Saturday, October 25, 2014 • 11:14

Valley Life

Valley Briefs

ZOMBIE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Food Truck Nation will present a Zombie Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 — 7 p.m. at Grape Day Park in Escondido....more»

Valley Center’s Oktoberfest—traditional Bavarian fun

A tradition for Valley Center is the annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the VC Knights of Columbus. This is the event of the season where wonderful food, music, dancing, and entertainment provide an evening ...more»

October is about apples on Palomar Mountain

Autumn is recognized for more than just pumpkins on Palomar Mountain. Oct. 26 is the day the community is invited to celebrate Palomar Mountain State Park’s Fourth Annual Apple Festival....more»

Halloween Costume Contest includes the family dog

This weekend is the time for families to bring their kids and their dogs dressed in their favorite costumes to enter into the Halloween Costume Contest....more»

Valley Briefs

HALLOWEEN AT HELLHOLE CANYON PRESERVE The Friends of Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve will once again host a fun, spooky family event for Halloween at the preserve on Oct....more»

Hellhole Canyon trail haunted for Halloween

A spooky Halloween family event will be hosted by the Friends of Hellhole Canyon Open Space Preserve on Oct. 18 from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The popular canyon trail in the preserve will be transformed ...more»

Fall festivities abound at Bates Nut Farm

There is always something going on at Bates Nut Farm. Currently, fall festivities are continuing, featuring live entertainment of local bands. Starting the weekend, Heidi & the Hurricane will storm the ...more»

Obituary: Joan Elizabeth Morales

Joan Elizabeth Morales died on Sept. 22 at age 87. The daughter of Canton Bulldog professional football great Pete Calac, Joan came from Miami, Florida, home to the Rincon Indian Reservation in 1976....more»

Fallbrook fire stations extinguishing electric bills with solar

Four fire stations and the Fleet Maintenance Facility in Fallbrook are declaring energy independence this month with solar energy. Together, these stations will offset 2,484 tons of pollutants each year....more»

Fun-filled fall festivities at Bates Nut farm

This weekend, the Pumpkin Festival will kick off the Craft Fair at Bates Nut Farm, celebrating fun-filled festivities for the entire family. Before visiting the fair, guests can begin fall mornings delighting ...more»

Valley Briefs

GOLF TOURNAMENT The Valley Center Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its second annual golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 10 at Woods Valley Golf Course in Valley Center....more»

Lake Wohlford has new hours in the fall

The local Lake Wohlford is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and is closed on weekdays. The dock closes at 6:30 p.m. The last plant was 1,000 pounds of channel catfish on July 31....more»

Memorial services for Henry Kraus announced

The community is invited to attend services for Henry Richard (Dick) Kraus who passed away Aug. 4. A graveside service is planned for Sept. 27 at 2 p....more»

Valley Briefs

LUNCH N LEARN The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch N Learn on Sept. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Hall. The presentation, Expansion of the Wastewater Recycling Capacity ...more»

Local concerns voiced at Parks and Rec meeting

Valley Center Parks and Recreation began its Sept. 17 meeting with The Optimist Club announcing it is taking over Western Days 2015 in conjunction with the rodeo....more»

Valley Briefs

LUNCH N LEARN The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch N Learn on Sept. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Hall. The presentation, Expansion of the Wastewater Recycling Capacity ...more»

Bates Nuts hosting Bark For Life event this weekend

Bates Nut Farm will host the second annual Bark For Life in Valley Center to help tell cancer it barked up the wrong tree. The emcee for the event is Gary Lee from KSON radio....more»

Valley Briefs

LUNCH N LEARN The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch N Learn on Sept. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. The presentation, Expansion of the Wastewater Recycling ...more»

Bates Nut Farm features fall festivities

This year, autumn is celebrated at Bates Nut Farm with the largest, oldest, and most famous pumpkin patch in San Diego County. For over 30 years, families have made an annual visit to the Pumpkin Patch ...more»

Airport agents detain woman with $70,000 in stomach
Officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.
Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.
17 displaced in Tioga-Nicetown apartment fire
Officials say more than one dozen residents were displaced after flames broke out at an apartment in Philadelphia's Tioga-Nicetown section.
Man critical after parking lot assault in Newark, Delaware
Authorities say a 22-year-old man is in critical condition after he was assaulted at a shopping center parking lot in Newark, Delaware.
Neighbors in custody following murder of Indiana boy, 13: police
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 13-year-old Gary, Indiana boy was shot multiple times and killed, and a man and woman from his neighborhood are in custody, police said on Saturday. Kobe Jones died of gun shot wounds in Gary on Friday evening, according to the Lake County Coroner's office...
Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'
By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself...
Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking
(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained hospitalized Saturday, officials said...
Dalai Lama visits Alabama church at center of civil rights movement
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, visited one of America's sacred sanctuaries on Saturday, touring the church where four African-American girls were killed in a 1963 bombing that galvanized the civil rights movement...