Friday, October 09, 2015 • 03:35

Lilac Hills Ranch hearing postponed: no new date set

The October 14 date for the Board of Supervisors’ hearing on the Accretive Group’s Lilac Hills Ranch project has been postponed and no new date has been set....more»

County to fund pilot school resource officers at VC

Last week the Board of Supervisors surprised the Valley Center Unified School District with the announcement that it was one of nine school districts in the County that will have Sheriff’s deputies ...more»

Local Korean Festival Entertains and Informs

This writer was unsure of quite what to expect while en route to last weekend’s 2nd World Kuk Gung Festival. This was to be a first-time experience for me at an event of this kind....more»

The first weekend of October, at Bates Nut Farm

Over the weekend thousands of people visited Bates Nut Farm for the farm’s first weekend of October....more»

Church News - October 8, 2015

St. Francis Episcopal Church St. Francis Episcopal Church, Pauma Valley is a small but active community of Christians. The church recently welcomed Father Wesley Hills as Interim Priest....more»

Saint Francis Episcopal Church welcomes The Rev. Wesley B. Hills as Interim Priest

Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Pauma Valley has welcomed a new interim priest. The Reverend Wes Hills will be preaching, providing pastoral care, and serving as the spiritual leader while the parish ...more»

South Carolina city to pay $6.5 million over police shooting of black man
The man, Walter Scott, 50, was shot after fleeing a traffic stop in April. The shooting was caught on a bystander's video and reignited a national outcry over police treatment of minorities. North Charleston Mayor R...
Police: Man stabbed 20 times in Southwest Philadelphia attempted robbery
A local business owner is in critical condition after an armed robbery that turned violent in Southwest Philadelphia.
6 workers injured in explosion at dam in Washington state
MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) — An explosion at a hydroelectric dam on Washington's Columbia River Thursday injured six workers, but did not compromise the dam's structure and posed no risk to the public, officials said...
Woman struck while exiting Septa bus in Crescentville hit-and-run
Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a woman as she was exiting a Septa bus in Crescentville.
Police seek locals help to shut down group in Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood
Philadelphia police are seeking the public's help in shutting down - once and for all - a group they said has been terrorizing one Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood for years.
California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them...
California commission approves SeaWorld's orca tank expansion
Californian authorities on Thursday agreed to allow SeaWorld San Diego to expand its orca habitat on the condition that it ceases its captive breeding program, despite calls for the whales to be released from captivity...
Police search for vehicle in Hamilton Township homicide
Authorities in Mercer County are searching for a vehicle in connection to a homicide in Hamilton Township.

Evaluating the Jags at Mid-Season

Whew, that was fast! It seems as if it was only yesterday that the Valley Center football team was playing in its season opener against Mater Dei on a hot night, late in August....more»

Jag Quarterback Rhett Reilly: There’s a Lot to Like

If you were to conjure up the image of what a high school quarterback should be, Rhett Riley would be straight out of Central Casting. To begin with, he’s got the look....more»

The end of a tradition?

This week, we are told, the Chamber of Commerce board may vote to go along with the Optimist proposal to get rid of the venerable, traditional name "Western Days....more»

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - October 8, 2015

IDEA FOR ROUNDABOUTS IS STUPID Editor, Roadrunner: In response to the August 27 report of the "Fight Club" I have this to say, "We lived in Valley Center for 24 years and have been visiting for over ...more»

VC Fire District begins paramedic service locally

As of today, if you need an ambulance in Valley Center, you will get the highest level of medical attention available. It’s the service that "people in Valley Center always thought they had," ...more»

Patty Gomez: on a mission to give everyone a massage

"It’s not a job to me, it’s a passion," says Patty Gomez, a massage therapist who opened Well-Being Massage in May. "I’m on a mission. I want everyone to receive a massage sometime in ...more»

CCAE offers two dance productions in October

Coming up on October 22 & 24 at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, two celebrated dance productions including Shaping Sound (October 22) and MOMIX: Alchemia (October 24) will dazzle San Diego ...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»

U.S. take early advantage at Presidents Cup
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - Jack Nicklaus predicted superior putting would be the key at this year's Presidents Cup and so it proved on Thursday as the United States' prowess on the greens helped them to a 4-1 lead over the Internationals after the opening day's foursomes...
Golf-US take early advantage at Presidents Cup
* Dominant US lead 4-1 after solid putting * Skipper Haas hails Mickelson (Adds quotes) By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Jack Nicklaus predicted superior putting would be the key at this year's Presidents Cup and so it proved on Thursday as the United States' prowess on the greens helped them to a 4-1 lead over the Internationals after the opening day's foursomes...
Scott's putting woes laid bare at Presidents Cup
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - After flip-flopping between broomstick and conventional putters this year, Adam Scott has opted to putt cross-handed with a shorter stick at this week's Presidents Cup, committing to the change three months before a ban on anchoring comes into effect...
Baseball ace Arrieta fans 11 as Cubs beat Pirates to advance
Jake Arrieta struck out 11 in a four-hit shutout as the Chicago Cubs advanced to the NL Division series by beating Pittsburgh 4-0 in a winner-take-all wild-card contest Wednesday. The Cubs have now won 14 straight Major League Baseball games started by Arrieta, who also tied Kerry Woods' franchise record for most strikeouts in a playoff game...

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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