Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Kalmia between Grand Ave and Second. North County’s newest artisan market in historic Downtown Escondido. Come for unique products and fresh produce in a hip urban market. Escondido Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2:30-6 p.m., Year-Round, event is held on Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street downtown. Local, farm […]

Police investigate shooting

The Escondido Police Department is looking into a shooting incident Sunday night that left a man hurt from two gunshot wounds. The incident was reported shortly after 8 p.m. when residents reported hearing multiple gunshots at North Midway Drive near East Grand Avenue. The officers arrived to find the victim of the gunshots at a playground. The victim, a male, […]

DUI stop nabs two

On Friday night, July 10, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol. Officers assigned to this detail made 43 traffic stops and conducted 7 Field Sobriety Tests. During the evening, one driver was arrested for DUI alcohol, and another driver was arrested for DUI alcohol/ drug combo. 8 drivers were cited for being unlicensed or […]

Teens admit to accidentally setting fire that burned hills around Deer Springs area

Two teens have admitted to starting the fire on Wednesday, July 8 that burned 12 acres in the Deer Springs area and briefly threatened residences, causing an evacuation of about 50 homes. The fire started about 8 p.m., apparently from a Molotov cocktail like device that the two teenagers later admitted to having made, although they say they didn’t intend […]

Around Valley Center

DOS VALLES GARDEN CLUB held their annual Awards program June 16 at St. Stephen Church. This year, proceeds from their plant sales enabled the club to give $1000 scholarships to three college students going into agriculture-related fields: Damian Stehly, Bresa Martin, and Sullivan Shimer. All three winners had left for their summer jobs and were unable to attend the awards […]

VC Museum officers reelected to 6th term

For the sixth consecutive year, all four officers who head the Valley Center History Museum Board of Directors were re-elected to another one-year term. Led by president Earl Brown, the team includes vice-president Bill Boyett, treasurer Nicky Lovejoy, and secretary Lynne Boyett. In recommending the re-election of the officers, a three-person Nominating Committee pointed out that under current leadership the […]

Local 4-H, FFA students do well at County Fair

Local residents did well at the Junior Livestock auction at the San Diego County Fair. Showing at the fair is the way that many students who aim to be farmers can raise money for their higher education. In Market Beef Eli Martineau of Valley Center 4-H was Grand Champion and 4-H Champion. Harrison Bauer of VC FFA was Reserve Grand […]

Intersection at Cole Grade, VC Road, could get another gas station

The intersection of Valley Center Road and Cole Grade Road could get a new gas station and pharmacy. The proposed Valley Center ARCO AM/PM project encompasses 0.90 acres at the southwest corner of the intersection of Valley Center Road and Cole Grade Road The property is part of North Village on the General Plan Update. The developer proposes a 3,953 […]

Palomar’s Escondido Center offers many of the same choices, services as the San Marcos campus

Note: Fall classes at Palomar College begins on Aug. 17. Time was, if you wanted to take courses at Palomar Community College, you had no choice but to make the trip to the San Marcos campus. No more! These days, if you attend classes at the Palomar College Escondido Education Center, you don’t have to settle for anything less than […]

Specialty Meats is the go to butcher for FFA and 4-H meat animal projects

You’ve undoubtedly driven by this store on El Norte Parkway many times and wondered what the market with the 1950s era exterior is all about. Specialty Meats Deli and Market is all about the highest quality meats— we’re talking restaurant quality here. But its main connection to the community is that its proprietor, Bob Trimble, processes the lion’s share of […]