Wine and browse at Deer Park Museum The Deer Park Winery and Auto Mu­seum is well-known for its collections of vintage convertible automobiles, award- winning estate wines and collectibles including American convertible cars, old radios, TVs, antique bicycles, appli­ances, cameras, neon dealership signs, classic gas pumps and gas stations, vin­tage vehicle garages, old oil collectibles, license plates, vintage toys and […]

VC girl brings home horse championship

A Valley Center girl won a Cham­pionship title in an American Quarter horse Association championship show in Las Vegas. Isabel DeLano, a junior at Valley Center High School, competed in the Rookie Hunter Under Saddle division of the 2015 Western Championship Show on Oct. 1. She competed against 44 other riders from up and down the west coast, according to […]

Around Valley Center

Local nonprofit to host groundbreaking for Marine— On Saturday, Oct. 24, Home for Our Troops, a local nonprofit, will break ground on a home for a local marine in­jured in combat. The event will take place at 10 a.m. at 12589 Tierra Road in Valley Center. The public is welcome to attend. Lance Corporal Jorge Ortiz, U.S.M.C., was injured while […]

Valley Center chamber steps down from organizing Western Days parade

The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce has announced it will step down from organizing the 2016 parade associated with Valley Center Western Days. Due to the increased cost and the many man hours it takes to produce the parade, the chamber is looking to an­other organization to carry on the tra­dition, according to chamber President Stuart Holthaus. “The Chamber stepped […]

County beekeeping ordinance approved last week

The county’s tiered beekeeping ordinance was approved October 14 and will take effect November 13. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote September 16 approved the introduction and first reading of the ordinance. The second reading and adoption was scheduled for September 30, but the action included appropriations to fund management programs and appropriations not made during the […]

Citizen Proposes Traffic Measures for Ridge Ranch

Valley Center Community Planning Group member Bill Miller presented as a concerned citizen to the board five measures to improve the ingress and egress for residents living at Ridge Ranch as an informational item on the agenda. “I have five economically viable options that can be easily implemented to improve the safety of the area,” said Miller, resident in the […]


• The San Diego Sheriff’s Department will hold a “guns for gift cards” event at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the San Marcos station. Citizens will be able to trade in their unwanted firearms in exchange for gift cards. All firearms traded in will destroyed. • On Oct. 9, the Escondido police department was flagged down […]

Local yoga teacher puts authenticity in pratice

Doing things right is important to Rached Maalouf, the owner of the Sattva Fitness Yoga Center in Escondido. “Authentic” is the word that keeps coming up when talking to him about his yoga business and lifestyle. “Authentic Hatha Yoga from India is what I know and what I teach,” he said, “All of my teachers that I learned from all […]

Kallee Crong- McCreery’s Recipes


Kallee is a cook, recipe writer, and a field editor of the Taste of Home family of magazines. Her recipes have been featured in Simple and Delicious, Country woman, and Taste of home magazines. Here is a handy recipe to keep in your box. I recently made enough to serve 800 at a memorial service. There are many versions of […]

Senior Sheriff’s Patrol members reach community

If you live in San Marcos or Val­ley Center or in any of unincorporated areas of Escondido you have probably seen the Sheriff’s Senior Patrol (SVP) driving through the various streets and parking areas of your community. Have you ever wondered what it is they do? Do you know about all of the free ser­vices the Senior Patrol can provide […]