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Water district chief sounds alarm for a ‘nightmare scenario’

It’s "on" with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Valley Center Municipal Water District. Longtime VCMWD general manager Gary Arant went all Paul Revere sounding the alarm with a shot ...more»

Lake Turner water isn’t going anywhere

Lake Turner sits like a smiling water-filled Sphinx at the end of Betsworth Road. Water, water everywhere and what the heck is going on, the ancient mariner might ask....more»

Do you remember ...?

35 years ago, February 14, 1980: Planning, pies, volunteer firefighters and quilts The Valley Center Planning Group was scheduled to hear a proposal to designate property lying within a stream ...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»

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»

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»

Court: Navajo presidential election cannot be held Tuesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation judge has ruled that election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday's belated presidential contest, but the decision is likely to be appealed.
Authorities remove 5 bodies from Phoenix home after shooting
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities removed five bodies from a Phoenix home Friday where they say a man shot and killed his mother, two brothers and one of their wives before taking his own life.
Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.
New York Citi Bikes soon to allow riders to count calories
NEW YORK (AP) — New Yorkers may soon be able to count calories burned and miles traveled while pedaling Citi Bikes, the popular bicycle-sharing program with a troubled history that is undergoing a major overhaul under new leadership...
Ex-police commander accused of torture decries reparations
CHICAGO (AP) — Disgraced Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge says he finds it hard to believe the city is establishing a fund to compensate alleged victims of torture by him and his officers.
Workers claim Wal-Mart closed California store in retaliation
Some employees accused Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Friday of closing a location in the Los Angeles area for six months in retaliation for workers demanding for better wages and benefits. The closures include a location in Pico Rivera, California, that has been a center of protests by workers in recent years...
Ex-Iowa lawmaker testifies he didn't sexually abuse wife
GARNER, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lawmaker accused of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia testified Friday that he and his wife held hands, prayed and kissed at her nursing home on the evening in question, but that they had no sexual contact...
Pa. man pleads guilty in case over daughter's rotten teeth
The father of a 6-year-old girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment on Friday.

What goes up, unfortunately goes down for 7-8 VC High baseball squad

Like Ol’ Man River, the Valley Center High School baseball team just keeps rolling along. After an exhilarating run of five wins in a row, the 7-8 Jaguars plummeted back to planet Earth with a squeaker ...more»

VC Little League fundraiser teeing off Saturday

Fore. Three, two, one time to tee off at the 2nd Annual Valley Center Little League Golf Tournament. It’s all good to go at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Woods Valley Golf Club....more»

State-mandated 35 percent water-use reduction threatens VC agriculture and people

Editor’s note: Valley Center Municipal Water District chief Gary Arant this week appealed to state regulators to revise proposed water cutbacks because most of its users are farmers and they fear ...more»

VIEW FROM THE 75TH DISTRICT

In early March, officials reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and that 2015 is on track to join the record years of 1977 and 1991 as one of the driest on record....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»

HGH blood testing to go into effect 2015-16 season
(Reuters) - The National Basketball Association will begin blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) under the league's anti-drug program, effective with the 2015-16 NBA season, the league and the Players Association said on Thursday...
'Off day' for Spieth as Every and McDowell lead
(Reuters) - Newly crowned Masters champion Jordan Spieth endured an "off day" as fellow American Matt Every and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell set the pace in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday...
Golf-'Off day' for Spieth as Every and McDowell lead
* Spieth cards a 74 to trail by eight shots * Every and McDowell set pace with 67s (Updates at end of round) April 16 (Reuters) - Newly crowned Masters champion Jordan Spieth endured an "off day" as fellow American Matt Every and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell set the pace in the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday...
Players to be tested for HGH next NBA season
National Basketball Association is stepping up its drug testing program by having the players undergo blood testing for Human Growth Hormone (HGH) beginning next season, the league announced on Thursday...

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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