Drag racing comes to Barona Strip

A local drag racing event will take place on Nov. 28 at the Barona Drag Strip in Lakeside, California. The event, the 9th annual Match Race Madness, will be a fun, family-oriented event for young and mature alike, ac­cording to a press release. The Match Race Madness is an event that was spearheaded by Steve Sherman, when he organized a […]

Around Valley Center

Deadline for holiday poinset­tias is approaching fast— Sun., Nov. 22 is the deadline to pre-order holiday Poinsettias from the Dos Valles Garden Club for pick-up at the Club’s Holiday Poinsettia and Plant Sale, 8 am to noon, Sat., Dec. 5 at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center. Seven variet­ies of Poinsettias in six-inch pots are available […]


• The Escondido Police Depart­ment was awarded a grant of around $300,000 from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The Department says it will use the funds to keep its roadways safe. “Traffic safety is a priority for the City of Escondido and the Police De­partment,” said Chief of Police Craig Carter. “I want to personally thank OTS for their […]

Valley Center Fire Prevention meets and greets local farmers

The Valley Center Fire Prevention Division participated in meeting, greet­ing and teaching fire and safety to local farmers at the San Diego County Farm Bureau’s first annual Agriculture Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on November 5. Farming and nurseries remains a large part of the Valley Center lifestyle and although often hidden in the coun­try backdrop, the VCFPD Fire […]

St. Stephen Catholic Church

The USCCB invites families to participate in National Bible Week, November 15-22. This year’s theme is The Bible: A Book for the Family. Videos are avail­able online at Formed.org. Find out what Catholics actually be­lieve about the Holy Bible. Palomar Health Community Flu Shot Clinic will be at St. Stephen parish from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November […]

Valley Center Road may be getting a roundabout

Members of the Valley Center Com­munity Planning Group approved board member John Vicks’ motion to investi­gate further the potential for installing a roundabout at Mirar de Valle and Valley Center Road. The motion carried with the sup­port of all board members except James Garritson, local planning board mem­ber who boldly rejects any vote that im­poses government control over private property […]

Health Seminar at Valley Center Seventh Day Aventist

Rico Hill, health evangelist, au­thor, and host of 3ABN’s health pro­gram, “From Sickness to Health”, will be a guest speaker at the Val­ley Center Seventh Day Adventist Church. The seminar is titled “The Great Health Controversy,” and presenta­tions reveal how the war over our spiritual health is inextricably linked to our physical health. Irrefutable evidence from the Bible, current medical […]

San Marcos city council meets, says no marijuana

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond opened the latest city council meeting with the observation that it was unusu­ally well-attended, probably due to the item on the agenda regarding marijua­na. The proposed ordinance would ex­pressly prohibit the cultivation of mari­juana, including medical marijuana and edible products, and all associated busi­nesses, such as the delivery of marijua­na, in the city of San […]

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Art studio and garden tour to benefit dog rescue

A local Escondido artist will be hosting a charity event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6 to help raise funds for local animals in need. Cathy Carey, of Escondido, will be hosting an art studio and garden tour in continued support of the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. Suggested donations start at $10, and Carey […]