2015-10-22 E-Edition

Citizen Proposes Traffic Measures for Ridge Ranch

Valley Center Community Planning Group member Bill Miller presented as a concerned citizen to the board five measures to improve the ingress and egress for residents living at Ridge Ranch as an informational item on the agenda. “I have five economically viable options that can be easily implemented to improve the safety of the area,” said Miller, resident in the […]

St. Stephen Catholic Church

October is dedicated as the month of the Holy Rosary at St. Stephen Parish Catholic Church. The rosary, primarily a scriptural prayer, draws its mysteries from the New Testament and is centered on the great events of the Incarnation and Redemption. The Luminous Mysteries reflect the ministry and life of Jesus. Fr. Elmer is celebrating Mass at 6:45 a.m. on […]



• The San Diego Sheriff’s Department will hold a “guns for gift cards” event at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the San Marcos station. Citizens will be able to trade in their unwanted firearms in exchange for gift cards. All firearms traded in will destroyed. • On Oct. 9, the Escondido police department was flagged down […]

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Water district exceeds mandates for restrictions

Because of an aggressive program to en­force the state-mandated reduction in water use, the Valley Center Municipal Water Dis­trict exceeded reductions below the 36 per­cent mandate in June, July and September. The conservation measures have not come easy for customers or for the district. Over that same period, program implemen­tation totaled just over $212,000 including labor, overtime, special programing, printing […]

Local yoga teacher puts authenticity in pratice

Doing things right is important to Rached Maalouf, the owner of the Sattva Fitness Yoga Center in Escondido. “Authentic” is the word that keeps coming up when talking to him about his yoga business and lifestyle. “Authentic Hatha Yoga from India is what I know and what I teach,” he said, “All of my teachers that I learned from all […]

SANDAG adopts new transportation plan update

The update of the county’s Regional Transportation Plan was approved 19-0 in a San Diego Association of Governments board vote Oct. 9. The update anticipates spend­ing approximately $203.8 billion of expenditure-year dollars for highway, transit, rail, and bicycle projects. The revenue includes projections of anticipated federal, state, local and private funds from existing and reasonably available future sources. The revenue […]

Kallee Crong- McCreery’s Recipes


Kallee is a cook, recipe writer, and a field editor of the Taste of Home family of magazines. Her recipes have been featured in Simple and Delicious, Country woman, and Taste of home magazines. Here is a handy recipe to keep in your box. I recently made enough to serve 800 at a memorial service. There are many versions of […]

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