May 17, 2018
FEATURED THIS WEEK
Escondido Real Estate Deals Praised by San Diego Business Journal
The San Diego Business Journal conducted their “Best Real Estate Deals of 2017” competition where the staff scored upscale residential, office, life sciences, industrial, and tourism developments in the region. The entries were not “biggest real estate deals” but rather a project’s impact to the community, economic impact, creativity, and overcoming obstacles. Escondido had two notables:
- “Finalist” - Health Care Category: Palomar Health Outpatient Center
- “1st Place Winner” – Best Industrial Purchase Category: Exeter Industrial Park
Mayor Abed Meets with President Trump in Washington
On Wednesday, Mayor Abed met with President Donald Trump at the White House. He was among more than a dozen California officials who met in Washington for a roundtable discussion about California’s immigration policies.
Downtown Tree Update
The planned facelift of the downtown medians is moving along as scheduled. And the Escondido Creek Conservancy pointed out that the removal of the trees has revealed a long hidden natural treasure. Read more here: https://escondidocreek.org/news/eucalyptus-removal-reveals-escondido-landmark/
City Staff Receive STEM Champions Award
The City of Escondido was recently recognized by the San Diego County Office of Education as a STEM Strong Champion for the efforts of Community Services staff members Emma Melchor and Michael Illich. Emma and Michael are Recreation Specialists in the After School Education and Safety (ASES) program and co-facilitators of the North County Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Communities of Practice group. They were honored for their exemplary efforts and commitment to providing students with high-quality STEM learning opportunities in expanded learning programs.
MAGEC in the Park coming to Kit Carson
MAGEC (Museums & Arts Growing Escondido Culture), Visit Escondido, and Patio Playhouse Plays in the Park are proud to present the inaugural MAGEC in the Park Family Event and Preview Show on Saturday, June 9th at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheater. This family festival, running from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. is designed to bring youth teams together to create cool art and showcase Escondido's Arts and Culture, and is free to all participants!
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