September 1, 2022


Labor Day

Happy Labor Day, Escondido. City facilities will be closed on Monday, September 5 in observance of the holiday. Emergency services are always available.


Cool Zones for High Heat Event

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for all of San Diego County, through Sunday, September 4. With the extremely hot weather in our forecast, the City of Escondido reminds the public that the following facilities have been designated as Cool Zones:


   East Valley Community Center: 2245 East Valley Parkway (760-839-4382)

Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Holidays


Library: 239 Kalmia Street (760-839-4684)

Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Sundays and Holidays


Extreme heat increases the risk for heat-related illnesses and can affect those working or participating in outdoor activities:

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if one is available, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors by telephone, video call or in-person.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles at any time.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

Know the signs and symptoms of emergencies like heat exhaustion and heatstroke, visit:


Feeding SD Food Distributions at EUHSD Schools

Feeding San Diego Food Distributions will continue at Orange Glen, San Pasqual, and Valley high schools in the 2022-2023 school year. Each takes place after school and is open to the community. Orange Glen and San Pasqual distributions will take place the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Valley distributions will take place the first and third Thursday of the month.




Code Compliance:

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Public Works:


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Business Licensing Data:

Week of August 22-26

New Business Alert:

Dutch Bros is coming to East Valley Parkway in the Vons Shopping Center at 2365 E. Valley Parkway:

Escondido Businesses and Resources in the News:

 Delight of France is moving Escondido Times-Advocate

 North County Steward: Cassandra Schaeg San Diego North Economic Development Council

Check out Escondido's Economic Development Data Dashboard!

Subscribe to our Business News and Insights Email Newsletter



Data Corner:

Did you know that Escondido has a labor force of 76,561 people, with an unemployment rate of 5.2%? Check out the data below!




Strong Arm Robbery and False Imprisonment

Last week, an elderly veteran was robbed by suspects that took advantage of his poor eyesight. Officers arrived at the scene and located two individuals who matched a description of the suspects. Unfortunately, due to the victim's eyesight, he could not confirm their identity. Fortunately, officers were able to track down witnesses in Oceanside and resulted in one of the men being arrested. The investigation is on-going for the second suspect and the property.


New Hires

The police department conducted a swearing in of our newest members on August 22. We would like to welcome the following new hires to the team: (from left to right):


Socorro Cheeseman (Customer Service Representative), Janette Reyna (Police Records Technician), Michael Statti (Police Officer Trainee), Alexander Granado (Police Officer Trainee), Caleb Costa (Police Officer Trainee), Ashley DeCremer (Police Officer Trainee).



Combative Individuals

In August, the police department issued a new piece of equipment to the patrol officers and supervisors to assist with combative individuals in the field. It is called the WRAP restraint. This past week, the device was successfully used on three different occasions, including twice in the same night. In all three incidents, the individuals were able to be arrested with minor or no injuries to themselves or the officers. The equipment has already shown its importance in assisting to de-escalate situations and keeping everyone safe.



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


July Abandoned Vehicle Data






On August 22, Escondido Fire provided assistance to the Cleveland National Forest in east San Diego County by deploying our OES Brush Engine from Station #6. Four of our firefighters were assigned to the 50+ Valley Fire along with a north county strike team until late the next day.


On August 24, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center responded to an odor check at a congregate living facility on North Escondido Boulevard. During the investigation it was found that a single room in the facility had a lower than normal oxygen content. The San Diego County Health Department Hazmat team was consulted and they responded. Haz Mat Team members found a slightly elevated carbon monoxide reading in the room. The incident was mitigated with ventilation and turned over to the facility management. One adult was transported to the hospital for symptoms related to carbon monoxide exposure.


Did You Know?

Although CO Poisoning can be prevented, each year, approximately 438 people in the U.S. die as a result of unintentional, non-fire related exposure to this toxic gas. Source: CDC


Carbon monoxide, also called CO, is a toxic gas that you cannot see or smell.


CO can be Dangerous in your Home:

You may be exposed to unsafe levels of CO by:

 Using poorly maintained or improperly vented fireplaces, woodstoves, heating equipment, ovens, water heaters or other appliances;

 Using a gas stove, grill, or oven to heat the home;

 Running a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal burning device inside your home, basement, or garage or near a window.

 Cooking with a charcoal or gas grill inside the home or other enclosures.



Watch for Symptoms of Poisoning:

vector graphic of an ambulanceBreathing CO can cause headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion.

If CO levels are high enough, you may become unconscious or die.

Seek medical help/call 911 and get outside to fresh air if you think you may have CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous.


What Can You Do?

Check mark indicating dovector graphic of a house and carbon monoxide monitorInstall a battery-operated CO detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds leave your home immediately and call 911

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Make sure all fuel-burning appliances, fireplaces, and wood stoves are properly vented

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Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year

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Only use generators outside, more than 20 feet away from your home, doors, and windows

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Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal burning devices inside the home, basement, or garage or near a window, door or vent

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Do not use a gas cooking range, grill, or oven to heat your home


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Do not run a car or truck inside a garage attached to your house, even if the garage door is left open

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Do not burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn't vented






Permits and Inspections:



  1. The counter staff conducted in-person meetings with 93 applicants, processed 100 applications, and issued 72 permits.
  2. The total permit valuation for the week was $ 1,783,454.
  3. Building inspectors completed 221 inspections.


Field Engineering Division:

1. Field Engineering processed 14 permits.

2. Field Engineering inspectors completed 123 inspections.

3. Field Engineering has 170 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 Development 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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