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Valley Center, Bonsall news walkabout

Dos Valles Garden Club meets to discuss April Flower Show The April 22-23 Flower Show at the Valley Center Library will be discussed at the upcoming Dos Valles Garden Club (DVGC) meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 8. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road. The public is invited to attend and learn about the free…


Roosters seized and euthanized during Pauma Valley cockfighting sweep

Quail Drive was an unfortunately named location for the place where San Diego Sheriff’s swooped in on Sunday, Feb. 21 to break up an alleged cockfighting operation. The 18200 block of Quail Drive at Pauma Valley to be precise, and when the operation had ended, San Diego county Animal Services had seized nearly 100 rooster while euthanizing 183 birds. The property owner’s identity was not…


Valley Center crime dropped from 2010 to 2014, SANDAG report said

Valley Center overall crime rates dropped 16 percent from 2010 to 2014 and 14 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) report issued recently. It was a mixed bag for Valley Center, however, with violent crime, although relatively low, increasing 37 percent from 2010 to 2014 and 35 percent from 2013 to 2014 while regional violent crime…


Valley Center ‘pH Miracle’ advocate Robert Young guilty practicing medicine, no license

Valley Center naturopath and “pH Miracle Living” author Robert Oldham Young was found guilty Wednesday of two felony charges of practicing medicine without a license. A hung jury, after two weeks of deliberations, found him innocent of one charge of practicing medicine without a license and didn’t convict him of six fraud and grand theft charges. Young, 63, had expressed optimism he would avoid convictions…


Valley Center’s Morgan Leigh and band are getting around

Last June we released our first debut album, “Trouble” which was a huge stepping stone for us. It was our first project we wrote, produced, and sold on our own. Plus, it was 100 percent funded on Kickstarter with the help of our friends, family, and fans which makes it even more special to us. Last summer I got to do something I have always dreamed…


It’s always baseball season around here

The heck with football and basketball. The hardy boys of winter took to Valley Center Little League’s La Vine Field on Sunday, gloves and big league hopes in hand. “We’re just having fun, some pitching, some hitting, pretty much hanging out” said Dylan McFadden, a Valley Center High School sophomore, and second baseman, between hacks at the batting cage in the far northern reaches of…


Valley Center meet Oscar

By Robert G. Lerner, Valley Center Historian The familiar gold statuette handed out at the Academy Awards ceremony is seldom seen on public view, but there will be a rare chance to get up close to Oscar during a one-month exhibition beginning Feb. 2 at the Valley Center History Museum.  The show is called “And the Oscar Goes to…”.  The Oscar on display was awarded in 1932 to…


pH Miracle naturopath Robert Young on trial

The trial of Valley Center’s Robert Oldham Young, best known for his pH Miracle Living Center, and popular series of books advocating an alkaline diet, resumed this month, more than 60 days after opening statements began in November. Young faces nine charges in Vista Superior Court filed in late 2014 related to activities at his Valley Center ranch including two counts of grand theft and…



Yes Virginia, there is a Valley Center and it even has a little community news

From Robert Lerner, Valley Center Historian Rainmaker exhibit opens at Valley Center Museum To commemorate the 100th anniversary of torrential rains and floods that nearly destroyed Valley Center and other parts of North County, the Valley Center History Museum has mounted a major exhibition titled “The Rainmaker” after the local man who was credited and later blamed for the destructive storms. Multiple photos and memorabilia…