Building code changes coming in July

Changes to the County of San Diego’s Building Code intended to promote the use of photovoltaic electricity systems and electric vehicle charging in new homes are expected to take effect July 1. A 4-1 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote March 18, with Bill Horn opposed, approved the first reading and introduction of the ordinance amendments. A second reading […]

18 stews, lots of blarney and fun at annual cook-off

Valley Center showed its Irish pride in full form at the 21st Annual Irish Stew cook off held last Thursday at St Stephen’s Hall. Friends, neighbors and guests, dressed in their finest green clothing, entered the hall, which was transformed, into an Irish Village. All around the perimeter of the village, businesses, service clubs and individual dressed up their tables […]

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. […]

Keeping it local is the key for First American Title team

Brad Brittain, familiar to many Valley Center residents as a longtime title company representative, has moved to First American Title, with offices in Escondido, where he is working closely with Kim Beukelman. They are a team. Brittain likes First American Title. “They are so friendly and helpful and it’s a wonderful team environment,” he said recently as he discussed the […]

Around Valley Center

SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNEY— The 11th annual Valley Center Real Estate Professionals Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 17 beginning at 11 a.m. at Woods Valley Golf Club. There will be hole in one prizes, Lunch, Golf, Dinner and incredible raffle. All proceeds go to scholarships. COFFEE AND CONVERSATION— What Does My Handwriting Say About Me?—Paula Sassi, Certfied Master […]

Get twice the bang for your theater dollars

The popular repertory theater group North County Players (northcountyplayers.org) is bringing the historical stage thriller, Passage Into Fear, to the San Marcos Civic Center’s Hearth Theatre this April. Passage Into Fear is inspired by noir classics like Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes and Strangers on a Train and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Set in 1917 during the […]

VC students do well at competition—

Animal art featured in VC library exhibit

Lions and Tigers and bears…..well almost. Cheetahs and bison and bears spring from the walls of the Valley Center Library Community Room this March. Valley Center Library and Valley Center Art Association highlight the art of award winning Valley Center artists Sandy Zelasko, photographer and Andrea Cabibi, oil painter and water colorist, this March, April and May at the VC […]

4 pianists to dedicate grand piano at VC Library April 12

The Valley Center Branch Library has accepted the donation of a grand piano, and four pianists will perform at a dedication concert on Sunday, April 12. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Admission is free and tickets are not required. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Valley Center Library which set out to […]

Spring Food Truck Festival will return to Bates April 4

For the 3rd straight year, the Valley Center Spring Food Truck Festival rolls into Bates Nut Farm, with more food, entertainment and family fun. It all takes place on Saturday, April 4 from noon to 6 p.m. with several of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks as the main attraction. In addition to the unique and tasty offerings, there will […]