Area seniors sign college athletic letters of intent

A San Diego Hall of Champions ceremony No­vember 11 saw 204 high school seniors either sign a letter of intent to play college athletics or simu­late a signing, and the athletes included eight from San Marcos High School, San Pasqual High School, Mission Hills High School, and Calvin Christian High School along with four seniors who will be playing for […]

Valley Center Sheriff Blotter

• Tuesday, October 27, at 9:30 am Grand Theft was reported in the 29600 block of Wilkes • At 2:53 pm, Wednesday, October 28, a prisoner was transported from the Pala Casino to the Vista Detention Facility on charges of commercial burglary, receiving known stolen property, fraud with other’s ID, and, oh yes, possession of a controlled substance. • At […]

Blood Bank offers `Genome Zone’ at this year’s Chargers blood drive

The San Diego Blood Bank is now booking appointments for blood do­nors at Chargers Drive XXXVII, pre­sented by San Diego County Credit Union, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Town and Country Resort & Conven­tion Center, 500 Hotel Circle South, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. To make an appointment today to donate blood on Nov. 24, visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org, or […]

Kallee Krong- McCreery’s Recipes

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. Slow Cooker French Dip Beef 2 1/2 lb to 3 lbs chuckroast1/2 c soy sauce2 c beef broth (or waterwith 1 1/2 Tbl beef bouil­lon) 1 […]

‘Escondido Shines’ cleans up the city

The culmination of a year’s effort in creating community pride and esteem was rewarded last Saturday in 10 of Escondido’s civic parks. According to president and founder of the Escondido Shines movement, Vaughn North, “It exceeded my expec­tations. We had about 600 volunteers throughout the community. We covered the city’s parks. There were 24 projects and we had a great […]

Fewer Welk public rentals cause unincorporated Escondido decline

The county’s Transient Occupancy Tax revenue collected during Fiscal Year 2014-15 set a record for at least the 21st century and likely for all time. “It looks very positive and of course we’re elated because it means more rev­enues are coming forward to the county,” said county treasurer-tax collector Dan McAllister. The county had $4,166,354.90 of TOT collections during 2014-15. […]

Tamale fest brings together community

“In creating modern maize from this unpromising plant (teosinte), In­dians performed a feat so improb­able that archeologists and biologists argued for decades over how it was achieved.” from Charles Mann’s book “1491” The First Annual Escondido Ta­male Festival at Grape Day Park was a smashing success by all accounts. It must have something to do with the power of what […]

Supporting California Students

Supporting California Students —GUEST OPINION

Education is one of my top priorities in Sacramento. As the mother of a high school student, I am keenly interested in improving California’s schools and test scores. In response, I joined my Assembly colleagues to support a legislative pack­age designed to reform California’s de­clining education system. The package included the following bills: I co-authored AB 1048, which sup­ported our […]