Young Valley Center dancer wins a princely role

Valley Center resident Ronan Torrence has been cast as the Nutcracker Prince in two local productions of The Nutcracker ballet. Ronan will dance at the New West Ballet Theater’s production on Thanksgiv­ing weekend at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts and at the North County Academy of Dance’s production the fol­lowing weekend at the Bob Burton Center for the […]

So I Was Thinking…


Years ago, when I was a young teenage girl, I got my feelings hurt over something. (Imagine that!) As I was sharing my angst with my mom, in an effort to encourage me, she meant to say, “Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.” Instead, she inadvertently said, “Don’t wear your sleeves on your shoulders.” Of course, that was far […]

VC Art Association holds 2015 art show

The Valley Center Art Association is holding its 2015 Open Art Show Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, in the Commu­nity Room at the Valley Center Library. Artists have been invited to enter their original art, no previous entries will be shown. There is no limit to the number of entries. Artists invited to apply for VCAA will invite members to […]

Legal dispute causes friction between Homeowners Association, city officials

Friction continues to grow be­tween the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization (EC­CHO) and city officials over a deci­sion to settle a legal dispute between the city of Escondido and the Beverly Hills developer Stuck in the Rough, LLC, which purchased the Escondi­do Country Club and plans to replace its golf course with homes. Escondido Mayor Sam Abed be­lieves settling the […]

County approves sidewalk, curb and gutter rehabilitation contract

The San Diego County Board of Su­pervisors authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a con­tract to remove and replace damaged concrete road infrastructure including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and surface damage and to install curb ramps that­meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote October 28, with Ron Roberts at a meeting with San Diego Association […]

J & M’s Restaurant anniversary event benefits local charity

In order to celebrate their second an­niversary, the proprietors of J&M’s res­taurant is hosting a charity even and offering special deals on meals for its anniversary week from Dec. 7 to 13. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, J&M’s will donate 50 percent of all proceeds to Interfaith Community Services, which provides a variety of social service programs for individuals and families […]

Sheriff’s Department urges public to beware of fake IRS calls

The Valley Center Sheriff’s Substa­tion has been receiving calls and com­plaints from people who have received telephone calls or messages from peo­ple claiming to be from the IRS. The deputies say that these con art­ists are aggressive and will scare people with a lawsuit or threaten them with an arrest if they don’t pay. The perpetrators may know a lot […]

Around Escondido

Escondido Arts Partner­ship holds several events in November— The Escondido Arts Partner­ship is ceating a coloring book filled with art from local artists. The EAP will receive the art on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday Nov. 21. The EAP will also feature a ju­ried exhibition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 21 at their Municipal Gallery. […]

What is this “ISO” charge on my water bill?

When most people pay their water bill, they typically only think of how much water they purchase, which, in this time of drought, is a natural thing with which to be concerned. Most people don’t really think about their “ISO” charge. What is the “ISO” – ISO is an acro­nym for Insurance Standards Office. The ISO is a national organization […]

VC oil nearing liquor license approval

Valley Center Oil received ap­proval at the November Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) hearing to move forward with their application to sell beer and wine. The application filed by Dave Bohorguez, Principal and acting manager of VC Oil was present at the meeting along with authorities who normally involved with the ap­proval of such a license. “We have no […]