Valley Center Kiwanis club president honored

Gina Roberts, current President of the Valley Center Kiwanis Club, awarded last year’s President, Jon Petersen, the Walter Zeller Award for his efforts in leading the Club to support the world wide project called Project Eliminate. With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of […]

MaryEllen Jones, 93, beloved mother and air pilot

June 16, 1922 -- Octo­ber 30, 2015.

Born in Pullman Washington, went through school and attended Washington State University. She was a member of the Sigma Kappa sorority. Her parents boarded WSU students. MaryEllen met Francis Paul Jones while he was attending WSU Veterinarian School. They fell in love and she mar­ried him. They had a wonderful life and raise three children. She was a wonder­ful daughter, […]

VC Library to host artist meet and greet

The Art Association and the Valley Center Library present an Artist Meet and Greet art 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Community and Seminar Rooms of the Valley Center Library. Music will provided by Palomar College students including two pianists and a jazz ensemble. Refreshments will be served. “This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to meet […]

San Diego Blood Bank looking for new blood … sort of

News from the San Diego Blood Bank — Talented musicians from the North County could be the next star: San Diego Blood Bank seeking talented performers for Chargers blood drive in November The talent search is on. The San Di­ego Blood Bank (SDBB) is inviting tal­ented singers and musicians to submit a video of their original song and win an […]

Beware bogus fire inspectors

Adjacent jurisdictions, including Escondido, are again getting reports of people who are claiming to be from the fire department and showing up at local businesses to do an inspection, according to Valley Center Fire Protection District Marshal George Lucia Sr. The perpetrators walk around the premises and then give the business a bill on the spot. The fire marshal said […]

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Valley Center Sheriff’s Blotter

• Tuesday, October 20, at 9:30 am a residential burglary was reported on the 37000 block of Magee Rd, in Pala. • At 4:22 pm, Wednesday, October 21, a disturbance call led to a bench warrant arrest on the 12000 block of Pala Mission Rd, in Pala. The suspect was transported to the Vista Detention Facility. • Later, at 9:00 […]

Local tennis team triumphs, wins US title

A women’s tennis team from Escondido, represent­ing the United States Tennis Association’s Southern California Section, captured the national title at the USTA League Adult 55 & Over 8.0 National Cham­pionships held at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Com­plex in Surprise, AZ. The Escondido team defeated a team from Lake Os­wego, OR., 2-1 in the championship match on Sunday, Oct. 18. […]

“I need to forgive myself 50,000 times a day…”

“I need to forgive myself 50,000 times a day” – that’s what Joe told me when we were driving in California on a business trip together. We were talking about forgiveness, and how IS it possible to forgive someone who has done something truly heinous… interesting discussions my colleague and I would have. Joseph at the time was a Managing […]

San Diego crop value tumbles due to drop in egg, avocado productions

Significant drops in the annual pro­duction value of avocados and eggs contributed to a San Diego County 2014 crop report with a total produc­tion value that was down from the 2013 figure. During 2014, the county’s 5,732 farms grew crops with a total produc­tion value of $1.88 billion. The 2013 crop value was $1.85 billion. “I’m not surprised that there […]