October 17, 2019

Community Survey 2019
The City of Escondido has commissioned a community survey that will be conducted mid – end October 2019 involving randomly selected registered voters. To ensure the objectivity, anonymity and reliability of the survey results, the City has contracted with True North Research, an independent survey research firm, to conduct the survey and summarize the results.  
Participants’ responses to the survey will be completely confidential and at no time will the City see individual survey responses. If you receive an email or phone call asking you to participate, please do!
Your participation and feedback are vital to future decision making both by your policy makers and City staff. If you have questions, please contact 760-839-4631. 

Grand Avenue Festival This Sunday
It's time for the Grand Ave Festival street fair and Art in the Garden art show this Sunday, October 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.!
Join the fun with friends and family strolling down blocks of shopping, music, food, local art and activities. Note: street closures will be in place along Grand Avenue and surrounding cross streets beginning at 5:00 a.m.
Click through below for more details!Vision for your City Parks – Final Meetings
The Community Services Department will be hosting two more community outreach meetings to gather input from the public on what amenities they would like to see in City parks, and where those amenities should go.
During these meetings there will be an overview of the City’s Capital Improvement Program and current projects that are being considered.
The final two meetings are scheduled for October 19.
For more information, visit:
https://recreation.escondido.org/events.aspx 
or contact Danielle Lopez at:
dmlopez@escondido.org.

 

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October 10, 2019

Two Family-Friendly Events this Saturday in Downtown
This year two of Escondido’s awesome community events are being combined into a full day of fun. Don’t miss the Grape Day 5K this Saturday, October 12 followed by the 9th Annual Tot ‘N Trucks. Both events are happening in Downtown Escondido. Click the image below for more information about each event. 

Congratulations Assistant Chief Varso
Edward Varso was promoted from Captain to Assistant Chief of Police last week. Assistant Chief Varso has been part of the Escondido Police Department since May of 2001. Chief Carter said, “I am proud to have Assistant Chief Varso by my side and have every confidence in his ability to lead this organization.” Congratulations!

Baker Solar Electric Wins BBB Top Honor
Escondido’s own Baker Solar Electric won the 2019’s Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics this week. This is the second time they have won this prestigious award. “The Baker Way” establishes the high ethical standards by which they treat their Baker colleagues, their customers, business partners and community. Here company President Mike Teresso accepts the award on behalf of the Baker family.

Read Local, Shop Local in the News
The Escondido Public Library has partnered with over 20 local businesses who offer a discount to library card holders. Just show your library card to get discounts on services, food, and local entertainment. Learn more about the program in the Coast News article here:
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October 3, 2019

Business News: Escondido Insight
Did you know that the City’s Economic Development department’s produces a monthly newsletter that features business spotlights, City related news articles, and events? Subscribe to get updates here. You can read this month’s issue by clicking the image below.CCAE Presents the World of Hip Hop with Grandmaster Flash
This Saturday, October 5, the Center for the Arts will be hosting an immersive evening of hip hop culture with Grandmaster Flash. He will be at the Center for a Master Class (live lecture and demonstration) followed by a performance in the Concert Hall at 8:00 p.m. Separate tickets are required for each part of the evening. More information can be found here

You can read more about Grandmaster Flash and his night in Escondido in the Coast News article below.

 

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September 26, 2019

Vision for your City Parks
The Community Services Department will be hosting four community outreach meetings to gather input from the public on what amenities they would like to see in City parks, and where those amenities should go.
During these meetings there will be an overview of the City’s Capital Improvement Program and current projects that are being considered.
The first meeting is scheduled for October 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Mountain View Park.
For more information, visit:
https://recreation.escondido.org/events.aspx 
or contact Danielle Lopez at:
dmlopez@escondido.org 

Achievement Center Opens in Escondido
The County of San Diego and Escondido Education Compact have opened a new Achievement Center in Escondido to aid youth on probation meet their court ordered requirements. They can receive homework help, gain life and career skills, and meet with mentors. The center can serve 25 youth at any given time who are aged 14 through 19.  Mayor MacNamara, San Diego County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar and other officials from the City and County attended the launch. Read more about the center by clicking the image below.

Four Carson Reading Rooms Open at Escondido Schools
Rocks Springs Elementary, Conway Elementary, Juniper Elementary and Pioneer Elementary all opened new Reading Rooms last week thanks to the Carson Scholars Fund. The fund, created by U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, create Reading Rooms for children that combat illiteracy and promote an interest in reading. Learn more about the program and the new rooms in the Union Tribune article.

2019 Cruisin’ Grand Finale
This Friday, September 27 is the final night of the 2019 season of Cruisin' Grand and its Nitro Night! This is a fun, (and loud) night on Grand Ave.
Please note that additional street closures will be in place for this event. Grand Avenue will be closed to all traffic from Escondido Blvd. to Ivy Street from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
For a full list of the night’s events and activities click the image below.

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