Customer Appreciation—

VC Baseball Club to Host pitch, hit and run competition

The Valley Center Baseball Club last week announced plans for the local level of the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition sponsored by Scotts on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. It is designed to provide young people with an opportunity to compete, free […]

Youthful Cooper is VCHS’s go-to-linkster

Valley Center was once home to one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures, Gary Cooper. The iconic Cooper was lean, with a folksy manner and a believability that was hard to match. In so many ways, Cooper projected the image of being the real deal. Nowadays, there’s another Cooper making a name for himself in and around the Valley Center area. […]

Youth rodeo forms now available online

Valley Center RODEO Entry forms are now available on www.VCStampede.com For children that dream of being a rodeo competitor, the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo is a dream come true. During the Valley Center Rodeo kids up to 15 get to compete just like the professionals. It’s meant to be fun for everyone, but also a chance for competitors to shine. […]

Tousleys named to lead the Western Days parade

Last week when Bob & Pat Tousley learned they were to be the grand marshals of the 2015 Western Days parade he declared, “You’ve heard of shock? Well, we’re in shock! We didn’t expect it. We never in thought about it.” She added, “It totally took us by surprise.” The Tousleys moved to Valley Center in 1970. He served in […]

Large oak falls near Ranch house

Last week the City Manager reported that a large oak tree near the Daley Ranch House fell down hitting a fence and blocking the disabled access ramp on the south side of the Ranch House. The tree will be removed and the fence repaired within the next week or so. “The work will be scheduled to avoid conflicting with school […]

Taylor Pamplin scores 518.05 at April dive meet

Escondido Charter High School senior Taylor Pamplin met her goal of scoring at least 500 points in a high school diving meet April 11 at the April Dive Meet at Fallbrook High. Pamplin’s score of 518.05 points led the 19 competitors in the girls 11- dive event and gave the three-time defending CIF champion at least 500 points for the […]

Escondido Art Assn. to hold annual fundraiser

The Escondido Art Association, an all volunteer non-profit organization promoting the arts in North County San Diego, will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1 – 3. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. all days. The sale, to be held at the Nicolaisen residence, 333 Cypress Crest Terrace, Escondido, 92025, will […]

Eagle Scout project provides a place to retire American flags

Dustin Prayther’s Eagle Scout project provides a place where American flags can be retired according to the proper etiquette that should be afforded to Old Glory. Dustin, 16, began scouting in 2007 with Valley Center Cub Scout Pack 619. He is now a Life Scout in Valley Center Boy Scout Troop 619. He is working towards earning the rank of […]

Candidates for honorary mayor tell their platforms

Mayor’s candidate Kami Voertman Part of a series on the 2015 Honorary Mayor’s Race in Valley Center. There are five candidates. We will be profiling all of them. * * * “I’m promising to show up,” said Kami Voertman, the Chamber of Commerce’s candidate for honorary mayor. “If you elect me all you have to do is call me and […]