December 12, 2019

Missing Link Bikeway Wins Project of the Year
The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) San Diego Section has selected the Escondido Creek Bikeway Missing Link project as the Project of the Year for Fiscal Year 2018/2019.
The project was selected for implementing state of the art design principles and innovation in transportation engineering.
The two-way separated bicycle path (Cycle Track) coupled with signalized bicycle and pedestrian crossings are innovative measures that caught the attention of the selection committee. Great work!

Visit Escondido Featured on Edible San Diego
Edible San Diego recently featured Katherine Zimmer, with Visit Escondido as a guest on their "Living Local SD" podcast. Katherine shares her experience helping localities shine, Escondido's uniqueness, and all that Visit Escondido has to offer. Check out the episode by clicking the image below.

Joor Muffler Man’s Holiday Spirit
You may have noticed a new Santa in town. The Joor Muffler Man's Santa suit is back after 10 years. Read more about how this holiday tradition was revived in The San Diego Union-Tribune article here.

Library Wins Library Association Award
The California Library Association (CLA) awarded the CLA PRExcellence Award for Less than $5 million budget to the Escondido Public Library for its program, Boos & Booze.
The goal of this event was to provide a fun, spooky, informative experience to adult patrons, ages 21+. By fostering an interest in the history of Escondido (especially the site of the current Library building), showcasing the local beer culture that is so prevalent in San Diego County, and appealing to the 25-35-year-old age group (which is the lowest demographic of Library users at Escondido Public Library), Escondido caught the attention of CLA and ultimately the PRExcellence Award for their creativity to organize a community even that brought this hard to reach population to our library.

Pipeline Safety Project Open House
SDG&E held a Community Open House at the East Valley Community Center on Thursday, December 5 to share information about an upcoming pipeline safety project in Escondido. The Midway Drive Replacement Project is a construction project that will replace 2.4 miles of 1949-vintage pipe along Midway Drive from Lincoln Avenue, south to Bear Valley Parkway and ending just south of Highway 78/San Pasqual Valley Road.This project is part of SDG&E’s broader Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, which has completed the modernization and replacement of 23 miles of pipeline in San Diego County. Community members were able to learn more about the project and talk to pipeline safety experts on what construction will entail as well as the state-of-the-art safety features the new pipeline will include.  SDG&E is working with the City of Escondido on the construction and traffic permits and conducting outreach to the Escondido community, including schools, to provide more information.  Construction is expected to begin in late January. More information can be found at or by calling 1-866-382-0886.

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December 5, 2019

Discovery Museum Receives New Mural
Escondido native, local artist, and teacher at Orange Glen High School Aled Anaya recently added his work to the side of the Children’s Discovery Museum. His murals are featured all over San Diego County, and are inspired by his childhood and cultural roots. The mural, a 20’ by 16’ butterfly can be viewed from the front of the building, across from Grape Day Park. More information about Aled and the new mural can be found in the Coast News Article below.

Business News: Escondido Insight
Did you know that the City’s produces a monthly newsletter that features business spotlights and stories, City related news articles, events and more? Subscribe to get updates here. You can read this month’s issue by clicking the image below.


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November 21, 2019

New Welcome Signage
New graphics welcoming residents and visitors to Escondido started rolling out this week. Keep an eye out for them on the California Center for the Arts, Lexus, and Westfield digital kiosks around town. 

Holiday Lighting on Grand Ave
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Escondido and the Escondido Downtown Business Association, festive wreaths and lights on the median poles along Grand Avenue will once again welcome shoppers to Downtown Escondido this holiday season. The décor and lighting will be installed overnight on November 27, just in time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. 

Small Business Saturday – Shopping in Escondido
Join Escondido businesses on Saturday, November 30 and tap into the power of the national Shop Small movement on Small Business Saturday!
 The City of Escondido encourages residents to go out and support locally owned shops, restaurants, art galleries and other businesses not only this Saturday, but all year long. Click the image for more information and a list of Escondido businesses participating. 

Open House: SDG&E Pipeline Replacement Project
Starting in January 2020, 2.4 miles of an existing 16-inch natural gas pipeline along Midway Drive and Bear Valley Parkway is scheduled to be replaced by SDG&E. 

SDG&E will be in Escondido to discuss the details about the project and what you can expect during construction. Project representatives will be available to provide information and address any questions. No RSVP is necessary. 

  • Date: December 5, 2019
  • Time: 4 – 7 p.m. (stop by anytime)
  • Location: East Valley Community Center
    2245 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido 

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Link HereStachetoberFest 2019
Another successful StachetoberFest is in the books! This year, the silent auction and raffle raised $3,000 more than the previous year, the meal tickets sold out, and 30 volunteers and hundreds of attendees made this another memorable night. Just over $37,000 was raised to benefit two very deserving families. 

Save the date for next year, it is bound to be bigger and better as Stone will close the entire property for StachetoberFest 2020 on October 13, 2020.


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