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McCaffree takes Supreme Grand Champion at county fair

Kerigan McCaffree won supreme grand champion honors for both his turkey and his chicken meat pen at the San Diego County Fair. The 18-year-old McCaffree, who graduated from Valley Center High School this ...more»

VC Parks and Rec announces property acquisition

The Valley Center Parks and Recreation board began the July 16 meeting with discussion of a park proposal presented by Lavonne Norwood, subcommittee member for the Lilac Hills Ranch Project....more»

Scares and family fun abound at Bates in August

The dog days of summer have arrived and Bates Nut Farm is beating the summer heat with some fun activities for all ages with the Great Horror Campout and for the third year, the Valley Center Summer Food ...more»

Squirrels test positive for plague

Two squirrels trapped in routine monitoring at an empty outdoor school on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, prompting San Diego County officials to remind people to take simple steps to ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church 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 ...more»

The healing of the cross

After centuries of bondage in Egypt, the Lord performed His miracle of deliverance and rescued His people from slavery. History tells us that the date of the Exodus was 1445 BC, and that there was a very ...more»

Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Hundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.
Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire...
Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective — but expensive — new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
Man extradited to U.S. from Mexico over slaying of border patrol agent
(Reuters) - A Mexican man has been extradited to the United States in connection with the fatal shooting of a U.S. border patrol agent during a late-night gun battle near the U.S.-Mexican border in Arizona four years ago, federal prosecutors said on Thursday...
Hawaii fish collector charged in scuba incident
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were both underwater...
U.S. residents sue over immigration denials said to target Muslims
By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Five long-time U.S. residents who are Muslim or from Muslim-majority countries sued the federal government on Thursday, saying the Department of Homeland Security was unfairly denying or delaying requests for citizenship and permanent residency on vague security grounds...

It’s that time of year, prepare for the Jags

It is almost upon us, Valley Center High School sports seasons. Another exciting year is about to start. The Valley Center Jaguars have always provided exciting competitive sports to the community....more»

Variety awaits hikers at Palomar State Park

Mt. Palomar with its magnificent scenery, open meadows and dense vegetation gives visitors the feeling of being in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Large pine, oak, fir and cedar trees cover all 1,862 acres ...more»

The Number 23 - real life, not the movie

In early 2007 a movie called "The Number 23" was released. The movie starred Jim Carrey as a man obsessed with the number 23. I think the target audience was people like me who were born on the 23rd ...more»

Achieving the American Dream

The importance of small business to the nation’s economy cannot be overemphasized. As the owner of a small business myself, I am always happy to recognize successful businesses that prosper through ...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»

Emmy Award winner to discuss film

On February 3, the Pauma Valley Lions Club will host a discussion with Kilma Lattin, a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, U.S. Army veteran and business executive....more»

See you at the Library

The Friends of the Valley Center Library has good news for Valley Center and Library supporters. We now have a beautiful web site and a new email address, so that we can stay in touch with the community....more»

Bosh officially re-signs with the Heat
(Reuters) - The Miami Heat on Wednesday officially confirmed the re-signing of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh, nearly three weeks after the move had been reported by multiple media outlets. Bosh had opted out of his previous deal to become a free agent but decided to stay in Miami after the departure of fellow free agent LeBron James, who returned to his home state of Ohio by signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month...
Bosh officially re-signs with Heat
Chris Bosh made it official on Wednesday, inking a new deal with the NBA's Miami Heat that was reportedly worth $118 million over five years. After testing the free agent market, Bosh turned down a maximum offer from the Houston Rockets to return to Miami, even as superstar team-mate LeBron James opted to return from Miami to the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Crews clean up, repair flood damage from L.A. water main break
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Utility crews working around the clock on Wednesday labored to clean up and repair damage from a major water main break that spouted a 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) geyser and flooded part of the University of California campus in drought-stricken Los Angeles...
Woods thinking 'win' in return to Firestone
Rory McIlroy wants his British Open triumph to be a springboard to more success this season while Tiger Woods is seeking to jump start a 2014 campaign hindered by injury. Former world number one Woods is an eight-time winner at Firestone Country Club, and he sees no reason this week's World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational can't see him back in the winner's circle for the first time since he was sidelined by a March 31 back operation...

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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