Thursday, August 27, 2015 • 07:16

Valley Life

‘September Hort’ from Marilyn’s Garden Design and Dos Valles Garden Club

Editor’s Note: Talented landscape designer, and longtime Dos Valles Garden club fellow traveler, Marilyn Guidroz, provides some summer horticulture tips for plant lovers....more»

Welk Theatre says ‘Hello Dolly’ for 13-week run

Welk Theatre presents ‘Hello Dolly’ starring Cynthia Ferrer and Randy Doney The Welk Theatre in Escondido has assembled a sterling cast of actors for its production of "Hello Dolly....more»

Dynamic duo ‘Fresh Play’ to perform at Pala

They’re savvy enough to employ a persistent public relations agent. They have a bunch of social media pages and websites with all sorts of stuff. Who knows, they even may be pretty good....more»

Another season, another food truck festival at Bates Nut Farm

If you liked this spring’s Valley Center Food Truck Festival, you’ll probably like this summer’s Gourmet Food Truck Festival. Both events offer unique and delicious fare....more»

‘Breaking Up Is Hard To Do’ comes to Welk Resort Theatre

What do you get when you combine two young, single Brooklyn women in search of romance, a Catskills resort, Labor Day Weekend and talented singers performing the works of the classic Neil Sedaka? The ...more»

Rincon Band donates $10K to the 2015 San Diego Film Festival

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are fans of independent filmmaking. The Band, which also owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California, gave $10,000 to the San Diego Film Foundation in support of ...more»

Pala Safety Committee offers summer barbecue safety tips

Here are your August barbecue tips provided by the Fire Prevention & Control Board and the Pala Safety Committee. To make summer barbecues a safe and fun experience for everyone: * Keep children away ...more»

A walkabout through Valley Center history

This is the way it was around Valley Center and Palomar Country per the Valley Center History Museum with some national and world events thrown in for good measure....more»

Catch a bite, enjoy view at Smokey’s Lake Wohlford Cafe

Thought I’d get out my East County posting "rut" and still stay within San Diego County, which is about 4,200-square-miles. I had a long story about how we got here, but will leave that for another ...more»

Tribute bands fill spotlight at Welk Theatre this summer

The Welk Theatre in Escondido has assembled a series of summer tribute bands for July 30 through August 2. Shows are at 7 p.m., and food stations on the patio will be open at 5:30 p....more»

It’s ‘All in the Timing’ for Patio Playhouse

"All in the Timing" by David Ives opens July 10 at the Patio Playhouse in Escondido. The collection of comedic one-acts will run for three weekends. Ives’ singular fascination with language and ...more»

Warm weather reminds us to be careful when dealing with snakes

Recent warm days in Valley Center and all around San Diego County area is a sure sign that summer is at our doorstep. There may be a few other things at our doorsteps....more»

Concert in the Park set for an atomically groovy evening

Valley Center Parks and Recreation is hosting its ever-popular "Concert in the Park" on Friday, June 26 at the Community Center. Bring a lawn chair, picnic treats and beverage of your choice to the event....more»

Celebrating a big day at the Valley Center Library

It was business as unusual at the Valley Center Library on Wednesday, June 17. Or maybe it was the new normal, as around 1,300 patrons set what was believed to be a one-day attendance record for the multipurpose ...more»

‘Into the Woods’ notable for fine performances

Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods" is in Escondido, and not just at the Regal Theaters. The 413 Project’s rendition is now being staged at the California Center for the Arts....more»

Transported to a simpler time at Valley Center’s Yellow Deli

Yellow Deli is more than a menu. It’s a lifestyle with a passionate following and religious bent with restaurants nationwide. But that’s a story for another day....more»

Bands ready to jam at MusicFest

If it’s the first Saturday in June, it must be time for the 4th Annual Valley Center MusicFest. The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters sponsors the event at Bates Nut Farm with proceeds going to ...more»

Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands compete at Coronado

The Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands competed in the biggest jazz festival of the year in San Diego this past Saturday, May 9 at Coronado, according to VCMS music teacher Jeff Beck....more»

Panelists needed for Valley Center High School ‘Senior Presentation Days’

Would you like to see what is expected of Valley Center High School seniors? This is your chance. VCHS is seeking community panelists for "Senior Presentation Days," which take place 7:30 a....more»

Valley Center High School Jaguars of the Month selected for May

As per tradition, Valley Center High School leaders name students of the month for every month school is in session. Meet your May VCHS students of the month....more»

Defendant awaiting punishment in FAMU case to be sentenced
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M University band member who's been awaiting his punishment for more than two years for his role in a drum major's hazing death is set to be sentenced.
Settlement reached in lawsuit over decade-old Gulf oil leak
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups and a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the slow-motion spill...
WDBJ morning team copes on air after fired reporter kills crew on live TV
WDBJ-TV started its 5 a.m. newscast with the words "In Memory" and an image of the two victims, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward.
Hundreds of students return to school in West Philadelphia
More than 700 students were welcomed back to school Thursday morning in West Philadelphia.
The Latest on TV shooting: Shooting survivor doing better
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):
Same-sex couple cheers gay marriage ruling in Kentucky
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky clerk's office on Thursday again refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple, in defiance of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the country two months ago...
Jurors hear closing arguments in prep school rape trial
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Jurors in the trial of a prep school graduate charged with raping a freshman girl heard allegations of untruthfulness from each side Thursday, with a prosecutor saying the defendant told his friends that he had sex with her and the defense countering that her entire testimony was tainted by lies...
Low-lying Louisiana parish regroups behind reinforced levee system
By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Of all the areas near New Orleans blasted by Hurricane Katrina, none was harder hit than St. Bernard Parish, a low-lying coastal stretch southeast of the city, once known for its small fishing villages and thriving seafood industry...