Challenger Baseball invites children with special needs

Valley Center Little League invites all children with special needs to check out Challenger Division baseball.  Challenger division is open to players age 4 to 18, or up to 22 years old if not yet graduated from high school, with physical or mental challenges.   The Challenger division places players on teams based on ability, not age.  Valley Center Little […]

Escondido man arrested for child abuse: lewd acts

On January 29, detectives from the Sheriff’s Child Abuse Unit were notified of possible sexual abuse allegations made against thirty-three year old Travis Putnam of Escondido. The victims in this case were juveniles at the time of the incidents and their names and any identifying information will not be released. The incidents occurred in unincorporated Escondido. Putnam is a staff […]

County, Solana Center offer rain barrels for a drop in the bucket


A big storm is approaching and through February 10, County residents can still get a discounted, top-of-the-line, $90 Ivy rain barrel to be ready to “harvest” the next rains, cut watering costs and protect beaches, thanks to San Diego County’s Watershed Protection Program and the nonprofit Solana Center. In addition, that $90 cost could shrink even more—to as little as […]


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