Join the rodeo boot scramble

Valley Center Stampede Boot Scramble Rules & Regulations: Entry fee is FREE with paid admission to the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo. Open to all kids’ ages 5-13 years old There will only be 30 participants per performance (60 TOTAL) ages 5-13. Conflicts will be resolved by Arena Manager if necessary. The boot scramble competition will be held at INTERMISSION for […]

Cruisin’ Grand to open 16th season: ready, set, go!

Celebrate the days, “when chrome gleamed and fenders had style!” Probably the biggest event in Escondido, certainly the biggest event of its kind west of the Mississippi, the 16th annual Cruisin’ Grand is heading our way, with all cylinders firing loud enough to be heard from here to the coast! “We are sixteen this year. Sweet sixteen,” declared founder Steve […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE April 2 – Holy Thursday – 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (bilingual) April 3 – Good Friday – 8 a.m. Office of Readings and Morning Prayer 9 a.m. Mary’s Way of the Cross 3 p.m. Liturgy of the Word & Veneration of the Cross April 4 – Holy Saturday – 8 […]

Advanced Choir performs—

City loses Escondido Country Club lawsuit

Beverly Hills based developer Michael Schlesinger always predicted that a judge would declare that the city of Escondido had overstepped its legal bounds when it put the old golf course portion of the Escondido Country Club into open space. He always said that it was an unconstitutional “taking.” Turns out he was right. However, as Yoga Berra once said, “It […]

Locals win in-line hockey tourney—

It’s decision time at VC Middle School

What is harder than breaking a log with your bare hands? Picking your 7th grade elective is what! It is ELECTIVE selection time. When you choose an elective at Valley Center Middle School (VCMS) it can be a hard decision for 6th graders, especially because we are not familiar with any of the courses or how we will like them. […]

Valley Center Fire Dept. celebrates ‘perfect’ rescue and saving of a man’s life

Suddenly a 67-year-old-man was on his back with cardiac arrest. All that stood between him and death was his disabled 61-year-old-wife crippled with arthritis and his 10-year-old adopted son, Danny. It was February 10 at 9:43 a.m. in Valley Center and Daniel Tuck was moments, perhaps seconds away from succumbing. Whether he lived or died depending on what happened in […]

Ione LaValle Weber, 81

Ione LaVelle Weber quietly passed away in her home in Sun City, Palm Desert, California on March 6, 2015 after an eight year struggle with cancer. Survivors include husband, Rollin Weber; sons, Barry, Kirk, Scott; daughter, Pama Lynn Broeckel of Escondido; ten grandchildren; brother, Jack Weber of Escondido. Born in National City, California on September 26, 1933, Ione graduated from […]

Optimists Ham it Up—