Escondido News

City awarded housing grant for fifth year – Will be used to upgrade parks

Escondido has been awarded a $1,207,000 grant from the Housing-Related Parks (HRP) Program through the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The city was able to apply for Housing Related Parks (HRP) Program funds due to work it has done to build new and preserve existing affordable housing. Escondido worked with three developers to build or preserve 320 affordable […]

Proposal for resort would put signal light in middle of grade

A proposal for a resort bordered by the Daley Ranch preserve and Valley View Ranch in Valley Center, and west of Ridge Ranch—on land in the unincorporated area seeking annexation into the City of Escondido would put a signal light about halfway down the Valley Center Grade—potentially bringing traffic to a standstill on some weekends. A local family seeks to […]

Escondido honors Rincon tribe for road contribution

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed Wednesday afternoon credited an additional contribution from the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians of more than $250,000 with providing the necessary funds to enable the city to fund the widening of about a mile of Valley Parkway that connects the city and Valley Center. Abed presented Rincon Tribal Chairman Bo Mazzetti with a plaque thanking the […]

ECCHO to meet July 25 over New Urban West proposal

Escondido Country Club Home Owners (ECCHO) will have a community meeting Tuesday, July 25, 5:45 p.m. at the Life Church, 1001 West Country Club Lane. City councilmember John Masson has been invited to the meeting, and is expected to attend. According to an email letter sent to members: “We will review the Draft EIR process moving forward and what action […]

EIR released for 2,135 home project near Escondido

The next big county development gunfight is shaping up just north of Escondido. On June 15 the EIR (environmental impact report,) all 8,000 pages of it, was released for the Newland Sierra Project, known in a former iteration as the Merriam Mountain development—which was rejected several years ago by the Board of Supervisors. Written comments are due by August 14 […]

East End Club to celebrate 100th anniversary July 25

On July 25, 2017 the East End Club of Escondido will celebrate its 110th birthday.  It is the oldest social organization in Escondido, formed by women living in the east end of the valley who wanted closer friendships with neighbors. At the first meeting on July 25, 1907 officers were elected, a committee was appointed to create a constitution and […]

City Council approves action plan to take city to end of 2018

At the June 28 meeting the Escondido City Council approved of the 2017-2018 action plan— which focuses on four priorities: • Economic development • Fiscal management • Community improvement • Public safety Editor’s note: The plan can be found in its entirety at Assistant City Manager Jay Petrek gave an update on the plan, whose main points resulted from […]

Escondido kids do well at county fair

Once again Escondido high school students did well at the San Diego County Fair livestock competition. In the Market Hog division, the Grand Champion hog was raised by Sierra Takacs of Escondido FFA. The 2017 division champion swine was also raised by Sierra Takacs. In Market Goats, the Reserve Grand Champion was raised by Sage Drohan of Escondido FFA., who […]

EDCO opens recycling plant capable of processing 100K pounds / hour

On Friday, EDCO, in partnership with the City of Escondido, unveiled its new “On the Road to Zero Waste” comingling recycling facility and administrative offices located on Mission Avenue in Escondido. The 70,000-square foot facility is the newest in the country, and can process 100,000 pounds of commingled recycling every hour. Up to 520 billion pounds of material can be […]

Review of Esc. Country Club project begins

The City of Escondido June 28 released for public review the proposed “Villages” project in the Escondido Country Club and golf course area. The 4,800-page draft EIR will be available for public review for 45 days from that date. All available infmation, the Draft EIR, and a periodic E-Newsletter providing updates are available using the following link:  Anyone can […]