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Bo Mazzetti reelected chairman of Rincon tribe

Bo Mazzetti and Stephanie Spencer have been re-elected to lead the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians as chairman and vice chairman (respectively) of the Tribal Council. The election was held December 13, 2014. Alfonso Kolb Sr. was elected to the council, replacing council member Frank Mazzetti Jr. Chairman Mazzetti and Vice Chairwoman Spencer are beginning their third consecutive terms as […]

VCPUSD honors Satya Flack as Teacher of Year

At Thursday’s Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board meeting Satya Fleck was honored as Teacher of the Year and Rosalia Loera was honored as Classified Employee of the Year. Supt. Mary Gorsuch made the presentations, assisted by board president Don Martin and spoke about each of the honorees. “Satya started teaching with us in 2002 as a substitute teacher […]

John Yeager, Sarah Lopez to be honored at Chamber installation as Citizens of the Year

The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2014 Citizens of the Year and Businesses of the Year. As it did last year the Chamber has chosen a man and woman as joint Citizens of the Year: John Yeager of Summit Mortgage and Sarah Lopez of Ridgeview Preschool. They will be honored at the Chamber’s Installation Dinner and Concert […]

Vaqueros to hold ‘Day of the Horse’ February 7

The Vaqueros are hosting the second annual Day of the Horse celebration, Saturday February 7. A day-long event held at the Vaqueros’ park at the corners of Valley Center Road and Lilac Road begins at 9 a.m. and runs to 4 p.m. The event is free and celebrates horses and the equine lifestyle. Expert speakers will be on hand having […]

Ribbon-cutting celebrates new Chik-fil-a in Escondido

On Wednesday, January 14 there were 1,888 Chik-fil-A restaurants in America. That same night hundreds of people camped all night at the site of the newest franchisee so they could get free chicken sandwiches for the next year. At 6 a.m. on January 15 the doors opened and the 1,889th Chik-fil-A began a brisk business. The Escondido Chamber of Commerce […]

—30— An Editor’s Notebook

VALLEY CENTER STREET NAMES—The “Coffee and Conversations” program at the Valley Center Library starts this month with a discussion on “The History and Mystery of Valley Center Street Names,” with local historian Bob Lerner. Saturday, January 24, 10 a.m. The free event is sponsored by Friends of the Valley Center Library. * * * EASTER EGG HUNT—The 5th Annual Community […]

New fire chief gets his pin

VC dancers perform in ‘Colorful’ winter concert

About 85 local students from Ann’s School of Dance participated in its recent Valley Center winter concert “Color My World.” Dancers, dressed in lavish colorful costumes, performed ballet, tap, jazz, swing and lyrical pieces to music depicting the theme such as World of Color, Colors of the Wind, Black and Yellow, Lollipop, Neon Lights and Firework. In the cast finale […]

Locals get the scoop on proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development

“I think this is going to be the best community in California ever built,” Jon Rilling told an audience of VC residents who showed up to learn about Lilac Hills Ranch. About 20 local residents, including several members of the Valley Center Community Planning Group, attended lunch and got information on the proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development at the VC […]