September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021

Volunteer Events in Escondido

On September 17, the Escondido Shines Cleanup project took place at Dixon Lake. The Rotary Club of Escondido, firefighters from Fire Station #7 (North Ash), and a large group of Escondido Fire Explorers helped clean and repair two trails while also cleaning up litter around the entire park. Great job!

On September 18, 21 community volunteers participated in the City's monthly volunteer fire hydrant painting event. The volunteers painted 64 hydrants and several leaking hydrants were reported to the Utilities Department for repair. The event took place in the southeast end of Escondido on Beethoven Drive, Las Palmas Avenue, Del Lago Boulevard, and Sierra Linda Drive. It was such a success that many participants said that they would be happy to return next month! The fire hydrant painting events are held one Saturday each month. For more information and to sign up visit https://volunteer.escondido.org/#upcoming . Thank you volunteers!

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September 16, 2021

September 16, 2021

Mural Contest Winners

The results are in and we are excited to announce the winners of the National Fitness Campaign Fitness Court Mural Contest. Congratulations to Daisy Camacho and Zane for their winning designs! Daisy's design will be featured at the Kit Carson Park Court, opening in October, and Zane's will be featured at the Library location coming in early 2022. Thank you to everyone who voted and provided feedback. More information about the Fitness Courts can be found at: recreation.escondido.org/fitness-court

 

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Daisy Camacho (Kit Carson Park)

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Zane (Library Location)

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September 9, 2021

September 9, 2021

Are You Prepared? Residential KnoxBox Program

September is National Preparedness Month. This is a good time to talk to your friends and family about how you will communicate before, during, and after a disaster. Having a plan is key. For tips and plans, visit: ready.gov/September

To help residents with health concerns, the Escondido Fire Department has launched the Residential KnoxBox Program. This program provides lock boxes at no cost to at-risk residents in the service areas of Escondido and the Rincon Fire Protection District. A spare house key can be stored inside the box for access by fire personnel during emergencies. More information about the program can be found here.

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September 2, 2021

September 2, 2021

Labor Day 2021

Happy Labor Day, Escondido! City facilities will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance on Labor Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 7. Emergency services are always available.

Escondido Wins Telly Award

Congratulations to the Digital Media team on their award for the Senior Nutrition Video. The City received a Bronze Telly Award in the category of Local TV: Public Interest/Awareness. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television across all screens and are judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing and advertising such as WarnerMedia, NBC News, Framestore NY, and Vimeo to name a few.

The Senior Nutrition Video highlights how City staff adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic and regulations that affected the congregate meal service for seniors in the community. You can watch the video here.

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