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To blanket or not to blanket? That’s a good cold-weather equine question

By Dr. Luke Bass, DVM, MS; Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital The chilly months from late fall to early spring are generally a time of slowed activity for horse and rider, but attentiveness to horse health and management is just as crucial during the cold season. As an equine veterinarian, I’m often asked about blanketing during the cold months. Primary considerations in…


Valley Center Art Association meeting, greeting and competing in November

Valley Center ‘Artist Meet and Greet’ Valley Center Art Association (VCAA) and the Valley Center Library present an “Artist Meet and Greet” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Valley Center Library Community and Seminar rooms.  Refreshments will be served. Music will provided by Palomar College students including two pianists and a jazz ensemble. “This is a wonderful opportunity for community members to…


Delayed Double Peak K-8 school at San Elijo Hills finally gets serious

Double Peak School at 111 San Elijo Road has a home page and a Facebook page. It has a Parent Teacher Organization and a great motto: “An Extraordinary New School.” The only thing the $75.5 million, 36-acre Double Peak K-8 campus doesn’t have is a school. After overcoming construction and legal delays, the school offering a focus on music, arts and innovation.now should open in…


Employee-owned discount grocer WinCo opened Thursday at San Marcos

Not just another discount supermarket, but employee-owned WinCo Foods opened at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Creekside Marketplace, 555 Grand Avenue, San Marcos. That would be the first WinCo discount grocery store in San Diego County . In a tale of two Creekside Marketplace openings, Hobby Lobby opened last month next to the new WinCo. The two retailers were expected to bring some fresh…



Animal Healing Center takes holistic approach to pet care

Holistic healing techniques aren’t just for humans anymore. Pets are getting in on the health craze with the next big thing in modern veterinary care being a little something called “integrative veterinary medicine.” Animal Healing Center at Carlsbad and San Diego has been at the forefront of the movement to combine Western and holistic healing methods in dealing with animals. Offering an unique, compassionate and…


Friday Night Lights: Mission Hills, San Marcos, Valley Center, Vista wins

(Editor’s note: Local high school football coaches, families, supporters and all who have an interest in quick turnarounds on local high school football scores and notes — This message is for you. We would love to include information about each local team’s game day performances along with photos and videos. We also can’t be everywhere at once. Please send us as much as you can…


ATF investigates cause of multi-million dollar Holland RV Center fire (Video)

 The 3-alarm multi-million dollar blaze at Holland RV wasn’t exactly a subtle sight Sunday, Oct. 11, and the investigation of its origins might add more heat to the situation. Federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) agents entered the fray this week looking into a fire causing an estimated $3 million to $4 million in damage to the San Marcos RV center. Smoke was seen across…


Escondido Library Teen Book Club discusses The Winner’s Curse (Video)

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens, ages 13-to-18, meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Turrentine Room. The Winner’s Curse, by Marie Rutkoski, is the selected title. Copies of The Winner’s Curse are currently available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at http://library.escondido.org. In addition to discussing The…


Of community concerts, garden club sales, women’s club Xmas luncheon

Hidden Valley Community Concert Association celebrates 70th season A hidden treasure with 70 years of tradition in back of it, the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association (HVCCA) presents the Brass Roots Trio at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. “The Brass Roots Trio is one of the unique and engaging trios in the country and presents a program full of passion and enthusiastic energy that connects…