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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»

VC Art Association Class starring Barbara Graham

It’s funny how art works out sometimes. It’s fun. It’s interesting. It’s spiritual, deep, conceptual and so forth and so on. In the case of the Valley Center Art Association, Thursday ...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»

New All Tribes Elementary Charter School nearing completion

Work continued this week in earnest on the new $3.8 million All Tribes Elementary Charter School now slated for opening early next year. The last portable building arrived just before Thanksgiving 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, awesome 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, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

Delta Air Lines pilot locked out of cockpit for Las Vegas landing
A Delta Air Lines Inc jet ended its flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas on Thursday with its captain locked out of his cockpit, the airline said. The pilot, who was not identified, left the cockpit prior to the final landing approach of Delta Flight 1651 but "was not able to re-enter the flight deck because of a door jam," the airline said in a statement explaining the mishap...
California eases prison crowding after years of trying
It is not yet clear whether the inmate count of 113,463 released Thursday, about 300 below the cap set by a panel of three federal judges, represents a permanent thinning of the prison population or is just a temporary reprieve for the state, which for years fought orders to bring the numbers down...
Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching
HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.
Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits
SEATTLE (AP) — A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits...
1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94
SEATTLE (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died...
Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening.
California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges...
Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia.

The basketball boys are back in charge

Don’t look now, but Valley Center High School’s varsity boys’ basketball team is number one. Numero Uno in the tough Valley League, following wins last week over league rivals Fallbrook ...more»

Hurricanes Soccer now in session

Think hurricanes never make it to Valley Center? Think again, for here comes the Valley Center Hurricane travel soccer club. To create the 2015 version of the team begins to take shape with what is called ...more»

VC Library needs a bus stop

Valley Center is not Forrest Gump’s kind of town. Just ask Valley Center chief librarian Mrs. Z. Not that there aren’t all sorts of epic and wonderful characters in the enchanted land between ...more»

Letter to the Editor: Suggestions about suggestions

In your Jan. 22 editorial, it was interesting to read some of the suggestions and comments your readers had about the Valley Roadrunner. One of the comments that stood out for me was the individual ...more»

VC Bike Park takes shape

The much-anticipated future is now in sight for the Crows Nest Valley Center Bike Park at Cole Grade Park behind the softball field, 28751 Cole Grade Road....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»

Golf-Woods struggles as Palmer sets pace in Phoenix
* Rusty Woods struggles to a 73 * Nine players yet to finish first round (Updates at end of play) By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Jan 29 (Reuters) - While Tiger Woods struggled in his first PGA Tour start of the season, Ryan Palmer birdied two of his last three holes to seize a one-shot lead at the weather-hit Waste Management Phoenix Open on Thursday...
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open scores
Jan 30 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona holesplayed rounds -7 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 18 64 -6 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 18 65 Daniel Berger (U...
Patriots rise from humble beginning to become powerhouse
(Reuters) - From a humble beginning in 1960 in the old American Football League, the New England Patriots have risen to a modern powerhouse with three Super Bowl victories this century. Initially named the Boston Patriots, the franchise competed for 10 seasons in the AFL before the AFL and NFL merged and the team was placed in the AFC East...
Seahawks have enjoyed plenty of riches since inception
From an expansion team in 1976, the Seattle Seahawks have become one of the National Football League's best who will be seeking their second consecutive Super Bowl title on Sunday. Along the way, the NFL's only franchise in the Pacific Northwest has developed one of the most raucous fan bases in America...

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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