Thursday, April 24, 2014 • 10:13
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Donating avocados to a local food bank

Julie Wright and her family live on three acres in Valley Center. They have 150 avocado trees that produce 800 pounds of avocados each year. "The commercial value if we sell them is approximately $500....more»

Boys and Girls Club, History Museum

The Valley Center branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego and the Valley Center History Museum were allocated Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants April 15....more»

Spring Fling includes Country Flea Market

The second annual Country Flea Market will take place at Bates Nut Farm on April 26 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The Country Flea Market coincides with an entire weekend of activities including the Spring ...more»

Broken Rock Ranch is a Valley Center gem

Managers Will and Cami Voertman of Broken Rock Ranch want to share a secret with the community. They believe that their ranch is the best-kept secret in Valley Center....more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church Ridgeview Church This church includes a cross-section of valley people from ranchers to desk-jockeys, the greatest generation to gen X’rs, music that incorporates classic hymns ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church A cross-section of Valley people; from wood-carvers to attorneys, cow-girls to head-bangers — great music and sermons that are entertaining, illuminating, and usually not boring ...more»

Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death
HONOLULU (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty...
Ex-suspect in boy's disappearance stays in prison
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A convicted child molester long suspected in a notorious 1979 New York City child disappearance case will spend six to 20 years in a Pennsylvania prison for failing to register an address under Megan's Law the last time he left prison...
Seattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage
SEATTLE (AP) — Highlighting the contentious debate around raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in a supportive city, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Thursday that no agreement has been reached among business and labor representatives trying to create a plan for city leaders...
Fewer communities risk running out of water in California drought
A moderate dose of winter rainfall hasn't ended California's historic drought, but it has dropped just enough moisture on the beleaguered state to help 14 communities that had risked running out of water...
Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another...
New Jersey forest fire burns half a square mile
High winds and dry conditions on Thursday provided fuel for several New Jersey forest fires, including one that forced the evacuation of more than 600 homes and the early closure of a school.
Company stopped from accepting abortion waste
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power...
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

Jaguars host track and field invitational

Despite Spring Break, participant turnout was remarkable as the Jaguars of Valley Center hosted their annual track and field invitational last Saturday at the high school athletic field....more»

VCHS girls lacrosse defeated by Del Norte

The Valley Center girls varsity lacrosse team was dealt a hard-fought defeat by the Del Norte High School Nighthawks on their home turf on Monday evening....more»

Adults should act like adults

As reported in last week’s Valley Roadrunner, Valley Center Pauma Unified School District member Michael Robledo angrily stormed out of a recent school board meeting during a discussion on school ...more»

The Jaguars’ Spot

Dr. Seuss wrote, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." It’s been years since this classic children’s tale has been read ...more»

Huge win for solar homes

The California Public Utilities Commission made a final decision today that has solar homeowners celebrating. The Commission unanimously voted to protect California’s solar customers’ net ...more»

100 places offering free tax help

Getting something for free does not happen often for Linda McIntear. So when she heard from a neighbor last year that the International Rescue Committee in City Heights was helping file taxes for free, ...more»

Emmy Award winner to discuss film

On February 3, the Pauma Valley Lions Club will host a discussion with Kilma Lattin, a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, U.S. Army veteran and business executive....more»

See you at the Library

The Friends of the Valley Center Library has good news for Valley Center and Library supporters. We now have a beautiful web site and a new email address, so that we can stay in touch with the community....more»

Mavericks beat mistake-prone Spurs to level series
Monta Ellis tallied 21 points and Shawn Marion scored 20 as the Dallas Mavericks routed the error-prone San Antonio Spurs 113-92 to level their opening round NBA playoff series at 1-1. Dallas took advantage of some sloppy play by the Spurs and could easily be ahead two games to none in the Western Conference series...
Yankees Pineda ejected after foreign substance found on neck
(Reuters) - New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning against Boston on Wednesday after the umpire found a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda, who missed the last two seasons because of injury but has enjoyed a strong start to the year with an ERA of 1...
Super Bowl champ Seahawks in NFL opener
New York (AFP) - The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers will kick off the 2014 National Football League's regular season, the league announced.
Seahawks and Packers to kick off new season
(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks open the defense of their Super Bowl crown and kick off the 2014-15 season at home against the Green Bay Packers, the National Football League (NFL) announced on Wednesday...

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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