In last week’s story on Western Days and the VC Stampede Rodeo we stated incorrectly that children 12 and under would get into the rodeo for free. Actually, it’s children 5 and under who will get in free. We regret the error.

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 […]

Western Days vendor applications now available online

Western Days vendor applications are now available at WesternDays.org or at Facebook.com/WesternDays. The Western Days magazine and guide will be coming soon.. Visit the Western Days Website (www.westerndays.org/) for more information, including how to be included in the magazine as it becomes available. Western Days is the biggest festival in Valley Center. It takes places during the Memorial Day weekend […]

North County Conservatives to meet April 28

The next meeting of the North County Conservatives will be Tuesday, April 28, 6–8 p.m. at Mike’s BBBQ in Escondido. Guest speaker s will be Ruth Weiss of Election Integrty Project and Joseph Spenceer of onemancan.org. Mike’s BBQ is located at 1356 W. Valley Pkwy.

Rotary sponsors e-waste collection April 25 at elementary

VC Rotary Club and VCHS Interact Club bring you a free community event: E-Waste Collection & Document Shred Event Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m.- noon at the Valley Center Elementary School 28751 Cole Grade Rd. Do you have old, broken or unwanted computers, televisions or other home electronic items that you want to dispose of? Well, don’t place them […]

Mayor to have town hall meeting May 13

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed will jave one of his quarterly Town Hall Meetsing on May 13, 7 p.m. During these periodic meetings between the mayor and his constituents, you can expect to hear the mayor talk about progress in reaching city goal, future goals and to take questions from the public. The public is, of course, invited.

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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 […]

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