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Water district chief sounds alarm for a ‘nightmare scenario’

It’s "on" with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Valley Center Municipal Water District. Longtime VCMWD general manager Gary Arant went all Paul Revere sounding the alarm with a shot ...more»

Lake Turner water isn’t going anywhere

Lake Turner sits like a smiling water-filled Sphinx at the end of Betsworth Road. Water, water everywhere and what the heck is going on, the ancient mariner might ask....more»

Fine arts program at elementary schools draws on inspiration from volunteers

Fine Arts Volunteer Educators might sound like a mouthful, but when it gets down to F.A.V.E., the arts ensue for Valley Center elementary school students....more»

Emergency Calls April 1 to April 8

April 1 12:13 a.m. Medical aid at Mesa Verde Drive with no further details. 1:52 a.m. Medical aid at Mesa Verde Drive with no further details. April 2 1:33 p....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter April 1 to April 7

April 1 Around noon at Pala Casino, Andrea Rodriguez, 40, was arrested on suspicion of felony commercial burglary, forgery through handwriting, getting credit with another person’s ID and false ...more»

‘High School Musical’ at the Maxine, ‘39 Steps’ and ‘Cabaret’ at the Welk

Spring is the season when theater blooms around Valley Center like wildflowers on a thespian field. Here are three local productions set to amuse and amaze in coming weeks....more»

Two Paws Up plans changing of the guard open house

The unique Two Paws Up "happy camp for dogs" cage-free dog boarding facility is undergoing a changing of the guard. An open house celebrates the changeover from noon to 4 p....more»

School district talks Head Start, energy savings and more

VC-Pauma Unified School District trustees heard a variety of reports last week at their regular monthly meeting. District officials discussed Project Head Start at Pauma Elementary School, Proposition ...more»

View work of photographer Sandy Zelasko at VC Library

Sandra Lee "Sandy" Zelasko, award-winning photographer, will hold an "Artist’s Meet and Greet" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Valley Center Library Community Room....more»

VALLEY BRIEFS

ANNUAL VALLEY CENTER REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS’ GOLF TOURNEY The Valley Center Real Estate Professionals and Affiliates host their 11th Annual Valley Center Real Estate Professionals’ Golf ...more»

VCMWD general manager Gary Arant: State-mandated 35 percent water-use reduction threatens Palomar Country

Unless something changes between now and early May 2015, Governor Brown and the State Water Resources Control Board have mandated that: ▪ Effective June 1, 2015, all VCMWD water users, including ...more»

Valley Center Food Truck Festival draws foodies from near and far

Mass quantities of hungry and soon-to-be satisfied foodies descended on Bates Nut Farm Saturday for the 2015 Valley Center Food Truck Festival. The fourth annual food fest drew taste-lovers from ...more»

VC water district responds to state’s drought measures

In case you've been living under a waterfall — fat chance — and haven't heard, there's a major drought in California, and Gary Arant and the Valley Center Municipal Water District need your ...more»

Valley Center Road improvements may not come soon enough

Ever wondered how long the deteriorating eight-mile stretch of Valley Center Road east of Cole Grade Road will continue going to pot and potholes? Possibly a long time, according to the San Diego County ...more»

Valley Center Library roundup: Piano, art and Western Days

Valley Center Library has become a community meeting place again under the leadership of Laura "Mrs. Z" Zuckerman and an amazing staff. Some news of note for those on the go, go, go includes music by ...more»

New York man who plotted to join terror group gets 25 years
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and then admitted continuing to plot with others to assist them was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison...
Prosecutor: Convict offered sale of art stolen in 1990 heist
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a Hartford crime figure told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and was willing to negotiate a sale of individual works for $500,000...
White House calls reported charges against journalist Rezaian 'absurd'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that reported charges against Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian by Iranian authorities are "absurd." The Washington Post reported on Monday that Rezaian has been charged with espionage and other security-related charges...
Man charged in 4 deaths driven by 'bloodlust,' document says
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A court filing says a man accused of killing three men as they slept outside and a woman walking to her car set out to rob people but was driven by "bloodlust" after shooting his first victim...
6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join ISIS
Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort
The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities...
Grief, sadness after St. Joseph's Prep football player collapses, dies during practice
Grief counselors were on hand at St. Joseph's Prep Monday after a freshman football player collapsed and died during practice.
Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism...