2015-04-23

International soccer exhibition attracts hundreds to Ryan Park



On April 8, FC Heat and Escondido Soccer Club hosted its 2nd annual international exhibition event at Ryan Park in Escondido. The playing field was adorned with Adidas flags and banners and looked conditioned for a cup final. Hamburgers, hot dogs and tacos made this a great family occasion that approximately 300 people showed up for. FC HEAT GIRLS 1 […]

Water district adds new hires for first time in several years



It is a rare event indeed when the Valley Center Municipal Water District hires new personnel. No new hires have been made in six years now at the district, which provides water for all of the Valley Center area as well as parts of Escondido. However, recent developments, including the governor’s executive order cutting water usage throughout the state by […]

Valley Center’s biggest charity fundraiser is happening this weekend: Jag Auction



The 17th Annual VCHS Jaguar Auction will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the VCHS Gymnasium at 31322 Cole Grade Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Valley Center High School (VCHS) Foundation, along with its many helpers, are preparing for the annual tradition of opening the VCHS Gym to the public for Valley Center’s largest fundraiser. Tables are […]

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 […]

Misfits heading to Western Days to try to disrupt festival



Western Days is upon us once again and as in past years there is a group of individuals who are going to try to disrupt our community from having fun during Western Days. This year the MILLER MISFIT’S who are headed up by the notorious Shady Shain are planning to come to town starting on Saturday May 16 at Smokey’s […]

Calvin Christian High Junior is among track and field elite



Calvin Christian High School’s Ryan Thomsen, a current junior, was invited to participate in the very prominent Arcadia Invitational recently. Ryan finished in the top ten taking 7th overall, was the top junior in the meet, and was also the top California finisher, which is awarded the “California Greatest Athlete Award.” Over the two days of the meet, Ryan scored […]

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 […]

Vaqueros to hold Old Timers show May 16



The Vaqueros plan their yearly Old Timer’s Show to coincide with the beginning of Western Days! The show will be held Saturday May 16th starting at 9:00AM at The Vaqueros Park, corner of Valley Center and Lilac Roads. What is fun about this day is that the youth of the club (for this purposes anyone under the age of 29) […]

State to County farmers: drop dead



What is the difference between a farmer who grows avocados or citrus in San Diego County and rice or cotton farmer in the San Joaquin or Imperial Valleys? Answer: according to the state government of Governor Jerry Brown, a San Diego farmer is NOT actually a farmer, and therefore is not worthy of consideration when it comes to cutting our […]

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 […]


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