Valley Center has had its share of scandals and curmudgeons to be sure, but multimillion-dollar money-laundering and stock manipulation schemes aren’t associated generally with this rural lifestyle ...more» The Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) this week was raising road and development "concerns" based on resident input at group meetings. "The public meetings of late have focused on the South ...more» Even as Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) members drill down this summer on several local development issues, three developers with Valley Center interests provided some seemingly surprising ...more» Valley Center Fire response times last week ranged between eight and 11 minutes generally, according to records. Fire Station 1 averaged 7:40 for three ALS, or "Advanced Life Support" calls....more» The Palomar Mountain Fire Department, operating out of Fire Station 79 has had a busy month. Its Board of Directors on June 27 signed a 50-year "ground lease" for a new station, necessary directors said ...more» July 8 J. Bennett, 55, was cited and released around 6:30 p.m. in the 27000 block of Sugar Bush Way on suspicion of simple battery. Pala Raceway in the 12700 block of Pala Road, around 1:30 p....more» Editor’s Note: Valley Center Fire changed its reporting format this week, making it very difficult to arrange calls and details in the way they have appeared here for time immemorial, or at least ...more» Robert Smith, who has served as the Tribal Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians since 1990, has been re-elected Chair of the Fee to Trust Consortium, a position he has held since 2013....more» Editor’s Note: Summer sometimes seems too short for most kids and too long for many parents. Have no fear: Summer is on the way out and school is on the nearby horizon....more» Welcome to Lilac School, a gem in the valley. We are pleased to have your family at Lilac and consider it a great privilege and responsibility to be your school....more» Editor’s Note: Summer sometimes seems too short for most kids and too long for many parents. Have no fear: Summer is on the way out and school is on the nearby horizon....more» VC SYMPHONY PRESENTS ‘PETER AND THE WOLF’ The Valley Center Symphony presents its grand finale summer concert, "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev, at 3 p....more» On the front lines in the state-mandated effort to cut Valley Center water use by 36 percent, a resigned, but effective,Valley Center Municipal Water District (VCMWD) general manager Gary Arant is sanguine ...more» Data-mining site NeighborhoodScout has determined, based on San Diego County sheriff’s Office and CHP statistics, that the community of Valley Center is safer than two-thirds of U....more» Former Valley Center resident Penny Williams is a woman on a mission. Her Seeds of Hope non profit organization in Costa Rica, recently reached three years of offering safety, rehabilitation and education ...more»
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High rollers: Dealers describe special treatment, abuse
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