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Flower power ruled Valley Center Saturday

A busy Saturday for Dos Valles Garden Club featured its annual flower show, plant sale. Dos Valles Garden Cub’s biennial 33rd Flower Show turned into an annual Saturday, April 23, blooming and spreading across the Valley Center Library on Cole Grade road. It’s theme: “Recycle, Respect, Restore the Earth.” Budding and beautiful, even bold, the show transformed the library into exciting exhibits of locally grown…


Star Valley Park saga continues Friday

The complex saga that has become Star Valley Park enters center stage at 9 a.m. Friday, April 15. That’s when Valley Center officials hold a kind of “groundbreaking, sign raising and kickoff” for the 15.5-acre park that was bought last year, but also depleted the parks and recreation district of reserve and maintenance funds necessitating a November ballot initiative to raise district funds. Doing the…


Escondido man confesses to Hayfork, Trinity County double homicide

If you know Jason Paul Brady, he probably never is coming home to Escondido. The 40-year-old  Escondido wanderer confessed Tuesday to killing two people at a Hayfork residence Monday night, Trinity County Sheriff’s investigators said. Deputies said they received reports of a “suspicious circumstance” around 11:30 p.m.  Arriving at the residence on Carter Gulch Road, they spotted a person in the home, who then ran…


Affordable, fun golf for the everyman at Castle Creek Country Club

If not for the blue-collar side of golf: Francis Ouimet would never have become a legend, Lee Trevino would never have won six majors, your local muni would now be a housing development and places like Castle Creek Country Club would be shunned for a dearth of collared shirts. Presenting a tenor of refreshing egalitarianism, Castle Creek isn’t shy about its operating philosophy. Amid a national public-golf…


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet pirouettes to town

What: Aspen dance at CCAE When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd. How Much: Tickets: $20-$60 “A breath of fresh air”  -New York Times “Classically trained company of the future.” -Boston Herald Tutus and satin ballet shoes are dancing into Escondido on Thursday, April 14 when the spectacular Aspen Santa Fe Ballet comes to the…


Convicted pH Miracle naturopath Robert Young faces additional charges, civil suit

A bad trip through the U.S. legal system got even worse this week for former Valley Center naturopath Robert Oldham Young. Author of the well-known “pH Miracle” books, and philosophy, Young already was placed in prison Feb. 3. following being found guilty of two charges of practicing medicine without a license. However a hung jury, after deliberating two weeks, found him innocent of one charge…


Leading new wave folk singers take over California Center for the Arts on April 1

No April’s Fools joke here, bluegrass is in the house on Friday, April 1 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Fans of the folksy country genre have the opportunity to see some of the leading ladies in the bluegrass world providing a singer-songwriter experience. Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell performs a rare singers-in-the-round type show with each artist sharing their own…


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Scott Peters — “Noteworthy Martian?” 52nd Congressional District turns extraterrestrial

The 52nd Congressional District race got curiouser and curiouser this week, what with candidates “passing” as Hispanic and allegations of “hypersexual noteworthy Martians.” Firstly, one of incumbent Democrat Scott Peters’ possible Republican opponents came out with a kind of Rebecca Dolezal scenario. You remember Dolezal, the NAACP official who turned out to be passing as an African-American, even though she turned out to be extremely…


California Center for the Arts, Escondido: ‘Dancing With Our Stars’ Gala Fundraiser

An all-star lineup of prominent community and business leaders will slip on their dancing shoes and compete as part of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s “Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on Saturday, April 2. Gala proceeds will benefit the Center’s education and community outreach programs, which serve over 75,000 people each year. Community stars will include former Escondido Mayor Lori Holt-Pfeiler and…