Thursday, October 23, 2014 • 11:04

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»

Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.
California community suffers as wells dry up in drought
By Lucy Nicholson East Porterville Calif. (Reuters) - In one of the towns hardest hit by California's drought, the only way some residents can get water to flush the toilet is to drive to the fire station, hand-pump water into barrels and take it back home...
US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.
Theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam...
Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh
Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity...
Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.
Police employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.
Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes...
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