Thursday, September 03, 2015 • 06:31
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Imagine my surprise 49 years later

Editor’s note: Russel Ray has been a photographer, and darn good one, for over 45 years. As for making a proverbial buck, he’s been a home inspector and property consultant throughout Southern ...more»

Valley Briefs

KIT CARSON PARK BIRD WALK SET FOR SEPT. 5 Join the VC Trails Association for three hours of bird watching, led by a guide from the Palomar Audubon Society, at 8 a....more»

Rollicking ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ comes to Patio Playhouse

"Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig, author of "Lend Me a Tenor," is now in session at Patio Playhouse Community Theater. Margo Essman directs. You may remember her from work a few years ago with the ...more»

‘September Hort’ from Marilyn’s Garden Design and Dos Valles Garden Club

Editor’s Note: Talented landscape designer, and longtime Dos Valles Garden club fellow traveler, Marilyn Guidroz, provides some summer horticulture tips for plant lovers....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»

South Carolina prosecutor to announce death penalty decision in church massacre: reports
(Reuters) - A South Carolina prosecutor is expected to announce a decision on Thursday over whether to seek the death penalty in the June massacre of nine worshippers at a Charleston church, local media reported...
Attorney general: Woman who died in jail was being monitored
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A 24-year-old South Dakota woman who suffered a fatal methamphetamine overdose while in custody was asked repeatedly by jail staff whether she had taken any illegal drugs and was moved to a holding cell for special monitoring after her cellmate requested medical attention for her, state authorities said Thursday...
US: Military, diplomatic families can leave Turkey base area
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of military and diplomatic family members near Incirlik air base in southern Turkey are being told they can leave the country, U.S. officials said Thursday, citing increased worries about security threats in the region...
Trio charged with running $54M green-energy Ponzi scheme
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors have charged three people with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme they say was built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel that they never developed...
Washington Supreme Court rules against Backpage.com
SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court has ruled in favor of three young girls who sued Backpage.com after they were sold as prostitutes on the site.
Florida Supreme Court denies Waffle House murderer's appeal
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A regular customer who killed two Waffle House employees and left another for dead during a robbery will remain on Florida's death row.
NY day care worker who left toddlers at mall gets probation
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A day care worker who left a pair of toddlers at a New York mall while she went home to "teach them a lesson" has been sentenced to probation.
Emergency repairs delay school opening in Northeast Philadelphia
Emergency repairs will delay the start of the school year for some students in Northeast Philadelphia.

Fourth-quarter fumble derails Jaguars’ football opener

If football games lasted three periods instead of four quarters, life would be sweet for Valley Center High School’s fighting Jaguars. Same goes true for Friday afternoon rush-hour traffic....more»

Kiwanis Club getting set for 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

With two annual tournaments under its belt, the Kiwanis Club of Valley Center looks forward to its 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct....more»

People behaving badly, VC style

I covered the Delta. That’s the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for our purposes although I occasionally covered the Mississippi Delta for newspapers in Louisiana and Arkansas, which is a whole ‘nother ...more»

Do you remember

40 years ago, Aug. 28, 1975: Kittens started the house fire? Really? Leading the news, or rather on the bottom of the front page was an intriguing headline: "How’s That Kittens Start Fire!" "Are ...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»

'Concussion' football movie altered to avoid angering NFL: NY Times
By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment executives altered the script of its forthcoming movie "Concussion," about football-related brain trauma, to avoid antagonizing the National Football League, the New York Times reported on Wednesday...
Patriots owner calls Deflate-gate 'overblown'
Speaking at a Patriots charity function on Tuesday night in Foxboro, Massachusetts, the 74-year-old Kraft said he had explained to Patriots players and staff how he thought they should proceed with preparations for the 2015 season in the face of the ongoing saga...
Ex-San Francisco 49er charged with murder in prison cellmate's death
By Curtis Skinner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A former National Football League running back serving time in a California prison for domestic violence and vehicle theft has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangling death of his cellmate, a prosecutor said on Wednesday...
McIlroy gets Final Series clearance
Rory McIlroy will be able to play in the European Tour's Final Series tournaments after being given special exemption due to his ankle injury. The injury, sustained in a football kickabout with friends in July, meant that the world number one was unable to meet the 13-event qualification standard in order to remain in the Race to Dubai even though he currently leads the rankings...

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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