Tuesday, October 13, 2015 • 05:01

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 offers Halloween light show for October

Local resident Neal Evans will be offering his annual musical Halloween light show for the entire month of October. You can listen to the music by tuning your car radio to 93.7 fm...more»

Kiwanis still needs players, sponsors for October 16 golf tournament

"We’re in good shape, but we could use some more players and sponsors," Jim Dorschel of the Valley Center Kiwanis Club said this week about the club’s October 16 fund-raising tournament at ...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»

Zimbabwe will not charge U.S. dentist for killing Cecil the lion
By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will not charge American dentist Walter Palmer for killing its most prized lion in July because he had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt, a Cabinet minister said on Monday, angering conservationists...
Washington Post says Iran's conviction of its reporter is 'contemptible'
The Washington Post on Monday denounced the conviction in Iran of the newspaper's U.S.-born Tehran correspondent in an espionage case as an "outrageous injustice" and urged Iranian leaders to overturn it...
Exclusive - Transatlantic divide: how U.S. pays three times more for drugs
U.S. prices for the world's 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters. The finding underscores a transatlantic gulf between the price of treatments for a range of diseases and follows demands for lower drug costs in America from industry critics such as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton...
Fire official: 2 firefighters killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Kansas City firefighters were killed and two were injured when a burning building collapsed Monday night, a fire official said.
Twitter suspends accounts after NFL complaints
Twitter accounts for websites Deadspin and SB Nation were suspended by the social media platform Monday night after the NFL filed notices related to their use of copyrighted video highlights.
Philadelphia mayoral candidates debate on jobs, police, education
The race for the Philadelphia's top job is on as the Democratic and Republican candidates for mayor faced one another in a debate.
Armed man steals cash register from Burger King in Port Richmond
Philadelphia police are investigating an armed holdup at a Burger King in Port Richmond.
Police investigate shooting in Yeadon
Police in Delaware County are investigating a shooting in Yeadon.

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»

Golf: Woburn wizard Fitzpatrick is tour's new kid on the block
By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - The European Tour can proudly boast the arrival of a highly promising new young kid on the block following Matt Fitzpatrick's stunning two-shot win at the $4...
Blue Jays stay alive, Astros push Royals to brink
Troy Tulowitzki broke out of his post-season doldrums Sunday, belting a three-run homer to lift Toronto to a 5-1 victory that kept them alive in their Major League Baseball playoff series against Texas...
Dodgers' Utley suspended two MLB games for 'illegal slide'
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley was suspended for two games by Major League Baseball for his slide that broke New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada's right leg. The punishment announced on Sunday night will bar the 36-year-old Utley from games three and four of the Dodgers' National League Division Series...
Asia's Presidents Cup was roaring success: Haas
The first Presidents Cup in Asia was an outstanding success and should come back to the continent in the future, according to winning US captain Jay Haas. With packed home galleries cheering his every move at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, Bae Sang-Moon couldn't quite deliver at that crucial, pressure-filled moment...
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