Wednesday, September 17, 2014 • 02:42
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Valley Life

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»

Homesteaders hosting open enrollment event

The Homesteaders 4-H Club of Valley Center is seeking new members for the 2014-15 program year. All youth ages five to 19 may join. Find out more at the group’s enrollment open house on Sept....more»

Obituary: Charlene Marie Ball (1927 – 2014)

Charlene Marie Ball, 87, of Valley Center, died at 10:05 p.m. on May 26 at her home following a brief illness and hospice care. Charlene, the daughter of Herman and Alice Mielke, was born July 29, 1927 ...more»

SD Archaeological Center presents ‘Wine and Chocolate’

Chocolate lovers are in for a real treat at the San Diego Archaeological Center’s Ancient Indulgences Wine and Chocolate event scheduled for Sept. 13....more»

VALLEY BRIEFS

BLOOD DRIVE Harrah’s Resort Southern California will host the San Diego Blood Bank for a community blood drive today, September 4 from 7 a.m. — 5 p.m....more»

Lake Wohlford set to change to fall hours

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 was 1,000 pounds of channel catfish on July 31....more»

Mandatory water restrictions implemented in VC

The governor of the State of California has ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water use restrictions for all retail water providers....more»

Valley Center Municipal Water Board Employees of the Quarter

July 2014 Employees of the Quarter Awards were presented to nine members of the Operations and Facilities Department of the VCMWD. They were recognized for working two 24-hour shifts in a week to repair ...more»

Henry (Dick) Richard Kraus

Long time Valley Center resident Dick Kraus passed away peacefully in his home on Aug. 4, 2014. He was 89 and lived a very full life. Born in Los Angeles in 1925, Dick joined the Navy at 18 and received ...more»

Local church and Salvation Army team up to feed hungry

Valley Center Community Church, which meets at Valley Center High School’s Maxine Theater on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., has partnered with the Salvation Army of Escondido to assist the Army’s ...more»

Scares and family fun abound at Bates in August

The dog days of summer have arrived and Bates Nut Farm is beating the summer heat with some fun activities for all ages with the Great Horror Campout and for the third year, the Valley Center Summer Food ...more»

Squirrels test positive for plague

Two squirrels trapped in routine monitoring at an empty outdoor school on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, prompting San Diego County officials to remind people to take simple steps to ...more»

100 years down – hoping for many more

Valley Center resident Clyde Maulding celebrated being 100 years old with children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren....more»

Local children invited to Pauma Valley Church vacation Bible school

Children three years of age through those entering the eighth grade can join in the adventure of SonRock Kids Camp Vacation Bible School at Pauma Valley Church beginning July 28 and running through Aug....more»

All Tribes FFA students successful at fair

On June 29, the All Tribes FFA members moved into the San Diego County Fair with their livestock projects. The students exhibited their market hogs, lambs, and cattle on June 30 and July 1 ....more»

CCC Interest Group loses appeal

Judges in the Fourth District Court of Appeal, Division One have issued a ruling in the dispute between the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Interest Group and Valley Center Pauma Unified School District ...more»

Valley Center jumping on solar bandwagon

Rooftop solar in California had a record year in 2013. The amount of rooftop installations more than doubled the previous year, closing out 2013 with more than 2,000,000,000-watts of solar power in California....more»

Real Estate Professionals announce scholarship winners

The Valley Center Real Estate Professionals, under their charitable umbrella The Valley Center Community Aid Group, announced the list of scholarship winners from this year’s senior class....more»

All-breed dog show to be held at Bates Nut Farm

Over 1,000 dogs of all breeds will be at Bates Nut Farm to compete in the Cabrillo Kennel Club, AKC licensed, dog show. The event will take place July 12 and July 13, beginning at 7 a....more»

Man accused of trying to aid Islamic State group
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others faces new charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq...
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants...
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, September 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
Bucket list response amazes expecting parents
A mom and dad from our area are helping their baby live its life to the fullest before it is even born.
CHOP: 4 patients tested positive for Enterovirus D68
Four children in the Philadelphia area have tested positive for enterovirus D68, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Up to 12 suspects sought in Center City Philadelphia hate crime
Philadelphia police say as many as 12 suspects are being sought for an assault in Center City that is being characterized as a hate crime.
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee...
Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — People seeking clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on states' gay marriage bans should pay close attention to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a Minnesota audience Tuesday...
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