Noise advisory in effect through May 27 for areas around Camp Pendleton

CAMP PENDLETON – A reserve artillery unit will be conducting continuous firing exercises from 7 a.m. today (Friday, May 21) until noon on Sunday, May 23. The unit will be firing high-explosive munitions into the Whiskey and Zulu impact areas. Additional units will be firing live mortars into the Quebec and Zulu impact areas from […]

Animal control officers seize 500 chickens in Pauma Valley cockfighting raids

PAUMA VALLEY – Animal control officers serving search warrants at three locations as part of a cockfighting investigation today seized 500 chickens and paraphernalia related to the illegal spectator sport at a home on a ranch north of Escondido. The raids in Pauma Valley and Orange County began simultaneously in the mid-morning, according to the […]

Soul Roll this Saturday promises fun, food and activities

Soul Roll this Saturday promises fun, food and activities

FALLBROOK – In addition to great live music this Saturday, Village and Valley News have lined up great food and activities, making Soul Roll an event for all ages. There will be face painting, caricature drawings, and a place for attendees of all ages to express themselves with paint. Food and drink offered at the […]

Sgt. Adam Perkins killed in Afghanistan

CAMP PENDLETON – Staff Sgt Adam L. Perkins, 27, of Antelope, Calif. died May 17 of multiple traumatic injuries received from an improvised explosive device in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Perkins was an explosive ordinance disposal technician with 1st Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group. Perkins first enlisted into the […]

Gardner transferred; investigation continues on other cases, charges recommended for Lake Elsinore attempted kidnapping

UPDATE RIVERSIDE – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department recommended today that charges be filed against the admitted killer of two San Diego County teenagers for allegedly trying to abduct a Lake Elsinore girl last year. Sheriff’s officials allege that John Albert Gardner III is responsible for an Oct. 29 kidnapping attempt in the El Cariso […]

Gardner may be tied to several unsolved assaults

RIVERSIDE – A man who admitted killing two San Diego County teens possibly implicated himself in several unsolved assaults, including at least one case in Riverside County, but confessed to no other slayings, officials said today. John Albert Gardner III’s statements to sheriff’s detectives during a post-sentencing interrogation — after he was ordered to spend […]

Mother of Amber Dubois says Amber had nowhere to run

SAN DIEGO – Escondido teenager Amber Dubois had nowhere to run when John Albert Gardner III pulled up beside her as she walked to school, her mother said today on ABC’s ”Good Morning America.” Carrie McGonigle talked about her one-on-one jailhouse meeting with Gardner, in which he told her about what happened on Feb. 13, […]

Helicopter clips power lines, starts small fire, makes hard landing

VALLEY CENTER – A crop-dusting helicopter clipped some power lines today, starting a small fire, and forcing the pilot to make a hard landing in an avocado grove in Valley Center, authorities said. The pilot, whose name was not available, was not injured, and no one on the ground was hurt. The chopper went down […]