Saturday, April 19, 2014 • 09:42

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»

5 features an Amazon phone might offer
NEW YORK (AP) — A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer...
Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.
Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people...
NY judge upholds charges against financier's kin
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix...
Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to dismiss sexual assault charges against an educator who was confronted with the allegations of abuse in a phone call by a former student who then posted the conversation on YouTube...
Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community
SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.
Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.
Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year...
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