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 […]

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 […]