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So I was Thinking…

Spoiler alert”

If you are reading this column expecting a warm and fuzzy feeling, thinking we’ll be standing around holding hands and singing “Kumbaya” by the end of it ***Spoiler Alert*** you might as well stop reading, because I can tell you that’s probably not going to happen. You see, I’m not feeling particularly warm and fuzzy right now; in fact, I’m […]

Library dedicates Grand Piano with concert

A capacity crowd flooded the VC Library April 12 to hear four local pianists perform on the recently acquired Bechstein Grand Piano. Marian Klein led the 33rd annual meeting of the Friends of the Valley Center Library on April 12 at the library. In a quickly held business meeting Klein and the other officers of the group were reelected. “It’s […]

Five cities along Hwy 78 unite to promote job creation with Innovate78

Last week the mayors of the five cities that straddle Hwy 78 gathered at Cal State San Marcos to announce the Innovate78 initiative to fuel job creation along that highway corridor that stretches from Escondido to the coast. The mayors of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista April 7 announced the launch of “a branding and economic development initiative […]

VCCC sponsors National Day of Prayer observance on May 7

Valley Center Community Church will be sponsoring the upcoming National Day of Prayer at our main church campus in Valley Center in May. Looking for answers to life’s tough questions and challenges? Are you troubled, or even frightened, when watching the national and world news? Are you feeling powerless to do anything about it? As Pastor Franklin Graham of VCCC […]

Tennis Club seeks to upgrade court lighting

The Tennis Club is having a fair on Saturday April 25 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Adams Park tennis courts. The fair is open to all and there’s no charge. The club seeks funding to upgrade the lighting at the courts. Paul Herigstad, a member of the club’s board, is asking community support to tap some of the money […]

Local minister honored for her commitment to preventing violence

The 14th annual Live Well San Diego Public Health Champion Awards were presented last week by the County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) at the County Administration Center. Among those honored was Dr. Faith Conklin, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Escondido. Rev. Conklin has been a champion for violence prevention in Escondido for almost 16 years. […]


SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH A spiritual growth seminar will be hosted at the Valley Center Seventh Day Adventist Church beginning Wednesday, April 29 and concluding Sabbath (Saturday) afternoon. The six sessions are being presented by well known evangelist, Jack Sequeria, and will give greater emphasis and understanding on the full gospel of Jesus Christ and of Righteousness by Faith and […]

Molly’s Column

Do the ‘Cha cha cha!’

Get your dance moves ready and your feet on the floor. Friday, April 24 you could be dancing with the stars at Valle Center Middle School. A spaced themed, cha cha filled, all school dance party! Don’t miss it because this will be the last all school dance party of the 2014-2015 school year. For just $5 you can find […]

Cruin’ Grand so far: ‘Stellar and Awesome’

“Stellar and awesome!” are the words that Cruisin’ Grand organizer Steve Waldron is using for the first few Fridays so far in this six month-long celebration of the American automobile. On April 10 the festival welcomed the Willys Americar. “We had a huge amount of spectators and cars that I’ve never seen before,” said Waldron. The festival also welcomed a […]

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