Thursday, October 08, 2015 • 11:04

Ambulance dispatched to infant who struck head

On Friday, October 2, at 12:24 p.m., Valley Center Fire Engine 1611 and Mercy Ambulance 1691 were dispatched to medical incident where an infant had fallen and struck its head....more»

We’re Back! Newspaper once more locally owned

The Roadrunner has a new owner, lifelong Valley Center resident Justin Salter, who is taking over a publication that has a long and proud history. The cycle of life of Valley Center’s traditional ...more»

Democratic Club: registration and getting people to vote is their goal

Nothing says commitment to community like being willing to stick your feet in politics. Both major political parties have always relied on local volunteers to labor in the grassroots....more»

On the Menu

I am a mom of a 7-year-old boy and have a full time career just like many of you. On the side my passions are food and music. I have been published in various wellness and healthy eating newsletters throughout ...more»

Church News

St. Stephen Catholic Church Now that school has started, St. Stephen Church will hold Faith Formation for all youth Kindergarten through High School. CCD (K through grade 5) is each Wednesday afternoon ...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, thought-provoking ...more»

Man hailed as hero in Oregon college shooting leaves hospital
Mercy Medical Center spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel did not say when he was released or give an update on his condition. Mintz, an 30-year-old army veteran, blocked a gunman from entering a classroom at Umpqua Community College, his former girlfriend told Reuters last week...
Prosecutors: Man killed 3 to get revenge on city's elite
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the span of a decade wanted revenge against what he perceived as the city's elite after losing a child custody case, prosecutors said Thursday...
Flint will return to Detroit water system due to lead concerns
Flint will resume getting water from Detroit, officials said on Thursday, a week after the Michigan city confirmed that children were showing elevated levels of lead since it began using water from a nearby river...
Convicted killer heads to death row; 1st in Texas in 2015
HOUSTON (AP) — Death row in Texas is getting its first new inmate in 2015, ending a 10-month hiatus in death sentences imposed by juries in the nation's most active capital punishment state.
Battery fires: FAA to back ban on passenger plane shipments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of fire is prompting federal officials to back a proposed ban on rechargeable lithium battery shipments as cargo on passenger airlines.
Indiana University suspends fraternity over explicit video
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University said Thursday it has suspended the local chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity while it investigates a video purportedly showing a pledge performing a sex act on a woman during an apparent hazing ritual...
French train attack hero Spencer Stone stabbed in Sacramento
Spencer Stone, the US Air Force airman who tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train in August, was stabbed while apparently protecting a friend in Sacramento Thursday.
Latest: Governor supports inquiry into Oklahoma executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The latest on problems the state of Oklahoma has had over executions (all times local):

Reilly-Hernandez Combo Torches West Hills in 35-12 VC Victory

To say quarterback Rhett Reilly and receiver Nieko Hernandez have got chemistry is an understatement. These guys have rapport to the max. The simpatico they share is remarkable....more»

Home Run Hitter Hernandez is Valley Center’s Lethal Weapon

Man, Nieko Hernandez can be one scary dude. Not in the conventional sense. Off the football field, he’s a pleasant and accommodating young man. But put him in a uniform and place a football in his ...more»

The running of the bull

So, after two years of wandering in the wilderness, putting out first the Valley Center Press and then the Times Advocate, I have arrived back where I started—my old home at The Roadrunner just ...more»

Why Lilac Hills Ranch should not be approved

Valley Center is a very special rural community in San Diego County. The members of the Valley Center Community Planning Group volunteer their time and efforts to work towards making our fair community ...more»

VC Fire District begins paramedic service locally

As of today, if you need an ambulance in Valley Center, you will get the highest level of medical attention available. It’s the service that "people in Valley Center always thought they had," ...more»

Patty Gomez: on a mission to give everyone a massage

"It’s not a job to me, it’s a passion," says Patty Gomez, a massage therapist who opened Well-Being Massage in May. "I’m on a mission. I want everyone to receive a massage sometime in ...more»

CCAE offers two dance productions in October

Coming up on October 22 & 24 at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, two celebrated dance productions including Shaping Sound (October 22) and MOMIX: Alchemia (October 24) will dazzle San Diego ...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»

U.S. take early advantage at Presidents Cup
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - Jack Nicklaus predicted superior putting would be the key at this year's Presidents Cup and so it proved on Thursday as the United States' prowess on the greens helped them to a 4-1 lead over the Internationals after the opening day's foursomes...
Golf-US take early advantage at Presidents Cup
* Dominant US lead 4-1 after solid putting * Skipper Haas hails Mickelson (Adds quotes) By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Jack Nicklaus predicted superior putting would be the key at this year's Presidents Cup and so it proved on Thursday as the United States' prowess on the greens helped them to a 4-1 lead over the Internationals after the opening day's foursomes...
Scott's putting woes laid bare at Presidents Cup
By Peter Rutherford INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - After flip-flopping between broomstick and conventional putters this year, Adam Scott has opted to putt cross-handed with a shorter stick at this week's Presidents Cup, committing to the change three months before a ban on anchoring comes into effect...
Baseball ace Arrieta fans 11 as Cubs beat Pirates to advance
Jake Arrieta struck out 11 in a four-hit shutout as the Chicago Cubs advanced to the NL Division series by beating Pittsburgh 4-0 in a winner-take-all wild-card contest Wednesday. The Cubs have now won 14 straight Major League Baseball games started by Arrieta, who also tied Kerry Woods' franchise record for most strikeouts in a playoff game...

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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