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Busy week for crime

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

It was a busy week for crime that didn’t have anything to do with casinos in Valley Center. A robbery occurred October 11, about 6 a.m. at Portino’s restaurant. An employee, Emmanuel Arralazo, 27, suffered minor injuries when he resisted the attack. Another employee whose name was not released, also sustained minor injuries for resisting. Arrested and booked into the […]

VC Art Gallery plugs facility at picnic

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

On Saturday, October 8, VC Art Gallery participated in the Valley Center Picnic in the Park held at Butterfield Trails Ranch and hosted by VC Trails, Friends of Hellhole Canyon and Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. The community came out by the hundreds to visit Butterfield Trails Ranch (a proposed VC Park). Besides promoting the idea of the property as […]

Church News – October 20, 2022

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

LIGHT OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH Needing Answers “We want God to be like FedEx and deliver overnight. Things don’t happen that way, but in GPT (God’s Perfect Timing).” —Jon Gordon So we pray and pray knowing the Lord hears us. We need to have faith, trust, and believe God is with us, and our prayers are not in vain. […]

Mandating Fentanyl Education in our Schools

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

Last week, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved my effort to require fentanyl education in our schools and increase Narcan distribution. This is a major step for the Safety of San Diego County as accidental deaths caused by fentanyl is the number one killer of people between the ages of 18 and 45. This action will do three things: 1. […]

Fentanyl here at home

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

Fentanyl is taking its deadly toll on our state and nation. According to a recent press release, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 5,091 pounds of fentanyl in Imperial and San Diego Counties during the first 9 months of Fiscal Year 2022. That’s 60 percent of the 8,425 pounds seized in the entire country. Drug precursors are typically manufactured in […]

He loves to smell my socks

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

My wife and I are blessed to own a Golden Retriever. We got him when he was one and a half years old from a breeder who was also in the business of showing dogs. According to one of the handlers, he did several bad things. He refused to run around the arena and lost points during one show. At […]

Desmond proclaims Sept. 27 San Pasqual Native American Day

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

On Tuesday, September 27, 5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond (right) presented a plaque to San Pasqual Tribal Chairman Steve Cope proclaiming September 27 San Pasqual Native American Day.

Valley Center Republicans make ballot recommendations

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

The Valley Center Republicans have been very active leading up to the November General Election. The September meeting of the VCGOP showcased radio host and Republican activist Carl DeMaio, president of Reform California who provided insight into the many ballot measures to be voted on. Focusing on freedom, liberty, and less government intrusion, DeMaio gave background, insight and facts on […]

VCTA to sponsor Palomar Mountain hikes

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

Fri., 10-28-22: Hike at 3:30 p.m. and overnight tent camping Sat., 10-29-22: Hike at 8:30 a.m. Come enjoy the peaceful forest and rolling meadows at our local Sky Island! If you want to tent camp with Valley Center Trails Association at Cedar Grove Group Campground on Friday night, you must make a reservation in advance by emailing infovcta@gmail.com. Check in […]

400 attend Butterfield Trails Ranch picnic

By News Desk | October 20, 2022

Valley Center Trails Association (VCTA) and Friends of Hellhole October 8 co-sponsored the Picnic at the Park at Butterfield Trails Ranch. Upwards of 400 people attended plus several community groups. Participating groups included the VC Vaqueros, rodeo queens on horseback, VC Art Gallery with an active children’s mural project to paint, VC Historical Society, VC Trails Association, Friends of Hellhole […]