Thursday, October 23, 2014 • 12:25
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Fire District vote crucial to success of independent department

With the decision to create its own fire department in August, ensuring the right candidates are elected to the VCFPD to see the implementation through is crucial for success....more»

Flu season is here, time to prepare

Flu season is here and local Palomar Health is prepared. Each year, Palomar Health makes certain the flu shot program is available to Valley Center and surrounding communities....more»

Valley Briefs

ZOMBIE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Food Truck Nation will present a Zombie Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 — 7 p.m. at Grape Day Park in Escondido....more»

Valley Center’s Oktoberfest—traditional Bavarian fun

A tradition for Valley Center is the annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the VC Knights of Columbus. This is the event of the season where wonderful food, music, dancing, and entertainment provide an evening ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and sermons ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and sermons ...more»

Highlights of ballot initiatives voters to weigh
Large companies and national advocacy groups are putting millions of dollars in ads behind ballot measures this year, from questions about oil companies' profits in Alaska to medical marijuana in Florida, according to an analysis of advertising data released Thursday from the Center for Public Integrity...
Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.
Police employ high-tech tool in pumpkin riot probe
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire are using a relatively new application to collect photos and videos they hope will lead to arrests following weekend chaos at a pumpkin festival.
Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes...
10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see...
Universal Studios character allegedly aimed sexist slurs at teen girls during Halloween Horror Nights
Two young girls say they were called an inappropriate name by a character at Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights.
Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life...
Brazilian companies raise Chiquita offer to $681M
NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian companies Cutrale and Safra said they are again raising their bid for banana producer Chiquita, to $681 million — a day before Chiquita shareholders are expected to vote on a combination with Irish fruit importer Fyffes...

Jaguars lose homecoming game to Fallbrook

The Jaguars lost their homecoming game to the Fallbrook Warriors by a score of 21-7 last Friday. The Warriors played an excellent game and capitalized on the weaknesses of the Valley Center team....more»

Ladies field hockey dominates Cougars and Grizzlies

The Valley Center girls’ field hockey team defeated the Escondido Cougars and then went on to defeat the Mission Hills High School Grizzlies in two matches last week....more»

Updating privacy laws to reflect 21st century realities

Maintaining a sense of personal privacy in an era of surveillance cameras and widespread use of drones and other intrusive technologies can be challenging, to say the least....more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly. How are you doing on this beautiful day? Today I will talk about school, Rachel’s Challenge, youth group, five fascinating facts about beans, shout outs, and goals....more»

Amazing outpouring of emotion for Padre #19 Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padre baseball fans paid tribute and respect to possibly the greatest man to ever play Padre Baseball, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn was a man who accomplished as much on the field as off the field....more»

Letters to the Editor

Small business is the backbone of the nation’s economy, but its impact is often much wider. Through involvement in areas outside the world of business, small businesses often become part of the ...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»

Harrah’s Resort hosts Under the Sun Tour

Harrah’s Resort invites Southern California to rock out to all the top songs of the 90s and 2000s at the Under the Sun Tour featured this month. Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler, and Uncle ...more»

Giants rip Royals 7-1 in baseball World Series opener
Kansas City (AFP) - A pitching masterpiece by San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner sparked the Giants over the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday's opening game of the 110th World Series.
Bumgarner dominant as Giants end Royals record streak
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner had his fun, while the Royals vowed to bounce back after the San Francisco Giants brought Kansas City's perfect postseason to an emphatic end with a 7-1 win in Tuesday's World Series opener...
Road warrior Bumgarner brings Giants big win
Kansas City (AFP) - Another dazzling road victory for San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner has staked the Giants an early edge as they bid for a third World Series title in five seasons.
Bumgarner gets kick out of denying Royals a rally
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner welcomes a challenge, and the San Francisco Giants ace left-hander handled a big one with aplomb in Tuesday's victory in the World Series opener against the Kansas City Royals...

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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