2015-07-30

2015-07-30 E-Edition

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. […]

Frank C. Hartman, 84 of Valley Center



Frank C. Hartman passed away on July 20, 2015 after a long illness, and was eager to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Hartman was born on June 27, 1931, in Muskegon, Michigan. He graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in accounting, and re- tired after 34 years with Rockwell/Boeing. Mr. Hartman’s love for family and […]

Special Olympics comes to Grape Day Park



On Saturday July 18 The Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was carried through the City of Escondido, with a ceremony held at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre. Despite the heavy rain that day the enthusiasm was not dampened as Escondido residents welcomed the Special Olympic athletes and Law Enforcement officers […]

Local man graduates from basic training



Air Force Airman Jesus Aguilar graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree […]

Dennis Johnson, 74, formerly of Escondido



Dennis Warren Johnson, formerly of Escondido, died peacefully at home in Rathdrum, Idaho on November 24, 2014. Mr. Johnson was born January 13, 1940 in Wahpeton, North Dakota, to Orvis & Louella Johnson. When he was 7-years-old, the family moved to Escondido. In 1961 Mr. Johnson married Lily Nelson. They both worked at the family grocery store, Nelson’s Market. In […]

Escondido police to celebrate “National Night Out Against Crime” Aug. 4



All across America, people celebrate the first Tuesday evening in August as National Night Out Against Crime. The National Association of Town Watch invites communities to join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime/drug/violence prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity. Over 37 million people in more than 15,000 communities nationwide attend this event. You and your family are invited to join the […]


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