Saturday, August 02, 2014 • 01:45

McCaffree takes Supreme Grand Champion at county fair

Kerigan McCaffree won supreme grand champion honors for both his turkey and his chicken meat pen at the San Diego County Fair. The 18-year-old McCaffree, who graduated from Valley Center High School this ...more»

VC Parks and Rec announces property acquisition

The Valley Center Parks and Recreation board began the July 16 meeting with discussion of a park proposal presented by Lavonne Norwood, subcommittee member for the Lilac Hills Ranch Project....more»

The faith and dedication of Sidney Reilly

Everything was going great for Sidney Reilly. For four years, she played basketball and volleyball and ran track at Valley Center High School. Sidney was scouted for track at BYU where, as a freshman, ...more»

Escondido police officers mourn death of Officer Perez

The first police officer in the history of Escondido to die a violent death on duty or off duty is Officer Laura Perez, who was hired by the department this past October and graduated at the top of her ...more»


GRAND OPENING The Grand Opening of the Escondido Republican Headquarters will be held on Saturday, August 9, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 158 W....more»

Lilac Hills Ranch Subcommittee prepares DEIR resubmittal

The Lilac Hills Ranch Subcommittee met July 16 to review the comments they compiled as the basis for the Subcommittee’s recommendation to the Valley Center Planning Group....more»

Emergency Calls July 21-25

July 21 - Medical aid on Lilac Road. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). - Medical aid on Betsworth Road. - Traffic collision near the intersection of Lilac Road and Sierra Rojo....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter July 21-25

July 21 - A disturbance report on Betsworth Road at 1:45 p.m. resulted in the arrest of a woman who was charged with use/under the influence of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor and obstruction/resisting ...more»

Adams Park pool a well-kept VC secret

In July, we fry! Or do we? On these sweltering hot and humid days, don’t you wish you had a pool? Well, if you’re a Valley Center resident, you do. One of the best-kept and under-used facilities ...more»

Hospice volunteer celebrates milestone birthday

Most people don’t pause to think about what their life would be like when they reach that milestone of their 100th birthday and Clyde Maulding is no different....more»

Planning Group approves draft letters, continues discussion of VC projects

The VC Community Planning Group approved draft letters and continued its discussion on several Valley Center projects during the July 14 meeting. To kick off the discussion, Vice Chair Ann Quinley requested ...more»

Water Board approves project reimbursements

VC Municipal Water District met July 14 to discuss approval of the contract for assessment of engineering services for the South Village Annexation/Modification to Assessment District 2012-1....more»

Drought forces mandatory water restrictions

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) approved mandatory emergency water conservation regulations last week to increase water conservation and those effects will be felt by almost everyone in ...more»


BARK FOR LIFE Bark For Life Valley Center will hold its first fundraiser, Waggin for Brews on Sunday, July 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at RIP Current Brewing located at 1325 Grand Ave,....more»

Seventh Annual “Friends of the Poor® Walk” September 13

Is there any better way of helping those in need then going for an early morning walk on the Heritage Trial? Probably not, so please join the seventh annual "Friends of the Poor® Walk", which will be ...more»

3 people, including child, shot in Grays Ferry
Police say three people, including a child, were shot in Philadelphia's Grays Ferry section.
House OKs bill for crisis on US-Mexico border
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives on Friday approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, but it stands no chance of becoming law...
1 dead, 2 injured in crash on Route 40 in Bear, Del.
One person is dead and two other people were injured after a crash on Route 40 in Bear, Delaware.
Infant found dead at Oregon resort; mother sought
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother...
Police: Suspect confesses to Delco double murder
Authorities in Delaware County say a murder suspect confessed to killing two people and led police to the place he allegedly buried the victims.
Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death
NEW YORK (AP) — A medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department...
Area in front of White House reopened after being cleared
U.S. Park Police and Secret Service officers reopened an area in front of the White House on Friday evening after briefly closing it due to an unattended package that had been left in front of the presidential building, according to a Reuters eyewitness...
Albuquerque mayor concerned about city's homeless American Indians
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - Authorities in Albuquerque said on Friday that homeless American Indian people are more at risk than others from street violence in findings released after the beating deaths of two homeless men in an abandoned lot in New Mexico's largest city...