February 15, 2018

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New Lighting at Kit Carson Park Girls Softball Fields
This project consists of lights throughout the park, from the adult softball fields at the south end, up through to the Girl Scout building parking lot and under the parking structure at the girls’ softball fields. Construction is expected to start during early summer.

Habitat for Humanity Gazebo Project at Kit Carson Park
Thank you volunteers! On Saturday, February 3, twenty volunteers worked on the gazebo that Habitat for Humanity previously built in the El Arroyo picnic area at Kit Carson Park. They worked from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. rebuilding picnic tables and washing and painting the gazebo.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Escondido Leads Home Sales in San Diego County

The eastern portion of Escondido led the County with 40 home sales during January, which is usually one of the slowest months for sales in the region. link here.

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February 8, 2018

FEATURED THIS WEEK 

The Escondido Police Department is Now on Instagram
If you’ve ever been curious about the “behind the scenes” work that our Police Officers do on a daily basis, you can now follow them on Instagram @EscondidoPolice
https://www.instagram.com/escondidopolice/

Orange County Brewery Expanding in Escondido
In the most recent issue of http://www.westcoastersd.com/, Cismontane Brewing talks about their upcoming expansion to Escondido. They cite the City’s charm and business-friendly attitude as reasons for their site selection.

 

New Lights Improve Safety at the Dorothy E. Boeger Building
New lights were installed over each of the doors to the DEBB building last week. The lighting helps customers have a brightly lighted pathway to their classes. This also gives some additional lighting to the courtyard area to create better visibility in the evening.

 

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February 1, 2018

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Ray Love Tennis Center Cleanup
On Saturday January 27, approximately 30 volunteers, with assistance from four Public Works staff, held a clean-up of the Ray Love Tennis Center. Volunteers worked from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. trimming shrubbery and trees, removing weeds and invasive plants, planting 20 new non invasive plants, and removing approximately 25 yards of trash and debris. Thank you to the volunteers for donating their time and energy to make our park cleaner and more attractive for everyone.

Local Company Plans to Go Public This Week
“One Stop Systems, an Escondido company that makes high performance computing systems for defense, manufacturing and telecommunications, is on deck to become the first IPO of the year for a local company.” – read more about One Stop System’s plans in the Union Tribune and the San Diego Business Journal 

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January 25, 2018

FEATURED THIS WEEK
Safe & Clean Restrooms for Grape Day Park
The City is pleased to partner with Joseph Marca, the founder of Escondido architectural firm “Marcatects” to design new restroom facilities for Grape Day Park. The firm has experience with hundreds of projects across the country. This breadth of experience will be combined with City staff from the Police, Community Services, Public Works and other city departments to design a safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing facility for the park. And, because Mr. Marca is a long time Escondido resident who wants to contribute to his community and be part of this exciting improvement, he has offered to significantly discounted the design work.

Certificate of Occupancy Nearing Completion for the new City Plaza project on Escondido Blvd. & Third Avenue
Many thanks go to our Planning, Engineering, and Building staff who are working with the new owner to complete this project. There are many code complications in constructing a project that has experienced years of inactivity. Our staff has been flexible while ensuring a high quality project. This is the first of many more exciting projects envisioned for our downtown!

Escondido Mutual Aid Returns from Santa Barbara
The Fire Department team that was deployed to the Santa Barbara mudslides has returned home safely. Take a look at their deployment by visiting the link below.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuY1oJ81wtw

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