Friday, November 28, 2014 • 12:31
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Slow speed chase ends with dog bite

A recent slow-speed chase through Valley Center ended with a whimper rather than a shout when a motorist was bitten into submission by a police dog. The man, who police didn’t identify, did not ...more»

VC Planning Group continues push for CCC Park

Led by Valley Center Community Planning Group member Jon Vick, the advisory board last week discussed its continuing push to turn part of the Valley Center-Pauma Valley Unified School District sports ...more»

VCFPD offers easy steps to prevent Thanksgiving fires

With Thanksgiving just days away, VCFPD would like to remind residents about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. "Holidays always seem to increase the chance and frequency of ...more»

Fugitive stabbing assault suspects found in Valley Center

Two brothers and another man wanted on suspicion of stabbing a man on Nov. 9 were found nearly two weeks later at Lilac Oaks Campground, according to sheriff’s Sgt....more»

A closer view of the stars and a comet

At an elevation of 6,138 feet, Palomar Mountain offers a clear view of the vast expanse of night sky filled with millions of brilliantly shimmering stars....more»

Valley Center farms cope with drought

Valley Center farms continue to struggle with drought conditions by cutting down on acreage and watering along with using well water when available. "It costs a lot of money to feed our plants," said ...more»

Emergency Calls November 14 - 20

November 14 - Medical aid near the intersection of Miller Road and Miller Way. No aid required. - Traffic collision on Miller Road. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC)....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter November 14 – 20

November 14 - A man was arrested on Oos Place at 12:42 p.m. for being drunk in public. He was charged with simple battery and being under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or a combination....more»

Deadline for property tax appeals Dec. 1

There are only a few days left to file a property tax assessment appeal for fiscal year 2014-2015. Residents can appeal if they feel the value of their property as determined by the county assessor exceeds ...more»

CHP receives grant for DUI patrol

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has received a federal "Reducing Impaired Driving" grant, which will fund 150 sobriety checkpoints, 75 DUI task force operations, proactive DUI enforcement patrols ...more»

Citizen heroes with new 911 app save lives

The holiday season is here and many of us are already planning special celebrations with family, friends, coworkers, classmates, and our church families....more»

Valley Center ranch owner on trial for alleged fake cancer cures

Valley Center ranch owner Robert Oldham Young was due for a San Diego Superior Court appearance on Nov. 20 on six felony charges related to offering fake cancer cures to terminally ill people....more»

Planning Commission Mobility Subcommittee examining several traffic options

Limiting tractor-trailer size on West Lilac Road, posting larger speed signs south of Woods Valley Road at Valley Center Road, and adding a yield sign for Vesper Road at Valley Center Road will be considered ...more»

Emergency Calls November 7 - 13

November 7 - Medical aid on Mesa Crest Road. Fall. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). - Medical aid on Bridlewood Lane. Patient transported to PMC....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter November 7 – 13

November 7 - A vandalism report was taken on Red Iron Bark Drive at 1:33 p.m. Reported stolen were household goods valued at $83,500. - A woman reported being the victim of a garage burglary on Lilac ...more»

Fires, other incidents investigated after protests
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several suspected arsons and other incidents are being investigated following the violent protests that erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, this week after a grand jury declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown...
Must-have items for holiday shopping 2014
Not every year brings "Tickle Me Elmo" fever. But generally each holiday season there are those inevitable gift cravings.
Alaska pot backer ordered to comply with subpoena
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A campaign-finance investigation is moving forward against an Alaska television reporter who quit her job on-air and vowed to work toward legalizing marijuana.
Oregon police dog fired for poor performance
CANNON BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes...
Battleship NJ hosts Thanksgiving meal for troops
Treated like the heroes they are, military men and women received quite a welcome aboard the Battleship New Jersey this Thanksgiving.
Against odds, Chicago school aims for championship
CHICAGO (AP) — Unlike some resource-rich powerhouses that typically vie for Illinois' high school football championships, the Phillips Academy Wildcats must lug their helmets and pads nearly a mile to a South Side Chicago city park to practice...
Small quake rattles California wine country
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 3.1 earthquake rattled Napa County wine country in California, but no injuries or property damage was immediately reported.
1-year-old unharmed in New Orleans carjacking
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.
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