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Neighbors express concerns about Cool Valley solar project

In response to 45 notices mailed to property owners located within 1,000 feet of the Cool Valley Reservoir Solar Project, five residents appeared before the Valley Center Municipal Water District Board ...more»

VC-Pauma USD preschool program to expand next year

Preschool education for Valley Center four-year-olds gets a boost next fall as state funding is increased for the California State Preschool Expansion program....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»

New All Tribes Elementary Charter School nearing completion

Work continued this week in earnest on the new $3.8 million All Tribes Elementary Charter School now slated for opening early next year. The last portable building arrived just before Thanksgiving 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, awesome 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, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

An old plant, tainted land, and worried homeowners
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Developer Richard Green had nearly everything in place to build upscale homes on the heavily polluted land next to an old electronic components plant in the mountains outside Asheville...
Ravens back in playoffs, earn AFC wild card
The Baltimore Ravens are back in the playoffs, while the Seattle Seahawks will be playing at home in them.
Today in History
Today is Monday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2014. There are two days left in the year.
South Dakota's Jewish community small, tight-knit
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The first Jews to settle in what is now South Dakota established themselves in Deadwood during the Gold Rush more than 150 years ago, finding a niche selling hardware, groceries, dry goods and more...
Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight
NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia's second-largest city, and was about halfway to its destination, Singapore, when it vanished from radar...
Seasonable Start Monday
Meteorologist Melissa Magee says colder air moves in for the start of 2015
Boy Scout in Montgomery County on a mission to honor veterans
A 17-year-old Boy Scout in Montgomery County is on a mission to honor US service members by documenting the lives of veterans.
Pedestrian struck, killed in Mt. Laurel
A male pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

Oops, VC boys’ basketball team did it again: Can you say 7-0?

When the going gets tough, the 2014-15 Valley Center varsity boys’ basketball team goes winning. A season of redemption continued apace last week before holiday break as the Jaguars opened the Grossmont ...more»

Valley Center varsity girls’ soccer team duels to 0-0 tie

Valley Center Lady Jaguars varsity girls’ soccer team has started out slowly for the 2014-15 season, but will persevere in the new year to get it done, according to the coaching staff....more»

Holiday shout-outs

Whoa, where do we begin when it comes to shout-outs for all the folks who pitched in this holiday season to help others enjoy the special season? Before we begin on our journey through some of the good ...more»

Spirit of the season

Christmas is a season of giving. It’s that magical time of year when we make a point to show the ones we love how much they mean to us. It is also a time to look beyond our own lives and find ways ...more»

San Diego Sockers take care of business at Valley View Casino Center

With a blend of youth and veteran talent, the San Diego Sockers have re-established themselves at the top of the MASL Pacific DIvision table. Matias Kruger and Jeff Hughes scored twice as the 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»

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»

Bittersweet feelings for 'sack master' Watt
(Reuters) - Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt added his name to the NFL record books for sacks on a bittersweet Sunday. Watt became the first player to record two seasons with 20-plus sacks to advance his claims for the league's Most Valuable Player award...
Ravens into playoffs, Bucs to have first pick in draft
By Simon Evans (Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens secured an AFC wild-card berth in the playoffs after they beat the Cleveland Browns while the San Diego Chargers lost to Kansas City on Sunday. The Chargers went into the final Sunday of the regular season knowing a victory would be enough to take them into the postseason but their 19-7 loss to the Chiefs opened the door for the Ravens...
Ravens claim AFC playoff spot with win over Browns
(Reuters) - The Baltimore Ravens are going back to the NFL playoffs. A 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns combined with San Diego's 19-7 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday put the Ravens, Super Bowl champions for the 2012 season, back in the postseason with a 10-6 record...
ADVISORY-Reuters sports awards and year-enders
LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - We will re-publish the results of the Reuters sports awards, voted for by the agency's journalists around the world, on Dec 29. Alongside the results we will publish a series of profiles and factboxes relating to the winners...

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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