June 16, 2022


Juneteenth Conversation

Cassandra Schaeg, Founder of SIP Wine & Beer and Host of the upcoming KPBS series Fresh Glass, is bringing awareness to Juneteenth with a conversation at Escondido City Hall. Iris Rideau, the first Creole Winemaker in the United States, will share her story and release her memoir, From White to Black One Life between Two Worlds, on June 18, from 4 - 6 p.m. at Escondido City Hall.


The City of Escondido is proud to partner with SIP and Fresh Glass to bring this important conversation to our community. Both Ms. Rideau and Ms. Schaeg demonstrate leadership and perseverance in the sometimes-challenging entrepreneurship space. Escondido values all our business owners, and I know that this conversation will inspire many for years to come, says Sean McGlynn, Escondido City Manager.


Tickets are on sale for purchase at Juneteenth Conversation: HERstory with Iris Rideau.

For more information, contact: Public Relations at contact@sipwineandbeer.com.


Calling All Campers

Escondido is home to its own campground. Have you stayed at the campgrounds at Dixon Lake before? Spots can be reserved online, and make for a fun weekend for the whole family. Learn more at escondido.org/dixon-lake


Small Business Grants

In 2021, Escondido City Council authorized two grant programs: A facade improvement program aimed at addressing ongoing concerns with the physical appearance of the downtown and commercial areas and a CPTED program aimed at addressing the impacts of homeless encampments and civic disorder.


These grants are funded using Federal money allocated to the City of Escondido through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. The City Council established these programs to provide matching grants to business and property owners that wish to renovate, enhance, and improve highly visible buildings along core commercial corridors throughout the City. Learn more about eligible improvements at: escondido.org/small-business-grant

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The June issue of the Escondido Business Insight is out now. This month we feature a small business that continues to be the backbone of our community, an article on the future of the auto industry in Escondido, business resources, and much more. Read and sign up to receive it directly in your inbox here.




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Fire + 5150 Evaluation

On June 7, officers responded to a man lighting his own car on fire. When officers arrived on scene, they found a car completely engulfed in flames. The suspect stated that a "vacuum force" had been sucking things from his seat onto the floorboard. The suspect was taken to Palomar Medical Center for a 5150 Medical Evaluation.



Carbon Monoxide Fatalities

On June 9, Escondido Police Department personnel and Escondido Fire Department personnel responded to two males passed out in a garage. After 20 minutes of CPR, both males were pronounced dead. Fire personnel checked air levels in the garage and bedroom and found elevated levels of Carbon Monoxide (CO). A total of 11 people shared the main house where more lethal readings of CO were found by Fire. The house was evacuated. SDG&E assisted with gas control, readings, and locked the gas line shut to the house. SDG&E found that the elevated levels of CO were the result of rugs blocking the water heater vent in the garage.


Community Resources:

Anonymous Tip Line: 760-743-8477 (TIPS)

Crime Data/Mapping: https://www.crimemapping.com/

Helicopter Announcement Transcription:

o Call 858-866-4356 or text "Hello" to 858-866-4356

Megan's Law Information: https://www.meganslaw.ca.gov/

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention:

o Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

o It's Up to Us Campaign: www.Up2sd.org

o Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

National Drug Helpline: https://drughelpline.org/contact/ or call 844-289-0879

Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722


Police Athletic League (PAL) funded trip to Legoland for Joshua Whitten

Joshua Whitten is a 9-year-old PAL basketball player who was diagnosed with a life-threatening form of brain cancer. PAL and the EPD have been offering support to the family. PAL recently paid for hotel and admission for Joshua and his family to visit Legoland. The Rotary Club of Escondido After 5 also donated some spending money for Joshua and his family. What an experience!








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On June 10, Firefighters and Community Services Lifeguard personnel conducted joint training at the James A. Stone swimming pool, located in Grape Day Park. The training was well-attended by lifeguards preparing for the summer months' swim season. The crews conducted realistic water rescues in the pool as well as trauma and medical/CPR scenarios. Firefighter Paramedics provided equipment and apparatus familiarization and transfer of care training. This collaborative training built relationships and confidence in preparation for an actual emergency.








Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 87 applicants, processed 100 applications, and issued 113 permits.

2. The total permit valuation for the week was $389,331.

3. Building inspectors completed 248 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 32 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 158 inspections.

3. Field Engineering has 191 active permits.


Development and Capital Projects Update:


Curious what's happening with development projects around the City? The link below directs to an interactive dashboard of projects currently in various stages of the development process. Browse project descriptions, see locations on the map, browse photos and more.


City of Escondido Development Project Dashboard



A short overview video of the Dashboard features can be watched here.


To learn about previous applications for residential and commercial development permits, please visit the Development Project Information Archive page or contact the Planning Division.



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