Friday, December 19, 2014 • 04:11
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Valley Center History Museum in search of someone special

Instead of arriving in his customary sleigh drawn by reindeer, Santa traveled to Bates Nut Farm on a hayride Saturday afternoon to celebrate "Christmas in the Valley....more»

VC property owners battle over zoning use regulations

Property located at the intersection of Valley Center Road and Canyon Road was purchased as commercial property in September 2007 by Abe Boulos. Since that time, the property has undergone changes in ...more»

Caltrans partly at fault for Conrad Murphy injury crash

After a three week civil suit, a jury ruled that Caltrans was partially at fault for not fixing an unsafe stretch of Highway 78 near Gird Road that caused the crash that nearly killed Valley Center High ...more»

75-Year-old VC Man pleads not guilty to threatening to blow up SDG&E trucks

A 75-year-old Valley Center man who was arrested on suspicion of threatening to blow up San Diego Gas & Electric trucks over a land use dispute says he’s not guilty....more»

More community news you can use

Meet the new school board members Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District Superintendent Mary Gorsuch administered an oath of office to three new school board trustees on Thursday, Dec....more»

Rancho Guejito settles final 2007 wildfire lawsuit against SDG&E

At long last, a tentative agreement has been reached between the owners of Valley Center’ 23,000-acre Rancho Guejito and San Diego Gas & Electric over damage caused by the 2007 Guejito Fire....more»

SDG&E fire-resistant power lines closing in on Rincon

Capping off a 10-year process, public comments closed last week on environmental reviews for permits allowing San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) project to replace wood power lines and electrical equipment ...more»

Pala Band of Mission Indians becomes first to launch online gambling site

Want to go gamble at Pala Casino? Don’t bother with Valley Center, just go through New Jersey to Pala Casino.com. A cautionary note, however: Only New Jersey residents are allowed to use the site....more»

Countywide water rates on the rise in 2015

On a countywide basis, the San Diego County Water Authority rates for 2015 will increase by 2.9 percent for untreated water and 2.6 percent for treated water....more»

Emergency Calls December 1 - 4

December 1 - Medical aid on Lilac Road. Cancelled en route. - Medical aid on Oak Glen Road. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). December 2 - Vegetation fire on Hilldale Road....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter December 1 - 4

December 1 - A grand theft report was taken on Valley Center Road at 9:05 a.m. The property reported stolen was a ring valued at $2,099 and a bracelet valued at $500....more»

Valley Center Bomb Threat and Arrest

San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies from the Valley Center Substation learned of an email, sent to a news station, indicating the sender placed explosives in the area....more»

Long-time Valley Center resident Joe Napier named fire chief

Valley Center resident Joe Napier is coming home to work. And this time, he’s going to be in charge. Napier, a Vista Fire Department battalion chief, was named new Valley Center Fire chief on Nov....more»

Free community Christmas concert set for Dec. 15

Are you ready for the second annual free veterans community Christmas Concert? If not, then get ready it’s scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 at the Maxine Theater....more»

Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday...
Washington governor pushes capital gains tax in face of budget gap
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday proposed a new tax on capital gains to try to close a projected budget shortfall of more than $2 billion, rolling back on a no-new-taxes campaign pledge...
Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses...
Arson caused $30 million downtown Los Angeles fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was an act of arson that caused an estimated $20 million to $30 million in damage, the Fire Department announced Thursday...
Waco TV station meteorologist shot; manhunt underway for shooter
A search is underway for a suspect who authorities say shot and wounded an employee at KCEN-TV in Waco, TX
Ex-Tulsa cop to stand trial in off-duty shooting
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge Thursday ordered a former Tulsa police officer to stand trial on a charge that he killed his daughter's boyfriend in an off-duty shooting.
'The Interview' jeopardizes overseas movie villains
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood loves its overseas villains. Evil forces from Russia, China and North Korea have tirelessly menaced our big-screen heroes in recent years. But, in the wake of the startling cancellation of "The Interview," an entire species of movie baddies might be in danger of extinction...
Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion...
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