Saturday, October 10, 2015 • 12:04

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»

Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon...
California to enact comprehensive medical marijuana regulations
SACRAMENTO, Calif./LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday signed into law the state's first comprehensive regulations of medical marijuana, two decades after legalization fueled a wild west of disparate local rules, a gray market in cultivation and concerns about the ease of obtaining the drug...
Judge refuses to throw out defamation suit against Cosby
BOSTON (AP) — A defamation lawsuit brought against Bill Cosby by three women who say he sexually abused them decades ago can move forward, a federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Friday, delivering a legal blow to the comedian as he attempts to defend himself against accusations of sexual assault by dozens of women...
Future of New York City mass transit hinges on funding fight
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York subway system was a gleaming symbol of American ingenuity when it opened in 1904. Now it rattles along past aging stops, controlled by cloth-insulated electrical wiring and signal devices almost as old as the tunnels themselves...
Shark bites surfer off Hawaii coast, leaving him in critical condition
A 25-year-old surfer was bitten by a shark off the famed North Shore on Hawaii's island of Oahu on Friday, and the man was rushed to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition, emergency officials said...
Armed robber targets several victims within an hour in Old City
Philadelphia police have released surveillance video of a man they believe robbed three different groups of people at gunpoint in less than an hour.
Los Angeles approves sweeping earthquake building-safety rules
Los Angeles on Friday approved safety standards that will require earthquake retrofits at thousands of apartment buildings and establish the nation's toughest rules for structurally weak concrete buildings...
1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex
HOUSTON (AP) — A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said...

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»

Spurned Johnson takes revenge on Texans
Wide receiver Andre Johnson came back to haunt his former team as the Indianapolis Colts won their third straight game with a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans. Johnson, who was released in the offseason after spending 12 seasons with the Texans, caught touchdown passes of four and two yards...
Golf-Internationals claw early point back at Presidents Cup
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The Internationals claimed a vital early point on the second day of the Presidents Cup with South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Branden Grace beating world number one Jordan Spieth and U...
Golf-Chinese teenager Jin focussed on more amateur success
By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Amateur golfers in Asia-Pacific will have little respite over the coming years with Chinese teenager Jin Cheng saying he has no plans to turn professional anytime soon...
Youthful Astros launch ALDS with road win over Royals
The Astros' youth brigade set the tone with some deft small ball and finished off the reigning American League champion Kansas City Royals with home runs in claiming the upper hand in their AL Division Series...
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