Wednesday, May 27, 2015 06:48

America's letter carriers delivering hope in Valley Center

Over 2,000 pounds of nonperishable food items were collected Saturday, May 9, for America’s Letter Carriers Delivering Hope food drive. The food collection is held each year on the first Saturday ...more»

Western Days kicks off with a non-starter

Western Days began with a whimper rather than a shout. The Saturday night, May 16, Western Days Kick-Off Event was cancelled as a result of bad weather....more»

Valley Center Ground Zero for mysteriously vanishing Fullerton couple

They came to Valley View Casino from Orange County. They saw some action playing nickel slot machines on the casino floor, according to surveillance cameras....more»

Crash during search for missing couple and other accidents

Whether it was dangerous rain-slicked roads, troubled driving, accidents of fate or a full moon, Palomar Country saw a spate of serious traffic collisions earlier this month....more»

Valley Center High School senior wins Veteran's Association scholarship

Valley Center High School student Connor Head is of one four winners of the Oceanside-based Veterans Association of North County (VANC) Wanda Sherman Scholarship Award....more»

May Art Show and Sale set for Woods Valley Golf Course

Sculptor David Miller and other artists in Valley Center will hold an Art Show and Sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at The Clubhouse at Woods Valley Golf Course, 14616 Woods Valley Road....more»

Bates Nut Farm goes to the dogs

Bates Nut Farm went to the dogs the weekend of May 15-17 courtesy of the Mt. Palomar Kennel Club show. The club's three-day competition featured more than 1,000 entries of all breeds....more»

Western Days logo contest winner announced

The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce was proud to present Western Days logo contest winner and Valley Center High School student, Jessica Loya, a 2015 Western Days T-shirt with her logo on it and check ...more»

Sheriff's Blotter May 7 to May 13

May 7 Jesus Coronado, 36, was cited and released on suspicion of possession of up to an ounce of marijuana around 9 a.m. at Casino Pauma. Mitchell Woods, 25, and Michael Gonzalez, 28, each ...more»

Emergency Calls May 7 to May 14

May 7 12:23 a.m. Valley Center and Canyon roads water problem. May 8 8:34 a.m. Traffic collision at Lake Wohlford Drive cancelled prior to arrival. 10:17 a....more»

Valley Briefs

KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUT FUNDRAISER Support Valley Center High School seniors so they can have a "Safe and Sober Grad Night" by purchasing Krispy Kreme doughnuts from 6:30-8:30 a....more»

Water main break early Tuesday on McNally Road causes sinkhole, road closures

Water crews were working to fix a broken water main in Valley Center that shut down a road and caused a large sinkhole, the CHP said. Water began shooting into the air around 1:30 a....more»

Flower power on display at Dos Valles Garden Club show

It happens every other spring, although rumors were rampant that it will happen again in 2016, the heck with a two-year hiatus. We're talking Dos Valles Garden Club’s "A World of Learning" ...more»

Western Days with all the trimmings comes to Valley Center

Western Days, Valley Center's traditional celebration, starts on Saturday, May 16 running through May 24 at various venues throughout the community. Kick-Off Event The Valley Center Vaqueros ...more»

Well water and conservation techniques help Yuima Water District deal with drought

Pauma Valley's Yuima Municipal Water District keeps on keeping on with water-saving strategies that are making a difference during California's infamous drought....more»

California Assembly votes to make pregnancy centers tell women of abortion option
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California State Assembly approved a bill on Tuesday that would require licensed pregnancy centers, which sometimes steer women away from abortion, to inform clients about state programs offering such services, officials said...
Storms kill 17 in Texas, Oklahoma; Houston flooded
By Kristen Hays and Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Torrential rains have killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U...
Data thieves gain access to 100,000 U.S. taxpayers' information: IRS
(Reuters) - Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of data thefts that have alarmed American consumers...
Colorado movie gunman wrote of 'obsession to kill' since childhood
By Keith Coffman CENTENNIAL, Colo., (Reuters) - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes wrote in a notebook he sent to his psychiatrist prior to opening fire in a suburban theater that he had harbored an "obsession to kill" since childhood, a police officer testified at his murder trial on Tuesday...
The list of 20 US jail systems receiving MacArthur grants
NEW YORK (AP) — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars.
MacArthur grants aimed at reducing numbers in US jails
NEW YORK (AP) — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars.
Penn State fraternity shut down for three years after nude photos
(Reuters) - Penn State University on Tuesday said it was withdrawing recognition from a fraternity for three years after members were accused of posting pictures they took of mostly undressed women onto private Facebook pages...
California scientists test Ecstasy as anxiety-reducer for gravely ill
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California scientists are testing whether the illegal psychoactive drug commonly known as Ecstasy could help alleviate anxiety for terminally ill patients, the trial's principal funder said on Tuesday...