Friday, April 18, 2014 • 11:59
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April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month

One of the most important events for the ASPCA is the Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals month in April. The local Escondido Humane Society also contributes to the cause....more»

No sponsors, no Fourth of July fireworks

Time is running out for sponsors to step forward in support of the Valley Center fireworks for the Fourth of July. The deadline for registering as a presenting or logistical sponsor is April 25....more»

Friends of the Valley Center Library announce new scholarship

The Friends of the Valley Center Library will award a $500 scholarship to one Valley Center High School senior to help offset college rising fees. Criteria for application for this scholarship include: ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotter April 6-13

April 1 -Two men were arrested during a subject stop on Harrahs Rincon Way at 1:58 p.m. for possession of a controlled substance, a felony and for being under the influence of a controlled substance, ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church A cross-section of Valley people; from wood-carvers to attorneys, cow-girls to head-bangers — great music and sermons that are entertaining, illuminating, and usually not boring ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church Whether you are a motor-crosser, quilter, desk jockey or horse jockeys, Ridgeview Church provides killer music and sermons that are entertaining and inspirational....more»

Ohio school shooting victim's dad died from heroin
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in Ohio says the father of a boy killed in a 2012 school shooting died of an accidental heroin overdose on the second anniversary of his son's death.
Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy several unoccupied homes and businesses...
New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman claims she was denied a license plate proclaiming herself to be an atheist because it might be considered offensive.
US arrests about 80 immigrants at Texas camp
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — At least 80 immigrants suspected of entering the United States illegally have been arrested in a makeshift encampment in South Texas.
Post-rehab, injured snowy owl ready to be released
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota...
Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.
Storms threaten 2nd launch try to space station
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX returned to the launch pad Friday in hopes of finally delivering supplies to the International Space Station, but stormy weather threatened to interfere.
State of Texas seizes ranch of imprisoned polygamist leader
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The sprawling Yearning for Zion Ranch in west Texas, where polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sexually assaulted young girls and justified it by claiming he was the "prophet of God," is now the property of the State of Texas...

Jags Varsity Volleyball fall prey to Cougars and Bulldogs

It was a long week for Valley Center High School boy’s varsity volleyball team. With recent wins over Orange Glen on April 2 (3-0) and San Pasqual on April 4 (3-2), the Jags came in pretty confident ...more»

Lady Jags score win over Orange Glen

Lady Jags were in their zone this past week when they defeated the Orange Glen Patriots. The Jags took advantage of their experience and some of the hardest hitting batters in their league....more»

A different type of underage drinking

In the early 1980s, the drinking age wasn’t enforced as rigorously as it is now. So, from 1981 until I turned 21 in January 1985 I was pretty successful in my efforts to obtain alcoholic beverages....more»

Molly’s Column

Hey everyone, this is Molly! Today this blue colored pen I am holding will write about school, an interview with our afternoon librarian, five facts about Easter and bunnies, shout outs, three fun and ...more»

Huge win for solar homes

The California Public Utilities Commission made a final decision today that has solar homeowners celebrating. The Commission unanimously voted to protect California’s solar customers’ net ...more»

100 places offering free tax help

Getting something for free does not happen often for Linda McIntear. So when she heard from a neighbor last year that the International Rescue Committee in City Heights was helping file taxes for free, ...more»

Emmy Award winner to discuss film

On February 3, the Pauma Valley Lions Club will host a discussion with Kilma Lattin, a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, U.S. Army veteran and business executive....more»

See you at the Library

The Friends of the Valley Center Library has good news for Valley Center and Library supporters. We now have a beautiful web site and a new email address, so that we can stay in touch with the community....more»

Golf-Jet-setter Westwood grabs early Malaysian Open lead
England's Lee Westwood shrugged off jet lag and an opening bogey to fire a superb seven-under-par 65 to lead the field after his first round at the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Thursday. Westwood fired eight birdies in his early round at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club after completing the marathon journey from Augusta, Georgia where he finished seventh at the U...
Thunder clinch West's second seed
Kevin Durant's dunk with 16.5 seconds to play lifted Oklahoma City to a 112-111 victory over Detroit on the final night of the NBA regular season. With the victory, the Thunder secured the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs...
Brazil unveils $10 billion infrastructure budget for Rio Olympics
By Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian authorities unveiled an infrastructure budget of 24.1 billion reais ($10.76 billion) for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 25 percent more than planned, as they try to reassure the world they can deliver facilities on time...
Tanaka fans 10 in Yankees win over Cubs
Japanese pitching ace Masahiro Tanaka delivered a dazzling 10 strikeouts and allowed just two bunt singles in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Tanaka, unfazed by unseasonably chilly weather at Yankee Stadium -- where snow fell overnight -- walked just one for the second time in three starts this season...

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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