Bonsall

Del Mar racetrack back to normal after Lilac Fire horse rescues head home to Bonsall

Thoroughbreds jogged on the main racetrack at Del Mar this week as life after the horrific training track fire in nearby Bonsall began to settle for horses and horsemen involved with the events at San Luis Rey Downs last Thursday. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and 22nd District Agricultural Association officials reported that there were currently 260 Thoroughbreds and approximately 500 other-breed horses stabled on the…


Bonsall, Vista, San Marcos and beyond

Bonsall Woman’s Club gets fashionable for Mother’s Day The Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) Luncheon/Fashion Show Committee (pictured above) has been tirelessly planning this year’s event. The Fashion Show will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 19 at the ever popular and elegant Vista Valley Country Club. Lunch will consist of the delightful Vista Valley Pear Salad — Grilled Chicken, Asian Pear, Bleu…


Community news from Bonsall, San Marcos to Sweden and Dixon Lake

Bonsall Women’s club goes lyrical The Bonsall Woman’s Club’s (BWC) March 2 meeting will feature a special program with singer Lisa Sanders and her harmonizing partner, Karen Hayes. “Lisa is a singer-songwriter who resides in San Marcos and has been the opening act for such notable artists as B.B. King, Al Green, the Dixie Chicks, and more,” BWC publicity chair Gail Golden said. “This harmonizing duo…


VC dispute: Michael O’Connor v. David Ross

(Editor’s Note: Michael O’Connor is a retired 32-year Escondido firefighter who is a Valley Center Community Planning Group member. The dispute concerns reporting about the defeated Measure B in the November 2016 election that would have allowed the Lilac Hills Ranch housing project to be built in rural Bonsall and Valley Center. ) I responded to a story written by editor David Ross of the Valley Center Roadrunner. Seems…


Dark money, accusations of campaign finance violations roil Lilac Hills Ranch

As the battle over the ballot measure to authorize construction of the Lilac Hills Ranch housing development enters its final weeks, the money behind the sides is emerging as a central issue in the debate. On the radio…  The proposed Lilac Hills Ranch community is one of the most fiercely contested development projects in San Diego County. It’s made strange bedfellows of environmentalists and developers,…


What’s in a Lilac Hills Ranch ballot opponent argument?

What’s in a ballot measure opposition statement, Lilac Hills Ranch fans, should be settled by San Diego Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon almost immediately following a Tuesday, Sept. 13 hearing. The ever-contentious, and litigious, question of placing 1,700 homes and 90,000 square feet of commercial space on agricultural land that is currently zoned to hold 110 new homes and no commercial space in very…


Keeping up with the Joneses

Seventh Annual North County Farm Tour Farmers will open their gates and give tours of their farms, showcasing San Diego County’s diverse agriculture during the seventh annual Farm Tour Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, ept. 17 Hosted by the San Diego County Farm Bureau, this event is an opportunity for locals to spend a day in the country, in their own backyard. The…


Community news from around the region

Bonsall Woman’s Club awards scholarships Bonsall Woman’s Club, over 100 members strong, supports the community in many ways, according to publicity chairwoman Gail Golden. One of the club’s objectives is to encourage and help our youth through financial aid. Scholarships fulfill that purpose with monies going to graduating seniors from Fallbrook High School and Mission Vista High School residing in the Bonsall/Fallbrook area. The graduating…


Bonsall Woman’s Club wants you (to attend a fabulous Mother’s Day luncheon)

On Friday, May 6, the Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) will be holding a fabulous Luncheon and Fashion Show at the Vista Valley Country Club, according to communications and public relations director Gail Golden. “This event is a perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day with mom, daughter or a special friend and avoid the crowds,” Golden said. “Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. The theme of…


Keeping up with the Bonsall Woman’s Club

The Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) had a New Member’s Luncheon at the home of membership chair, Arlene Rutherford, on Jan. 21. After a scrumptious lunch, provided by BWC Board members, the new members engaged in various conversations about the club. In addition to the exchanges, it gave everyone a chance to learn more about each other, the BWC Board and the club. Pat Harvey gave a…