EC’s Sasha Banks has plans on and off the golf course

When sitting across a table from Sasha Banks, a recent graduate of Escondido Charter High School, one takes notice of many things. To begin with, Banks is a pleasant looking young woman, armed with a welcoming face, alert eyes and a subtle but nonetheless winning smile. Her voice is calm and soothing, quite pleasing to the ear. And it’s apparent […]

Library mini-concerts will introduce youngsters to symphony instruments

The Valley Center Library in July will introduce the musical instruments of the orchestra to youngsters through a series of “mini-concerts” on Tuesdays from 1:30¬2:30 p.m. This fun and educational musical series will be brought to you by the VC Symphony, sponsored by the Friends of the Valley Center Library. The program is appropriate for children from ages 4-11 and, […]

Event raises money for Uganda Grannies Project

On May 17 the North County Giving Circle of Women’s Empowerment International (WE) held an event to raise funds for one of several projects WE supports. About 40 people attended the event, and raised some $2000. Members of the Escondido Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society attended the event and made a donation of $200 to the cause. These funds […]

Man arrested for taking “up skirt” photos with phone

The observations of an alert shopper in Escondido have led to the arrest of San Diego resident, Abdullah Sediqi, 64, for multiple counts of possession of child pornography, lewd and lascivious acts with minors, and disorderly conduct by taking “up-skirt” photographs with a cell phone. On Saturday afternoon, June 13, a woman shopping inside the Valley Thrift Store, located at […]

Escondido grad receives apprentice scholarship

North County high school grads receive 2015 ABC Apprenticeship Scholarships Three recipients receive on-the-job training, tools & tuition free classroom education Escondido’s Miguel Comacho is one of three North County Class of 2015 graduates who already have a head start on careers in the construction industry just days after earning their high school diploma, thanks to scholarships awarded by the […]

Local Cub Scout earns Parvuli Dei Medal

Kirk Hernandez Jr. of Pack 619 (Den 5) earns the coveted Catholic Parvuli Dei medal and honor for Cub Scouts. The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, […]


Local woman wins D.C. internship

Sophia Hernandez, a 2011 graduate of Valley Center High School has been awarded a Washington DC Republican Women’s Internship. Hernandez was one of two young women selected within the U.S. for this paid internship. The program is named after former National Federation of Republican Women President Dorothy Andrews Kabis, who served from 1963-1967 and was later appointed Treasurer of the […]

VCHS Class of 2005 brings back the memories with 10-year reunion

The Valley Center High School Class of 2005 held its ten-year reunion Saturday evening at Black Walnut Creek. About 125 alumni attended. They did memorial autograph pots for both James Cottrell and Ashleigh Roach. They had a station where people wrote a letter to themselves for the 2025 reunion. There was also a map of the world where people pinned […]

Chamber’s Sundowner features Black Walnut Creek estate