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SANDAG report: VC crime dropped from 2010 to 2014

Valley Center overall crime rates dropped 16 percent from 2010 to 2014 and 14 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) report issued this week....more»

Structure fire knocked down on Guejito Road displaces 12 people

A 911 call was received Wednesday for a fire in an attached garage and a single family home in the 16000 block of Guejito Road in Valley Center just after midnight this morning....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»

New Jersey boy, 12, buys illegal stun gun online
A 12-year-old New Jersey boy used a gift card to buy a dangerous and illegal stun gun online.
Vigil held for 2 men killed in fiery Cobbs Creek crash
Dozens turned out to remember two men who were killed in a fiery car accident in Philadelphia's Cobbs Creek section.
Officials: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest
Authorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.
Woman, toddler killed when car hits apartment complex
LIVERMORE, Calif. (AP) — A car driven by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a Northern California apartment complex, killing a woman and her toddler and slightly injuring two other children as they all walked together outside, police said Sunday...
2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest
Authorities in a Dallas suburb say two armed men who opened fire on a security officer outside of a contest for cartoons depictions of the Prophet Muhammad have been killed.
5 Tufts students go on hunger strike over janitor layoffs
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five students at Tufts University began a hunger strike Sunday over the university's plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May.
Officials: 2 killed after opening fire on security guard at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Officials: 2 killed after opening fire on security guard at Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas.
1 officer, 2 suspects shot outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas
A provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb is on lockdown after authorities reported a shooting outside the building.

THE VIEW FROM HERE: VC junior boys’ lacrosse teams are hot

The view from here is magical. As I think about my son playing his second season of lacrosse for the Valley Center Lacrosse Foundation (VCLF), I am grateful for this organization....more»

After a tough week, there’s no crying in Jaguars baseball

Oceanside High School proved vexing last week for the Valley Center High baseball team as the Pirates beat the Jaguars 2-1 and 1-0 in the first two matchups of early season Valley League leaders....more»

It’s beginning to look like there will be a there there after all those years

Oakland and Valley Center don’t have very much, if anything, in common other than that both communities call state of California home. They do have Gertrude Stein in common though....more»

A heartfelt message to heartless and cruel lamb thieves

Who would do such a thing? What kind of brutal, merciless, cold-blooded, uncaring person would steal one-and two-day-old lambs from their mothers? I know what you’re thinking, and unless coyotes ...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»

Wizards use second-half rally to top Hawks
The Washington Wizards withstood a sizzling start from the Atlanta Hawks and rallied in the second half for a 104-98 win Sunday in Game One of an Eastern Conference semi-final series. Guard Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 28 points, but injured his right ankle early in the fourth quarter and needed treatment before returning for the final three minutes...
Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn split
Former world number one Tiger Woods and his skiing star girlfriend of three years Lindsey Vonn have separated, it was confirmed Sunday. Vonn announced the split in a statement on her Facebook page, saying the couple had parted due to incompatible schedules...
Golf-McIlroy rallies, advances to Match Play final
(Updates with McIlroy's semi-final win) By Ben Everill SAN FRANCISCO, May 3 (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy produced some late heroics once again, draining a 44-foot eagle putt on the 18th to defeat Jim Furyk and rocket into the WGC Cadillac Match Play Championship final at TPC Harding Park on Sunday...
Baseball's new up-tempo rules receive a standing ovation, so far
"People who watch the games on a regular basis say they just feel crisper."     The length of baseball games has creeped higher for years, worrying executives who hear the grumbling. Pitchers no longer take any warm-up pitches with 30 seconds left on the clock, and hitters are "encouraged" to get into the batter's box with 20 seconds left on the timer, MLB said...

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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