November 3, 2022



100th Birthday at the Park Avenue Community Center

On Monday, October 24, 2022 Nina celebrated her 100th birthday at the Park Avenue Community Center. She was adorned with a sash, pink crown, and balloons. Nina was serenaded with the Happy Birthday song in English and Spanish and continued with her favorite chocolate cupcakes, cake, and coffee. When we asked her what her secret was to living a long life, she said, I eat one Uno candy bar a day!


Nina has been volunteering at the Park Avenue Community Center (Escondido Senior Center when she started) for over 24 years. She has assisted with the thrift store, craft store, and senior nutrition program serving and cleaning up. Thank you, Nina, for all you do!





Composting Workshop this Weekend

Don't miss the next FREE composting workshop on Saturday, November 5.


Join the Recycling Division at the Escondido Community Garden from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for a FREE composting workshop that will cover backyard composting and vermicomposting (worms).


For more information, visit: or contact the Recycling Division at 760-839-6216. The garden is located at 408 W. Lincoln Ave, Escondido.


2022 Veterans Day Parade

Save the Date: Escondido VetFest put on by American Legion JB Clark Post 149 is proud to announce the third VetFest Parade and Festival to be held 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: General Election

Did you know that San Diego County is a VCA county? That means that we have #MoreDaysMoreWays to vote for the upcoming #2022CAGeneralElection! Skip the line and vote early at a vote center for the November 8, 2022, General Election! Visit to find an early voting location near you.


Escondido has the following official ballot drop-off locations:

Escondido Public Library

North Inland Live Well Center

Major Market

Oakmont of Escondido Hills

Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District

East Valley Community Center


The City of Escondido has three local measures on the November ballot. They are Measures E, F, and G.


Learn more at:

For Escondido election information, visit:




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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 November 14.

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



Special Olympics Torch Run

October 26, 2022 was the annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement torch run. Our cadet post assisted some of our officers in a leg of the relay. The cadets and officers enjoyed the beautiful weather in Carlsbad while running with Special Olympics athletes and Carlsbad Fire Fighters, and the FBI. Each year hundreds of Law Enforcement personnel gather to escort the Special Olympics Torch through their community and onto the next agency. This is an incredible opportunity to show support and fundraise for the Special Olympics and Special Olympic athletes. This year the So-Cal run kicked off with Chula Vista PD and ended at Camp Pendleton.

Trunk or Treat

On October 29, 2022 the police department hosted its second annual trunk or treat event. It was another awesome success, and this year our participant numbers definitely grew. These pictures speak for themselves with how much fun everyone had at the event.

Domestic Violence call

A co-worker of a woman called the police department because the woman's husband had called them from the wife's phone. The co-worker then heard arguing and hung up and called the police. When officers got to the house, the husband ran out of the house and out of the backyard. The wife told police that he had hit her, stolen her phone and would not let her leave the house. Officers asked ASTREA and San Diego Sheriff's K9 to help. With the help of the husband's cell phone and the sheriff's units, the husband was found and arrested with no issues.


Community Resources:

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

Crime Data/Mapping:

Helicopter Announcement Transcription:

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

Megan's Law Information:

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention:

 Access and Crisis Line: 888-724-7240

 It's Up to Us Campaign:

 Get Connected. Get Help: Dial 211

National Drug Helpline: or call 844-289-0879

Non-Emergency Line: 760-839-4722


September Abandoned Vehicle Data




On October 28, 2022the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of smoke at 155 E Grand Ave. Upon arrival, Firefighters found smoke coming from the basement at Plan 9 Alehouse, requested a full first alarm commercial response and evacuated the building. Firefighters found that kettle for brewing ale had been used which ignited nearby combustibles. The smoldering fire in the space between the first floor and the basement was extinguished and the smoke was removed. There were no injuries and no damage to adjoining businesses.


On October 29, 2022 the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center a report of a structure fire in a home on East Washington Ave. Firefighters arrived and found a smoldering fire in a travel trailer in the driveway of the home. The fire was quickly extinguished, and the person living in the trailer was evaluated for injuries.

Also, on October 29, Battalion Chief Jeff Sargis, along with the Engine and Ambulance crews from Fire Station #5 (Felicita), attended the Emmanuel Faith Harvest Festival. Firefighters passed out candy and provided tours of the fire equipment. During the event, Firefighters were approached by the grandmother of a 12-year-old girl named Abbey. Abbey is a survivor of an accident that occurred on October 21 of this year. Abbey was struck by a fast-moving vehicle while crossing the street. She sustained severe injuries and was treated and transported to Children's Hospital by the Firefighters at Station #2 (North Midway). Abbey does not recall the incident, but fortunately, she is expected to make a full recovery. Abbey and her grandmother were happy to meet and share their story with the Firefighters.




Permits and Inspections:


Building Division:

  1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 67 applicants, processed 91 applications, and issued 57 permits.
  2. The total permit valuation for the week was $529,870.
  3. Building inspectors completed 196 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 26 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 132 inspections.

3. Field Engineering has 177 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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