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McCaffree takes Supreme Grand Champion at county fair

Kerigan McCaffree won supreme grand champion honors for both his turkey and his chicken meat pen at the San Diego County Fair. The 18-year-old McCaffree, who graduated from Valley Center High School this ...more»

VC Parks and Rec announces property acquisition

The Valley Center Parks and Recreation board began the July 16 meeting with discussion of a park proposal presented by Lavonne Norwood, subcommittee member for the Lilac Hills Ranch Project....more»

Scares and family fun abound at Bates in August

The dog days of summer have arrived and Bates Nut Farm is beating the summer heat with some fun activities for all ages with the Great Horror Campout and for the third year, the Valley Center Summer Food ...more»

Squirrels test positive for plague

Two squirrels trapped in routine monitoring at an empty outdoor school on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, prompting San Diego County officials to remind people to take simple steps to ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and ...more»

The healing of the cross

After centuries of bondage in Egypt, the Lord performed His miracle of deliverance and rescued His people from slavery. History tells us that the date of the Exodus was 1445 BC, and that there was a very ...more»

Crashed drone carried contraband aimed at South Carolina prison
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday...
Cops: 2 people shot in downtown Chicago high-rise
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say two people have been shot inside a downtown high-rise office building.
Attacker choked woman in Southwest Philadelphia, police say
Police have arrested a man for a brutal assault on a woman in Southwest Philadelphia.
Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Thursday that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request...
Target taps outsider as CEO for needed shakeup
NEW YORK (AP) — Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see...
AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies...
Sudan woman who faced death over faith heads to US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, left Europe on Thursday for the United States, where she will make her new home...

It’s that time of year, prepare for the Jags

It is almost upon us, Valley Center High School sports seasons. Another exciting year is about to start. The Valley Center Jaguars have always provided exciting competitive sports to the community....more»

Variety awaits hikers at Palomar State Park

Mt. Palomar with its magnificent scenery, open meadows and dense vegetation gives visitors the feeling of being in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Large pine, oak, fir and cedar trees cover all 1,862 acres ...more»

The Number 23 - real life, not the movie

In early 2007 a movie called "The Number 23" was released. The movie starred Jim Carrey as a man obsessed with the number 23. I think the target audience was people like me who were born on the 23rd ...more»

Achieving the American Dream

The importance of small business to the nation’s economy cannot be overemphasized. As the owner of a small business myself, I am always happy to recognize successful businesses that prosper through ...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»

Emmy Award winner to discuss film

On February 3, the Pauma Valley Lions Club will host a discussion with Kilma Lattin, a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, U.S. Army veteran and business executive....more»

See you at the Library

The Friends of the Valley Center Library has good news for Valley Center and Library supporters. We now have a beautiful web site and a new email address, so that we can stay in touch with the community....more»

Redskins hire PR firm Burson-Marsteller amid fight over name
The National Football League's Washington Redskins have hired public relations firm Burson-Marsteller as it battles criticism that its name is a racial slur, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday...
Firestone a perfect place for Tiger to salvage season
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods, still tournament rusty after spending much of this year recovering from back surgery, could not have picked a better venue as he strives to turn his season around at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational...
Third University of New Mexico football player suspended
By Joseph Kolb ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) - The head football coach at the University of New Mexico has suspended a third team member in as many months after the player was arrested this week on charges of breaking into a former girlfriend's apartment, a school spokesman said on Wednesday...
Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Visions of acquiring a difference-making player for this season or possible future stars stir the imagination of Major League Baseball fans ahead of Thursday's trade deadline...

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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