September 21, 2017 

Originally Posted September 21, 2017

Annual Coastal Clean Up at Dixon Lake
On Saturday, the Recycling & Waste Reduction Division sponsored the 33rd Annual Coastal Cleanup Day at Dixon Lake. It was one of the 100 sites countywide that received a cleanup supported by volunteers. We had exactly 100 volunteers show up at Dixon Lake, and they collected about 300 pounds of trash and recycling in just three hours!

Social Media Kudos to Escondido Police Officer
On Friday, September 14, a member of the Facebook group Escondido Friends observed an officer making an arrest at the Transit Station. Here is his comment. “Today at 6:00pm I watched an Escondido police officer arrest a lady at the transit station. Want to give him a shout out (if I knew his name) for conducting himself to the utmost professional. Even with her being combative from the beginning he never lost his composure and handled the situation perfectly.” This Officer was Christopher Lokers. There were several follow-on posts commending all of our officers for the great work they do every day. We are proud of our Officers and the professional service they provide to our community.

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September 14, 2017 

Originally Posted September 14, 2017


Escondido Fire Captain Deployed for Irma Relief Efforts
Escondido Fire Captain Kevin Beverly was deployed to Florida on Friday, September 8, 2017 as a member of the regional FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, Rescue Squad 3.  The National Urban Search & Rescue system, coordinated by FEMA, provides for the response of expertly trained and well-equipped urban search and rescue teams from across the country to assist when local resources are overwhelmed. The teams operate around the clock, and include engineers and other technical experts. 

Escondido Collaborating on Regional Amazon Proposal
Last week, Amazon released a Request for Proposals to identify a city in which to build a second headquarters on par with their Seattle campus. Only one submittal per metropolitan statistical area (MSA) will be accepted. Escondido is collaborating with the San Diego Regional EDC and the other cities and Economic Development Organization in the region to submit a competitive proposal for our MSA. For reference, here is the link to the Amazon HQ RFP: Link 

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September 7, 2017 

Originally Posted September 07, 2017


City Staff Met with Residents Out in the Community
Last week City engineers met on location with three concerned citizens about the conditions of the intersection at 9th Avenue and Valley. City staff will evaluate their concerns at and see what can be resolved in the near future. The three residents appreciated that City engineers met with them and listened to their concerns in the field on such a warm day. 


Large Cross Country Meet This Weekend at Kit Carson
This Saturday, September 9, 2017 the Cross Country season starts up at Kit Carson Park.  This meet is one of the largest meets that we will take place in Kit Carson Park.  Schools from all over San Diego County and just outside of San Diego County will be visiting the City of Escondido and run one of the top Cross Country race courses in Southern California.  We can expect around 1200 High School aged cross country runners with another 1200 spectators in the Kit Carson Park area throughout the morning.  

Escondido Firefighters on Scene at the Ponderosa Fire
Engineers Dom Polito and Brad Bihun were deployed to the Ponderosa Fire in Butte County on August 31, 2017. They were both assigned in the Command staff of the incident management structure serving as Public Information Officers. The Ponderosa Fire has burned 4,016 acres destroying 46 structures and is currently 68% contained. On September 4, 2017 they were reassigned to the Mission Incident which is a 650-acre fire burning a few miles from North Fork (Near Yosemite).


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August 31, 2017 

Originally Posted August 31, 2017


Escondido is Thriving in the San Diego Business Journal
The San Diego Business Journal highlighted some exciting developments happening in the City. These private projects are great examples of how City staff provides efficient and excellent customer service resulting in new projects around our community.


Assessment of the City’s Corrugated Metal Pipe (CMP) System is Underway 
Two televising crews are working check the condition of all City-maintained storm drains.  Assessment of the first of ten geographical zones is underway in the eastern area of the City.  Short duration lane closures on Midway, East Valley Parkway, Bear Valley Parkway and several other major roadways are expected to begin this week.  Televising will be completed by December 1st and repair of the highest priority pipelines will begin. 

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