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Movie star’s racehorse featured at VC museum

The permanent exhibit at the Valley Center History Museum featuring famous thoroughbreds with a connection to the local community has added one more racehorse — this one owned by a famous celebrity....more»

VCFPD urges residents to ‘Get Fired Up’ about preparedness

San Diego County officials are gearing up for the peak fire season by adding resources and urging residents to "Get Fired Up" about preparedness, according to a recent press release....more»

Valley Briefs

LUNCH N LEARN The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch N Learn on Sept. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. The presentation, Expansion of the Wastewater Recycling ...more»

Bates Nut Farm features fall festivities

This year, autumn is celebrated at Bates Nut Farm with the largest, oldest, and most famous pumpkin patch in San Diego County. For over 30 years, families have made an annual visit to the Pumpkin Patch ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and sermons ...more»

The joy of the cross

We have placed two words in juxtaposition that seem out of harmony with one another. The words "joy" and "cross" do not seem to belong next to each other....more»

California judge blocks release of report into police shooting of teen
By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order preventing the release of an independent review into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by police in Southern California, officials said...
3 survive capsizing, make night swim to safety
LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kauai.
Search for Md. sisters missing since 1975 resumes
Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland.
NBA's Howard has driver's license suspended for not paying fine : court records
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida driver's license of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show, but the team said on Tuesday he was playing basketball in Texas the day of the alleged infraction...
Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL
The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice.
House passes bill to oversee VA hospital building
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to increase oversight of veterans' hospitals under construction, following a report that some medical centers take three years longer to complete than estimated and cost an extra $366 million per project...
LA County deputy convicted in corruption case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.
Ban: UN 'taking lead' on global fight on Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the United Nations said Tuesday that the world body is "taking the lead now" on international efforts to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has killed some 2,400 people and could spread further...

Scrimmage prepares Lady Jags for season

The Lady Jaguars varsity volleyball team participated in a varsity scrimmage held at Escondido High School in preparation for their new season. Coach MacCall Deaver stated: "The girls are showing real ...more»

VCHS football penalty plague leads to loss

Plagued by 14 penalties that caused the Jaguars to suffer 75 lost yards, the Jaguars let Brawley squeeze out a 35-28 victory. The Jaguars of Valley Center could not manage to get it together in Friday ...more»

Groundwater, a vital part of our water supply

Water deliveries throughout California have been seriously impacted by the long drought. The resulting shortfall has forced many agricultural regions to draw excessive amounts of water from groundwater ...more»

Molly’s Column

Hi, this is Molly. How are you today? Today I will talk about school, facts about elephants, shout outs, and goals. At Valley Center Middle School the teachers are starting to post some grades, so don’t ...more»

Amazing outpouring of emotion for Padre #19 Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padre baseball fans paid tribute and respect to possibly the greatest man to ever play Padre Baseball, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn was a man who accomplished as much on the field as off the field....more»

Letters to the Editor

Small business is the backbone of the nation’s economy, but its impact is often much wider. Through involvement in areas outside the world of business, small businesses often become part of the ...more»

Harrah’s Resort hosts Under the Sun Tour

Harrah’s Resort invites Southern California to rock out to all the top songs of the 90s and 2000s at the Under the Sun Tour featured this month. Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler, and Uncle ...more»

Valley Center Symphony presents classical concert

The Valley Center Symphony will present a classical concert on Aug. 13 at the Valley Center Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A special piece, "Crypsis," will be performed....more»

Washington Redskins' Griffin suffers dislocated ankle
Ashburn (United States) (AFP) - The Washington Redskins placed Robert Griffin on the injured list after the star quarterback suffered a dislocated ankle over the weekend, coach Jay Gruden said on Monday...
Bears' Tillman to miss rest of season
Chicago (AFP) - Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is out for the remainder of the National Football League season after rupturing his right triceps.
Tanaka tosses five scoreless rehab innings
Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings in an instructional game for the New York Yankees on Monday at the team's Florida pre-season training facility.
Rutgers apologizes for taunting T-shirts at Penn State game
By Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - Rutgers football fans who wore T-shirts that read "Ped State" to a weekend game with Pennsylvania State University were "classless," the New Jersey school said on Monday, apologizing for the taunting reference to a former Penn State coach's child sex abuse convictions...

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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