Relay for Life begins Saturday

Relay For Life of Valley Center will take place on Saturday, June 20 at Bates Nut Farm beginning at 9 a.m. with featured speaker Hannah Nancarrow, daughter of the late Loren Nancarrow, a highly respected newscaster in San Diego who died a year ago in December of a brain tumor. One of Nancarrow’s talents is that of a writer and […]

Former Lakers standout visits Harrahs

So I was Thinking…

“Once Upon a Time”

This is one of the hardest devotional columns I have ever written. Not because the subject matter is hard (although it is), but because it is the most personally revealing and reflects a hard time in my life. Not complaining, just stating a fact. I tend to get a little emotional this time of year. There are always so many […]

Georgia Jessen, 78, was a nationally-renowned quilter

Georgia Marie (Toulou) Jessen died in her sleep on June 3, 2015. She was 78. She held firmly to her faith in Christ and has now received her crown and eternal reward. Mrs. Jessen is preceded in death by her parents, Walter & Dorothy Toulou of Marysville; sisters, Lee Burrows and Pat Lewis; brother, Walter; eldest son, David Jessen, and […]

SportQuest returning June 22-28 to VCCC

SportQuest returning June 22-26 SportQuest is coming back to Valley Center from June 22-26 for another week of fun, excitement, Christ-centered teachings, and SPORTS! This year’s team of coaches hails from all over the United States, including Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, Colorado, Kansas, and Wisconsin (as well as several other states). There are sure to be plenty of fun accents to […]

Former Escondido resident Roger ‘Pete’ Lewis was educator and active in community theater

Roger “Pete” William Lewis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle, died peacefully Saturday, June 6 in Ventura. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Alicia Wyant. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lewis of Ventura, his daughter, Melinda (Jerry) Dannenberg of Ventura; Amy (Vinnie) Boland of Las Vegas, Nevada; Evan (Karen) Lewis of Tigard, […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH Let us trust in the Lord’s work in our lives. The seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. (Mark 4:27) Thus the parish had the Rosary and Funeral Mass for Sister in Christ, Carol Studenka. A celebration of life was followed in the parish hall. Catholic Men’s Fellowship (CMF) will meet Saturday, June 20 […]

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Students honored for water conservation posters

Valley Center Municipal Water District (VCMWD) had its annual North County Water Agency Poster Contest, 2015 awards at our Board Meeting in Monday, June 1, 2015. This contest involved over one hundred 4th Graders from the Valley Center and Lilac elementary schools and this year’s theme was: “Be Water Smart.” Each year, under the leadership of Trish Garcia, with the […]

Abed challenges Roberts to a supervisor throwdown

A weakened Dave Roberts causes Escondido mayor to throw hat in ring for 3rd District

If Sam Abed has his way, Escondido will elect its first resident Supervisor of the 3rd District, and it will be him. Monday the recently reelected Escondido mayor announced he would seek to unseat incumbent Dave Roberts from the Board of Supervisors next June. A weakened Roberts, the subject of several unflattering revelations about possible misuse of public funds, and […]

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