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Slow speed chase ends with dog bite

A recent slow-speed chase through Valley Center ended with a whimper rather than a shout when a motorist was bitten into submission by a police dog. The man, who police didn’t identify, did not ...more»

VC Planning Group continues push for CCC Park

Led by Valley Center Community Planning Group member Jon Vick, the advisory board last week discussed its continuing push to turn part of the Valley Center-Pauma Valley Unified School District sports ...more»

Valley Briefs

BOOK SALE The Friends of The Valley Center Library will hold their annual Holiday Book Sale on Dec. 6 at the Valley Center Library from 9:30 a.m. — 5 p....more»

Valley Briefs

BOOK SALE The Friends of The Valley Center Library will hold their annual Holiday Book Sale on Dec. 6 at the Valley Center Library from 9:30 a.m. — 5 p....more»

Church News

Ridgeview Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don’t do church". Cool people, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don’t do church". Cool people, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

When do local stores open for Black Friday?
Check out when local stores and malls open for Black Friday.
Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all...
Police return to Hernandez home seeking sneakers
Authorities have returned to the home of ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez seeking sneakers they believe were worn on the night of a 2013 killing he's charged in.
Protesters dwindle to small groups in Ferguson
As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case...
A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Thanksgiving eve brought relative quiet to Ferguson, with protests drawing the smallest crowd a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old...
Ferguson protests dwindle as businesses regroup
ST. LOUIS (AP) — As demonstrations in California heated up overnight, the robust protests in Ferguson dwindled in size and severity as Thanksgiving approached, a change from the days immediately following the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case...
Doctors deliver baby after pregnant woman killed
Authorities in Pittsburgh say an elderly driver struck and killed pregnant woman, whose baby was later delivered by cesarean section.
EU piling pressure on Google to change ways
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules.

Valley Center boys first, girls third, at CIF championships

Valley Center’s Division IV boys’ cross country team turned heads at Saturday’s San Diego Section cross country championships at Balboa Park’s Morley Field on Nov....more»

Valley Center sports fields taking shape

Valley Center lacrosse and soccer players had something besides turkey and good tidings to feel great about this Thanksgiving. A two-acre parcel that once housed historic Civilian Conservation Corps buildings ...more»

Rodney King, sensible solutions, and new Valley Center sports fields

Kids playing soccer and lacrosse is good. Remembering the past is good. Why not have both take place at the same place? It seems like a no-brainer. Yet, the issue has lingered for more than two years ...more»

Wherefore art thou, Valley Center avocados?

Some say tomato and some say tomatah, just like some say Fallbrook avocados and some say Valley Center avocados. Unfortunately, not all avocados are created equal....more»

Amazing outpouring of emotion for Padre #19 Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padre baseball fans paid tribute and respect to possibly the greatest man to ever play Padre Baseball, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn was a man who accomplished as much on the field as off the field....more»

Letters to the Editor

Small business is the backbone of the nation’s economy, but its impact is often much wider. Through involvement in areas outside the world of business, small businesses often become part of the ...more»

Local author recognized with Moonbeam award

Local author Dare Delano was recognized last weekend when she was awarded the Gold Medal for best children’s chapter book of 2014 by the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for her recently released ...more»

J.J. Cale – Valley Center’s musical legend

Longtime Valley Center resident J.J. Cale was noted as one of the lowest-profile rock and roll legends that could ever be found. Born December 5, 1938 in Oklahoma City, Cale was raised in Tulsa....more»

Ex-NFL defensive back charged with domestic assault in Virginia
(Reuters) - Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with domestic assault following an altercation at a suburban Washington home, police said Tuesday. Deputies responded to a call Sunday at an Ashburn, Virginia, home around 11 a...
Cancer feared for sidelined Chiefs safety Berry
Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry was placed on the NFL non-football illness list after a mass was discovered on the right side of his chest, sparking cancer fears. Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder on Monday said Berry began feeling discomfort in his chest late in the Chiefs' loss to Oakland last Thursday and that an MRI exam Friday showed the mass in his chest, meaning the "leading consideration" is that Berry has lymphoma, a form of cancer...
LeBron scores 29 as Cavaliers snap four-game skid
Cleveland (AFP) - LeBron James scored 29 points and added 11 assists while playing only three quarters on Monday as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped a four-game losing streak by routing Orlando 106-74.
Snow-struck Bills rip Jets and Ravens beat Saints
Overcoming a week that saw snow bury their home region, the Buffalo Bills shook off the disruptions and routed the New York Jets 38-3 at Detroit. The Bills missed days of practice as their home stadium was buried in snow and the league elected to move the game from Buffalo to the Detroit Lions' vacant domed stadium home and push it back one day...

Local school administrator wins state award

July 26, 2013
Come along on an adventure with Mary Gorsuch, assistant superintendent for the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School district as she shows the local school of the future, now.

Athletes of the year

June 14, 2013
A take a look at some of Valley Center's most promising athletes and team players.

Doc Mishler knows what's up

June 05, 2013
This cowboy is on a cross-country fight against hunger ... all on the backs of his trusty horses.
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