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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»

After calm protests in Oakland, smaller group turns violent
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland's mayor and police chief acknowledged Saturday falling short in controlling what police said was a night of some of the heaviest damage yet in peaceful marches that have turned violent...
Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns
SEATTLE (AP) — For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow.
Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt...
Roxborough native signs free agent deal with Eagles
Last month, we called Roxborough native Rasheed Bailey one of the best collegiate receivers you've probably never heard of.
Girl hurt after bullet shatters glass in West Philadelphia
A bullet shattered a car window on Saturday night in West Philadelphia, and the flying glass injured an 8-year-old girl.
American Pharoah rules Derby, next stop Preakness
(Reuters) - American Pharoah confirmed his status as a Triple Crown favorite after running down Firing Line to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert sees no reason to stop now. A victory in the May 16 Preakness and June 6 Belmont Stakes for the classy colt would produce thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978...
Plainclothes NYPD officer shot; 1 suspect in custody
A plainclothes New York City police officer riding in an unmarked car was shot and critically wounded Saturday evening by a man police had approached after suspecting him of carrying a gun, a police spokeswoman said...

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»

A-Rod ties Mays for fourth on all-time homer list
The New York Yankees' drug-tainted slugger Alex Rodriguez belted his 660th career home run on Friday to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Rodriguez's milestone homer came in dramatic fashion at Fenway Park, home field of the Yankees' arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox...
Rodriguez ties Mays with 660th home run
(Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run on Friday to tie Willie Mays for fourth on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Rodriguez entered the game as a pinch-hitter and connected in the eighth inning at Boston's Fenway Park on what was the game-winning blow in the New York Yankees' 3-2 victory...
Hawks crush Nets to advance in playoffs
The top-seeded Atlanta Hawks romped past the Brooklyn Nets 111-87 to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs. The Hawks used a strong start to the second half to turn a slim lead at the interval into a blow-out, completing a four-games-to-two triumph over the Nets in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series...
Hawks soar over Nets to seal series victory
(The Sports Xchange) - Paul Millsap collected 25 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Atlanta Hawks closed out their first round playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets with a 111-87 road victory in Game Six on Friday...

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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