Valley Center

IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT PUMPKIN? CHECK OUT THESE PATCHES

 
By Miriam Raftery
 
October 8, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Halloween is coming soon and with it, the annual tradition of finding the perfect pumpkin for carving a jack-o-lantern—not to mention sweeter varieties for baking pumpkin pies!  Fortunately, there are several great places in East County to find giant pumpkins, as well as fun family activities from corn mazes to petting zoos. 
 
Here are a few of our favorites:

CHEERIO! ENGLISH HIGH TEA SEPT. 16 & 17 AT KEYS CREEK LAVENDER FARM

 

September 10, 2011 (Valley Center)—English high teas have become among the most popular events served up at Keys Creek Lavender Farm in Valley Center.   Savor refreshing teas and delicacies such as tea sandwiches, chicken herbs de Provence, Devonshire cream,  fresh fruit, lavender scones and more at two upcoming high teas scheduled for  September 16th at 2:00 p.m. and September 17th at 2:00 p.m. Reserve your spot by clicking on the dates above.

 

SHERIFF DEPUTY FINDS SHOOTER IN VALLEY CENTER SCHOOL BUS INCIDENT

 

Update June 21, 2011:  The shooting has been found to be the result of a 17-year-old who was target shooting at his family's property when a bullet ricocheted off an object in the target area and struck the bus.  Deputy Ken Simon, special purpose officer assigned to the Rincon Reservation, contacted the homeowners who were "very cooperative" in the investigation."  While the act is believed to be unintentional, the investigation will be sent to the District Attorney's office for review.

 

June 20, 2011 (Valley Center)--A Project Headstart school bus with two adults and six children on board was struck by a single .22 bullet around 8:45 this morning in Valley Center. None of the children or adults were injured, Sergeant Bob Bishop with the San Diego Sheriff’s office confirms.

RIVERSIDE GANG MEMBERS BUSTED FOR SCHOOL BURGLARIES IN VALLEY CENTER

 

May 2, 2011 (Valley Center) – Two of four suspects in a pair of school burglaries in Valley Center have been arrested. Two other suspects remain at large, including one who has been identified.

 

The suspects are all documented “Dorner Block Crip” street gang members from Moreno Valley in Riverside, according to Sgt. Bob Bishop with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

HEARTBEAT HAPPENING CAR SHOW & BBQ ROLLS OUT SUNDAY, APRIL 17 AT BATES NUT FARM: SHOW IS PART OF WEEKEND CRAFT FAIR

April 15, 2011 (Valley Center)--Heartbeat Classics Chevy Club hosts its 13th annual classic car show, the Heartbeat Happening XIII, on April 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road in Valley Center. Activities include a craft fair with over 50 vendors, Lion's Club pancake breakfast, barbecue, car painting and petting zoo for the kids. The show and other events are free to the public.

 

FIRE SEVERELY DAMAGES CHURCH COMPLEX IN VALLEY CENTER

March 20, 2011 (Valley Center) – An electrical fire that started in the basement has severely damaged Saint Stephens Roman Catholic Church in Valley Center, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage. County building inspectors have found the structure to be unsafe, requiring immediate stabilization before salvage and repair can begin.

VICTIMS HELD AT GUNPOINT, WOMAN INJURED IN VALLEY CENTER HOME INVASION ROBBERY

 

February 20, 2011 (Valley Center) Last night at 6:10 p.m., three armed men entered an open door at 27446 S. Canal Road on the San Pasqual Indian Reservation in Valley Center. A woman was waiting at the open door for friends to arrive when the men burst into the home, according to Sergeant Bob Bishop with the Sheriff’s department.

VALLEY CENTER MAN DIES IN PAUMA MOTORCYCLE CRASH



February 14, 2011 (Valley Center) – A motorcyclist was killed February 13th in an accident on SR 76, west of South Grade Road in Pauma Valley. According to the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office, the man was driving his 2011 Harley Davidson eastbound on SR 76 around 12:45 p.m. when he came out of a curve at a high speed and ran onto a grassy shoulder. He lost control and crashed. The driver was ejected and his motorcycle caught on fire.

VALLEY CENTER MAN INJURED IN BURGLARY; 2 ASSAILANTS ARRESTED

 

February 1, 2011 (Valley Center) – Cameron Manning, 19, has been hospitalized with head trauma, a skull fracture and broken bones after he was attacked by two burglary suspects. According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, shortly after midnight on January 28, Manning entered his residence at 24586 Lake Wohlford in Valley Center. There he was beaten in the head with a hammer, kicked, and left bound and injured on the floor.

VALLEY CENTER’S HERITAGE TRAIL OFFICIALY OPENS


Landscaped 2.5-mile Trail Welcomes Pedestrians, Cyclists, Equestrians

December 23, 2010 (Valley Center)--The 2.5-mile Heritage Trail alongside Valley Center Road officially opened earlier this month with a celebratory ceremony that included a trailhead plaque dedication to the late Brendan McNabb, a County Public Works project manager who played a key role in the trail’s development.

BRUSH FIRE NEAR VALLEY CENTER

 

Update 2:35 p.m. Forward spread of this fire has been stopped.

September 9, 2010 (Valley Center) 2:15 p.m. – Cal-Fire is on the scene of a two- to three-acre brush fire off of Old Guejito Grade Road and North Lake Wohlford Road, near the community of Valley Center (Thomas Brothers Map page 1111 C-1). The fire was reported at 1:48 p.m. and the cause is under investigation. The fire is burning to the east and there is no immediate structure threat.

INDIAN HEALTH COUNCIL CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH OPEN HOUSE FESTIVITIES & FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS JUNE 25

June 24, 2010 (Valley Center) -- The Indian Health Council, Inc., (IHC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary June 25 with a festive Open House, featuring health screenings, raffle prizes and giveaways, tours of the facility, and a Fun Zone for children that includes a bike rodeo. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the council headquarters, 50100 Golsh Road, Valley Center (on the Rincon Reservation).

SHERIFF SPECIAL BULLETIN: SUBJECT SOUGHT FOR QUESTIONING IN MURDER OF HIS MOTHER IN VALLEY CENTER

 

 UPDATE March 11:  Lucero is now in custody.

 

March 10, 2010 (Valley Center) - The San Diego Sheriff’s Department seeks David Leroy Lucero for questioning regarding the murder of his mother yesterday in Valley Center. Though not yet named as a suspect, a Sheriff department special bulletin states that he "may be armed and possibly violent."

FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME IN VALLEY CENTER

 

February 2, 2010 (Valley Center) Cal Fire responded to a structure fire in Valley Center today at approximately 3:21pm, finding a double wide mobile home fully engulfed in flames. The elderly resident told fire officials that when he returned home, he noticed the house was full of smoke when he opened the front door and a neighbor called 911 on his behalf.

LUCKY DOGS: 2 PETS SAVED FROM FLOODED VEHICLE BY CAL-FIRE RESCUERS

 

December 21, 2010 (Valley Center) – A truck attempting to cross a flooded creek stalled and was swept sideways downstream in swift-flowing water at the same spot where an earlier rescue was made yesterday. At 3:37 p.m. today, Cal Fire and the Valley Center Fire Department responded and found two dogs trapped in the vehicle.

GROW THE GREAT PUMPKIN: VALLEY CENTER FARMERS’ MARKET HOSTS PUMPKIN GROWING CONTEST—FREE SEEDS IN APRIL!

April 8, 2009 (Valley Center) - Remember Charlie Brown's quest to grow the Great Pumpkin? Now you can grow your own jumbo-sized jack-o-lantern. The San Diego County Farm Bureau is putting on the first Valley Center Pumpkin Growing Contest at the Valley Center Certified Farmers’ Market. Anyone interested in participating can pick up free pumpkin seeds from the farmers’ market manager, Lorrie Scott, at the Thursday markets during the month of April.

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