North Dakotan visitors to History Museum make it ‘50’ for all the states

The Valley Center History Museum can now claim that it has had visitors from every state in the Union. Since its opening in 2013, the local museum has welcomed guests from 49 of the 50 states. Only North Dakota was missing. That changed over the past 30 days when multiple visitors from that state showed up on different days and […]

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 […]

Rotary Club honors Students of the Month

CCAE Chorale to perform two of Beethoven’s greatest works

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s (The Center) 50-voice Center Chorale will perform two of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s greatest works on Sunday, March 1. The Center Chorale, chamber orchestra, guest pianist Dr. Ching- Ming Cheng and guest vocal soloists will perform in this all Beethoven concert. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to experience the grandeur of Beethoven’s music in […]

Sheriff’s mounted patrol looking for volunteers

The Sheriff’s Department is looking for horse owners and riders who would like to become members of the Volunteer Mounted Patrol. They conduct patrols on horseback across San Diego County, including the Santee and Lakeside areas. The Santee Sheriff’s Station is hosting a recruitment meeting on: Tuesday, February 17, 6:30 p.m. Santee Sheriff’s Station, Conference Room 8811 Cuyamaca Street The […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH Parish activities this week begin with 1st Communion Parent-Child retreat, then the high school and middle youth faith formation, Baptism Seminar in Spanish, RCIA, CCD, Rosary and Divine Mercy devotions, Bible Study on the Book of Psalms, Confessions, Catholic Men’s Fellowship, St. Vincent food distribution, Spanish Faith Formation, Adult Faith formation with Gloria, Bible study at […]

VC student is a musical “All-Star”

The Southern California Band and Orchestra Association recently held auditions in L.A. looking for the best middle school jazz musicians in Southern California. Hundreds tried out for the limited positions available in the “Middle School Jazz All Stars.” Brendan Beck auditioned on electric bass and the acoustic stand up bass. Shortly after his audition, Brendan was notified that he was […]

First annual Father Daughter dance is a success

Around Valley Center

STATE OF THE COUNTY— VC resident Bill Horn was elected chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, probably for the last time since he is entering upon his last term on the board. As board chairman he will deliver the 2015 State of the County on Tuesday, February 15, 6 p.m. at the County Administration Center Board of Supervisors Chambers, […]

So I was Thinking…

“A Heart-to- Heart about Connections”

I have been thinking a lot about connections lately…or maybe it’s more like disconnections. One of the things that triggered this line of thought is the other day I went to run a couple of errands and unintentionally left my cell phone at home. Realizing my husband wouldn’t be able to reach me if he needed me, I thought, “No […]