Thursday, August 28, 2014 • 12:34
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Valley Center students gear up for new school year

All charged up and ready to go, Valley Center students headed back to school last week. The summer vacation is officially over and it’s time for the students to get back to studying for the new ...more»

Grave vandalism at Valley Center Cemetery

Ellen Barnes and Barry Stepan are distraught that their son Collin’s grave has been vandalized at the Valley Center Cemetery located off Miller Road. According to Barnes, this is the third or fourth ...more»

Lake Wohlford set to change to fall hours

The local Lake Wohlford is open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day of the week. The dock closes at 7 p.m. The last plant was 1,000 pounds of channel catfish on July 31....more»

Mandatory water restrictions implemented in VC

The governor of the State of California has ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water use restrictions for all retail water providers....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»

Man arraigned in wife's death; kids still missing
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man was arraigned Wednesday in the slaying of his estranged wife even as the whereabouts of her two young children remained unclear.
U.S. government sues Minneapolis suburb for rejecting Islamic center
The Justice Department filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis against St. Anthony Village, where council members voted 4-1 in 2012 to deny a request by the Abu Huraira Islamic Center to create a place of worship in the basement of the St...
Police ID 2 injured in Berks County plane crash
Police have identified the two people who were hospitalized after a small plane crash in Berks County.
Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said...
Accused Montana killer found mentally unfit to stand trial
A tribal member accused of fatally shooting his grandmother and two others on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana in 2011 was declared by a federal judge on Wednesday to be mentally incompetent to stand trial...
Police presence drawing down in Ferguson, Missouri
By Edward McAllister ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday disbanded what had been a command center in Ferguson, Missouri, for law enforcement responding to sometimes violent protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer...
U.S. mother pleads to Islamic State leader for her son's release
The mother of an American journalist held captive by militant group Islamic State released a video on Wednesday appealing directly to the group's leader for his release. "I am sending this message to you, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Quraishi al-Hussaini, the caliph of the Islamic State...

Trout reintroduced with a unanimous decision win

Austin "No Doubt" Trout, the 28-year-old former WBA junior middleweight champion, met the canvas twice in the third round of a 12 round fight held at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula with a ...more»

VCHS student wins big at Arabian Youth Nationals

Valley Center High School student Ryan Melendez returned home after successfully competing in the Arabian/Half Arabian Youth nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July....more»

Debate over the Second Amendment goes on

Second Amendment debates often seem to devolve into arguments between those who want to ban virtually all firearms and those, like myself, who believe the Second Amendment means exactly what it says....more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly! How are you today? Today I will talk about all my camping trips, school, four cool facts about chickens, and my goals. My whole summer was practically camping....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»

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»

Valley Center Symphony presents classical concert

The Valley Center Symphony will present a classical concert on Aug. 13 at the Valley Center Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A special piece, "Crypsis," will be performed....more»

Broncos kicker Prater hit with four-game ban
Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater was suspended without pay for the first four games of the upcoming National Football League season Tuesday for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. The Denver Post reported last weekend that the violation was alcohol related...
First openly gay player makes key Rams roster cut
Michael Sam, the National Football League's first openly gay player, moved one step closer to a place in the St. Louis Rams' lineup Tuesday by surviving a league-mandated roster cutdown. The Rams trimmed four players from the active roster to reach the NFL-required limit of 75 players by Tuesday, but another 22 players must be dropped by Saturday afternoon to create the final 53-man roster for the regular-season openers...
U.S. rout Slovenia in final World Cup tune-up
(Reuters) - The United States completed their preparations for the upcoming World Cup with a 101-71 mauling of Slovenia on Tuesday that gave them a perfect record in warm-up games ahead of the 24-nation event in Spain...
Olympic bonding with LeBron helped Cavs land Love
Kevin Love's camaraderie with LeBron James during their time as US gold medal team-mates at the 2012 London Olympics helped convince Love to join him on the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers. The power forward obtained from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a three-team trade made his first public appearance with the Cavaliers on Tuesday, smiling as he posed for pictures with the new zero-numbered jersey he will wear when the season begins in late October...

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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