido. Mark your calendars and come to Escondido in North San Diego County for some traditional fun and the best tamales in Southern California! For more information visit: http://www.escondidotamalefestival.org/
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