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Valley Life

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»

Plenty of catfish to be caught at Lake Wohlford

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 3,000 pounds of channel catfish on July 3....more»

Wounded Warriors Open to be held at Woods Valley

Woods Valley Golf Course will be hosting the Warrior Open on Sept. 20 of this year. The event will be supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warriors Projects mission is to raise awareness ...more»

Keeping the Fourth of July fun, safe for all

As the Fourth of July approaches, officials in San Diego County are reminding residents that fireworks are illegal unless at a professionally run, licensed show....more»

VC Fire Board discusses fiscal year budget

The Valley Center Fire Protection District at its June 19 meeting began with President Weaver Simonsen addressing comments. Jon Landen, member of the Risk Assessment Subcommittee, requested the Board ...more»

Dos Valles Garden Club offers scholarships

Dos Valles Garden Club held its Annual Awards Luncheon to present their scholarships, awards, and donations to the community on June 17 at St. Stephen Community Hall in Valley Center....more»

New librarian comes to Valley Center

Laura Zuckerman, who has been with San Diego County Library for 13 years, has been named librarian at the Valley Center branch. A onetime elementary school teacher, she has devoted much of her career ...more»

Quality senior bus service available for North County

At last, multiple years of determined efforts by public servants Tom Bumgardner and Jan Imonti have paid off. Two 14-passenger buses were recently delivered to the community of Valley Center....more»

Zoning Administrator finds CEQA compliance for lot split

The county’s Zoning Administrator found that a proposed Jesmond Dene lot split will not require additional California Environmental Quality Act review....more»

Entertain the kids over summer without breaking the bank

Summer is here and many parents are wondering what to do with the kids without breaking the bank. How about a reading program with a book report for summer vacation? How about a fun day cleaning house ...more»

Annual GourdStock Festival returns to Bates Nut Farm

Bates Nut Farm will be home to the annual GourdStock Festival hosted by San Diego County Gourd Artists and California Gourd Society groups. This celebration of all-things-gourd features classes, demonstrations, ...more»

Relay For Life Valley Center coming to town this weekend

The Valley Center Relay for Life will take place this Saturday, June 21, at Bates Nut Farm. Survivors will highlight the opening ceremony when they start the event with the Lap of Hope....more»

Texas search group resumes drone use
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas-based group that had been embroiled in a legal fight over the use of drones in its searches for missing persons resumed using the unmanned aircraft on Wednesday, the first time it had done so after a favorable appeals court ruling earlier this month...
Car crashes into house in Gloucester City
Authorities say a driver lost control, crashing a car into the side of a twin home in Gloucester City, New Jersey.
Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.
Vegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree in Las Vegas as "total terror...
U.S. private sector adds 218,000 jobs in July: ADP
Private job gains in June were 281,000, which was the strongest reading since November 2012. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that the ADPNational Employment Report would show a gain of 230,000 jobs...
Michelle Obama says the 'blood of Africa' runs through her veins
By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama embraced her family's African roots in a speech on Wednesday, telling a group of young Africans that the “blood of Africa” runs through her veins as she urged changing traditional beliefs on the worth of educating women...
Businessman says helped ex-Virginia governor, wife as part of 'business relationship'
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va (Reuters) - The businessman at the heart of a corruption trial involving former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, testified on Wednesday he helped them out with gifts and loans strictly for the benefit of his dietary supplement company...
As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.
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