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Cruisin’ Grand to open 16th season: ready, set, go!

Celebrate the days, “when chrome gleamed and fenders had style!” Probably the biggest event in Escondido, certainly the biggest event of its kind west of the Mississippi, the 16th annual Cruisin’ Grand is heading our way, with all cylinders firing loud enough to be heard from here to the coast! “We are sixteen this year. Sweet sixteen,” declared founder Steve […]

City loses Escondido Country Club lawsuit

Beverly Hills based developer Michael Schlesinger always predicted that a judge would declare that the city of Escondido had overstepped its legal bounds when it put the old golf course portion of the Escondido Country Club into open space. He always said that it was an unconstitutional “taking.” Turns out he was right. However, as Yoga Berra once said, “It […]

Valley Center Fire Dept. celebrates ‘perfect’ rescue and saving of a man’s life

Suddenly a 67-year-old-man was on his back with cardiac arrest. All that stood between him and death was his disabled 61-year-old-wife crippled with arthritis and his 10-year-old adopted son, Danny. It was February 10 at 9:43 a.m. in Valley Center and Daniel Tuck was moments, perhaps seconds away from succumbing. Whether he lived or died depending on what happened in […]

Parks district gets a jewel for the crown

For a district that has limited resources the Valley Center Parks & Rec District is doing pretty good in the vision department. Last week after more than a year in escrow (courtesy of the County, thank you very much!) the district took possession of 15.5 acres that could very well become the jewel in the crown for the community of […]

-30- An Editor’s Notebook

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW STAR VALLEY PARK (see front page): The Valley Center Parks & Rec’s Advance Planning Committee will meet AT THE PARK this Thursday, 2 p.m. The purpose of the committee is to take input from the public on possible uses for this new property. If you need directions on getting there, call the […]

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Golf tournament to raise money for infants, toddlers and pre-schololers

Sign up now for the Escondido Community Child Development Center Charity Golf Tournament that will benefit Escondido’s infants, toddlers & preschoolers and which will be held Friday, April 10 at the Vineyard at Escondido Golf Course 925 San Pasqual Rd. in Escondido. The tournament will raise money to support quality, affordable early child development and health programs for local families. […]

Building code changes coming in July

Changes to the County of San Diego’s Building Code intended to promote the use of photovoltaic electricity systems and electric vehicle charging in new homes are expected to take effect July 1. A 4-1 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote March 18, with Bill Horn opposed, approved the first reading and introduction of the ordinance amendments. A second reading […]

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grand Ave. North County’s newest artisan market in historic Downtown Escondido. Come for unique products and fresh produce in a hip urban market. Escondido Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2:30-6 p.m., Year- Round, event is held on Grand Ave. between Juniper and Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. Local, farm fresh produce. […]