August 22, 2019

"Know Your Limit" Program

Last Friday at Cruisin' Grand, Escondido Police Officers were giving breathalyzer tests, not to intoxicated drivers but instead as a part of the "Know Your Limit" campaign. This program allows bar patrons to take a breathalyzer test to learn what their blood alcohol level is. Escondido Police remind people to always designate a sober driver or use a ride service if they are drinking. View the NBC7 feature about the program here .

Daley Ranch Rich with Escondido History

On the second Sunday of each month, the Daley Ranch House is full of visitors for tours that share the history of the house and the preserve. The land that was once owned by the Daley Family, and now the City, predates the 1888 incorporation of Escondido. The Coast News recently highlighted the Daley Ranch House and its ties to Escondido. Click the image below to read more.

Volunteer Cleanup at Daley Ranch

Last Saturday, August 17, volunteers from the Escondido Christian Center assisted in a cleanup of the Daley Ranch House and the surrounding grounds. Thank you volunteers for your efforts!

If you are interested in volunteering with the City please visit:

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August 15, 2019

Paramedic Recruitment Video
The Fire Department is currently accepting applications for new Paramedics (Non-Safety). The below video was created to highlight the department and the role. For more information about the position, click here.

Click the image below to watch the video.

Wild Lizard Finally Caught
Over the past few weeks, two Monitor Lizards have been on the loose in Escondido. These wild animals have the potential to be dangerous, and these two lizards range between 3 and 4 feet. Last week a representative from EcoVivarium was able to locate and capture one of the creatures and safely relocate it. The other is still on the loose… if you see it please contact EcoVivarium at (760) 533-2611.

Connecting with Capital – Escondido
The San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Advisors are hosting a Connecting with Capital event at City Hall in Council Chambers on August 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Over 15 lenders and experts will be at this meeting. For more information and to register, visit: 

Deputy Mayor Martinez – In District Meeting
Deputy Mayor Martinez is hosting an in-district Community Meeting next Saturday, August 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is part of a series of meetings in District 1 to meet with constituents to answer questions, concerns and discuss ideas. No appointment is necessary.  

Location: Starbucks, 121 W. Lincoln Ave., Escondido, CA 92026
For more information, email 

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August 8, 2019

National Night Out Brings Community Together
On August 6, the Escondido Police Department and Escondido Education Compact hosted this year’s National Night Out at the East Valley Community Center. This event connects the community and police officers to help fight crime and share safety information with residents. San Diego’s NBC7 highlighted the event and spoke to officers about its importance. Click the video below to watch the segment. 10th Annual Police Athletic League Basketball Game this Weekend!
The Escondido Police Athletic League's Annual Basketball Game is this Saturday, August 10. Tickets are now available at the Escondido Police and Fire Headquarters, East Valley Community Center, City Hall, and will be available at the door the day of the event.
All proceeds support PAL, an after-school athletic and education program for Escondido children and teens. PAL benefits approximately 700 youths during the year.  PAL’s mission is to work with children to build their confidence and steer them away from alcohol, drugs, and gangs.Water Department Contributes to Worldwide Study
The City’s HARRF Water Quality Laboratory provided samples of sewage influent for the last few years to San Diego State University as part of a worldwide study of coliphage and the human gut microbiome. You can read more about the study and its findings hereMeet the Mayor
Meet the Mayor next Tuesday, August 13 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Synergy CoWorking Centre. These meetings are an opportunity for residents, business owners and other members of the Escondido community to meet the new mayor in an informal setting. No purchase or RSVP is required. Location: Synergy CoWorking Centre - 140 N. Escondido Blvd. 
For more information, contact Michelle Geller, Economic Development Manager, at or 760-839-4587.

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August 1, 2019

Fall Recreation Guide
Fun and exciting activities are happening in Escondido! The Fall 2019 Recreation Guide covering September – December is now available and registration for classes and activities is open. Check your mailbox or visit: 

Escondido Youth Baseball Heads to World Series
Congratulations to the Escondido Youth Baseball 12U All Star Team as they continue their wins and are now heading to the World Series! The PONY International Word Series is held in Laredo, TX where the team will face others from all over the globe in their age division.
For more information about the team and the season leading to the World Series check out their Facebook Page. Good luck!

New Art Exhibit Featuring Edgar Degas Coming to the CCAE
The newest exhibit at the California Center for the Arts will feature a private collection from the French impressionist Edgar Degas. This exhibit has traveled across the U.S. and will be making its home here in Escondido until September 15. For more information about the artist and this exhibit, check out the Coast News article here.
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