2015-05-21 E-Edition

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GRADE NITE PLANNING—Valley Center High School’s Senior Class will be celebrating its graduation on June 11, 2015. Following the commencement ceremony, an event is being planned to allow the Senior Class one more night together – a night filled with fun, food, music, activities, and memories to last a lifetime. The 15th annual, “Safe and Sober Grad Night” will provide […]

Panelists needed for VCHS’s ‘senior presentation day’

Would you like to see what is expected of Valley Center High School seniors? This is your chance! VCHS is seeking community panelists for “Senior Presentation Days,” which will take place May 27 and 28 on campus. Seniors have spent the better part of the current semester working on their senior portfolios for this presentation which include essays on post […]

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“Happy Tails to You”

If you happen to be friends with my husband on Facebook, you no doubt have met the new love of his life. (After forty years together, I no longer qualify as “new.”) I’m speaking, of course, about our newest dog, Noel. If you were to have the pleasure of meeting her, then you quickly would understand. She definitely is a […]

Cancer survivors celebrated at Bow Ties and Parasol Party

Saturday, May 9, Relay For Life of Valley Center celebrated the lives of cancer survivors in our community with a High Tea reception. Miss Valley Center Allyson Crouthamel and Junior Miss 1st Princess Sophia Rizzotto welcomed the guests with parasols for the ladies and bow ties for the gentleman. The tables were set with linen, tea sets and place settings […]

Grand Ave. Street Festival brings them in by the thousands

Sunday’s Grand Avenue Festival was blessed by one of the finest mornings of the spring, and the public showed up in their thousands to stroll along the avenue, sampling the wares of over 500 vendors. We talked to one such vendor, Mike Richman, who has been doing the festival for about eight years with his collection of “ephemera” i.e. paper […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH RITE OF CONFIRMATION – will be 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31 with celebrant Bishop Robert Brom. A rehearsal will be Friday, May 29th beginning with the 5:30 p.m. Mass. This week begins with the Feast of the Ascension, the parish blood drive, then K of C breakfast, Confirmation preparation, all middle school and high school youth […]

Teacher of the month—

Schlesinger submits 270 home plan to city for old Escondido Country Club

Developer Michael Schlesinger May 6 submitted a community plan to the City of Escondido for the now-defunct Escondido Country Club golf course that would create an upscale neighborhood of 270 single-family homes designed by Rancho Santa Fe-based land planner, engineer and architect Ali Shapouri. Meanwhile, residents of the ECC area are demanding that the city continue to fight to keep […]

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