June 13, 2019

Fire & Water Expo This Weekend
The 2019 Fire and Water Expo and Open House is this Saturday, June 15 at Fire Station #4 (3301 Bear Valley Parkway) from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be fire station and apparatus tours, antique fire engine rides, a live demonstration of firefighters using the “jaws of life” to cut open a car, and lots of safety information. CAL FIRE’s helicopter is scheduled to fly in, land and give tours of the aircraft. And Dr. Bronner’s magic foam experience will be back this year! This fun and informative family event is sponsored by the Escondido Fire Department and the Rincon Del Diablo Fire Protection District is free to attend. Don’t miss it!

Art Center Kicks off 25th Anniversary Celebration

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido has unveiled a new bridge mural commemorating their 25th anniversary this past Friday. The Center is dedicating an entire season to celebrating years of Sparking Creativity + Igniting Connection across North San Diego County. Learn more about all of the anniversary events here: http://artcenter.org/events/category/hidden-city-sounds-2/


Mi Rancho Market Makes Eater’s List of the Top Taco Shops in the County
Eater San Diego just released a list of the top 24 taco shops in San Diego and Escondido’s Mi Rancho Market scored a spot. This hidden gem in the hidden city won’t be a secret much longer. Read more here: https://sandiego.eater.com/maps/best-taco-shops-san-diego 

Escondido Company Wins $300,000 Federal Grant!
It was reported last week in the San Diego Business Journal that Escondido-based Kaer Biotherapeutics received a $300,000 federal grant to help it develop medical technology that could potentially help premature babies and adults with respiratory problems. Read more here: link here 

Kickin’ It Challenge Youth Soccer Tournament at Ryan Park
The Kickin’ It Challenge youth soccer tournament will be played at Ryan Park this weekend June 15 - 16.  Teams will be traveling in from all over Southern California to shop and dine in the Escondido area this weekend for the two-day tournament.  90 teams will be competing with around 2500 players and spectators in Ryan Park. More information can be found here: http://www.kickinitchallenge.com/ 

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June 6, 2019

Read, Act, Play at the Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge
Escondido Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to “Read, Act, Play.” The Challenge encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages and runs from June 8 to July 27. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or by using Library computers. Participants of all ages log reading and event participation online at http://www.escondidolibrary.org/summer to earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses. Summer Reading Challenge festivities kick off-on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Library’s front patio. Sign-up for the Challenge and receive free samples from Baltimore Snowball.

Three Local Businesses Join National Development Program
On May 16, Cute Cakes, Deanna’s Glute Free Bakery and The Grand Tea room joined over 50 other businesses from the San Diego region at the opening seminar for the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) 2019 cohort. ICCC is a national professional development program that helps take minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and other disadvantaged businesses to the next level. The three Escondido businesses were nominated by the City’s economic development division, and accepted into the program through a competitive process. For more information on ICCC, visit Link Here

Triple Crown Multi-State Tournament Returns to Escondido
Triple Crown Sports will be hosting a girl’s fast pitch softball tournament on June 8 & 9 in Kit Carson Park using all eight fields.  There will be 1200 players and spectators throughout each day.  Teams are traveling from all over California, Arizona, and Nevada to lodge, shop, and dine in the Escondido area this weekend.  

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May 30, 2019

Escondido Hero Banners Proudly Displayed
The 2019 Hero banners went up in downtown over the holiday weekend. The Escondido Hero banner program honors men and women who serve, or have served, in the U.S. Armed Forces by offering personalized banners that will be hung from approximately Memorial Day to Veterans Day in Downtown Escondido along Grand Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway. https://www.escondido.org/herobanner.aspx

Escondido Library’s “Read Local, Shop Local” Program Adds New Partners
You can save big when you show your Escondido Public Library card at participating local businesses. Recent partner additions include Faming on Grand and Persian Cultural Center. To see the full line up of participants and the exclusive deals, click the image below.

Escondido Earns High Marks in the San Diego Business Journal
This month the SDBJ’s “The List” identified the top craft breweries and wineries in the County. Escondido’s Stone Brewing earned the number one spot for breweries, and Orfilia Vineyard & Winery secured the number two spot with Bell Marie Winery coming in at number six on the wineries list.

Escondido is a Proud Participant in “North County Day”
Innovate78 is partnering with San Diego Startup Week, one of the nation’s largest startup events, to host “North County Day” this Sunday, June 2 at Make in Carlsbad. The day will include mentoring, panel discussions and more. For more information visit Link Here 

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May 23, 2019

Community Feedback Needed!
Help design the new Washington Park skate spot. During this meeting, residents can learn more about the project and share ideas. If you can’t attend the meeting but would like to provide feedback, please take a short survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EscondidoSkatespotSurvey
Meeting Details:
Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the East Valley Community Center Vineyard Room (2245 E Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92027)

It’s National Public Works Week – THANK YOU!
Thank you to our dedicated public works professionals who work tirelessly to keep our city connected; and provide, maintain and improve structures that assure a higher quality of life for our community. From tree trimming to storm drain maintenance, this hard-working team keeps our city running safely and looking great.

Park Avenue Community Center Reopens
In late March the Park Avenue Community Center (PACC) had to close in order to repair flood damage from a broken water heater. We are happy to report that all of the repair work has been completed and with a fresh coat of paint and brand new carpet, the PACC will reopen on May 28.

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The City’s Economic Development department’s newsletter has recently been revamped and the newest issue is now available. Subscribe to get updates on local businesses and city news and events. You can opt-in by clicking the image below. 

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