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 […]

New Valley Center Storage owners are ‘hoarder’ friendly

Neil Kadakia of Valley Center Self Storage wants your business. I discovered this personally when he asked me point blank why I was using a self-storage company in Escondido when I worked in Valley Center? He said he could beat the price I was paying by a considerable amount and then threw in the clincher: “We will also move you!” […]

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT— The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Family Movie Night” Saturday, August 22, 5¬–10 p.m. at Melrose Ranch, 16757 Old Guejito Grade Rd. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Family packages are available and include a barbecue dinner and a movie. This is a family event suitable for all ages, bring a blanket […]

Rincon Band donates $10,000 to 2015 San Diego Film Festival

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians announces a $10,000 contribution to the San Diego Film Foundation in support of the 2015 San Diego Film Festival, which returns to San Diego and La Jolla theaters, September 30 to October 4, 2015. “We appreciate the diversity of independent films the San Diego Film Foundation makes available to audiences, including American Indian productions,” […]

Parks board studies benefit fee assessment election to raise operating funds

Ron Johnson of the Valley Center Optimist Club Wednesday presented a check for $2,000 to the Valley Center Parks & Rec board, a little extra money for Western Days. The Optimists originally agreed to pay the parks district $3,000 for the use of the Community Center for Western Days, and they paid it. However, they made enough from the festival […]

So, I was thinking . . .

‘From here to eternity’

I’m not talking about the time between when someone asks you a question in front of everyone, putting you on the spot…..and the time it takes for the answer to finally pop into your head. Nor the time between when a loved one goes into surgery…..and the surgeon comes out to tell you that everything’s fine. Nor even the time […]

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 […]

Graybill Medical Group adds two new family doctors

Graybill Medical Group announced the recent addition of well-known Escondido family physicians, Richard Ricci, MD and Russel Buzard, DO. Dr. Ricci has joined Graybill’s Escondido Family Medicine Department located at 225 E. 2nd Ave. He brings 30 years of experience providing all aspects of family medicine to residents of Escondido and the surrounding communities. He earned his medical degree from […]

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Firearm safety class offered

A monthly 3 hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, August 09 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. […]