Enchanted Garden Tea will feature inspiration and music

The “Enchanting Garden Tea” organized by WROTE (Women Reaching Out Through Evangelism) Ministries & Net-working With Purpose will take place Sunday, September 27 at 2–4:30 p.m. at Pala Mesa Resort (76 & Old Hwy 395/Fallbrook). The tea program will be highlighted with a live auction. WROTE Ministries may be new to some residents, however, the 501 (c) (3) tax exempt […]

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Kalmia between Grand Ave and Second. 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 Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street downtown. Local, farm […]

Kiwanis golf tournament benefits scholarships for local seniors

The 3rd annual Valley Center Kiwanis Golf Tournament Friday, October 16 at Woods Valley Golf Course will raise money for scholarships for VC High School (VCHS) seniors and for character education and anti-bullying programs in the lower grades. Tournament registration is at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner is at 5 p.m. The $99 donation per […]

Around Valley Center

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION— Sponsored by Valley Center Friends of the Library Saturday, September 26th 10 a.m. at the library fireplace Marilyn Guidroz, the owner and president of Marilyn’s Garden Design and a certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, will speak to us on “Gardening in a Dry Climate.” She will cover the highlights of a California Friendly […]

So I was thinking . . .

‘Cravings Vs. Convictions’

Don’t you just hate that? You know, when your cravings run right smack dab into your convictions? (Or is it the other way around?) Either way, it’s a head-on collision just waiting to happen, and it always leads to casualties. Oh, you can swerve and weave all over the road for awhile, trying to evade the inevitable, but, eventually (wham!) […]

Pauma Valley Church to host Beth Moore simulcast Sept. 12

Pauma Valley Church will host the Living Proof Live Simulcast, a live Internet streaming event features life-transforming Bible teaching with popular women’s author and speaker Beth Moore on Saturday, September 12, from 9:30 a.m.¬–4 p.m. This event will both challenge and encourage women to grow deeply in their faith. Join 250,000 women around the world for this live, global, Internet […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH Friends of the Poor Walk begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 12 at Adam’s Park. Walk a Mile in their shoes and raise funds for the Food Pantry which serves our less fortunate families, friends and neighbors in Valley Center and Pauma Valley. There will be free T-shirts for the first 100 walkers and free […]

Valley Center Seventh- Day Adventist Church has a new pastor

Dave Peckham was installed as pastor of the Valley Center Seventh-day Adventist Church this past weekend. This native of South Africa immigrated to the United States in 1991. Dave Peckham is a son of Africa. He is one of five children born to missionary parents who served at Inyazura Mission in the then Southern Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe. He attended […]

Grape Day festival to be celebrated this Saturday downtown and at park

The annual Grape Day festival will occur Saturday, September 12 in downtown Escondido and Grape Day Park. The festival includes the city’s five Rotary clubs, a 5K walk/run, and an old-fashioned downtown parade. Several thousand people are expected to attend. Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido’s grape harvest and promote the city. Before Prohibition shut […]

Local man arrested for alleged DUI hit and run

An Escondido man was arrested Thursday for hit and run after he allegedly struck two women on the sidewalk with his vehicle and then ran away. According to Escondido Police the man, Joshua Michael Villavicencio, was under the influence. According to police Villavicencio, who was driving a silver Cadillac CTS, was turning from Escondido Boulevard onto Lincoln Avenue shortly after […]

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