2015-11-05 E-Edition

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 […]

Meetings are the foundation of an excellent association

As a professional Community Association Manager I hear these complaints each and every day from board members: • I can hear the sound of crickets chirping at board meetings because nobody except me and the other directors attends. • I haven’t got a clue what might inspire owners to attend meetings and participate. • I feel overworked and unappreciated – […]

Local teacher uses technology in her classroom, hopes to foster new generation of tech-literacy

The walk to Vanessa Miramontes- Solorzano’s classroom takes me through a central, high-ceilinged room. It is full of children. A teacher cautions “don’t step on the drone” and I hop-skip around the device, about the size of a pie plate, with four tiny rotors. The children are gathered around the tiny aircraft, learning a lesson in physics. Their instructor “is […]

Kallee Krong- McCreery’s Recipes

Pumpkin Soup

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. When we finally get a bit of cool weather, I began to crave soup. This is a recipe I have served to many groups, including tea […]

The Governer has decided


According to statistics from the Governor’s office, this year Gover­nor Jerry Brown signed 808 bills and vetoed 133, for a total of 941 bills. With over 2,300 new bills introduced, that’s a veto rate of about 14 percent. Among the bills signed and vetoed, there were a number of surprises, and some that weren’t so surprising. Among the surprises, the […]

VC Musicians Create Patriotic Musical Tribute

The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters will hold their second annual free Veteran’s Day Concert on Wednes­day, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. with doors open­ing at noon for snacks, treats and meal items for purchase. This program has been continuously offered as a community service by the band and choir students of Valley Center Middle and High Schools. “Each year, several […]

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