November 10, 2022

Veterans Day

Thank you to all of our veterans, both near and far. We are forever thankful for your sacrifice and service. City facilities will be closed on November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.


2022 Veterans Day Parade

Escondido VetFestput on by American Legion JB Clark Post 149, will be held on November 11. This year's parade and accompanying events start at 9:30 a.m. on Grand Avenue. For more information and to sign up to volunteer or participate, visit:


Esco Alley Art

Don't miss the next Esco Alley Art party for the 2022 Season happening this Saturday, November 12, at 3 p.m. Come celebrate the addition of 12 new murals in downtown Escondido in the alley between Grand And 2nd Avenue, between Broadway and Kalmia. For more information, visit


North County Transit District Holiday Express

Don't miss your chance to come aboard this year's COASTER Holiday Express! NCTD has a new theme in store for 2022, along with family favorites like Santa Claus and holiday carolers. Tickets are selling fast! Hurry to get yours before they're gone.






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Visit Escondido Tourism Survey -Complete by November 18

Cal State San Marcos is conducting a survey with the City of Escondido to better understand resident and tourist behavior. This information will be used to improve the Visit Escondido Website as well as generate more business for Escondido. Please fill out each question. Thank you for participating. All responses will be kept fully anonymous.

Complete the survey here!

Escondido Business News

ESCO Alley Art in Escondido Expands with New UnveilingThere SanDiego

James Coffee CompanyThe Coast News Group

Hunt For Art Event- Patch

Mobile dental clinic opens in Escondido for childrenThe San Diego Union-Tribune

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Small Business Grant Opportunity

The Founders First Job Creators Quest Grant is one of many ways small businesses can apply for the capital needed to grow. The deadline to complete your application is November 14, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements:

Founder identifies as one of the following: Latinx, Black, Asian, Women, LGBTQIA+, Military Veteran, or located in a Low to Moderate Income area

Must be located in the Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, and San Diego regions

Current staff of 2-20 employees

Will have the ability to add 1-2+ net new premium wage jobs in the next 12 months

Must be a for-profit company with annual revenues between $100K and $3 million


Data Corner

Check out the City of Escondido's Economic Area of Influence Data Dashboard! Data found in this dashboard include the economic area of influence of the City of Escondido, which extends slightly beyond the City borders.

See the Population Change by Age in Escondido below! Highlights represent Core Labor Force.


Children's Christmas Party

Every year, the police department hosts an annual children's Christmas party for children of violence. We are asking for help from our community and fellow citizens to make this year another amazing one for the kids. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped gift or a gift card for children ages newborn to 18.

Drop off locations can be found:

Escondido PD Front Lobby,1163 N Centre City Pky, Escondido 92026

Escondido Federal Credit Union,201 N Broadway, Escondido, 92025

Escondido City Hall ,201 N Broadway, Escondido, 92025

Blue Mug Coffee & Tea - 1882 W El Norte Pky, Escondido, 92026

CrossFit Point A ,969 Rancheros Dr. Suite A, San Marcos, 92069

Gifts will be collected until Friday, December 2.Questions? Please contact Cecilia Gonzalez, Family Protection Unit, Escondido Police Department, 760-839-4931 or Mike Martinez, Crimes of Property, Escondido Police


Community Resources:

Anonymous Tip Line: 760-743-8477 (TIPS)

Crime Data/Mapping:

Helicopter Announcement Transcription:

o Call 858-866-4356 or text "Hello"to 858-866-4356

Megan's Law Information:

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention:

o Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

o It's Up to Us Campaign:

o Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

National Drug Helpline: or call 844-289-0879

Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722





On October 31, the Escondido Police and Fire Emergency Communication Center received reports of a structure fire in the area of Escondido Boulevard and 10th Avenue. A full residential structure response was dispatched to the area. Responding units observed and large column of smoke and requested a Working Upgrade. The first arriving unit reported 2 structures fully involved in fire, a burning power pole, and multiple adjacent structures threatened.


Firefighters contained the fire in approximately 35 minutes. A garage, an outbuilding, and a travel trailer were destroyed. An adjacent single-family home and detached garage sustained significant exterior damage. Due to the number of structures involved and the amount of overhaul needed, Firefighters remained on scene for nearly two hours. Units from the San Marcos Fire Department and Rancho Santa Fe Fire District assisted with the incident.


There were no injuries to civilians or Firefighters. The fire's cause and origin are being investigated by Escondido Police Detective and Fire Department Investigators. SDG&E responded for power poles and power lines damaged by fire. Escondido Police Department Officers assisted with traffic control.



On October 31, a single Engine Company was dispatched to an apartment complex at 975 Del Dios Road for a report of a trash truck on fire. Upon arrival of the Engine Company found an EDCO trash truck adjacent to a multi-story apartment building, mechanically disabled and fully involved with fire. A full structure response was requested.


Units were able to quickly mitigate the threat to the structures and contain the fire to the truck. Extinguishment of the trash truck's contents proved to be complicated. Damaged fuel and hydraulic lines limited access to the trucks burning contents. Also, due spilled diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid there was also concern about the water runoff from extinguishment efforts. Firefighters cooled the truck while a plan was devised to gain access to the actual burning material.


The City of Escondido Public Works Department responded to provide material to contain runoff and protect storm drains. San Diego County Hazardous Incident Response and San Diego Fire Department Hazardous Materials Teams responded to aid with monitoring. EDCO representatives also responded to provide technical assistance.

EDCO employees were able to manually open the trucks trash containers with the assistance of firefighters. A portion of the contents were removed from the truck and extinguished. This created access for Firefighters to extinguish the remaining material in the truck.

Firefighters were committed to the incident for approximately five hours. No civilians or Firefighters were injured during the incident.









Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

  1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 79 applicants, processed 96 applications, and issued 113 permits.
  2. The total permit valuation for the week was $972,093.
  3. Building inspectors completed 154 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 16 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 187 inspections.

3. Field Engineering has 183 active permits.


Development and Capital Projects Update:


Curious what's happening with development projects around the City? The link below directs to an interactive dashboard of projects currently in various stages of the development process. Browse project descriptions, see locations on the map, browse photos and more.


City of Escondido Project Dashboard



A short overview video of the Dashboard features can be watched here.


To learn about previous applications for residential and commercial development permits, please visit the Development Project Information Archive page or contact the Planning Division.



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