Friday, October 24, 2014 • 06:02
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Fire District vote crucial to success of independent department

With the decision to create its own fire department in August, ensuring the right candidates are elected to the VCFPD to see the implementation through is crucial for success....more»

Flu season is here, time to prepare

Flu season is here and local Palomar Health is prepared. Each year, Palomar Health makes certain the flu shot program is available to Valley Center and surrounding communities....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»

Valley Center’s Oktoberfest—traditional Bavarian fun

A tradition for Valley Center is the annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the VC Knights of Columbus. This is the event of the season where wonderful food, music, dancing, and entertainment provide an evening ...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»

Navajo high court orders election postponed
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials Thursday to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case...
Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout...
Police: Officers in Arizona shoot man with machete
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb fatally shot a machete-wielding man Thursday after he rammed a patrol car in a stolen truck, injuring an officer.
Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Saturday, the building was one of thousands of dilapidated, abandoned houses serving as havens for crime in cities like Detroit and Chicago that have battled neighborhoods in decline...
Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.
Man accused of raping young girls, infecting them with HIV
A previous sex offender is charged again, this time accused of molesting two young girls, with lifelong consequences
Man accused of raping girls, infecting them with HIV
A previous sex offender is charged again, this time accused of molesting two young girls, with lifelong consequences
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

Jaguars lose homecoming game to Fallbrook

The Jaguars lost their homecoming game to the Fallbrook Warriors by a score of 21-7 last Friday. The Warriors played an excellent game and capitalized on the weaknesses of the Valley Center team....more»

Ladies field hockey dominates Cougars and Grizzlies

The Valley Center girls’ field hockey team defeated the Escondido Cougars and then went on to defeat the Mission Hills High School Grizzlies in two matches last week....more»

Updating privacy laws to reflect 21st century realities

Maintaining a sense of personal privacy in an era of surveillance cameras and widespread use of drones and other intrusive technologies can be challenging, to say the least....more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly. How are you doing on this beautiful day? Today I will talk about school, Rachel’s Challenge, youth group, five fascinating facts about beans, 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»

Tennis-Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking after Sharapova loses
(Corrects with Williams not yet assured of finishing No. 1) SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals...
Royals rip Giants, pull even in baseball World Series
A five-run outburst that nearly sparked a melee powered Kansas City over the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday as the Royals pulled level in the 110th World Series. By breaking open an even game in the sixth inning, the Royals deadlocked Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final at 1-1 as the scene shifts to San Francisco for games three through five on Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
Giant frustrations nearly spark Series brawl
Frustrations and emotions nearly boiled over into a World Series brawl Wednesday after San Francisco relief pitcher Hunter Strickland confronted Kansas City's Salvador Perez following a decisive sixth-inning scoring outburst...
Royals even World Series with rout of Giants
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - The upstart Kansas City Royals rediscovered their post-season magic and won a battle of the bullpens in a 7-2 victory on Wednesday that leveled the World Series against the San Francisco Giants...

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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