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In 1976, Steven Tweed began a career in the Southern California water industry. Within the first 10 years, he recognized a critical need for an improved and more efficient pump systems company that was committed to above-standard practice and performance; one that would exceed current expectations.

In 1986, he met that challenge, founding Hidden Valley Pump Systems, Inc. To date, the company's chief policy has been ensuring their entire client base is educated and informed of the ever-changing municipal, agricultural, residential and industrial water markets, while consistently forging new collaborative relationships and partnerships with other leading water industry organizations.

In August 2011, Hidden Valley Pump Systems formed a lucrative partnership with Siemens®, affording them the leverage to offer the highest quality and most efficient technology available. In October of 2013 Hidden Valley Pump became a second generation family-run business when Michael Tweed succeeded Steven in oversight and management of day to day operations, and, in January of 2014, Hidden Valley Pump Systems celebrated its 28th successful year in business.

Their ability to set the standard for the water industry together with a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals provides a solid foundation for another 28 years of credible, innovative and reliable service.

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Valley Center, CA 92082


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It's Time To Change Smoke Alarm Batteries
by George Lucia, Sr. / Battalion Chief & Fire Marshal
Daylight savings time comes to an end this year on Sunday, November 02, 2014, at 2 AM.
When you turn your clocks back one hour, use this extra hour to start a new tradition of also changing the batteries in all the smoke alarms in your home. It can save your life.
Warnings from smoke alarms can provide those critical extra seconds people need to get out of their homes safely. Overall, roughly 66 percent of home fire deaths in the United States occur in homes without working smoke alarms. And nearly half of all home fire deaths result from fires that occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when we are the most vulnerable.
Use the hour you gain each year in the fall to: 
  • Test all the smoke alarms in your home by pushing the test button. 
  • Replace any batteries that have expired. Most smoke alarms use one 9-volt battery. 
  • Plan with your family two escape routes in the event of a fire and practice them. Crawl low under smoke. Plan where to meet outside. Once you're out, Stay out! 
  • Prepare a fire safety kit that includes working flashlights and fresh batteries. 
  • Replace any smoke alarms that are 10 or more years old with a photo-electric type.
Having working smoke alarms in your home is a simple and effective way to reduce your risk of dying in a home fire by nearly half. Considering residential fire deaths peak in winter months, it makes sense to change your smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries every fall.
This Sunday, Nov. 2, change your clock and change your batteries, and remind your relatives and friends to do so too. Remember, almost every day a smoke alarm saves somebody's life.
Should you have questions or need advice on installation or testing of smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, call the Valley Center Fire Protection District at 760-751-7600. Free smoke detectors and replacement batteries with installation are available for special needs families and all senior citizen's families.


CAL FIRE Offers Halloween Safety Tips


Make Halloween a fun and safe night for trick-or-treaters!

Costumes, jack-‘o-lanterns, haunted house and scary ghost stories mark this time of year as all kids of all ages enjoy the spirit of Halloween. But if precautions aren't taken, scary things can happen. Decorations that ignited are the reported cause in 900 home fires nationwide each year. Two of every five of those were started by a candle.
To make this day a fun and festive event, just follow these few simple steps to ensure everyone stays safe:
• Children should always go trick-or-treating with a responsible adult
• Provide children with flashlights or glow sticks to carry for lighting and visibility
• Review how to cross a street with your child. Look left, right and left again to be sure no cars are 
approaching before crossing the street
• If driving, be sure to watch for trick-or-treaters who are too busy to watch for you
• Remind children to stay together as a group when walking from house to house
• Purchase costumes made of flame resistant or flame retardant. Fire resistant does not mean fireproof!
• Apply reflective tape to Halloween costumes
• Masks can obstruct vision - consider using make-up instead
• Avoid loose, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts
• Keep hemlines short enough to prevent tripping
• Keep decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources, including light bulbs and heaters
• Light jack-‘o-lanterns with battery powered light - never use candles!
• Keep exits clear of decorations so nothing blocks escape routes
• Remove objects from the yard that could present a tripping hazard (garden tools, hoses, etc.)
Remember to closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it, discarding any unwrapped treats from a stranger. If in doubt, throw it out!
CAL FIRE wishes all Californians a safe and enjoyable Halloween! For more Halloween fire safety ideas and tips, please visit the CAL FIRE website at

Valley Center Kiwanis Thank Sponsors of Golf Tournament 
Valley Center Kiwanis would like to thank the sponsors of our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament:
VC Happenings
Valley Center Chamber of Commerce
Joe's County Feed and Grain
Valley View Casino
Valley Center Chiropractic
Pala Casino
Callaway Golf
State Farm Insurance
Landscape Design Service
Polito Farms
Summit Mortgage - John Yeager
Allinson Propane
Country Junction Deli
Valley Center Properties
Cortez Development Company
Community Pharmacy of Valley Center
Valley Center Sports and Apparel
Valley Center Optometry
Broken Rock Ranch
Hand, Foot and Spine Center
California Temperature Control
Air Crafts Heating and Air Conditioning
Lilac Hills Ranch
Dutchman's Pond
Taylor Made Golf
Sparley Family
John Brown
Alan Kirkpatrick
Leon Schwartz
Sunset Tax and Bookkeeping
The Burstein's
Brown Bulk Transportation
EDCO Waste and Recycling Services
Fain Drilling and Pump
A Cat's View Vet Hospital
A-1 Irrigation
Pauma Valley Insurance - Brandon Strausbaugh
Diane Conaway, Realtor
Dorschel Twins Customs Auto Fabrication
R & R Engineering
Gina Roberts
Michael Robledo
Valley Center Middle School Teachers
Serratos Auto and Tire
SD County Senior Sherriff Volunteer Patrol
Sandbags, LLC
VCPUSD District Administrators
We couldn't have done it without you! 

EPD Sobriety Enforcement Results - October 24th, 2014
On October 24, 2014 the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver's License Checkpoint in the area of Valley Pkwy / Juniper St.
Drivers whose ONLY offense was being UNLICENSED to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered owner of the vehicle to either take or assign possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. 23 vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver. During the checkpoint, 9 vehicles were impounded.
Following are other results from this event: 
  • 1861 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.
  • 1228 vehicles were screened in primary.
  • 2 FST's were conducted, resulting in 2 DUI arrests
  • 64 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver's license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • 38 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (7 for suspended license and 26 for unlicensed driver, 10 for no insurance.)
  • Educational material was distributed regarding DUI problems. 
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National  Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Preview of The Sound of Music at the VC Library


Ridgeview Church will present a preview of the musical The Sound of Music at the Valley Center Library on Saturday, November 8  at 3:00 p.m. This will be an opportunity to meet the director, cast and orchestra and get a glimpse of this fabulous production. This is a great family musical to view before the upcoming holidays.

The leading actors are Brandon Cesmat as Captain von Trapp and Lisa Shadburn as Maria. Also performing will be the Valley Center Symphony consisting of 17 musicians and conducted by Toshiki Sakanaka Toshiki. There is no charge to preview this production. In fact, free tickets will be raffled during this preview. The production is directed by Toni Montross and presented by Ridgeview Church. The master of ceremony for this event will be Richard Rivera.

Show times are evening performances on Nov. 28 and 29 and Dec. 5 and  6.  Matinees are on Sunday afternoons on Nov. 30 and Dec 7.  The production will be performed at  Ridgeview Church, located at 28094 Lake Wohlford Rd. in Valley Center. Tickets will be available for purchase after the preview or by contacting Ridgeview Church at (760) 751-9890. 

Pictured: Brandon Cesmat (Captain von Trapp) and Lisa Shadburn (Maria) are lead actors in Ridgeview Church's production of the Sound of Music,

Jaguar Marching Band to Perform Again in the Disney California Adventure Christmas Parade
Congratulations to the VCHS Jaguar Marching Band for once again being selected to march in the Disney California Adventure Christmas Parade!  
Disneyland hosted their annual "Community Art's Showcase" competition in which schools from all over Southern California were invited to send in a live unedited audition video.  Based on this year's video submission, the Jaguar Marching Band was awarded a free trip to Disney California Adventure.
While many schools are invited to perform at the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks throughout the year, they have to pay full price per student for the opportunity to perform. The Jaguar Marching Band, however, will receive free admission along with the opportunity to perform as a result of their outstanding video submission.  
The Jaguar Marching Band will be showcasing their talents in the Disney California Adventure Christmas Parade on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. 


Local College Student Diagnosed with Meningococcal Disease


HHSA has already notified anyone who was in close contact with the individual that they should receive antibiotics to prevent any possible infection. There were no close contacts reported at the college as the student had attended only one class in the past three weeks. The individual was treated at a local hospital and is improving.

There is no known connection to the recent meningococcal case that resulted in the death of a San Diego State University student.

"The risk to individuals who have not had close contact with the infected individual is very low," said Dean Sidelinger, M.D., M.S.Ed., of the County's Public Health Services. "Meningococcal disease is spread through close contact with the person infected, but others should be aware of the symptoms so that they may seek care if they develop these symptoms."

Individuals who experience symptoms should seek medical care promptly. Symptoms may include fever, intense headache, lethargy, stiff neck, and a rash that does not blanch under pressure. Anyone with potential exposure who develops any of these symptoms should immediately contact a healthcare provider or emergency room for evaluation of possible meningococcal disease.

The bacteria can be spread through close contact, such as sharing drinking glasses, eating utensils, cigarettes, or water bottles. It can also be spread by kissing, smoking and living in close quarters. The time between exposure to the disease and the onset of symptoms can be between two to 10 days. Individuals who had close contact with the case should receive antibiotics to prevent any possible infection. Preventive antibiotics are not recommended for people who were not in close contact with the case, but they should be aware of possible symptoms and make sure they have received the recommended vaccination against the disease.

A vaccine is available to prevent certain strains of meningococcal disease and is routinely recommended for children and adolescents 11 to 18 years of age. Families are encouraged to make sure their pre-teen and adolescent children are up-to-date on all recommended vaccines, including meningococcal vaccine. To find out more information about vaccine-preventable diseases, please visit

There have been seven previous cases of meningococcal disease reported locally in 2014. Last year, there were 16 cases. Since 2005, an average of 11 cases have been reported each year in San Diego County.

 Valley Center Man Charged With Practicing Medicine Without License


UPDATE 10/20/14: Robert Oldham Young, 61 was in court Monday, October 20th for a preliminary hearing for practicing medicine without a license. His hearing in the Vista courthouse is expected to last throughout the week.

Twelve victims, six of which died, are named in the criminal complaint, one of which paid $120,000 for treatment.

The judge will determine after the preliminary hearing if there is enough evidence to have Young stand trial on 18 felony charges.


Two Valley Center people who ran a health retreat and administered intravenous treatment to terminally ill patients were charged with practicing medicine without a license and grand theft, according to the San Diego County District Attorney's office.

"Offering intravenous medical treatments in an unlicensed facility not equipped to handle terminally ill patients creates a public health risk," District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said. "Our Consumer Unit continues to prosecute individuals who are not licensed doctors and prey on those in our community who are sick, vulnerable and desperate to cure their illnesses."

Robert Oldham Young, 61, and Rocio "Rosie" Placensia, 32, were arrested Thursday by the U.S. Marshals San Diego Fugitive Task Force. Young runs the "pH Miracle Center" on his avocado ranch in Valley Center and is a published author of several books including the "The pH Miracle," a diet designed to "alkalinize the body." The charges allege Young and his staff went beyond advocating dietary changes and used intravenous treatments on patients.

Young, who wears a doctor's lab coat and is identified as a doctor on his website, was arraigned today on 18 felony counts. Placensia is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 30. If both are convicted, he faces 15 years and 8 months of prison time and she faces three years in county jail.

On his website, Young also advertises medical diagnostic services. Although not a medical facility, Young accepted patients, including terminally ill people, and housed them in temporary quarters on his avocado ranch.

The District Attorney's Consumer Unit is prosecuting Young. He remains under investigation by the Medical Board of California, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations, and the District Attorney's Office, which believe there could be more victims.

Anyone with additional information regarding the defendants is asked to contact the District Attorney's Office at 619-531-3507.
The VCHS 2014 Homecoming Court
By Donna Santana
On Friday, October 17 the 2014 Valley Center High School Homecoming Court was announced at halftime at the VCHS Homecoming Football game.
The Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Homecoming Court winners were announced before the game; however, three pairs of Senior King and Queen nominees were there to find out who would be crowned at the ceremony. The Homecoming Queen nominees included Madison Coley, Kira Archipov and Victoria Rodriguez. The Homecoming King nominees were Jarred Gilster, Bruno Tlanalomar, and Edwin Sanchez.
The winners were announced with a confetti rocket being launched behind the Homecoming Queen and King after a skit performed by VCHS teachers,  Mr. Hailwood, Mrs. Degan, Ms. Bernard and Mr. Stout. 
Congratulations to the 2014 VCHS Homecoming Court: 
  • Seniors: Madison Coley & Jarred Gilster
  • Juniors: Hannah Boyd & Rhett Reilly
  • Sophomores: Katy Bowling & Jacob Banner
  • Freshmans: Isabella Boleda and Kai Brown
Click here for more pictures of the event. 

Free Public Veteran's Day Concert on November 11
The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters announced their 11th Annual Free Veteran's Day Concert on Tuesday, November 11. Doors open at noon.

Now a tradition, this program has been offered for many years by the band and choir students of Valley Center Middle and High Schools.  "Each year, we ask several hundred of our performing arts students to share their talents during their day off from school in order to celebrate and recognize all service members," said Diane Conaway, President of the Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters. "This free community event has a full house each year, so come early and enjoy pre-show entertainment from the Len and Greg Beck Jazz Duo, starting at noon."
Refreshments and light meals are available for purchase in the Maxine Theater lobby, located at the Valley Center High School.  The free concert starts at 1:00 p.m.
The award-winning Middle School Thunderhawk and High School Jaguar Jazz Bands will be performing classic Big Band sounds for guests' enjoyment. The Maxine will rumble when the VCHS Roaring Jaguar Marching Band and Drumline arrive with a special surprise.  Additionally, you will be entertained by the famed VCHS Concert Band and versatile, award-winning singers from the Valley Center Middle School and High School Choirs.  The event is sponsored in part by Left Coast Engineering and RE/MAX United.

"Our job as Boosters of this incredibly talented organization is to continually support Valley Center's instructors and students in their amazing journey showcasing their many talents and hard work," added Conaway. "Our fundraising efforts start from day one of school and continue straight through numerous events leading up to our grand finale with the 4th Annual VCMusicFest set for Saturday, June 6 at Bates Nut Farm in Valley Center."
The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters budget supports approximately 700 students at five schools, including: performance and competition attire; musical instrument purchases and repairs so that no student misses the opportunity to pursue his or her passion; transportation to numerous competitions; and even an additional trailer for carrying all the items the performers need as the bands and choirs continue to grow.
The Valley Center Pauma/Music Boosters is a non-profit, all volunteer organization designed to support music in Valley Center and Pauma Schools. They are currently challenging the Valley Center Community to raise $100,000 this school year to help the students reach their continually growing audience, including invited performances at places like Disneyland and San Francisco.  Anyone can become a Booster member and contribute to this goal. 
In addition, the Boosters organize many fundraising opportunities throughout the year: Krispy Krème doughnut sales, cookie dough sales, the annual Jazz Benefit set for Sunday, March 8, 2015 and the VCMusicFest on June 6, 2015.  The profits generated at this concert's concessions stands are used to meet our goal, so please support the students' endeavors.
For more information about the Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters and how you can help, please visit, email, like Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters on Facebook or call 760-749-2888.           

So I Was Thinking…“Back-up Plan”
By Phyllis Knight  
Remember when times were simpler? Not always better, but definitely simpler. Not so many choices to make – and especially about things we didn’t understand. For instance, I am so not high-tech. My husband recently asked me what kind of new phone I wanted and I said “pink”… Apparently, not the answer he was seeking.
I don’t pretend to comprehend even half of the gadgets (is that even still a word?) that I have. Worse, about the time I’m just getting used to the one I do have, it’s time to get a new one (like the phone). But I do get used to it, and then can’t seem to function well without it. Go figure.
Like I said, I get comfortable - dare I say, even confident, and occasionally even competent - with what I have, and that’s why I like to keep what I have for as long as possible. (I’ve been married to the same man for 39 years... ‘nough said.) Now, take my car, for example. When I got my new Town & Country last year with all the bells and whistles (read: gadgets) after driving my Mountaineer for ten years, I was a little overwhelmed. I couldn’t even imagine what some of the buttons were for. It took me a little while to realize the little button with the red “up” arrow wasn’t an ejection seat. But, oh, how sometimes I wish it were. (Okay, who hasn’t thought one would come in handy for backseat drivers on occasion?) Don’t even get me started on the “hands-free phone set-up.” It only takes me five times longer to make a phone call now than it used to.
The back-up camera definitely was a new experience for me. Instead of relying on constant head-swiveling and neck-craning, I could actually be guided by the camera…if I could just learn to trust it. Aw, therein lies the rub. When you have depended on your own abilities to guide you, it isn’t easy to let go of that control and put your trust in something else. But, as I began to rely on it more, the more it proved itself trustworthy and true, and the more it has become second nature to trust it and let it guide me.
There are a couple of other things noteworthy about the camera as well. The first is, not only do I have to trust that the camera is true, I have to follow its guidelines or I’m in big trouble. I know that as long as I stay within the green lines, I’ve got smooth sailing. When I test the waters by edging into the yellow lines, it gets a little dicey, and I have to tread more carefully. If I dared to wade into the red lines, I’d be sunk.
The other important aspect of the camera is that across the top as you’re backing up is the warning: CHECK ALL SURROUNDINGS! In other words, just because you are staying within the lines, it doesn’t mean that you can’t or won’t be blindsided by those who are not following the same lines as you.
So I was thinking…
What a great way to depict our faith in God! If we’ve never trusted Him before, it takes a little getting used to, to allow ourselves to be guided by Him. As our faith grows, because of His faithful guidance, we are able to trust Him more, rely on Him more and follow His guidelines.
God is faithful and true, but our journey with Him runs smoother when we stay within the guidelines He has given us in His Word. And in His Word, He warns us to be on the lookout for those who cross our paths, not following His guidelines. He wants us to stay the course, ever mindful of those who intentionally, or even unintentionally, distract us, block our path, and/or cause us damage.
I drove a car recently without the back-up camera and was lost without it; I have come to depend on it that much. And that’s how we are without God, we’re lost. So, this begs the question, are you allowing God to be the camera directing your life? If not, then isn’t it time to back-up, and get your life in focus?
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:4-5 (NKJV)
©2014 Phyllis Knight


Valley Center Sheriff's Deputies Investigate Possible Stolen Bags


October 9, 2014 - We received a message that Valley Center Sheriff's Deputies were investigating possible stolen bags found at Lilac Road and Calle de Vista this afternoon.

The bags had been hidden in nearby brush and persons of interest had been detained.  

We will post more information as it becomes available. 

Photo courtesty of Phyllis Knight 

Bates Nut Farm: A Valley Center Tradition 
By Assemblymember Marie Waldron 

For many people in San Diego County and throughout Southern California, Valley Center and Bates Nut Farm are synonymous. Since its founding over ninety years ago, visiting Bates Nut Farm has become a tradition for countless San Diego families.
From its beginnings as a family walnut farm, Bates has expanded to a major retailer providing pistachios, pecans, peanuts and other nuts from around the world. Over 5,000 square feet of retail space selling everything from jewelry and fudge to kitchen items and collectibles make Bates a major retail presence in Valley Center. Tractor parades, a yearly pumpkin patch, music festivals, craft fairs, gourmet food truck celebrations, a farm zoo and much more have made Bates Nut Farm an integral part of life in this region.
But Bates Nut Farm is much more than a retail location. Bates often donates use of its property to nonprofits such as the American Cancer Society, which recently raised $90,000 at their Relay for Life event. Valley Center Lion's Club and Valley Center Optimists are among local service organizations holding fundraisers and selling food at many Bates events. Bates also donates sales and clothing items to the Assistance League Thrift Store in Escondido and supports Coffee for Kids, a non-profit that provides medicine for sick children in Honduras. 
Through its sponsorship of community events, its support of local charities and numerous philanthropic organizations, Bates Nut Farm has become an example of how hard work pays off, not only for the entrepreneur -- in this case four generations of the Bates family -- but for the entire community. For these reasons I am proud to designate Bates Nut Farm as my October Business of the Month.
Pictured: Sherrie Bates Ness receives an Assembly certificate recognizing Bates Nut Farm as Assemblymember Marie Waldron's October Business of the month.       


Marie Waldron represents Valley Center as our elected Assemblymember for the 75th District.  For more information visit:  


Local Real Estate Professionals Give Back to Valley Center
Most people agree that using a local Realtor and affiliate is good business. It protects you from liability, ensures that you meet the required local disclosures and exposes your home to the most knowledgeable real estate professionals in the area. Now there's an added benefit. Members of the Valley Center Real Estate Professionals have pledged a portion of their commission to the Valley Center Community Aid Group, a 501c3 helping those in need in our community.
Members have given over $100,000 in scholarships to Valley Center High School graduating seniors in the last 10 years, and more than $12,000 to families in need in Valley Center in the last 3 years. Funds are raised through an annual golf tournament and other special events throughout the year.
Additionally, these professionals adhere to the highest standards of excellence in ethics, all while giving back to our community. If you'd like to know more, contact Diane Conaway at (760) 749-2888. 
Pictured from left to right: John Yeager, Summit Mortgage, Diane Conaway, RE/MAX United and Pam Lawrence with Oakwood Escrow presenting the Valley Center Community Aid Group with a donation from a recent home sale in Valley Center

Missing Person at Risk - Julian
Update 10/13/14: A reported sighting of 75-year-old Sally Estabrook, who has been missing for more than a week, led dozens of Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers to a Scripps Ranch neighborhood. However, the search turned out to be fruitless.
The Sheriff's Department received a tip Monday afternoon (October 13th) from someone who reported seeing a woman matching Sally's description walking northbound along Semillon Boulevard at Scripps Trail. Search and Rescue volunteers were quickly called into the area.
After hours of searching, SAR volunteers located the woman who was originally spotted. However, it was not Sally Estabrook.
Sally, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was last seen on Saturday, October 4th at the Pinezanita RV Park and Campgrounds in Julian. Her husband took a shower and when he returned, Sally was gone.
Since then, hundreds of volunteers have searched the area in and around the Julian campground for any sign of Sally. The search for Sally will resume on Tuesday morning, but on a smaller scale.
Sally Estabrook stands 5'4" tall, weighs 145 pounds and has shoulder length blonde hair. She may be wearing a teal top and white capris pants.
Because Sally suffers from Alzheimer's, she isn't very communicative, but might respond to her name.
If you have seen Sally or have any information on her whereabouts, call 9-1-1 or the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200. 
If you have a loved one who suffers from Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia, you're encouraged to register for the Sheriff's Take Me Home program.
It is a free and confidential database only available to local law enforcement agencies. It contains photos, crucial medical information and special care instructions for people with Alzheimer's and likely to wander off or children with special needs.
It helps to know during a search if the patient is a non-verbal, doesn't want to be touched or would only respond to a certain name.
Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) has been activated for a 75-year old woman with Alzheimer's who walked away from a campground in Julian.
Sally Estabrook was last seen today, October 4th, around 4:00 p.m. at the Pinezanita RV Park & Campgrounds located in the 4400 block of Highway 79. When Estabrook's husband finished taking a shower, he noticed she was gone. The Sheriff's Department was contacted just before 5:00 p.m.
Sally Estabrook stands 5'4" tall, weighs 145 pounds and has shoulder length blonde hair. She may be wearing a teal top and white capris pants.
Because Estabrook suffers from Alzheimer's, she isn't very communicative, but she might respond to her name.
If you see Estabrook, call 9-1-1 or the Sheriff's Department 24-hour line at (858) 565-5200.

The Addams Family - A New Musical 
NCI-Fall14-VCHS-.jpgCYT wants to see Valley Center families in the seats for their upcoming production of The Addams Family! Valley Center families will receive tickets at 20% off (that saves $3/ticket!)
The weird and wonderful family comes to delightful life!
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.
  • Saturday, October 25th at 2PM and 7PM
  • Sunday, October 26th at 4:30PM
  • Saturday, November 1st at 2PM and 7PM
  • Sunday, November 2nd at 4:30PM 
Click here for full size flyer.  

Qualified Candidates for Valley Center Local Elections 
The candidates listed below were updated on the County of San Diego Registrar of Voters listing as of 08/25/14 at 3:21 p.m. 

Valley Center Pauma Unified School District - Three out of the five seats are up for re-election: Lori Johnson, Karen Burstein and Michael Robledo.  The following qualified candidates are listed as running for an open seat: Jerry Fenton, Jonathan R. Goodman, Jay West, Shannon M. Laird, Michael T. Robledo (incumbent), Gina Roberts and Julie Stroh.

Valley Center Municipal Water District - The Water District Board is divided into districts. You may only vote for a candidate in your district. To find out which district you live in call the VCMWD 760-749-1600. The seats that are up for re-election are Division 2, Randy Haskell; Division 3, Gary A. Broomell; and Division 5, Merle J. Aleshire. All three incumbents are listed as running: Division 2, Randy Haskell; Division 3, Gary A. Broomell: and Division 5, Merle J. Aleshire.

Valley Center Fire Protection District - Three out of the five seats are up for re-election: Jim Wold, Oliver Smith, and Phil Bell.  The following candidates are listed as qualified for the ballot: Steve Hutchison, Oliver Smith (incumbent), Jim Wold (incumbent) and Phil Bell (incumbent).

Valley Center Community Planning District - Seven out of the fifteen seats are up for re-election: Seat 2, Steve Hutchison, Incumbent; Seat 4, Larry Glavinic; Seat 6, Robert Franck; Seat 8, Jon Vick; Seat 10, LaVonne Norwood-Johnson; Seat 12, Mark Jackson; and Seat 14 which was already vacant. The following candidates are listed as qualified for the ballot: Steve Hutchison (incumbent), Mark Jackson (incumbent), Susan J. Fajardo, LaVonne Norwood (incumbent), Jon Vick (incumbent), Claire Plotner, Dorothy V. Stock, James Garritson and Michael O'Connor.

Valley Center Parks & Recreation District - Three out of the five seats are up for re-election: Marcia Townsend, Fran DeWilde and Tom Bumgardner. The following candidates are listed as qualified for the ballot: Tom Bumgardner (incumbent), Jon Vick, Carol Johnson, Marcia Townsend (incumbent) and Shannon M. Laird  .

Elections will be held on November 4, 2014.

More information is available at or you can call 858-505-7260.



















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