Jags come out roaring in dominant season-opener


(top left) Jaguar cornerback Chrishawn Gordon brings down Sundevil wideout Parker Campana with a touchdown-saving tackle. (top right) As teammates Rikki Mazzetti (left) and Tristian Garcia look on, alert lineman Dominic Graciano (56) prepares to pounce on a loose ball.  (lower left) Jaguar Dominic Stevens prepares to make a stop on Mt. Carmel return man Andrew Alisuag.  (lower right) Running […]

HVCCA to kick off concert series with Coast Cities Jazz Band

The Coastal Cities Jazz Band , back by popular demand, will be kicking off the 73rd Season of the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association at 2 pm , Sunday, September 16 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  Female and male vocalists will be joining them as they perform swinging sounds of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. The other […]

Couple uncovers proof that they own a genuine Steve McQueen car


  Film legend Steve McQueen is forever linked in the public’s mind with fast vehicles. Such as his motorcycle in “The Great Escape,” or the muscular  but exceedingly fleet ‘67 Mustang he drove in what is regarded by many as the best chase scene ever— in “Bullitt” or the Porsche 917K he drove in “Le Mans.”  Now add to McQueen’s […]

DAR seeks donations for 2nd Wreaths Across America

From the Revolutionary War to present day conflicts, our country’s veterans have been devoted sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers. They come from all backgrounds in life to place their lives on the line for our freedoms. Since the 1st Annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held at Valley Center Cemetery in 2017, Center of the Valley […]

Kiwanis invites community to “don’t miss” golf tournament Oct. 12

Valley Center Kiwanis Club is again putting on its annual golf tournament, and as one of the organizers, Martha Bozulich puts it, “Ask anyone who has been at a VC Kiwanis Golf Tournament and they will tell you: ‘Don’t miss it!’ ” The Tournament will occur at Woods Valley Golf Club, located at 14616 Woods Valley Road. Doors open at […]

Legislature must act on fires


This past year some of the worst wildfires in California history have killed 52 people, destroyed thousands of homes and scorched an area larger than greater Los Angeles. Surviving the Cedar (273,246 acres/ 2,820 structures), Witch (197,990 acres/ 1,650 structures), Cocos, Paradise and Lilac fires in San Diego has taught us a lot. Helping victims is our immediate priority, but […]