April 4, 2024

Public Art Community Meeting Tonight, April 4

Join the City of Escondido to help guide the Public Art Strategic Plan, a document that will help guide the art that will join the community in the coming years. The City is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the Washington Park Recreation Room.


Escondido Police Baker to Vegas Race

Last week, our Escondido Police team, consisting of 20 runners and 11 support personnel, participated in the 2024 Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup 120-mile Relay. 290 teams competed this year and the City team improved over last year’s score by almost an hour! Thank you to everyone who supported the Police department, including those who purchased shirts and sweatshirts to help fund the team and those who filled in on shifts so Escondido could be well represented.

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March 14, 2024

The Local Basket Wins 2024 Escondido AgX Startup Hackathon

New grand challenges brought forth ideas in seed, soil, food logistics, and agriculture ecosystem innovations in a competition led by The City of Escondido and Fresh Brewed Tech:

Team The Local Basket took home top honors in the City of Escondido’s second AgX Startup Hackathon on Saturday, March 9. The team included Eric Westreich of iValue Global, Antonio Villanueva, Saian Ford, and Gustavo Vazquez, all from ArkusNexus. The latter three team members plus 10 other hackathon participants traveled from Mexico to participate. The winning concept, The Local Basket, enables farmers to find new revenue paths by building demand for their produce with themed farmer baskets ordered directly from consumers. The subscription-based app facilitates pre-orders, helping farmers gauge demand and connecting consumers with growers through stories and experiences linked to their themed baskets. This concept is now live and taking pre-orders. The concept was an entirely different idea when pitched Thursday night and iterated through many customer interviews on Day 2 and 3.

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March 7, 2024

Electronic Plan Review Process

The City of Escondido has an exciting update regarding the Electronic Plan Review process.

ProjectDox is the City of Escondido’s new Electronic Plan Review system. ProjectDox provides an enhanced approach for applicants to submit their projects for plan review and transparency in viewing project status. It allows for cohesive workflows among the City Departments while delivering a userfriendly applicant experience.

ProjectDox will go live on March 18.

  • If you have an active case, and you have already submitted documents and drawings in OnBase, it will continue in OnBase.
  • New projects submitted will be in ProjectDox.

Training Opportunity

To make this transition as seamless as possible, the City and ProjectDox are hosting a virtual training on March 14 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. RSVPs are not required but are encouraged.

ProjectDox - Community Training – Virtual Meeting

  • Meeting ID: 889 0193 8268
  • Passcode: 686038

If you would like to watch the Virtual Training at City Hall, please join City Staff in the Mitchell Room located on the west side of City Hall at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025.

Please note, this meeting will not be recorded.

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February 29, 2024

Escondido Art Gallery Dedicated to Children throughout March

https://thecoastnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Screen-Shot-2024-02-16-at-11.15.41-AM.png?ezimgfmt=rs:669x497/rscb4/ngcb4/notWebPThe Escondido Art Association will dedicate its gallery to children's art throughout March for Art Education Month. Through their Kids Kaleidoscope program, K-11 students can submit one piece of art, either 2D or 3D, with a maximum size of 20 inches on all sides, including its frame. The winners will receive art kits in four grade categories.

EAA's scholarship program is exclusively for graduating seniors from any high school in Escondido. Donations from the Youth Education Fund, the East Escondido Rotary Club and the community at large allows the association to give $1,000 in scholarships to students.

The awards include $500 for first place, $250 for second place, $150 for third place and two honorable mention awards for $50 each. Submissions close March 2. Learn more in the Coast News Article covering this story.

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