Tuesday, June 30, 2015 03:00

False bomb report leads follow-up list


Following up on crime-related stories, here are updates on a few of the recent stories relating to Palomar Country. Lockdown at the middle school revisited Frits Leo Versteegh went a little, shall we say, verklempt — that's Yiddish for overcome with emotion — when it came to San Diego Gas & Electric trucks around his property last December....more»

Mission San Antonio de Pala bell tower stands tall at age 100

The Mission San Antonio de Pala bell tower at 3015 Pala Mission Road has been an iconic landmark and symbol on the road from Pauma Valley through Pala to Temecula for two centuries....more»

Where have you gone, Pete Verboom Dairy?

Wind kicks across the site of the old, abandoned Pete Verboom Dairy just off Highway 76, west of Pala. Once an iconic and important dairy farm among hundreds of San Diego County dairy operations, Pete Verboom Dairy No....more»

Sheriff's Blotters June 10 to June 17

June 10 Melvin Bitsui, 53, was arrested around 9 a.m. at Valley Center and Tribal Store roads on suspicion of obstructing, resisting a peace officer or emergency medical technician and disobeying a court order and transported to Vista Detention Facility....more»

Emergency Calls June 10 to June 17

June 10 12:48 a.m. Medical aid at Miller and Cole Grade roads with patient transported to Palomar Medical Center. 7:19 a.m. Fire assault staged and cancelled at Valley Center Elementary School....more»

Desperately seeking illegal July 4 fireworks perpetrators

The July 4th weekend is coming, and the fire danger will be high, making the use of illegal fireworks and outside fires a hazard for the whole community....more»

Escondido July 4 fireworks show has a VC flavor, too

Fireworks are off the table around Valley Center due to fire danger and other factors, but Escondido continues to hold a July 4 event with all the trimmings suitable for Palomar Country residents....more»

Annual fourth-grade water-conservation poster contest winners announced

The California drought is a great time for bringing awareness of water conservation to Valley Center fourth-graders via a poster art contest. This year's theme was "Be Water Smart....more»

San Diego Regional Fire Foundation delivers the goods to Rincon, Palomar Mountain

Rincon and Palomar Mountain fire stations were among 23 rural stations given 80 automatic vehicle locator (AVL) equipment, courtesy of a $276,000 grant from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation....more»

VCHS graduate gets memorial scholarship

The Legacy Endowment Community Foundation presented a $200 scholarship to Valley Center High School graduating senior Jessalyn Giglio on behalf of the Michael Pancner Memorial Scholarship Fund....more»

Valley Briefs

'BUCK A BAG OF BOOKS SALE' SET The monthly Buck a Bag of Books Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Valley Center Library, is set for 9:30a.m.-4:30 p....more»