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Chimes ringing as Liberty Bell Plaza gets down to business

With development issues front and center around Palomar Country this week, a blast from the past appeared primed for takeoff. After nearly a decade of trying to get the show on the road, Liberty ...more»

Housing development by any other name proceeds at former Konyn Dairy site

You can call it Touchstone. Or you can call it True Life. Or you can call it Park Circle. Like the old Natural Light Beer "You can call me Ray" tagline, the old Konyn Dairy property on Valley Center ...more»

Do you remember ...?

35 years ago, February 14, 1980: Planning, pies, volunteer firefighters and quilts The Valley Center Planning Group was scheduled to hear a proposal to designate property lying within a stream ...more»

Valley Briefs

CHRISTMAS CONCERT The Valley Center Pauma Music Boosters will host the 2nd annual Free Community Christmas Concert on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Maxine Theater located at Valley Center High School....more»

Church News

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

Hostage locations difficult to track - and may be getting harder
By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan exposes intelligence shortfalls that former and current U.S. officials say appear to be growing more frequent as militants expand their safe havens and as Washington gathers less on-the-ground human intelligence...
Jury in Etan Patz trial focuses on earlier suspect in 1979 murder
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors in the trial of a former deli worker who confessed to killing Etan Patz in 1979 listened on Friday to a re-reading of witness testimony that implicated another, earlier suspect in the case of the missing 6-year-old boy...
Fire officials: New York City crane accident leaves man dead
NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say a boom-crane accident in midtown Manhattan has left a man dead.
Abortion waiting period bill goes to Florida governor
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A bill to require a 24-hour waiting period for abortions is headed to Republican Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
Funeral set for Baltimore man who died in police custody
BALTIMORE (AP) — Funeral plans are set for Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody.
11-year-old boy in custody after gun goes off in classroom
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 11-year-old is in custody after accidentally firing a stolen handgun at a Las Vegas school. No one was hurt.
Prosecutor, defense make closing arguments in hazing case
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The three remaining defendants on trial for the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major beat him on a bus because it was tradition, not because they disliked him, a prosecutor said Friday during closing arguments...
Police: Wife stabs and kills husband inside Delaware home
Police have arrested a 35-year-old woman in the stabbing death of her husband inside a New Castle County, Delaware home early Thursday morning.

Jaguars baseball team early Valley League leaders

For now, Valley Center High School's baseball team sits in the catbird seat atop the Valley League tote board. However, the league season is early and the major tests for the Jaguars and their 2015 league ...more»

Awards highlight Valley Center High School's annual wrestling team banquet

The Valley Center Wrestling Team held its annual team banquet at the Valley Center High School on April 6. Coach Wesley Jones thanked his assistant coaches and staff, all of whom worked very hard ...more»

The VCCPG case against Lilac Hills Ranch

(Editor's Note: After nearly three hours of often contentious discussion, the Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) gave the proposed 1,760-home Lilac Hills Ranch the thumbs down by a 11-2 vote ...more»

Lilac Hills Ranch responds

(Editor's Note: On Wednesday, April 15, the Roadrunner asked Lilac Hills Ranch management to provide an op/ed piece to run side-by-side the excerpted Valley Center Community Planning "Comments on the ...more»

Baseball skills camp at Valley Center High School for ages 7-to-14

Valley Center High School's Jaguar Baseball program will host the 2nd Annual Baseball Skills Camp on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 at the VCHS Varsity Baseball Field....more»

Transient Occupancy Tax ordinance modified to clarify exemptions

The County of San Diego’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT,) basically a hotel tax, will remain at eight percent, but changes to the TOT ordinance will ensure that those whose exemption from payment ...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»

Steals-leader Leonard of Spurs voted top defender
San Antonio's Kawhi Leonard, only the sixth forward to lead the NBA in steals, was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. Leonard, who became the first Spurs player since David Robinson in 1992 to win the award, took 37 first-place votes and 333 total points from a media panel to edge Golden State's Draymond Green, who had 45 first-place nods but only 317 total points...
Bjorn shares lead in Indonesian Masters
Denmark's Thomas Bjorn shot a six-under-par 66 to share the first-round lead in the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Thursday, while former world number one Lee Westwood of England was in joint seventh place after a disappointing start...
Golf-Stenson, Garcia, Poulter and Casey to miss Wentworth
The decision by the quartet not to play in the tour's flagship event comes as a big blow to the organisers. Course redesigner Ernie Els has masterminded major alterations to Wentworth in recent years and the changes have not met with unanimous approval by the players...
FootGolf kicks new life into struggling U.S. golf courses
Mike Woods laughed out loud the first time he saw a FootGolf video. "Yet that's the absolute target market for soccer." FootGolf, played by kicking a soccer ball over fairways and bunkers and into oversized holes by the rough, has been embraced by a U...

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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