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The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The tradition originated in Mexico, but it is now celebrated throughout Latin America. The dead are honored with festivals and altars (ofrendas)....more»

Emergency Calls October 16 – 23

October 16 - Medical aid on Mountain View Drive. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). October 17 - Residence fire alarm on Lilac Hill....more»

Valley Briefs

FREE VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters will host the 11th annual free Veteran’s Day Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Maxine Theater located at the Valley Center ...more»

Valley Briefs

ZOMBIE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Food Truck Nation will present a Zombie Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 — 7 p.m. at Grape Day Park in Escondido....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»

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»

2 critically burned in hash-oil apartment blast
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Butane gas from a hash-oil operation caused an explosion that left two men critically burned and another missing and forced dozens to evacuate at a San Francisco Bay Area apartment complex, police said...
Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert.
$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Jehovah's Witnesses were ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member.
88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say an 88-year-old central Missouri man accused of fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife told investigators he didn't want the couple to be a burden on their family.
Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing...
Kentucky man charged with killing parents, sister
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man was charged Friday with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in southwestern Kentucky.
Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson...
Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade
NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday...

VCHS Jags rally to defeat Rancho Buena Vista

The Valley Center Jaguars varsity football team refocused and rallied to defeat Rancho Buena Vista High School. A very controversial call resulted in the ejection of Coach Rob Gilster from the game after ...more»

VCHS girls’ volleyball slams Orange Glen

Orange Glen suffered an overwhelming loss to the VCHS Lady Jags. The Jaguars completely overpowered the Patriots on their home turf. The Patriots put up some very stiff competition....more»

Why should you vote?

Election Day is Nov. 4 and I hope you make a trip to the polls a priority. Your vote is a privilege and a power you should not take for granted. When you choose a Congressman, governor, county supervisor, ...more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly! How are you doing this week? Today I will talk about school, 10 facts about pumpkins, what Halloween is all about, shout outs, and goals....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»

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»

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»

Rose fights back, Donaldson rides luck in Shanghai
European Ryder Cup stars Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson both endured an up-and-down day as the BMW Masters got under way in Shanghai on Thursday. Rose ended on level par after a disastrous start that left him four over after just four holes...
San Francisco celebrations turn violent, two shot: report
Raucous celebrations over San Francisco's World Series baseball triumph degenerated into street violence Thursday, with two people shot and injured, news reports said. In repeats of unrest that broke out after the San Francisco Giants won the baseball title in 2010 and 2012, crowds of revelers set bonfires, got into fistfights on the streets and threw bottles, sparking the deployment of riot police, the San Francisco Chronicle reported...
Poulter focuses on golf in Shanghai after Bishop row and injuries
Ian Poulter is just glad to be back playing -- despite struggling to a two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW Masters on Thursday -- as he tries to put the Ted Bishop row and an injury-hit season behind him...
With Rose blooming, Bulls open NBA season with emphatic win
The Chicago Bulls welcomed former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose back from injury Wednesday with a convincing 104-80 win over the New York Knicks. The return of Rose and the addition of Spanish veteran Pau Gasol have branded the Bulls as Eastern Conference contenders in 2014-15, and they looked the part at Madison Square Garden...

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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Karen Bates