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Workshop in Escondido to teach business basics— A workshop on Business Plan Ba­sics will take place at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 24 at the Escon­dido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway. The free 90-minute workshop will cover start-up business people need to know about writing a business plan, components of the plan and the […]

Parkway project reaches second phase

The Bear Valley Parkway North Road Widening project is making progress and is quickly approaching the end of the first of three planned stages of construction. This first stage, which includes widening the east side of Bear Valley Parkway between SR 78 (San Pasqual Valley Road) and Boyle Avenue, is nearly complete. The second stage of construc­tion began Oct. 14. […]


Letting go of judgement


What would the world look like with­out judgment? Letting go of judgment has been the biggest liberation of my life I believe! And, just like they tell you, when you point a finger at someone else, you have three pointing back at you! Try it! I had no idea how much self-judgment I had. Boy, was that an eye-opener! First […]

Letters to the Editor

To Whom It May Concern: Two recent letter writers caused me to ponder. Both took exception to another’s religious and or anti-abor­tion beliefs. The first was concerned about judging others by pointing out that in her neighborhood, “We respect our differences and do not debate them. We support each other as neighbors without judging one another.” I contend that if […]

Assembly Bill 32 will help make the internet more secure


High-profile computer crimes are increasing nationwide, as shown by recent hacking attacks on major re­tailers. The California Department of Motor Vehicles computer system was also hacked, causing a data security breach in its credit card processing services. Even the White House website has been compromised. Sadly, no indi­vidual, business or government agen­cy is really safe online. To help deter these […]

Escondido Sunday Street Faire dazzles on October 18

SANDAG adopts new transportation plan update

The update of the county’s Regional Transportation Plan was approved 19-0 in a San Diego Association of Governments board vote Oct. 9. The update anticipates spend­ing approximately $203.8 billion of expenditure-year dollars for highway, transit, rail, and bicycle projects. The revenue includes projections of anticipated federal, state, local and private funds from existing and reasonably available future sources. The revenue […]

Water district exceeds mandates for restrictions

Because of an aggressive program to en­force the state-mandated reduction in water use, the Valley Center Municipal Water Dis­trict exceeded reductions below the 36 per­cent mandate in June, July and September. The conservation measures have not come easy for customers or for the district. Over that same period, program implemen­tation totaled just over $212,000 including labor, overtime, special programing, printing […]