Saturday, October 10, 2015 • 12:47

Lilac Hills Ranch hearing postponed: no new date set

The October 14 date for the Board of Supervisors’ hearing on the Accretive Group’s Lilac Hills Ranch project has been postponed and no new date has been set....more»

County to fund pilot school resource officers at VC

Last week the Board of Supervisors surprised the Valley Center Unified School District with the announcement that it was one of nine school districts in the County that will have Sheriff’s deputies ...more»

Kiwanis still needs players, sponsors for October 16 golf tournament

"We’re in good shape, but we could use some more players and sponsors," Jim Dorschel of the Valley Center Kiwanis Club said this week about the club’s October 16 fund-raising tournament at ...more»

Make wreaths, learn about native plants and find plant bargains this month

The Dos Valles Garden Club has a variety of activities in October, including a workshop in creating autumn leaves, a speaker who will inform about how Native Americans used local native plants and finally ...more»

Church News - October 8, 2015

St. Francis Episcopal Church St. Francis Episcopal Church, Pauma Valley is a small but active community of Christians. The church recently welcomed Father Wesley Hills as Interim Priest....more»

Saint Francis Episcopal Church welcomes The Rev. Wesley B. Hills as Interim Priest

Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Pauma Valley has welcomed a new interim priest. The Reverend Wes Hills will be preaching, providing pastoral care, and serving as the spiritual leader while the parish ...more»

Rain resumes as South Carolina recovers from massive flood
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — After four dry days, rain has returned to South Carolina — but not in the record-breaking amounts seen last week that caused devastating floods.
Questions, answers about the federal campus safety law
The federal law known as the Clery Act is credited with bringing improvements to campus safety, even as sexual assault and gun violence remain major concerns. Supporters of the law plan to mark its 25th anniversary next month...
Knowing what to do if shooting starts still hazy at colleges
Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds...
Man in critical condition after shark bite in Hawaii
A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore.
Elderly woman fears home loss in Atlanta flood-control plan
ATLANTA (AP) — Mattie Jackson's screened porch has an open-door policy. Relatives and friends are likely to walk up at any time and take a seat on the green iron furniture next to the woman known best as "Miss Mattie" in southeast Atlanta's Peoplestown neighborhood...
"Lucky one" in Oregon shootings provides details of massacre
SEATTLE (AP) — The 18-year-old college student singled out by the shooter as the "lucky one" to survive and deliver a package to law enforcement has told his story for the first time about the massacre in Roseburg, Oregon...
Black men gathering for Million Man March 20th anniversary
Black men from around the nation are gathering on the National Mall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March and call for policing reforms and changes in black communities.
John Boehner's here to stay, for now, with nothing to lose
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner wants out. He really does.

Evaluating the Jags at Mid-Season

Whew, that was fast! It seems as if it was only yesterday that the Valley Center football team was playing in its season opener against Mater Dei on a hot night, late in August....more»

Jag Quarterback Rhett Reilly: There’s a Lot to Like

If you were to conjure up the image of what a high school quarterback should be, Rhett Riley would be straight out of Central Casting. To begin with, he’s got the look....more»

The end of a tradition?

This week, we are told, the Chamber of Commerce board may vote to go along with the Optimist proposal to get rid of the venerable, traditional name "Western Days....more»

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - October 8, 2015

IDEA FOR ROUNDABOUTS IS STUPID Editor, Roadrunner: In response to the August 27 report of the "Fight Club" I have this to say, "We lived in Valley Center for 24 years and have been visiting for over ...more»

VC Fire District begins paramedic service locally

As of today, if you need an ambulance in Valley Center, you will get the highest level of medical attention available. It’s the service that "people in Valley Center always thought they had," ...more»

Patty Gomez: on a mission to give everyone a massage

"It’s not a job to me, it’s a passion," says Patty Gomez, a massage therapist who opened Well-Being Massage in May. "I’m on a mission. I want everyone to receive a massage sometime in ...more»

CCAE offers two dance productions in October

Coming up on October 22 & 24 at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, two celebrated dance productions including Shaping Sound (October 22) and MOMIX: Alchemia (October 24) will dazzle San Diego ...more»

Local author recognized with Moonbeam award

Local author Dare Delano was recognized last weekend when she was awarded the Gold Medal for best children’s chapter book of 2014 by the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for her recently released ...more»

NBA player Sefolosha acquitted in New York nightclub case
Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted by a jury on Friday of all charges related to an April confrontation with New York City police outside a nightclub that left him with a broken leg. Sefolosha, a 31-year-old Swiss citizen who missed the rest of the National Basketball Association season last spring after suffering the injury, was found not guilty by a six-member jury on charges of obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest...
UCLA football player arrested on suspicion of rape, suspended from team
A football player at the University of California, Los Angeles has been arrested in the alleged rape of a female student at an off-campus house party last year, police said on Friday, and was quickly suspended from the team...
Chip-ins delight co-leaders Kjeldsen and Fitzpatrick
By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Matthew Fitzpatrick, the youngest man in the field, again showed he could mix it with the European Tour's elite by ending the second round of the British Masters in a tie for the lead with Soren Kjeldsen on Friday...
Golf-Chip-ins delight co-leaders Kjeldsen and Fitzpatrick
(Adds details, quotes) By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Matthew Fitzpatrick, the youngest man in the field, again showed he could mix it with the European Tour's elite by ending the second round of the British Masters in a tie for the lead with Soren Kjeldsen on Friday...
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