Escondido, CA

-30- An Editor’s Notebook



FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT— The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Family Movie Night” Saturday, August 22, 5¬–10 p.m. at Melrose Ranch, 16757 Old Guejito Grade Rd.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Family packages are available and include a barbecue dinner and a movie.

This is a family event suitable for all ages, bring a blanket and chair and sit on the moonlit grass while enjoying a great movie with friends and family.

DJ Eric Cahill will be on hand with family games and fun. Popcorn, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Tickets are on sale now at A-1 Irrigation, Armstrong Feed & Supply and the Chamber office. Questions? Call

760-749-8472 or visit

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VACANCY NOTICE—A recent resignation has created a vacancy on the Valley Center Design Review Board (VCDRB) (seat #4, expiring June 10th, 2018). Applications for the vacant seat of the VCDRB (seat #4) should be submitted to Hans Britsch, Chairperson of the Nominations Committee no later than 7PM on August 5th, 2015. Contact Hans for application packets at 760-535- 4312 or

The applications will be reviewed at the August 10 Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) meeting which begins at 7 p.m. at the Valley Center Community Hall. Nomination by the Planning Group for seat #4 of the VCDRB, will be at the September 14th, 2015 VCCPG Meeting, subject to appointment to the vacancy by the Board of Supervisors, for the remaining balance of the 5-year term of the resigning member, expiring June 10th, 2018 (seat #4). Applicants must be 18 years of age, and registered voters, and residents of the Valley Center Planning Area.

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PASTOR VOGELSANG’S CELEBRATION DINNER: Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts Escondido a special dinner will be held honoring the ministry and retirement of Pastor William Vogelsang. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at or through the Information Booth on Sunday mornings. The dinner is for high school age and older. You will have a choice of chicken, beef, vegetarian or gluten free for your dinner entrée. Contact the church office with any questions.

Pastor Vogelsang was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been the pastor of Community Lutheran since November 1989. Pastor graduated from Valparaiso University and Concordia Theological Seminary at Fort Wayne, Indiana. Prior to coming to Community, he served congregations in Tennessee and Arkansas. Pastor Vogelsang has served in various capacities at the circuit and district levels of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Pastor and his wife, Christine, have been married since 1973. They have a daughter, Carrie Anne and two sons, Jacob and Noah.

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102ND BIRTHDAY—Ken Hartle of Valley Center will celebrate his 102nd birthday on August 8. He is still living on his property off Hilldale Road. A local treasure, he is today the oldest living Navy master diver. It’s been more than half a century since he was more than a hundred feet underwater, wearing a 100+ pound suit, but his will to live and endure remains just as hearty. He is a proud citizen of Valley Center and is always ready to share a few stories of the good life he’s made here.

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