Around Escondido

Beer week will kick off in Escondido on Nov. 5 with a host of events— Beer is a tradition in our fair city, often called the capital of craft brews­In honor of San Diego’s beer week, over 15 events will be held in Escon­dido alone. Stone Brewing Co. will be hosting a breakfast party from 9 a.m. to noon on […]

Holiday Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian

The Wesminster Presbyterian Church is having a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will include a silent auction and door prizes of jewelry, homemade decor, clothing and many more items. All proceeds will benefit the Mothers of Preschoolers program at the church. The MOPS ministry is looking for more childcare workers to help […]

Two on the town: couple of festivals to feature arti­sanal cheese and tamales

The wedges will entice and beverages will flow at the Escondido Downtown Business Association’s The Wedge Arti­sanal Cheese Festival on Saturday. Thirteen downtown businesses will deliver fine cheese, regional craft beers and boutique wines and eight Grand Avenue restaurants will offer cheesey dishes and craft beverages as well. A Wedge Tasting Passport provides access to all 21 gourmet tasting stops […]

Meet the ‘real’ Betty Crocker

For decades, home economist Agnes White of Valley Center was one of the most famous women in America, but it was not until she died that it was discovered that she was the original cooking icon, Betty Crocker. In 1924, Agnes was selected to host America’s first cooking show which was heard nationally on NBC. She was given the name […]

County supervisors to consider ordinance that would make speed limit consistent on VC road

Currently the speed limit on Old Castle Road is 50 mph for the 0.64- mile segment from Champagne Boule­vard to 3,400 feet east of Champagne Boulevard and 45 mph for the 0.6-mile portion from 3,400 feet east of Cham­pagne Boulevard to 550 feet east of Mile Post 6. If the San Diego Coun­ty Board of Supervisors ratifies the October 23 […]

Public meetings inform on proposed Safari Highlands Ranch project

The City of Escondido held two community meetings this past sum­mer to discuss Safari Highlands Ranch, a proposed 1,100-acre mas­ter planned community involving 550 units in eastern Escondido, north of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and east of the Rancho San Pasqual community. The meetings focused on gath­ering public input for the Environ­mental Impact Report that would assess the […]

Around Valley Center

Garden club speaker offers water-saving tips— The Dos Valles Garden Club will present a talk by Matthew Nor­een of Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply in Valley Center on Tues­day, Nov. 10. He will focus on water-efficient technologies for landscape, vegeta­ble and orchard irrigation. Included in his presentation will be a discus­sion on water-saving Matched Pre­cipitation Rotators, drip irrigation products from […]

Daley Ranch Naturalist Hikes

• At 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8, there will be an early morning fitness hike that will challenge hikers with a brisk 11.1 mile hike. This hike is not suitable for children. • The Friends of Daley Ranch will be hosting a member appreciation hike at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8. This event will showcase the ranch house, […]

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, […]

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