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DESIGN REVIEW BOARD— The Valley Center Design Review Board will next meet July 6, 5-7 p.m. at VC Library’s History Room. The public is invited to attend and to speak on any matters on the agenda. Editor’s note: Longtime Chairman Lael Montgomery recently announced that she will be retiring soon from the DRB. DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB held their annual […]

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 […]

VC hosts Palomar Amateur Radio Club for National Field Day

Over the weekend Palomar Amateur Radio Club members created a demonstration emergency communications center of five amateur radio stations in Valley Center. Operations ran from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, for 24 continuous hours at the Valley Center Municipal Water District property on Lilac Road. The National Field Day drill and emergency exercise is designed to demonstrate the ability of […]

Pilot who shot down four MiGs in Korean War still has not been recognized for that feat

There’s an old saying that “there are bold pilots and there are old pilots, but no old, bold pilots.” Royce Williams, retired captain, U.S. Navy—and who is 90— kind of puts the lie to that saying. Williams wears a badge that says, “bold pilot” and the fact that in November 18, 1952 he shot down four MiG fighters in a […]

Gonzales approved as interim Palomar Community College head

The Palomar Community College Governing Board approved the appointment of Adrian Gonzales as the Interim Superintendent/President, at their June 23, 2015 Special Meeting. “Let me be the first to congratulate you and welcome you as Palomar’s Interim Superintendent/President,” said Governing Board President John Halcón. Gonzales joined Palomar College as the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Services in July 2013. In […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH Faith is a pre-requisite for us to receive any favor from God and this faith is a gift and a virtue that enables us to put our whole trust, dependence and belief in God and what He has revealed. Do you think there is any way God is testing your faith? Please do not fail the […]

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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, […]

Celebrate July 4 with food, fireworks and games at the Center and Grape Day Park

Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-goers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivities. The event is back for its 52nd year on Saturday, July 4 with rockin’ live music, tasty treats, and games […]

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 […]

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