Friday, August 29, 2014 • 03:28

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»

Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them...
Military officials in Massachusetts: Pilot died in F-15 jet crash in Virginia mountains
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Military officials in Massachusetts: Pilot died in F-15 jet crash in Virginia mountains.
PHOTOS: Tractor-trailer slams into Mayfair home
A tractor-trailer crashed into a home in Philadelphia's Mayfair neighborhood on Thursday, August 28, 2014.
Thai worker settlements with Hawaii farms at risk
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii says she won't consider approving $2.4 million in settlements for hundreds of Thai farm workers until the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a news conference clarifying that the agreements are still subject to court approval...
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Virgin Australia airline posts $333 million loss
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's second largest airline, Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd., said on Friday it lost 356 million Australian dollars ($333 million) in its last fiscal year, a three-fold increase over the previous year...
California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses...
No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by nine-year-old girl
By Alexia Shurmur WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was "being viewed as an industrial accident...
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