Escondido Public Library Food for Fines 2015 Results

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines program proved once again to be very successful. This popular program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account.  During the collection drive, which ran from Monday, November 30 through Thursday, December 31, 2015, the Library accumulated 50 crates of food weighing an estimated […]

Escondido Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

On 01-25-16 at 10:59 p.m. Escondido Police officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire heard in the area of 1256 E. Washington Ave. (Daybreak Grove Apartments).  Officers arrived to find an adult male victim lying down near a driveway to the complex.  The victim had a single gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center by Escondido Fire […]

County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

San Diego County offices, library branches and animal shelters will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Temporary Full Road Closure on Hickory Street 1/28 to 2/12

TEMPORARY FULL ROAD CLOSURE ON HICKORY STREET, BETWEEN WASHINGTON AVE AND VALLEY PKWY. Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Hickory Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be closed during construction.  A full closure of the street will be in effect Thursday, January 28, 2016 through Friday, February 12, […]

Escondido seeks volunteers for city boards and commissions

The City of Escondido is seeking volunteers to serve on a number of City Boards and Commissions. Interested citizens who would like to apply may file an application with the City Clerk’s Office no later than February 12.   Applications are being accepted for:   Building Advisory & Appeals Board Community Services Commission Historic Preservation Commission Library Board of Trustees […]

Rate Increase Takes Effect for Rincon Water Customers

San Diego County Water Authority Pass-Through Rate Increase Takes Effect for Rincon Water Customers Press Release – Rincon Del Diablo Water – January 28, 2016 Escondido, CA – The water rate increase adopted by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) has gone into effect as of January 1, 2016. As a result, the pass-through rate increase to Rincon del […]

Escondido Weather Update – 01/12/16

Fair weather through the first of next week with a slight chance of some sprinkles Wednesday night. A ridge of high pressure to our southeast will push all the storm energy of several troughs into central and northern California. This will keep us dry and raise the fire danger to moderate, but the critical Sierra Nevada snowpack will benefit. Models […]

Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day Highlights Valuable Opportunity

California’s families may get a larger refund this year because of the new California Earned Income Tax Credit, which now can be used in combination with a similar federal credit. Both credits can easily be claimed by simply filing federal and state income tax returns. “Not only is January 29th the tenth anniversary of the federal EITC Awareness Day—it marks the […]

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on February 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson.   Larson’s non-fiction narrative captures the drama of the deadliest natural disaster in American […]

Public Invited to: Benefits of Fixing Climate Change

Featured speakers: Dr. Tom English, Carlsbad lecturer and scientist, and Mr. Rolf Dorp, grass roots organizer in North County. ESCONDIDO, Calif., Escondido Public Library— Dr. Tom English is the featured speaker at a public meeting Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00pm to 8:00 p.m., at the Escondido Library in the Turrentine Room upstairs. Sponsored by The North County Climate Change Alliance, as […]