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SANDAG report: VC crime dropped from 2010 to 2014

Valley Center overall crime rates dropped 16 percent from 2010 to 2014 and 14 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) report issued this week....more»

Structure fire knocked down on Guejito Road displaces 12 people

A 911 call was received Wednesday for a fire in an attached garage and a single family home in the 16000 block of Guejito Road in Valley Center just after midnight this morning....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»

'Avengers' 'Star Wars' = big year for Disney
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pump is primed at Disney to reap the benefits of a big year at the movies.
Ex-FBI agent to get psychiatric exam after arrest at CIA
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate has ordered a psychiatric evaluation for an ex-FBI agent arrested at CIA headquarters after a confrontation with security officers.
7-foot trench collapses outside New Jersey home; worker dies
SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — A 7-foot trench has collapsed outside a New Jersey home, killing a Maryland man who was working in a drainage ditch.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas cartoon exhibit attack
By Ian Simpson and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group took responsibility on Tuesday for a failed attack on a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in which two gunmen were killed, with U...
Attorney general visits Baltimore after charges in Gray case
New Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the head of the Justice Department's civil rights division will travel to Baltimore on Tuesday, the week after the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers in the death of a black man...
Widow's friends say elder Boston bomber was cruel and controlling
By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - The older of the two brothers who carried out the Boston Marathon bombing was a controlling boyfriend who terrified his future wife's friends, a former roommate of the woman testified as lawyers fought to save the younger brother's life...
New York judge orders deadlocked jury to try again in murder trial tied to 1979 missing boy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York judge on Tuesday told a deadlocked jury to keep trying to reach a verdict in the murder trial of a man who confessed to killing 6-year-old Etan Patz. The panel sent out a note saying it was unable to reach a unanimous decision in its 15th day of deliberations in the trial of Pedro Hernandez, 54, at state Supreme Court in Manhattan...
3 women killed in Chester Co. fire identified; cause accidental
Authorities have identified the three women killed in Monday's fire in West Caln Township. Investigators say carelessly discarded smoking materials touched off the fire.

THE VIEW FROM HERE: VC junior boys’ lacrosse teams are hot

The view from here is magical. As I think about my son playing his second season of lacrosse for the Valley Center Lacrosse Foundation (VCLF), I am grateful for this organization....more»

After a tough week, there’s no crying in Jaguars baseball

Oceanside High School proved vexing last week for the Valley Center High baseball team as the Pirates beat the Jaguars 2-1 and 1-0 in the first two matchups of early season Valley League leaders....more»

It’s beginning to look like there will be a there there after all those years

Oakland and Valley Center don’t have very much, if anything, in common other than that both communities call state of California home. They do have Gertrude Stein in common though....more»

A heartfelt message to heartless and cruel lamb thieves

Who would do such a thing? What kind of brutal, merciless, cold-blooded, uncaring person would steal one-and two-day-old lambs from their mothers? I know what you’re thinking, and unless coyotes ...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»

World number two Park wins North Texas Shootout
South Korean star Park In-Bee fired a six-under par 65 on Sunday to win the LPGA North Texas Shootout by three strokes. The former world number one notched her 14th LPGA tour victory -- a tally that includes five majors...
Wizards shock top-seeded Hawks, Warriors romp
The well-rested Washington Wizards shook off injury scares for Bradley Beal and John Wall on Sunday to shock the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in game one of their NBA second-round playoff series. Beal battled through a right ankle sprain to score 28 points and Wall shrugged off a left wrist injury to add 18 as the Wizards downed the Hawks 104-98 in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference set...
Golf-WGC-Match Play Championship final 1-2 scores
May 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the WGC-Match Play Championship Final 1-2 on Sunday in San Francisco, California Rory McIlroy (Britain) beat Gary Woodland (U.S.) 4 and 2
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn break up
By Ben Everill SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Pro golfer Tiger Woods and U.S. Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn have broken up after a nearly three-year relationship, the pair said on Sunday. Vonn, 30, used her Facebook page to announce the split before Woods confirmed it on his website...

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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