Time Jumpers to play Sept. 29 at Center

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will host the Time Jumpers, an assemblage of some of Nashville’s most gifted musicians on Tuesday, September 29. Led by 20-time Grammy winner and Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, as well as Kenny Sears and Ranger Doug Green, the Time Jumpers quickly developed a large following while earning four Grammy nominations. […]

Bates Nut Farm announces the 2015 Pumpkin Patch festivities

For over 50 years families have been making the journey to Bates Nut Farm’s Pumpkin Patch in Valley Center to create fall memories. The patch opens Thursday, September 24, and continues daily through October 31. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekends. Returning this year will be Friday Nights at […]

Enchanted Garden Tea will feature inspiration and music

The “Enchanting Garden Tea” organized by WROTE (Women Reaching Out Through Evangelism) Ministries & Net-working With Purpose will take place Sunday, September 27 at 2–4:30 p.m. at Pala Mesa Resort (76 & Old Hwy 395/Fallbrook). The tea program will be highlighted with a live auction. WROTE Ministries may be new to some residents, however, the 501 (c) (3) tax exempt […]

Palomar College ranks in top 100 for graduating minority students

According to a report to be published in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Palomar College ranks as one of the country’s “Top 100 Minority Degree Producers.” The upcoming “Hispanic American Heritage” edition of the national Diverse newsweekly publication present’s the magazine’s annual “special report” which compares colleges and universities in the U.S. on their success rate in awarding academic degrees […]

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 […]

-30- An Editor’s Notebook

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY—Armstrong Feed & Supply at 28520 Cole Grade Rd. will have their annual Customer Appreciation Day on October 10, and it’s one of those events like the day after Thanksgiving when you may find people camped out all night on the 9th. Why? Because the first 100 customers of the day will get a free bucket of goodies! […]

Kiwanis golf tournament benefits scholarships for local seniors

The 3rd annual Valley Center Kiwanis Golf Tournament Friday, October 16 at Woods Valley Golf Course will raise money for scholarships for VC High School (VCHS) seniors and for character education and anti-bullying programs in the lower grades. Tournament registration is at 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner is at 5 p.m. The $99 donation per […]

Jags Secure 21-14 Win Over Brawley

The Valley Center High football team was hardly in a panic. With 13 returning starters and armed with more than an ample amount of confidence, the Jaguars figured they’d do plenty of winning in 2015. But the fact remained that the Jags must have felt a bit of a sense of urgency heading into Friday night’s road game versus Brawley. […]

Around Valley Center

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION— Sponsored by Valley Center Friends of the Library Saturday, September 26th 10 a.m. at the library fireplace Marilyn Guidroz, the owner and president of Marilyn’s Garden Design and a certified member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, will speak to us on “Gardening in a Dry Climate.” She will cover the highlights of a California Friendly […]

ECHS Defense Gets Little Help in Disappointing 24-7

The outcome of Friday night’s contest between Escondido Charter and Vincent Memorial (Calexico, Calif.) hinged on one thing. Could the White Tiger defense, so stout and gallant for 43 minutes-plus, make one more huge play? The game had reached its seminal moment. With EC clinging to a 7-3 lead, the visiting Scots were faced with a make-or-break 4th and 7 […]