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Movie star’s racehorse featured at VC museum

The permanent exhibit at the Valley Center History Museum featuring famous thoroughbreds with a connection to the local community has added one more racehorse — this one owned by a famous celebrity....more»

VCFPD urges residents to ‘Get Fired Up’ about preparedness

San Diego County officials are gearing up for the peak fire season by adding resources and urging residents to "Get Fired Up" about preparedness, according to a recent press release....more»

Mobility Subcommittee addresses median

The VC Mobility Subcommittee began its Sept. 2 meeting by acknowledging that Couser Canyon Road had been patch repaired and fully slurry coated all the way from Lilac Road to Hwy....more»

Napa quake offers reminder to be ‘quake ready’

The recent 6.0 earthquake that struck Napa Valley is a grim reminder for all Southern California residents to be "quake ready." The middle-of-the-night rumbler resulted in hundreds of injuries and should ...more»

Water Board approves administrative code amendments

The VCMWD Board met Sept. 2 to vote on amendments to the administrative code that would eliminate unnecessary articles and update district practices. Addressed first was Article 10 consisting of general ...more»

Emergency Calls August 30 - September 4

August 30 - Medical aid on Orchard Vista Road. Difficulty breathing. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). - Smoke check on Wild Flower Way....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter August 28 - September 2

August 28 - A woman reported being the victim of a stolen ATM card on Pala Road at 3:22 a.m. A man was arrested and charged with felony altering access card account information; felony making equipment ...more»

Students help Palomar Mountain’s historic apple orchard

Palomar Mountain State Park was recently honored with maintenance assistance from six interns representing the Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program ...more»

Outreach begins for beekeeping ordinance

The community outreach for a proposed tiered ordinance for beekeeping in unincorporated San Diego County began Aug. 5 with presentations before the Pauma-Pala Community Sponsor Group and the Sweetwater ...more»

San Diego County resident with West Nile Virus hospitalized

A La Mesa man was recently hospitalized with West Nile Virus and an El Cajon woman, who was treated as an outpatient, is listed as probably having the virus, the San Diego County Health and Human Services ...more»

County rescues more than 40 animals from VC Home

San Diego County Animal Services rescued more than 40 animals from a property located in the 28300 block of Hell Creek Road in Valley Center. The rescue occurred on Aug....more»

Obituary: John M. Deck

John (J.D.) M. Deck, Jr., 83, of Valley Center, passed away peacefully at his home on the morning of Aug. 30. He had suffered a long and debilitating illness and was in the very capable hands of The Elizabeth ...more»

Emergency Calls August 24 - 29

August 24 - Medical aid near the intersection of Lilac Road and Hideaway Lakes. Chest pain. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). August 25 - Medical aid near the intersection of Lilac ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotter August 24 - 27

August 24 - A report was taken for possession of dangerous drugs near the intersection of Valley Center Road and Indian Creek Road at 11:17 p.m. A man was arrested and charged with felony possession of ...more»

Cutler will have role model duty this year

Rodeo steer wrestler Luke Branquinho underwent surgery in late July and is expected to be out of competition until late November. That makes Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler the premier diabetic athlete, ...more»

Seventh Los Angeles sheriff's official found guilty in jail probe
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was found guilty on Tuesday of obstruction of justice and conspiracy for his role in trying to thwart a federal probe into prisoner abuse and other misconduct inside the United States' largest jail system...
Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq...
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants...
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
Bucket list response amazes expecting parents
A mom and dad from our area are helping their baby live its life to the fullest before it is even born.
CHOP: 4 patients tested positive for Enterovirus D68
Four children in the Philadelphia area have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Up to 12 suspects sought in Center City Philadelphia hate crime
Philadelphia police say as many as 12 suspects are being sought for an assault in Center City that is being characterized as a hate crime.
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee...
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