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April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month

One of the most important events for the ASPCA is the Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals month in April. The local Escondido Humane Society also contributes to the cause....more»

No sponsors, no Fourth of July fireworks

Time is running out for sponsors to step forward in support of the Valley Center fireworks for the Fourth of July. The deadline for registering as a presenting or logistical sponsor is April 25....more»

Abandoned vehicle leads to search for missing man

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Valley Center Substation is actively searching the area around Lake Wohlford for a missing man who has been identified as 43-year-old Michael Raymond ...more»

Board member walks out on school security discussion

"I think that I need to leave because I don’t have any nice things to say and I’m pretty pissed off right now," said Michael Robledo, member of the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District ...more»

Valley Briefs

DID YOU KNOW That the Valley Center library has a used book store inside, with books to fill your shelves? Staffed by volunteers from the Friends of the Valley Center Library....more»

Valley Center High School awards artists

The Valley Center Art Association presented their annual Valley Center High School art show awards on April 3 in the Valley Center High School media center/library....more»

Wendy Heredia appointed VCPUSD’s next assistant superintendent

Wendy Heredia, 31-year veteran of the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District and longtime principal of Valley Center Elementary School, was appointed the next assistant superintendent of educational ...more»

Emergency Calls April 7-14

April 7 - Medical aid on Lilac Road. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). April 8 -Medical aid on Lilac Knolls....more»

Planners envision future of South Village

In the next few years change is coming to Valley Center. Between the impending sewer expansion, plans for several residential developments, and a surge in commercial proposals, our small country town ...more»

CWA approves master plan update

The San Diego County Water Authority board approved the SDCWA’s updated master plan. The March 27 CWA board vote to approve the plan update had no opposition....more»

Build a Monument - Enhance Your Health

It started out being two pieces of broken asphalt piled on top of the other located along a winding section of West Lilac Road near Lalbah Road. Then Deborah Stewart, a resident of the neighborhood, ...more»

Camping in our own backyard

Just a short drive down Old Highway 395, nestled among the live oaks and under the shadow of Palomar Mountain lies a hidden gem in San Diego’s North County....more»

Fatal motorcycle collision

April 5, 2014, CHP reported that at approximately 5:22 pm a 27-year-old male from Escondido was riding his 2013 Harley Davidson Breakout westbound on the SR-76, west of East Grade Rd at an unknown speed....more»

Palomar Mountain State Park celebrates Earth Day

The official date of Earth Day 2014 is Tuesday, April 22nd, but like many parks around the country, Palomar Mountain State Park is celebrating Earth Day, Sunday, April 27th from 8:30 a....more»

VC fireworks seeks sponsors, hold first meeting

The Valley Center Fireworks Committee is in search of presenting and logistical sponsors. The committee is considering both the high school and middle school as two viable locations for the fireworks ...more»

Higher costs pressured businesses in 1st quarter
NEW YORK (AP) — Rising costs for materials and labor appear to be pressuring businesses, according to a quarterly survey from the National Association of Business Economics.
Today in History
Today is Monday, April 21, the 111th day of 2014. There are 254 days left in the year.
Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado
DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana...
10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off its confrontation with Ukraine...
Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners
NEW YORK (AP) — Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.
Sheriff: Log rolls over, kills boy in Washington
LILLIWAUP, Wash. (AP) — A 12-year-old Washington state boy on a Boy Scout trip has died after a log that he and his friends were pushing down a hill caught his jacket and rolled over him.
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