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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»

Bear loose in suburban Phoenix is finally wrangled
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that eluded capture in a Phoenix suburb earlier this week finally has been caught.
Woman run over by minivan after Christmas Eve Mass
HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing the street.
Washington to cross Delaware _ with better weather
WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) — This year's re-enactment of George Washington's Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River will have considerably better weather than the original.
Firm recalls caramel apples amid listeria fears
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly bacteria...
Streaming release of 'Interview' test for industry
ATLANTA (AP) — Sony's "The Interview" has been a hacking target, a punchline and a political lightning rod. Now, with its release online at the same time it debuts in theaters, it has a new role: a test for a new kind of movie release...
At 101, dedicated union rep is calling it quits
NEW YORK (AP) — At 101, Charlie Ponti has finally decided to retire for good — probably.
NORAD 'tracks' Santa's journey across globe
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command pretended to monitor Santa Claus as he made his storybook Christmas Eve flight, saying they used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St...
Correction: NKorea-Mystery Outage story
LONDON (AP) — In a story Dec. 24 about North Korea's Internet outages, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Falkland Islands are located in the North Atlantic. The Falkland Islands are in the South Atlantic...

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»

Bears QB Cutler back in after concussion for Clausen
(Reuters) - Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be back on the gridiron in Chicago's season finale on Sunday against the Vikings after Jimmy Clausen was ruled out due to a concussion, the team said on Monday...
Scott hires new caddie for 2015
(Reuters) - Australian world number three Adam Scott has hired a new caddie to replace the semi-retired Steve Williams after trying out several bagmen in recent months. Scott announced on Monday that Zimbabwean Mike Kerr, who has previously worked for Ernie Els, Lee Westwood and Miguel Angel Jimenez, would take over as his permanent caddie next year...
Pirates win bidding for Korean shortstop Kang
(Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have posted the winning bid for power-hitting South Korean shortstop Kang Jung-ho, Major League Baseball said on Monday. Pittsburgh has an exclusive 30-day window to negotiate with the 27-year-old Kang, who hit ...
Golf-World Rankings
Dec 22 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. Rory McIlroy (Britain) 11.04 2. Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 8.13 3. Adam Scott (Australia) 7.71 4. Bubba Watson (U.S.) 7.27 5. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 6.70 6...

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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