Thursday, September 03, 2015 • 12:19
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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»

1 Marine killed, 11 hurt in helicopter hard landing
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A heavy-lift military helicopter landed harder and faster than normal during a nighttime training exercise in North Carolina, killing one U.S. Marine and injuring 11 others, the military said...
NFL will appeal judge's ruling vacating Tom Brady's 'Deflategate' ban
The National Football League will appeal a federal judge's ruling throwing out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's "Deflategate" suspension, Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. U...
4 men accused of stealing nearly 1,200 student laptops
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A pair of brothers and two other men have been accused of stealing nearly 1,200 laptops bound for public school students in New Jersey.
Plan targets health care bias against transgender people
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration proposed Thursday to ban discrimination against transgender people throughout the health care system, expanding anti-bias protections in the president's health overhaul...
Mother and daughter hurt during violent home invasion in Lawncrest
A 56-year-old business owner and her mother are home from the hospital after being assaulted during a violent home invasion in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section.
Production of Ovation guitars resuming in Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut factory that produced Ovation guitars for nearly a half century before closing last year will be making the renowned instruments once again, thanks to factory employees' efforts...
Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Nichols wants his guns back
Convicted Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols is seeking the return of his guns seized by federal authorities so his family can sell them to support his adult children, lawyers said on Thursday...
Immigrants, refugees to receive papal blessing in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis will offer a special blessing to a group of immigrants and refugees during his visit to New York City later this month, highlighting two contentious issues in American politics...

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»

Nelson keeps it simple to rebound with win over Pirates
(The Sports Xchange) - Coming off one of his worst starts of the season, Jimmy Nelson's decision to stick to his usual routine paid off as the Milwaukee Brewers' right-hander dazzled in a 7-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday...
Drew switches roles to keep Yankees in pennant race
(The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Drew's bat is keeping the Yankees afloat after the second baseman, known more for his defensive play, delivered another big hit to help New York earn a 3-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday...
CBS bringing limited live NFL to portable devices
(Reuters) - CBS Corp-owned CBS Sports said it will allow viewers to live stream two regular NFL season games, in addition to AFC coverage, on their portable devices, expanding its services to the fast-growing Internet viewer base...
Two Royals players sidelined with chicken pox
(Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals have been almost unstoppable this season but on Tuesday they faced a very different challenge with two of their players sidelined by chicken pox. Outfielder Alex Rios and reliever Kelvin Herrera have both succumbed to the highly contagious disease and are expected to be out for up to two weeks after being sent home and placed in quarantine, the team said...

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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