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Chimes ringing as Liberty Bell Plaza gets down to business

With development issues front and center around Palomar Country this week, a blast from the past appeared primed for takeoff. After nearly a decade of trying to get the show on the road, Liberty ...more»

Housing development by any other name proceeds at former Konyn Dairy site

You can call it Touchstone. Or you can call it True Life. Or you can call it Park Circle. Like the old Natural Light Beer "You can call me Ray" tagline, the old Konyn Dairy property on Valley Center ...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»

Group defends honoring Montana judge rebuked over teen rape case
A Montana bar association on Friday defended its controversial decision to honor a former judge who was censured for suggesting that a 14-year-old girl was partly to blame for her rape by a teacher whom the judge sentenced to just 31 days...
Aide to U.S. Senator Cochran charged with drug possession: Washington Post
An aide to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, the Washington Post reported on Friday. Fred Pagan, 49, personal assistant and office administrator to the Republican senator, was charged on Thursday in U...
Police: NYC airplane cleaner pocketed 1,429 liquor bottles
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from planes grounded in New York City, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor...
Man charged with making threats in Islamic State group case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man was charged Friday with threatening law enforcement officials and writing on Twitter that a "massacre" would happen if authorities did not free six men who were arrested earlier this week and accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group...
Thousands attend 1st 'preppers' expo in Utah suburb
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of survivalists and "preppers" are gathering in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy for the first PrepperCon, featuring demonstrations of underground bunkers, food storage and armored vehicles...
Truckers may renew labor unrest at Southern California ports
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Truckers who haul freight from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will vote on Saturday whether to go on strike, organizers said, in a move that could revive labor tensions at the nation's busiest cargo hub as it recovers from a crippling dockworkers dispute...
Alaska airline suffered operational, training flaws before deadly crash
(Reuters) - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to inform pilots of shifting weather conditions and other hazards leading up to a 2013 crash in western Alaska that killed four people, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Friday...
Truckers could stay off job at nation's busiest port complex
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex in Southern California could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute, union officials said Friday...

Jaguars baseball team early Valley League leaders

For now, Valley Center High School's baseball team sits in the catbird seat atop the Valley League tote board. However, the league season is early and the major tests for the Jaguars and their 2015 league ...more»

Awards highlight Valley Center High School's annual wrestling team banquet

The Valley Center Wrestling Team held its annual team banquet at the Valley Center High School on April 6. Coach Wesley Jones thanked his assistant coaches and staff, all of whom worked very hard ...more»

The VCCPG case against Lilac Hills Ranch

(Editor's Note: After nearly three hours of often contentious discussion, the Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) gave the proposed 1,760-home Lilac Hills Ranch the thumbs down by a 11-2 vote ...more»

Lilac Hills Ranch responds

(Editor's Note: On Wednesday, April 15, the Roadrunner asked Lilac Hills Ranch management to provide an op/ed piece to run side-by-side the excerpted Valley Center Community Planning "Comments on the ...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»

Woods commits to Players Championship
Tiger Woods will tee off at the Players Championship next month, the 14-time major champion confirmed on Friday. The former world number one, who came back from a two-month layoff to finish equal 17th at the Masters, hasn't played the US PGA Tour's flagship event on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass since he won it in 2013...
Woods commits to next month's Players Championship
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks a return to a TPC Sawgrass course where he has won twice before, most recently in 2013...
Golf-Woods commits to next month's Players Championship
Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks a return to a TPC Sawgrass course where he has won twice before, most recently in 2013...
Lawyer in NFL concussion deal says an appeal would be 'selfish'
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major architect of the landmark concussion settlement reached with the National Football League on behalf of 20,000 retired players said on Thursday it would be "selfish" for anyone to appeal the deal...

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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