Escondido News

Escondido’s MFRO project awarded $3M

The U.S Bureau of Reclamation June 8 announced Title XVI grants and the City of Escondido has received $3,069,303; bringing the total Title XVI grant for the Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis Project. (MFRO) to over $8 million.  Total grant funding for this project is now over $10 million. The City of Escondido’s Membrane Filtration Reverse Osmosis (MFRO) Project will provide […]

Escondido Eats on Grand cancelled

The Escondido Eats on Grand event that had been planned for this weekend on Grand Avenue has been cancelled. Louisa Magoon of the Downtown Business Association told The Times-Advocate: “We’ve decided to cancel the event for next Friday the 26th due to the rise in COVID19 cases in San Diego.  We’re all so disappointed. The restaurants were really looking forward to […]

City manager to retire but stay on to help find his replacement


The rumors have been flying for weeks that a change was in the air at City Hall. Now, in a semi-official way, the news is out.  Jeff Epp, who was working for the city when the City Hall building opened 30 years ago, spent many years as the city attorney and has capped his career for the last  the last few […]

Board of Supervisors Rejects Lilac Hills Ranch

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday rejected the Lilac Hills Ranch project that had been forwarded to it by the Planning Commission. The supervisors voted 4-1 to follow the recommendations by the County Fire Authority and the planning department, which had both said the project’s fire evacuation plans were inadequate. Kristin Gaspar, Nathan Fletcher, Diane Jacob and Greg […]

Crowbar wielding man shot by EPD

On June 19th, 2020, at about 3:37 a.m., Escondido Police Officers responded to a restraining order violation occurring in the 300 block of Park Avenue.  The reporting party told Escondido Police and Fire Communications that her ex-husband, 44 year old Rosendo Sandoval Quezada of Escondido, was at her residence in violation of a restraining order.  She identified her ex-husband and […]

Escondido celebrates grads with a parade

Sunday between 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Escondido grads paraded down Grand Avenue with decorated vehicles and Class of 2020 graduates in their caps and gowns. It was an opportunity to give the grads something that the COVID-19 lockdown has denied them in terms of walking to a podium to accept their diplomas. The sidewalks of Grand Avenue were dotted with spectators […]

City Hall reopens: with changes

Escondido City Hall reopened Monday, June 15 with a few modifications. Both walk-ups and appointments are welcome. In an effort to ensure quick and efficient service and to reduce your wait time, staff encourages residents to conduct business online with the City using the city’s Online Services Portal. Visitors will check in outside at a new information booth and facial […]

Escondido Post Office offers Senior Hours

To help provide a safer environment for senior customers, the Escondido Post Office located at 1157 W. Mission Ave., has implemented senior-only open times. These special hours are available at both offices every Tuesday from 8 – 8:30 a.m. to allow seniors an opportunity to easily conduct their postal business. Senior Tuesdays will be available for customers 60 years and […]

City posts blueprint for business recovery

The COVID-19 Emergency Business Recovery Strategy brochure is now live on the Escondido business website. It connects businesses with people that can help them. You can find the brochure at www.escondido.org/Data/Sites/1/media/PDFs/Business/EscondidoBusinessRecoveryStrategy.pdf If you are looking to take your idea and build a small business around it, the “Jumpstart Small Businesses” program is for you! Professionals will walk you through the […]

Cruisin’ Graduation Parade Sunday

Two moms of high school grads have put together a Cruisin’ Graduation Parade this Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. down Grand Avenue with decorated cars and class of 2020 high school seniors in cap and gown inside and hopefully cheering spectators on the sidewalk.  Mayor Paul McNamara has been invited to greet the students individually, although his attendance isn’t […]


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