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Valley Center man accused of masterminding $6.5M ‘pump-and-dump’ scam

Valley Center has had its share of scandals and curmudgeons to be sure, but multimillion-dollar money-laundering and stock manipulation schemes aren’t associated generally with this rural lifestyle ...more»

Planning group raises Valley development and road concerns

The Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) this week was raising road and development "concerns" based on resident input at group meetings. "The public meetings of late have focused on the South ...more»

A walkabout through Valley Center history

This is the way it was around Valley Center and Palomar Country per the Valley Center History Museum with some national and world events thrown in for good measure....more»

Catch a bite, enjoy view at Smokey’s Lake Wohlford Cafe

Thought I’d get out my East County posting "rut" and still stay within San Diego County, which is about 4,200-square-miles. I had a long story about how we got here, but will leave that for another ...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»

2 arrested for several Phila. restaurant burglaries
Two men have been arrested and charged for a string of restaurant burglaries in Philadelphia.
Maryland governor: Losing hair, killing cancer cells
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's lost hair but is killing cancer cells "like crazy."
Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing up...
Prison Worker Pleads Guilty to Aiding NY Escapees
Mitchell will be sentenced September 28.
'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic state
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who wrote that he was "ready for jihad" before booking a flight overseas to join the Islamic State group has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.
Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The accuser in the only sex assault case settled by Bill Cosby is questioning his self-described ability to "read" people's cues in sexual situations.
Planned US ivory rules not fazing California Chinatown shops
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors next to windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets, unfazed by proposed federal rules that the White House says go as far as possible to ban the U...
New Jersey state troopers getting body cameras under new policy
New Jersey is buying 1,000 body cameras to equip all its state troopers and also announcing policies for local police on how the technology should be used.

Kersplat!

Red, white and/or blue, maybe yellow, green and orange, Mr. Paintball USA is shooting up Lake Wohlford Road, but in the fun, non-lethal way. "When we’re reffing," Raúl Anda said, "We get shot ...more»

No-contact period in effect for CIF and school coaches and their players

If you wanted to think about coverage of Valley-Center Pauma Unified School District sports of any kind this week, think again. It’s the heart of the annual CIF no-contact period....more»

State Sen. Joel Anderson comes home to ALEC

Earlier this year, following his sub rosa Washington D.C. meetings with the chief Geico lobbyist, we asked the question: Where in the world is state Sen....more»

Humane Society is doing a lot of good

Animal control is, indeed, a misnomer. The County Department of Animal Services hasn’t gone by that name in many years. It was changed to more accurately reflect their mission, which is to focus ...more»

40 years ago, June 2, 1975: Hold on to your hat, podner. The Wild, Wild West is coming Western Days was scheduled for the weekend with most of the "biggie event" scheduled for Saturday....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»

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»

Late birdie rush gives Willett European Masters crown
Crans-Montana (Switzerland) (AFP) - Englishman Danny Willett drained three late birdies and fired a bogey-free final round of 65 to win the European Masters by one shot over compatriot Matthew Fitzpatrick at Crans-Montana on Sunday...
Golf-European Tour European Masters scores
July 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour European Masters at the par-70 course on Sunday in Crans-Montana -17 Danny Willett (Britain) 65 62 71 65 -16 Matthew Fitzpatrick (Britain) 69 65 64 66 -15 Tyrrell Hatton (Britain) 65 68 70 62 -14 Pelle Edberg (Sweden) 65 72 66 63 -12 Anirban Lahiri (India) 67 67 70 64 -11 Sergio Garcia (Spain) 69 70 66 64 -10 Florian Fritsch (Germany) 70 66 70 64 Raphael Jacquelin (France) 68 64 68 70 -9 Rikard Karlberg (Sweden) 65 67 74 65 -8 Richie Ramsay (Britain) 70 66 68 68 Marcus Kinhult (Sweden) 65 66 73 68 Richard Green (Australia) 65 67 71 69 ...
In-form Willett claims European Masters title
(Reuters) - Britain's Danny Willett fended off a strong challenge from compatriot Matt Fitzpatrick to win the European Masters by one shot at Crans Montana on Sunday. Willett, who finished tied sixth at last week's British Open, started the final round level on 12 under with Fitzpatrick and the 27-year-old shot a bogey-free 65 to finish 17 under par and claim his third European Tour title...
Salas vaults into four-shot lead at Meijer Classic golf
Lizette Salas moved four strokes ahead of the field by firing a bogey-free seven-under 64 in the third round of the USLPGA Tour's Meijer Classic. "I'm glad to be in this position and hope to be holding the trophy tomorrow," said Salas...

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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