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The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The tradition originated in Mexico, but it is now celebrated throughout Latin America. The dead are honored with festivals and altars (ofrendas)....more»

Emergency Calls October 16 – 23

October 16 - Medical aid on Mountain View Drive. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). October 17 - Residence fire alarm on Lilac Hill....more»

Valley Briefs

FREE VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters will host the 11th annual free Veteran’s Day Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Maxine Theater located at the Valley Center ...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»

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»

Stockton, California, workers relieved as judge ruling secures pensions
By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Stockton, California, employees breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as a judge ruled the city could exit bankruptcy, leaving benefits administered by public pension giant Calpers untouched...
NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health...
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America...
Court: Illegal police search led to dog death
NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut city's reputation as one of America's most dangerous communities did not give police officers the right to invade a yard where they killed a family dog after getting an erroneous tip that guns were hidden in an abandoned car behind the home, a federal appeals court said Thursday...
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail
By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage...
Elusive Pennsylvania ambush suspect captured, ending manhunt
By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday...
Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service's plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U...
Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week...

VCHS Jags rally to defeat Rancho Buena Vista

The Valley Center Jaguars varsity football team refocused and rallied to defeat Rancho Buena Vista High School. A very controversial call resulted in the ejection of Coach Rob Gilster from the game after ...more»

VCHS girls’ volleyball slams Orange Glen

Orange Glen suffered an overwhelming loss to the VCHS Lady Jags. The Jaguars completely overpowered the Patriots on their home turf. The Patriots put up some very stiff competition....more»

Why should you vote?

Election Day is Nov. 4 and I hope you make a trip to the polls a priority. Your vote is a privilege and a power you should not take for granted. When you choose a Congressman, governor, county supervisor, ...more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly! How are you doing this week? Today I will talk about school, 10 facts about pumpkins, what Halloween is all about, 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»

Giants ace Bumgarner named World Series MVP
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner was named the World Series Most Valuable Player after sealing the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 Game Seven victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday with five shutout innings of relief...
Giants ride brilliant Bumgarner to World Series win
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner insisted throughout the World Series that he felt great and was eager to take the ball any time San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy asked him to pitch...
List of World Series MVP winners
(Reuters) - List of Most Valuable Player winners from Major League Baseball's World Series. 2014 - Madison Bumgarner (San Francisco Giants) 2013 - David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox) 2012 - Pablo Sandoval (San Francisco Giants) 2011 - David Freese (St...
Factbox: World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner
(Reuters) - A brief look at San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday: - Born: Aug. 1, 1989, in Hickory, North Carolina and grew up nearby in a log house in an area nicknamed "Bumville" because it had so many families there named Bumgarner...

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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