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America's letter carriers delivering hope in Valley Center

Over 2,000 pounds of nonperishable food items were collected Saturday, May 9, for America’s Letter Carriers Delivering Hope food drive. The food collection is held each year on the first Saturday ...more»

Western Days kicks off with a non-starter

Western Days began with a whimper rather than a shout. The Saturday night, May 16, Western Days Kick-Off Event was cancelled as a result of bad weather....more»

Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands compete at Coronado

The Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands competed in the biggest jazz festival of the year in San Diego this past Saturday, May 9 at Coronado, according to VCMS music teacher Jeff Beck....more»

Panelists needed for Valley Center High School ‘Senior Presentation Days’

Would you like to see what is expected of Valley Center High School seniors? This is your chance. VCHS is seeking community panelists for "Senior Presentation Days," which take place 7:30 a....more»

Church News

Ridgeview Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don't do church." Cool people, eclectic music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and practical....more»

Church News

Ridgeview Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don't do church." Cool people, eclectic music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast
SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves...
APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow won't face criminal charges
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors said Friday that they won't file elder abuse charges against Casey Kasem's widow despite efforts by three of the radio personality's children to have her prosecuted...
Safety measures ordered for failed oil pipeline in California
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Owners of an oil pipeline that burst in California this week must take numerous corrective measures, including an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to the spill and a plan to fix any flaws found, before they can restart the line, U...
Quadruple-murder suspect held without bond in Washington
Daron Wint, 34, of Lanham, Maryland, is accused of holding construction business owner Savvas Savopoulos and the others captive until he got $40,000 in cash, then killing them and setting fire to their mansion, according to court documents...
Missouri governor commutes man's life sentence for drug charge
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has commuted the sentence of a man serving life in prison without the possibility of parole for a drug possession charge, his office said on Friday. Jeffrey Mizanskey was convicted in 1996 on the drug charge, and due to prior drug-related convictions and persistent offender laws at the time he has been in prison since, Nixon's office said in a statement...
Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast...
Senate clears White House-backed trade bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House...
AccuWeather: Cool Start to Memorial Day Weekend
Meteorologist Cecily Tynan is tracking a dramatic temperature swing over the holiday weekend.

Rainy days and a quest for .500 mark end of VCHS baseball season

Getting rained out not once, but twice, during California's longest-ever drought? It's been that kind of a season for Valley Center High School's snake-bitten Jaguars baseball team....more»

Brewster-Leek VCHS boys lacrosse connection gaining titles and attention

The Jaguars won their first Valley League boys lacrosse title this year and have their sights set on a second straight CIF title. That's a big change over just four years ago when they won one game all ...more»

Small town pride and Western Days

The view from here is joyful. As my daughter and I were volunteering by grooming horses at Falcon Ridge Equine Rescue this weekend, I couldn’t help but let my mind wander about this wonderful ...more»

What Veterans Mean to Me

Editor's Note: Valley Center High School's Connor Head was one of four winners of Veterans Association of North County (VANC) 2015 scholarships to North County San Diego Students....more»

Baseball skills camp at Valley Center High School for ages 7-to-14

Valley Center High School's Jaguar Baseball program will host the 2nd Annual Baseball Skills Camp on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 at the VCHS Varsity Baseball Field....more»

Transient Occupancy Tax ordinance modified to clarify exemptions

The County of San Diego’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT,) basically a hotel tax, will remain at eight percent, but changes to the TOT ordinance will ensure that those whose exemption from payment ...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»

Lakers star Bryant expected to step away after next season
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise...
Brewers pitcher Smith appeals eight-game ban
Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was issued an eight-game suspension Friday by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm to help him grip baseballs. The 25-year-old left-hander says he will file an appeal to the ban and as a result he will be eligible to play for the Brewers until the appeal process in completed...
Molinari keeps motoring but it's misery for McIlroy
By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Francesco Molinari recovered from a shaky start to maintain his lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday while title holder Rory McIlroy missed the cut for only the third time in 45 events...
Golf-Molinari keeps motoring but it's misery for McIlroy
* McIlroy crashes out after second-round 78 * Molinari leads by one shot from Korean An (Adds more quotes, detail) By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 22 (Reuters) - Francesco Molinari recovered from a shaky start to maintain his lead at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday while title holder Rory McIlroy missed the cut for only the third time in 45 events...

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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