Thursday, April 17, 2014 • 08:32

Valley Life

Friends of the Valley Center Library announce new scholarship

The Friends of the Valley Center Library will award a $500 scholarship to one Valley Center High School senior to help offset college rising fees. Criteria for application for this scholarship include: ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotter April 6-13

April 1 -Two men were arrested during a subject stop on Harrahs Rincon Way at 1:58 p.m. for possession of a controlled substance, a felony and for being under the influence of a controlled substance, ...more»

Mutton bustin’ returns to VC Stampede Rodeo

The Valley Center Stampede Rodeo will again be offering the popular mutton bustin’ event to kids. In a world of video games and computers, Valley Center Stampede Rodeo has geared up to get kids ...more»

Local lake offers fishing, contests

The local Lake Wohlford is open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day of the week. The dock closes at 7 p.m. The last plant put 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout into the lake on April 9 and another 1,500 pounds ...more»

2014 Rodeo Queen Pageant names winners

Michael Robertson, the owner of Hidden Oaks Ranch, opened up his ranch gates for the 2014 Valley Center Rodeo Queen Pageant on April 12. His ranch offered the contestants the perfect location to show ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotter April 1 - 4

April 1 -A confidential arrest was made on Calle de Vista at 5:42 a.m. The person arrested was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony....more»

Emergency Calls April 1 -7

April 1 -Medical aid on Lilac Road. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center.(PMC) -Traffic collision on Lilac Road. Two patients transported to PMC....more»

Local families needed for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for ...more»

CAL FIRE increases staffing as fire threat expands

Despite recent rainfall, CAL FIRE continues to respond to a significant increase in wildfires across much of California. While March rain totals were higher than this winter, the rain has done little ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotter March 12 - 31

March 12 - A report was taken at 1:47 p.m. on Valley Center Road for vandalism of a wall, a misdemeanor. March 13 - A red 4-door sedan was recovered at Vesper Road at 1:09 p....more»

Emergency Calls March 24 – 30

March 24 -Snake removal on Orchard Vista Road. March 25 -Medical assistance on Lilac Road for laceration. -Medical assistance on Hilldale Road....more»

Wedding planning? say ‘I do’ at a county park

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something - green. The color describes some locations, but couples may also save a little green by holding their dream weddings at a County park....more»

Pala Casino concert provides Zeppelin USA

The March 22 concert at Pala Casino’s Infinity nightclub was the first performance in San Diego County for the Led Zeppelin tribute band Zeppelin USA and likely the final appearance with Zeppelin ...more»

Escondido Public Library presents women’s workshop

Escondido Public Library’s Literacy and Lifelong Learning Services will host "High Tech = High Pay for Women," a workshop presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of San ...more»

Service proposes to reclassify Arroyo Toad from endangered to threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed to reclassify the arroyo toad from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) after determining that the amphibian has expanded its ...more»

Bike track proposed next to Cole Grade Park

Valley Center may soon be home to the only public bicycle track in San Diego County. At the regular meeting of the Valley Center Parks and Recreation board on March 19, Minette Ozaki from the San Diego ...more»

100 candles on Melie Duenas’ birthday cake

When Amelia (Melie) Contrera Villalobos Duenas was born on the San Pasqual Reservation in North County San Diego on March 29, 1914, life could be difficult, especially for Native Americans....more»

Jason Blasius receives appointment to Air Force Academy

Valley Center High School senior Jason Blasius recently received an appointment to the Air Force Academy next fall. Blasius met Congressman Duncan Hunter last Thursday to receive his certificate....more»

Historical society to host salute to agriculture

The Fallbrook Historical Society and the San Diego County Farm Bureau will present A Salute to Agriculture: Honoring 100 Years of Agriculture in San Diego on Saturday, May 10, from 11 a....more»

Supervisors approve behavioral health contracts

The County of San Diego will be entering into contracts with four Indian health agencies to provide prevention and early intervention behavioral health services for the county’s Native American ...more»

Police say Utah mom gave birth at home before killing infants
By Derek Jensen SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah mother accused of slaying six of her own infant children over the course of a decade secretly gave birth to each of the babies without medical assistance at home and then immediately killed them, police said on Wednesday...
Texas executes man convicted of 2001 triple murder
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a man who was convicted of stabbing his girlfriend, her child and her mother to death after a cocaine binge in 2001...
Number of missing in Washington mudslide drops
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The number of people missing in the massive Washington state landslide has dropped to six.
Detroit pension deal approved by one retirement system
The board of Detroit's General Retirement System on Wednesday approved economic terms of a settlement with the city that include cuts to pension benefits, putting in place another key component of Detroit's effort to exit bankruptcy by October...
One dead, three injured in blast at Tennessee ammunition plant
By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - One person has died and three others were injured on Wednesday after an explosion at an ammunition plant in central Tennessee that touched off small brush fires nearby, authorities said...
Portland, Oregon flushes water reservoir after man urinates in it
By Teresa Carson PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - Portland, Oregon is flushing 38 million gallons (143 million liters) of drinking water down the drain because a 19-year-old man urinated in an open reservoir early on Wednesday morning, city water officials said...
Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday...
Texas executes man convicted in triple murder after drug binge
(Reuters) - Texas executed by lethal injection on Wednesday a man who was convicted of stabbing his girlfriend, her child and her mother to death after a cocaine binge in 2001. Jose Luis Villegas Jr., 39, was pronounced dead at 7:04 p...
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