2015-08-13

2015-08-13 E-Edition

Sabers to begin their 8th season playing at Escondido’s Iceplex



It’s kind of a cliché to talk about something of high quality being “a best kept secret” but the San Diego Sabers Hockey team, which plays its home games at the Escondido Iceplex, may be the truth that the cliché is based on. Because if you like fast action, high excitement hockey, you may be missing your closest and most […]

VCMWD meets water conservation goals



Despite reports to the contrary in an area daily newspaper, the Valley Center Municipal Water District (VCMWD) met and slightly exceeded its mandated water usage goals in June. Last week VCMWD had to deny reports that it had conserved 34.2%, missing its mark of 36% by 1.8%. The information came from a report issued by the State Water Resources Control […]

Principal McCowan welcomes back highschoolers



Summer is over! Finally we get to head back to Valley Center High School and kick off another great school year. This year promises to be another challenging and exciting year as our high school students prepare to take advantage of all the academic and extra-curricular opportunities VCHS has to offer. What is new and exciting for the 2015-2016 school […]

Waldron tours what will be Western Hemisphere’s largest desal plant



On July 21 Assemblywoman Marie Waldron of the 75th District and some of her staff toured the Carlsbad Desalination Project that is due to come online sometime next year. The $1 billion plant, being built by Poseidon Water, will be able to treat 50,000 million gallons of seawater a day, enough for 300,000 thirsty people, making it the largest desalination […]

Council orders sale of old police station: development planned



The Escondido City Council Wednesday voted to sell city property across the street from the transit station— land that has lain unused for years—to a developer, Integral Partners Funding, which plans to build a mixed commercial and residential cen- ter. The sale price is $2.5 million. A transfer of property will not occur right away. Instead, the developer will make […]

‘Chip in for Jim’ seeks to help longtime area resident afflicted with ALS



McFarland, a 20-year resident of VC, said he was “awed” and “amazed” by the support given to him at this sell-out event. It’s difficult to estimate exactly how many people attended, but according to an organizer, there were 148 golfers, and 110 who purchased dinner alone. The Valley Center Community Aid Group provided 250 dinners before they ran out. There […]

News of Local Churches



ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH St. Stephen 2015 Women’s Retreat will be Sept. 4, 5 and 6 at Vina de Lestonnac Retreat Center in Temecula. Deacon Ralph Poyo will be the 2015 Retreat facilitator. His passion is about helping people experience the person of Christ in everyday life. Brochures are available for registration in the Church Narthex. Stop by the table […]

Lilac Hills Ranch hearing brings out more than 90 speakers



Public comment Friday’s Planning Commission hearing on Accretive Investments’ proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development concluded at 4:53 p.m., so rather than have commissioner discussion and a decision that day the commission’s 7-0 vote closed public testimony and continued the item to an August 12 field trip to the site before a September 11 return to the Planning Commission hearing room […]

Ron Roberts uses Neighborhood Reinvestment funds for county study of football stadium



The County of San Diego did not use any additional general fund money for its most recent funding to investigate the possibility of a new football stadium for the San Diego Chargers and for college football games. Each county supervisor has an annual $2 million discretionary Neighborhood Reinvestment Program budget, and Supervisor Ron Roberts utilized $500,000 of his 2015-16 budget […]


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