Tuesday, September 02, 2014 • 07:35

Valley Center students gear up for new school year

All charged up and ready to go, Valley Center students headed back to school last week. The summer vacation is officially over and it’s time for the students to get back to studying for the new ...more»

Grave vandalism at Valley Center Cemetery

Ellen Barnes and Barry Stepan are distraught that their son Collin’s grave has been vandalized at the Valley Center Cemetery located off Miller Road. According to Barnes, this is the third or fourth ...more»

VCMWD Board evaluates water main pipeline

At the Valley Center Municipal Water District Board meeting on Aug. 18, recommendations were provided for the project resulting from the 42-inch transmission main rupture on Memorial Day of this year....more»

Bark For Life – A canine event to fight cancer

Valley Center’s second annual Bark For Life is looking for this year’s Honorary Chair Dog. The winning dog will have the prestigious honor of starting off the walk at 8 a....more»


BLOOD DRIVE Harrah’s Resort Southern California will host the San Diego Blood Bank for a community blood drive on Thursday, September 4 from 7 a....more»

CWA initiates mandatory drought conservation measures

The San Diego County Water Authority declared Stage 2 conditions of the SDCWA’s Water Shortage and Drought Response Plan while notifying member agencies of a model drought ordinance Level 2 drought ...more»

Emergency Calls August 18 - 24

August 18 - Medical aid on Gabler Drive. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). - Medical aid on Lilac Road. Seizure. Patient transported to PMC....more»

Sheriff Blotter August 18-24

August 18 - A silver 4-door sedan valued at $3,000 reported stolen by another agency was recovered near the intersection of South Canal Road and Paradise Mountain Road at 9:40 p....more»

New member named to VC museum board

Miguel A. Hernandez, an enrolled tribal member with Pauma-Yuima Band of Mission Indians, has been elected to the board of directors of the Valley Center History Museum....more»

County to reduce food handler certificate cost

The cost of a food handler’s certificate will be reduced from $6.00 to $3.00 effective September 5. A pair of 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors votes approved the first reading and introduction ...more»

VC museum showcases gems desired by Chinese Empress

The last Empress of China never set foot in Valley Center or in the nearby community of Pala. But, after Tzu-Hsi died in 1908, it was revealed that her body was covered with hordes of gems and gemstones ...more»

Planning Group discusses options for beekeeping

The Aug. 11 Valley Center Community Planning Group meeting began with Tracy Ellis of the County Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures who provided an update on options to promote and protect ...more»

County gives approval to shoot feral pigs

County employees and contractors now have permission to shoot feral pigs in county parks. The first reading and introduction of the ordinance was approved on a 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors ...more»

Valley Briefs

EVENING STARGAZING Valley Center Trails Association in conjunction with Friends of Hellhole Canyon Preserve will offer a Guided Evening Stargazing program on Saturday, Sept....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter August 9 - 17

August 9 - Two men reported being the victims of an undefined robbery on Harrahs Rincon Way at 3:53 a.m. Stolen was a watch valued at $50 and a ball cap valued at $25....more»

Guilty plea from Pa. man for killing wife in front of kids
A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife in front of their three children pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Tuesday morning.
6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday.
Cops: Groom charged in brawl during wedding cruise
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A groom became "handsy" with a pregnant waitress at his wedding reception and tried to pour alcohol down her throat, then resisted arrest after getting into a fight with her boyfriend, police said...
Texas voter ID law heads to trial in U.S. court
The trial heard by District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos is expected to last two weeks with a decision handed down before the Nov. 4 congressional election. State Republican leaders have said the law aims to prevent fraud at the ballot box and that there is no evidence to show that the law is discriminatory...
Florida-bound Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute
An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport late on Monday, the third such incident of a midair disruption caused by passengers in about a week...
Last call at Atlantic City's Revel: a few bettors, $5 bottles, state cops
By Daniel Kelley ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Shortly before sunrise on Tuesday, Morgan Capezzera reclined on the roulette table at the Revel Casino in her bikini and snapped a selfie before the Atlantic City gambling hall shut its doors for good...
Seniors stage seated protest, block intersection in Spring Garden
Residents of a Philadelphia senior living facility staged a seated protest, blocking an intersection in Spring Garden.
Guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abruptly sending a fourth adopted daughter out of state and threatening the children in the family with a similar fate to keep them from talking about what they knew, according to court documents...
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