Wednesday, September 02, 2015 • 04:54

Valley Life

‘September Hort’ from Marilyn’s Garden Design and Dos Valles Garden Club

Editor’s Note: Talented landscape designer, and longtime Dos Valles Garden club fellow traveler, Marilyn Guidroz, provides some summer horticulture tips for plant lovers....more»

Welk Theatre says ‘Hello Dolly’ for 13-week run

Welk Theatre presents ‘Hello Dolly’ starring Cynthia Ferrer and Randy Doney The Welk Theatre in Escondido has assembled a sterling cast of actors for its production of "Hello Dolly....more»

Dynamic duo ‘Fresh Play’ to perform at Pala

They’re savvy enough to employ a persistent public relations agent. They have a bunch of social media pages and websites with all sorts of stuff. Who knows, they even may be pretty good....more»

Another season, another food truck festival at Bates Nut Farm

If you liked this spring’s Valley Center Food Truck Festival, you’ll probably like this summer’s Gourmet Food Truck Festival. Both events offer unique and delicious fare....more»

‘Breaking Up Is Hard To Do’ comes to Welk Resort Theatre

What do you get when you combine two young, single Brooklyn women in search of romance, a Catskills resort, Labor Day Weekend and talented singers performing the works of the classic Neil Sedaka? The ...more»

Rincon Band donates $10K to the 2015 San Diego Film Festival

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are fans of independent filmmaking. The Band, which also owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California, gave $10,000 to the San Diego Film Foundation in support of ...more»

Pala Safety Committee offers summer barbecue safety tips

Here are your August barbecue tips provided by the Fire Prevention & Control Board and the Pala Safety Committee. To make summer barbecues a safe and fun experience for everyone: * Keep children away ...more»

A walkabout through Valley Center history

This is the way it was around Valley Center and Palomar Country per the Valley Center History Museum with some national and world events thrown in for good measure....more»

Catch a bite, enjoy view at Smokey’s Lake Wohlford Cafe

Thought I’d get out my East County posting "rut" and still stay within San Diego County, which is about 4,200-square-miles. I had a long story about how we got here, but will leave that for another ...more»

Tribute bands fill spotlight at Welk Theatre this summer

The Welk Theatre in Escondido has assembled a series of summer tribute bands for July 30 through August 2. Shows are at 7 p.m., and food stations on the patio will be open at 5:30 p....more»

It’s ‘All in the Timing’ for Patio Playhouse

"All in the Timing" by David Ives opens July 10 at the Patio Playhouse in Escondido. The collection of comedic one-acts will run for three weekends. Ives’ singular fascination with language and ...more»

Warm weather reminds us to be careful when dealing with snakes

Recent warm days in Valley Center and all around San Diego County area is a sure sign that summer is at our doorstep. There may be a few other things at our doorsteps....more»

Concert in the Park set for an atomically groovy evening

Valley Center Parks and Recreation is hosting its ever-popular "Concert in the Park" on Friday, June 26 at the Community Center. Bring a lawn chair, picnic treats and beverage of your choice to the event....more»

Celebrating a big day at the Valley Center Library

It was business as unusual at the Valley Center Library on Wednesday, June 17. Or maybe it was the new normal, as around 1,300 patrons set what was believed to be a one-day attendance record for the multipurpose ...more»

‘Into the Woods’ notable for fine performances

Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods" is in Escondido, and not just at the Regal Theaters. The 413 Project’s rendition is now being staged at the California Center for the Arts....more»

Transported to a simpler time at Valley Center’s Yellow Deli

Yellow Deli is more than a menu. It’s a lifestyle with a passionate following and religious bent with restaurants nationwide. But that’s a story for another day....more»

Bands ready to jam at MusicFest

If it’s the first Saturday in June, it must be time for the 4th Annual Valley Center MusicFest. The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters sponsors the event at Bates Nut Farm with proceeds going to ...more»

Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands compete at Coronado

The Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands competed in the biggest jazz festival of the year in San Diego this past Saturday, May 9 at Coronado, according to VCMS music teacher Jeff Beck....more»

Panelists needed for Valley Center High School ‘Senior Presentation Days’

Would you like to see what is expected of Valley Center High School seniors? This is your chance. VCHS is seeking community panelists for "Senior Presentation Days," which take place 7:30 a....more»

Valley Center High School Jaguars of the Month selected for May

As per tradition, Valley Center High School leaders name students of the month for every month school is in session. Meet your May VCHS students of the month....more»

The Latest: Broader hunt for suspects in officer's death
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):
US officials mark 70th anniversary of WWII's official end
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — U.S. officials are gathering on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II's end.
Wrongly convicted brothers each get $750K payout
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation Wednesday for the three decades they were wrongfully imprisoned in the killing of an 11-year-old girl.
Baltimore judge: Charges against police in Gray case can go forward
By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday rejected defense motions to drop charges against six police officers in the case of a black man who died in April from injuries in police custody...
Manhunt for suspects in Illinois police officer's death enters day two
The police hunt in northern Illinois for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer entered a second day on Wednesday, as local schools were closed and a vigil for the slain officer was planned...
4 dead in Jersey shore house fire that may be murder-suicide
Authorities responding to a report of a house fire on the Jersey shore found a family of four mortally wounded inside a bedroom, and investigators believe they might be victims of a murder-suicide, a prosecutor said Wednesday...
AccuWeather: September Sizzler
Meteorologist Karen Rogers says 90 degree temperatures are sticking around for the first week of September.
Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ruth Newman was just child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.