Tuesday, October 13, 2015 • 02:20

Lilac Hills Ranch hearing postponed: no new date set

The October 14 date for the Board of Supervisors’ hearing on the Accretive Group’s Lilac Hills Ranch project has been postponed and no new date has been set....more»

County to fund pilot school resource officers at VC

Last week the Board of Supervisors surprised the Valley Center Unified School District with the announcement that it was one of nine school districts in the County that will have Sheriff’s deputies ...more»

Local offers Halloween light show for October

Local resident Neal Evans will be offering his annual musical Halloween light show for the entire month of October. You can listen to the music by tuning your car radio to 93.7 fm...more»

Kiwanis still needs players, sponsors for October 16 golf tournament

"We’re in good shape, but we could use some more players and sponsors," Jim Dorschel of the Valley Center Kiwanis Club said this week about the club’s October 16 fund-raising tournament at ...more»

Church News - October 8, 2015

St. Francis Episcopal Church St. Francis Episcopal Church, Pauma Valley is a small but active community of Christians. The church recently welcomed Father Wesley Hills as Interim Priest....more»

Saint Francis Episcopal Church welcomes The Rev. Wesley B. Hills as Interim Priest

Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Pauma Valley has welcomed a new interim priest. The Reverend Wes Hills will be preaching, providing pastoral care, and serving as the spiritual leader while the parish ...more»

Muslim groups' lawsuit over N.Y. surveillance revived by U.S. court
A coalition of Muslim groups can pursue a civil rights lawsuit that accuses New York City police of conducting secret surveillance of Muslims in New Jersey without suspicion of criminal activity, a U...
ACLU sues two psychologists who devised CIA interrogation program
The American Civil Liberties Union sued two psychologists who devised the CIA's Bush-era interrogation program on Tuesday, saying they encouraged the agency "to adopt torture as official policy" and made millions of dollars in the process...
Father of 3 killed in Southwest Philadelphia home invasion identified
"We was getting ready to lay down," the victim's wife told Action News. "I heard the door knob turn, and then they just came in demanding money."
Ex-head of Chicago schools pleads guilty in kickbacks scheme
CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools pleaded guilty Tuesday to a fraud charge in an alleged scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks...
Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department's surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city's tactics, not the media's reporting of them...
Supreme Court examines Louisiana cop killer's life sentence
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday considered a Louisiana man's appeal of a sentence of life in prison without parole that he received for killing a police officer in 1963 when he was 17 years old. The inmate, Henry Montgomery, is asking to be resentenced...
Former Chicago schools CEO pleads guilty in corruption case
A former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to one count of wire fraud in a case involving hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks and bribes she agreed to accept in exchange for a lucrative contract...
Case shows split in school, police inquiries into rape claim
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota student accused of sexual assault is suing the school that suspended him, a case that highlights the differences in how university and criminal investigations of such reports are carried out...

Evaluating the Jags at Mid-Season

Whew, that was fast! It seems as if it was only yesterday that the Valley Center football team was playing in its season opener against Mater Dei on a hot night, late in August....more»

Jag Quarterback Rhett Reilly: There’s a Lot to Like

If you were to conjure up the image of what a high school quarterback should be, Rhett Riley would be straight out of Central Casting. To begin with, he’s got the look....more»

The end of a tradition?

This week, we are told, the Chamber of Commerce board may vote to go along with the Optimist proposal to get rid of the venerable, traditional name "Western Days....more»

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - October 8, 2015

IDEA FOR ROUNDABOUTS IS STUPID Editor, Roadrunner: In response to the August 27 report of the "Fight Club" I have this to say, "We lived in Valley Center for 24 years and have been visiting for over ...more»

VC Fire District begins paramedic service locally

As of today, if you need an ambulance in Valley Center, you will get the highest level of medical attention available. It’s the service that "people in Valley Center always thought they had," ...more»

Patty Gomez: on a mission to give everyone a massage

"It’s not a job to me, it’s a passion," says Patty Gomez, a massage therapist who opened Well-Being Massage in May. "I’m on a mission. I want everyone to receive a massage sometime in ...more»

CCAE offers two dance productions in October

Coming up on October 22 & 24 at The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, two celebrated dance productions including Shaping Sound (October 22) and MOMIX: Alchemia (October 24) will dazzle 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»

Brady sacked five times in first half, but Patriots win
(Reuters) - Tom Brady was sacked five times in the first half, but the New England Patriots quarterback still managed to lead the defending Super Bowl champions to a 30-6 rout against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday...
Astros beat Royals to lead best-of-five series 2-1
(Reuters) - The Houston Astros received a strong outing from starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel and enough offence for a 4-2 win against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday for a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five National League Division Series...
NFL Chiefs fear Charles has torn knee ligament
Kansas City coach Andy Reid said Sunday that early indications were that running back Jamaal Charles tore a knee ligament in the Chiefs' 18-17 NFL loss to the Chicago Bears. Reid said it "looks like" Charles tore the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee with just over nine minutes to play in the third quarter...
Unbeaten NFL Bengals roar back to down Seahawks
The Cincinnati Bengals thrust themselves into the Super Bowl conversation Sunday, scoring 20 unanswered points to rally for a 27-24 NFL overtime triumph over the Seattle Seahawks. The Bengals took their perfect record to 5-0 with the gritty victory over the two-time defending National Conference champions, who collapsed down the stretch in front of a rollicking sold-out crowd at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium...
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