Classical Academies invite new students

The Classical Academies Invites New Students to Enroll for the 2015 School Year! The Classical Academies are an organization of tuition-free California public charter schools serving grades K-12 in Escondido, Vista, Oceanside, and Online. New students are invited to attend an Open House event at one of seven school locations. Meet the teachers, view the curriculum, tour the campus, and […]

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 […]

—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 […]

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 […]

Jean Kraus was longtime Valley Center resident

Jean Lydia Kraus passed away quietly on Tuesday, December 2 shortly before her 89th birthday. She had recently spent Thanksgiving Day in the company of many of her family and was surrounded by her sons and daughter as she passed. Jean Riker was born in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania on Dec. 16, 1925. Despite the loss of her father at a […]

Kathleen McCarley, 66

Kathleen McCarley died peacefully at Palomar Hospital on Sunday December 21. She was 66. Kathleen McCarley was born June 7, 1948 to Jack & Connie Vosberg. Survivors include two brothers, Joe Vosberg and David Vosberg, three sons, Guy (and wife, Annamarie), Page and Daren (and wife Crystal) Morris, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, […]

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grand Ave. North County’s newest artisan market in historic Downtown Escondido. Come for unique products and fresh produce in a hip urban market. Escondido Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2:30-6 p.m., Year-Round, event is held on Grand Ave. between Juniper and Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. Local, farm fresh produce. Local […]

Jex, Carver to wed

K-9 promoted to detective

The Escondido Police Department K9 Jena was recently promoted to detective. Jena is the first dog in the department’s history to make detective. Jena, an 8-year-old German Sheppard born in the Czech Republic became employed by the EPD in 2010 and has worked her entire career as a Patrol K9. Her duties were searching for suspects and evidence such as […]

Escondido Charter High School senior Taylor Pamplin signs letter of intent with Ohio State

Escondido Charter High School senior Taylor Pamplin signed a letter of intent to dive collegiately for Ohio State University. Pamplin signed the letter of intent November 12 in the high school’s conference room. “I’m just so thrilled,” Pamplin said of signing her letter of intent. “It’s very exciting. It’s an incredible opportunity for her to go to Ohio State,” said […]