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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»

Boat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1
MIAMI (AP) — A boat collision off the Florida Keys has left one woman dead and injured another.
US prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A criminal defense attorney said Thursday that he has been retained by the office of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a federal prosecutor threatened to widen an investigation into the governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission...
Man accused of putting needles in packaged meat
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year...
Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Hundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.
Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire...
Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
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