Thursday, January 29, 2015 • 08:24
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Lilac Hills Ranch hits Shakespearean note at meet

Lilac Hills Ranch management went all Hamlet at the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce last week during its "Lunch and Learn" session. Which is to say, much like Osric’s call on the early swordplay ...more»

VCPUSD between sacred rock and a sports field place

A funny thing happened on the way to building the new soccer and lacrosse sports fields at the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District (VCPUSD) property off Cole Grade Road....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»

Detroit officer won't go on trial 3rd time in girl's death
DETROIT (AP) — Authorities won't pursue a third trial against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a nighttime raid that was filmed by a reality TV show, a prosecutor said Wednesday...
Trial opens for 2 accused of desecrating Illinois cemetery
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Two brothers accused of digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery went on trial Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court.
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
Ice thaw may have caused bricks to fall onto store's roof
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia inspectors say they believe the freezing of water and the later thawing of the ice may have led bricks to fall from a downtown building onto a neighboring roof and into an athletic-wear store, injuring three women...
Army Corps releases coastal flood risk management framework
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday issued a report saying that managing the flooding risk along the North Atlantic coast from events like Superstorm Sandy is something that has to be done collaboratively by all levels of government and the private sector...
Texas inmate set to die Thursday for 1996 slaying
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Robert Ladd was paroled after serving about a third of his 40-year prison sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Dallas woman whose body was set ablaze in a fire that killed her two children...
Electrical fire ignited Christmas tree in fatal Md. fire
MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday...
Homeless vets to get housing at L.A. VA site under settlement
By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Homeless veterans will get housing and services at a large Department of Veterans Affairs health campus in Los Angeles under a deal to settle a lawsuit accusing the agency of misusing the land, officials said on Wednesday...

Valley Center High School varsity boys basketball falls to 13-4

The Valley League is going to be tough this year, but despite a 56-48 loss to Poway high last week, the Valley Center High boys varsity basketball team sat atop league standings recently with a 13-4 record....more»

VC staff, students square off in charity basketball bash

It was time for students to turn the tables on staff at Valley Center High School basketball court last week. A friendly, but highly competitive first-ever annual student-staff basketball game to raise ...more»

VC High names students of the month

James Schwindt James Schwindt is a senior at Valley Center High School. He prides himself with being diligent and industrious and said he is extremely grateful to be chosen for Jag of Month....more»

We asked. You spoke. We listened.

A few weeks ago we ran a polite solicitation for feedback on what people liked or didn’t like in the Valley Roadrunner. What the heck? It’s kind of a pointless exercise putting out a newspaper ...more»

VC Bike Park takes shape

The much-anticipated future is now in sight for the Crows Nest Valley Center Bike Park at Cole Grade Park behind the softball field, 28751 Cole Grade Road....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»

LeBron James out with wrist injury
Cleveland (AFP) - Cleveland star LeBron James was scratched from the NBA game against Portland and the Cavaliers said he could also miss their Friday contest because of a sprained wrist.
Super Bowl omens look bright for Mickelson in Phoenix
By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - The omens look good this week for Phil Mickelson, a long-time fan of the National Football League who has made a habit of flourishing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open when the Super Bowl is in town...
Security officials confident in Super Bowl safety
Super Bowl fans will face tight security checks at the stadium on Sunday, but US officials say they are confident the game -- one of the world's biggest annual sports spectacles -- will be safe. All those involved in the massive security operation are on alert for possible terror threats, but nothing specific has been detected, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday...
Snedeker elated to be at 'center of the sports world'
By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - With Tiger Woods and the Super Bowl both back in town, Brandt Snedeker feels as if he is at the center of the sporting world as he prepares to compete in this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open...

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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