Young Valley Center dancer wins a princely role

Valley Center resident Ronan Torrence has been cast as the Nutcracker Prince in two local productions of The Nutcracker ballet. Ronan will dance at the New West Ballet Theater’s production on Thanksgiv­ing weekend at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts and at the North County Academy of Dance’s production the fol­lowing weekend at the Bob Burton Center for the […]

VC Art Association holds 2015 art show

The Valley Center Art Association is holding its 2015 Open Art Show Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, in the Commu­nity Room at the Valley Center Library. Artists have been invited to enter their original art, no previous entries will be shown. There is no limit to the number of entries. Artists invited to apply for VCAA will invite members to […]

County approves sidewalk, curb and gutter rehabilitation contract

The San Diego County Board of Su­pervisors authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a con­tract to remove and replace damaged concrete road infrastructure including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and surface damage and to install curb ramps that­meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote October 28, with Ron Roberts at a meeting with San Diego Association […]

Sheriff’s Department urges public to beware of fake IRS calls

The Valley Center Sheriff’s Substa­tion has been receiving calls and com­plaints from people who have received telephone calls or messages from peo­ple claiming to be from the IRS. The deputies say that these con art­ists are aggressive and will scare people with a lawsuit or threaten them with an arrest if they don’t pay. The perpetrators may know a lot […]

What is this “ISO” charge on my water bill?

When most people pay their water bill, they typically only think of how much water they purchase, which, in this time of drought, is a natural thing with which to be concerned. Most people don’t really think about their “ISO” charge. What is the “ISO” – ISO is an acro­nym for Insurance Standards Office. The ISO is a national organization […]

Drag racing comes to Barona Strip

A local drag racing event will take place on Nov. 28 at the Barona Drag Strip in Lakeside, California. The event, the 9th annual Match Race Madness, will be a fun, family-oriented event for young and mature alike, ac­cording to a press release. The Match Race Madness is an event that was spearheaded by Steve Sherman, when he organized a […]


• The Escondido Police Depart­ment was awarded a grant of around $300,000 from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The Department says it will use the funds to keep its roadways safe. “Traffic safety is a priority for the City of Escondido and the Police De­partment,” said Chief of Police Craig Carter. “I want to personally thank OTS for their […]

St. Stephen Catholic Church

The USCCB invites families to participate in National Bible Week, November 15-22. This year’s theme is The Bible: A Book for the Family. Videos are avail­able online at Find out what Catholics actually be­lieve about the Holy Bible. Palomar Health Community Flu Shot Clinic will be at St. Stephen parish from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November […]

Health Seminar at Valley Center Seventh Day Aventist

Rico Hill, health evangelist, au­thor, and host of 3ABN’s health pro­gram, “From Sickness to Health”, will be a guest speaker at the Val­ley Center Seventh Day Adventist Church. The seminar is titled “The Great Health Controversy,” and presenta­tions reveal how the war over our spiritual health is inextricably linked to our physical health. Irrefutable evidence from the Bible, current medical […]

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