April 19, 2018

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City Working Hard to Make Necessary Repairs
The Air Conditioning system at the Art Center had a significant failure at the beginning of the month. The City is working hard to make the much needed to repairs in order to keep the Art Center’s patrons and performers comfortable. Staff hopes to complete the repairs this week.

 

Local Company Leads the Way in Power Technology
An Escondido company, TransPower, is helping fuel change in the nation's cargo transportation industry. To read more about TransPower or listen to the complete interview, visit: Link Here 

Sports Tourism in Escondido
This past weekend, the Cal South Soccer Tournament brought 60 teams to Ryan Park. It is estimated that 2,500 visited Escondido for this tournament last weekend.

 

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April 12, 2018

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Fencing Tournament at East Valley Community Center
The City and the San Diego Fencing Center hosted the National Super Youth Circuit Fencing Tournament at the East Valley Community Center last week.  This tournament was held for children between the ages of 10 and 14 and drew a crowd of over 600 participants and their families to Escondido and the surrounding area. This was the second fencing tournament the EVCC has hosted and the San Diego Fencing Center is already working with staff to organize another tournament later this year.

 

Escondido Police and School Officials for School Safety
In the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Escondido police and school officials announced a collaborative effort to ensure the safety of Escondido campuses. This includes public, private, and faith based schools. Virtually every aspect of school safety is being re-evaluated. This includes physical site security measures (fencing, gates, doors, and controlled access points), training, adding a School Resource Officer, and encouraging the reporting of suspicious activity.

Report It! App Tutorial Video
A handy tutorial video is now available for Escondido’s Report It app. This app is an efficient way to report problems that need to be addressed in our City. Watch a short tutorial video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1g0xParNQE 

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April 5, 2018

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Escondido Students Turn Trash into Art

Look closely – nearly all of the materials used to create these amazing art pieces were headed for the trash or recycle bin. Kindergarten through 8th-grade students throughout Escondido participated in the 26th Annual Earth Day Poster Contest – these are the 30 finalists. The City-sponsored contest culminates in a City Council ceremony on April 18th, where students, their families and teachers find out who the winners are, meet the mayor, and enjoy a reception under the dome afterward. To see all of the entries, please visit the City of Escondido Recycling Facebook page

Visit Escondido!
Escondido is featured in About Town magazine’s Spring issue. The 3-page spread called “Hidden Treasure: Escondido offers numerous ways to pass the day” is featured in all 5 of their covers throughout the county. http://abouttownmagazines.com/2018/03/hidden-treasure/

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March 29, 2018

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City’s Planning Department Wins Big!
City of Escondido has received two 1st place (Award of Excellence) awards from the San Diego Chapter of the American Planning Association (SDAPA).  The first of these competitive awards came in the Implementation Award category for our CEDS Implementation.  The City also won SDAPA’s Outreach Award for our innovative youth outreach program developed as part of the public outreach campaign for the South Centre City Specific Plan.  

Dine Out Escondido! Gives Back
Local restaurants that participated in the 2018 Dine Out Escondido! committed to donating $1 to the North County Food Bank’s FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program for every DOE special they sold during Restaurant Week. This year $2,228 was collected for this program that will provide will provide food for a year to approximately 12 kids in one of our local elementary schools!

 

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