Monday, August 31, 2015 04:51
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Valley Briefs

ROBOT COMPETITION SET FOR SEPT. 5 AT LIBRARY The Valley Center Branch of the San Diego County Library will sponsor an Autonomous Line Following Robot Competition on Sep....more»
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Skycrane super-soaker helitanker back on North County fire lines

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has renewed agreements to make a heavy-lift helicopter available to support firefighting efforts again this fall. The Erickson Skycrane helitanker has the capacity to carry and drop more than 2,500 gallons of water and can be in the air within 20 minutes to assist with fire suppression....more»
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Drones and fighting wildfires don't mix, county supervisors say

Recent incidents of drones interfering with firefighting aircraft has caused a reversal of opinion on the topic by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, led by Fifth District Supervisor and Board Chairman Bill Horn....more»
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Cave at Pala resort: Innovative, delicious dining in a stylish setting

Editor's note: As part of our new mission of bringing to your attention all reviews of Pala Casino Spa & Resort's Cave, we are pleased to present a review by noted food critic Susan Montgomery....more»
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Add Sierra Club San Diego to list of Lilac Hills Ranch opponents

In a scathing nine-page report to the San Diego Planning Commission this month, Sierra Club San Diego officials came out strongly against the proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development in north Valley Center....more»

Emergency Calls August 13 to August 19

INCIDENT TYPE: Fire August 18 11:13 a.m. Call on Lilac Road. Response time was 5:40. Clear time 12:33 p.m. INCIDENT TYPE: EMS/Rescue August 13 6:02 a....more»

Sheriff's Blotters August 14 to August 18

August 14 Stanley Hilton, 63, was arrested around 11 a.m. at Paradise Mountain and N. Lake Wohlford roads on suspicion of violating a domestic relations court order and transported to the Vista Detention Facility....more»
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Fire season, fire council and hot hip-hop at Harrah's

AROUND TOWN

Lo and behold, fire season is upon us Hot as they were, fortunately, they didn't start any fires, but it was caliente and then some recently at Harrah's Resort Southern California for hip-hop dancing....more»
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That's the way it was March 28, 1974

March 28, 1974 was a Thursday, naturally. Richard Nixon had yet to resign. John Denver's "Sunshine On My Shoulders" was the top song and Richard Lester's "The Three Musketeers" was one of the top films of the year along with Steven Spielberg's "The Sugarland Express" starring Goldie Hawn....more»
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Betty Crocker, the 1849 California Gold Rush and VC Cemetery

Lest we forget, the historic Valley Center Cemetery at 28953 Miller Road draws us back with a timeless beauty and sense of awe. The cemetery was a part of current Valley Center news this week....more»