Valley Center Sheriff Blotter

• At 11:48 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, a traffic stop on Pauma Reservation Road resulted in the arrest of a 49-year-old woman for an active bench warrant. • On Tuesday morning, Nov. 24, a theft of $6,000 cash and another $3,000 in other items was reported stolen from a vehicle at Harrah’s Casino. • A 29-year-old man was arrested […]

Supervisor selected VP for counties’ association

The County of San Diego gained ad­ditional statewide clout on Dec. 3 with the election of Supervisor Dave Rob­erts to the position of First Vice Presi­dent of the California State Associa­tion of Counties. The vote in Monterey was part of the association’s 121st an­nual meeting. “California’s counties play a ma­jor role in the issues that are most critical to the […]

Celebrated comic jokes at the Center in Esco

“Only in America, you walk into a bank, and you see a vault door open, and they chain down a pen.” Yakov Smirnoff Yakov Smirnoff, the beloved American/Russian comedian, will perform at the California Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 9. His show, “Happily Ever Laughter” will be videotaped for presentation early next year on PBS. Smirnoff, who is […]

A Dickens classic with a clever twist

The North County Players will perform “Mr. Scrooge & Mr. Dickens” starting today at the San Marcos Civic Center. The play, which brings Scrooge and his creator, Charles Dickens, into dialogue together, runs through Sunday. “After nearly ten years, we’ll be putting Scrooge on the shelf,” noted the play’s writer/director, Charles Carr, a writer for the Union-Tribune and many other […]

‘The Nutcracker’ invades Center for the Arts

A horde of ballerinas will descend on California Center for the Arts, Escondido this weekend in a frenzy of holiday dance celebration of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Two full companies, accompanied by dancing school proteges, will take the stage five times over the weekend. The West Coast Ballet Theatre in association with San Elijo Dance and Music Academy will bring more […]

Water rates across San Diego to increase in 2016

The water rates and charges for 2016 adopted by the San Diego County Water Authority will, on a county-wide basis, increase rates for treated water by 5.4 percent and for untreated water by 6.6 percent. The rates and charges will go into ef­fect January 1. They were adopted by a unanimous SDCWA board vote June 25. “Our water rate increase […]

Escondido seeking nominations for helpful citizens

Each year at the State of the City meeting, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations now are being solicited for these awards. The general public is encouraged to submit nominations of qualified members of the community for consideration. Award nomination forms can be […]

St. Stephen Catholic Church holds Christmas masses

Masses on Thursday, Dec. 24 for the Vigil of Christmas are the Children’s Mass at 5 p.m. and the Vigil is at 10 p.m. Friday, Christmas Day, Mass in English is at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Spanish. Christmas break for our Faith Formation classes will start Dec. 21 and resume Jan. 4, 2016. This Year of Mercy is […]

Christmas services Eve across the county

Emmanuel Faith Community Church Emmanuel Faith Community Church The Emmanuel Faith Community Church will have a Living Nativity event on Friday-Sunday, Dec. 18 to 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the EFCC Field and in the Family Center The interactive living nativity (with real animals!) also includes a photo booth, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and a craft. Resonate Worship […]

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