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Valley Life

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»

Court set to determine CCC Camp dispute

The determination of whether the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District violated the Brown Act and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) after demolishing the Depression-era Civilian Conservation ...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»

Jack Vosberg honored as World War II Veteran

Longtime Valley Center resident Jack Vosberg was given top priority as a survivor of World War II and one of America’s most senior heroes during a Mission of Honor recently....more»

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the border from Mexico into the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
Groundwater levels drop in Southwestern U.S. in ongoing drought
Underground stores of water in the southwestern United States have receded dramatically amid ongoing drought that has parched states from Oklahoma to the Pacific Coast and is costing California billions in lost crops and jobs, a new study shows...
Navajo president calls slayings of two Native men a hate crime
By Joseph J. Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - The president of the Navajo Nation condemned the beating deaths of two Native American homeless men in New Mexico as a hate crime, and called on Thursday for a federal investigation into slayings that police have blamed on three teenagers...
Gillnet fishing halted off California to protect endangered turtles
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh-caught swordfish will be off the menu in California restaurants for at least the next month, due to a federally imposed temporary ban on drift gillnets in the Pacific to protect endangered sea turtles starting on Friday...
2 women guilty in California nightclub beating
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
Police ID caseworker killed on campus of Delaware County hospital
The District Attorney has identified the caseworker who was killed inside a building on the campus of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital on Thursday afternoon.
Alabama man claims penis was amputated by mistake
An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday. Johnny Lee Banks Jr., 56, said in a lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that no one at the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama, had told him why it had been necessary to remove his penis...
Cuban hijacker appeals 20-year US prison sentence
MIAMI (AP) — An American who hijacked a jetliner to Cuba decades ago is appealing the 20-year prison sentence he received after pleading guilty to U.S. kidnapping charges.
Valley Center Oil Crop