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Valley Center ‘pH Miracle’ advocate Robert Young’s trial resumes Dec. 30

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, resumes Dec. 30, more than a month after opening statements were made. Young faces charges in Vista Superior Court related to activities at the ranch including two counts of grand theft and seven counts of practicing medicine without a license…


Saturday dawn’s first light brings Lake Wohlford trout season to an opening crescendo

 Lake Wohlford 25453 Lake Wohlford Road, Escondido Before first light, in the early-morning low-40s temperature, over 200 fishermen hit the opening day of trout season at Escondido’s Lake Wohlford. The Dec. 12 opener was preceded a few days earlier with a 6000-pound plant of Nebraska tailwalkers. The rainbow trout are prized for their larger size and fighting ability. The 6 a.m. start time saw anglers filling…


Outside groups seen as crucial for Joel Anderson in San Diego supervisor race

Republican State Senator Joel Anderson’s campaign to dislodge fellow GOPer Dianne Jacob from her seat on the county Board of Supervisors in next June’s election has struggled to attract significant local funds, according to an inewsourceanalysis of campaign finance data covering the first six months of the year. State senator Joel Anderson is challenging fellow Republican Dianne Jacob, who has represented East County on the county…


Lake Wohlford where the catfish are biting

You know what they say, a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work. And then some. That’s what brought three diverse generations of the Brinneman clan to the shore of Lake Wohlford last week where they found the catfish fishing and it was good. “We’ve got three catfish in there,” Roy Brinneman said, pointing to a cooler. “They just stocked…


Escondido Fire thread: This $50K garage fire is not a drill v. You know the drill

Gas can + nearby clothes dryer = $50K garage fire A word to the Escondido fire wise: Don’t leave portable gas cans near ignition sources. That was the case and the scene Thursday when firefighters had to deal with a garage fire caused by a gas can left near a clothes dryer. Escondido firefighters around 9:15 a.m. Thursday responded to a reported structure fire in…


Bates Nut Farm pumpkin patch locked down by CHP due to missing girl report

Bates Nut Farm pumpkin patch was put in virtual lockdown from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday as reports of a missing 11-year-old girl caused state troopers to search all vehicles leaving the scene.   California Highway Patrol officers also went from car to car in the crowded parking areas looking for the girl. Social media accounts said drivers waited up to 30 minutes to…


Friday Night Lights: Mission Hills, San Marcos, Valley Center, Vista wins

(Editor’s note: Local high school football coaches, families, supporters and all who have an interest in quick turnarounds on local high school football scores and notes — This message is for you. We would love to include information about each local team’s game day performances along with photos and videos. We also can’t be everywhere at once. Please send us as much as you can…


2nd Annual Kuk Gung Festival beats the Korean traditional archery drum loudly

North County San Diego might be known for avocados, awesome weather and lots of fun, but who knew it was the center for Traditional Korean Archery in the U.S.? You do, now. You can thanks Heon K. Kim, high volume succulent dealer by day, award-winning master of long-bow and very long target traditional Korean archery by skill and enthusiasm. That’s what brought the center of…


Local Briefs from Palomar Country to the Lake Hodges Dam

Escondido Public Library and KPBS Present “An Evening with Jimmy Gownley” Escondido Public Library and KPBS will host “An Evening with Jimmy Gownley,” at 6 p..m. Wednesday, Oct, 21 in the Turrentine Room. Jimmy Gownley is the author of The Dumbest Idea Ever!, selected as the 2015 One Book, One San Diego teen read. Gownley will talk about his graphic novel, as well as the…


Little Barn Bakery is hidden pleasure

The answer is — drum roll, please — Little Barn Bakery. The question on a special edition North County “Jeopardy hosted by Alex Trebek: What is Valley Center’s best-kept secret. It’s a humble and healthy combination of Valley Center resident Diana Sourbeer’s Diana’s Granola and Valley Center’s Belen artisan breads at 29277C Valley Center Road. “We want to provide the community with  healthier food that…