Woofstock pet festival to be held Sept. 26 at Grape Day Park

The Grand Woofstock Pet Festival is a free, fun play-date for groovy dogs and their owners, held on September 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Grape Day Park. The 70s-themed event features a Blessing of the Animals, pet parades, best costume, trick, howler, and lookalike contests. There is also a Poochie fashion show, photo booth, cool-pools at Dog Beach, food trucks […]

North County Quilters to hold annual show

North County Quilters’ Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary with its Annual Quilt Show & Sale (to benefit local charities.) The show will be Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Williams Barn- Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Dr. San Marcos, (Just off Twin Oaks Valley Rd. & Olive St.) There will be food, a vendor mall, […]

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 […]

Vaqueros horse group moves to new home

The Valley Center Vaqueros spent the summer moving. They moved off of the property on Lilac Rd and moved to the newly purchased Parks and Recreation Property, Star Valley Park, off of Vesper Road. The move proved to be a long tiresome project, but many of the Vaquero members helped with the big move. Frank Holtz was a driving force […]

Escondido industrial building sells for $2.17 million

The Palm Group, LP purchased 2340 Meyers Ave. in Escondido Los Angeles-based The Palm Group, LP recently purchased the 13,768-square-foot single-tenant industrial building located at 2340 Meyers Ave. in Escondido for $2.17 million. The buyer and seller, Escondidobased HMT Properties, LLC, were represented by Mark Hoekstra, managing director at The Heritage Group. The property was purchased by The Palm Group, […]

VC schools ‘off to a great start’ says Super

The 2015-16 school year at Valley Center Pauma Unified School District is “off to a great start,” according to Supt. Mary Gorsuch. School started on Thursday at the K-12 district. “The year started off on a very positive note in Valley Center and Pauma Valley! “ said Mrs. Gorsuch. “We welcomed our new kindergarten students at Valley Center Primary, Lilac […]

Animal Antics at Escondido Library

With school back in session, now’s a great time to make sure your little critters are up to speed on their reading skills, and we have two exciting programs to nurture a natural love of reading! The following activities are happening at Escondido Public Library. • Reptile Round-Up! 1st and 3rd Wednesdays @ 3:30– 5:30 p.m. Children’s Room, Ages 5–12 […]

ECHS White Tigers seeking to build a winning football culture

The fast approaching football season of 2015 may very well prove to be the most important and defining in the history of Escondido Charter High School. Not only are the White Tigers looking for a dramatic bounce back from last year’s disappointing 2 and 8 campaign but there is something even more significant at stake. The time has come for […]

Library features artworks inspired by Valley Center’s Rancho Guejito

The Valley Center Library and Valley Center Art Association are presenting an exhibit of the work of VC artists Barbara Scharnau and Gloria Warren featuring their works of art inspired by Rancho Guejito. “The Jewel of North County,” exhibition features watercolor, photography and mixed media art inspired by the last remaining intact Mexican land grant in California. “My Mixed Media […]

-30- An Editor’s Notebook

VC Cemetery District board has two openings. If you live in VC and are interested in serving, you can apply! Contact Carolyn Kurtz at 760-749-7868. The board’s meeting times have changed. They now meet at the Valley Baptist Church, 30053 Miller Rd., on the second Tuesday of each month at 10 am. The public is always welcome. The district has […]