Friday, August 22, 2014 • 06:54
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VC museum showcases gems desired by Chinese Empress

The last Empress of China never set foot in Valley Center or in the nearby community of Pala. But, after Tzu-Hsi died in 1908, it was revealed that her body was covered with hordes of gems and gemstones ...more»

Planning Group discusses options for beekeeping

The Aug. 11 Valley Center Community Planning Group meeting began with Tracy Ellis of the County Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures who provided an update on options to promote and protect ...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»

Valley Center Municipal Water Board Employees of the Quarter

July 2014 Employees of the Quarter Awards were presented to nine members of the Operations and Facilities Department of the VCMWD. They were recognized for working two 24-hour shifts in a week to repair ...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»

In case of slain journalist, negotiations, silence, then a chilling warning
By Warren Strobel and John Irish WASHINGTON/PARIS (Reuters) - After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of Aug. 13, his family received a chilling message: Foley would be executed in retaliation for U...
Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86
DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86.
Alabama band teacher accused of bondage-style sex with students
By Verna Gates BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A popular former Alabama high school band teacher suspected of forcing at least eight underage female students into bondage-style sex over a three-year period was arrested in Georgia, authorities said Thursday...
10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Oregon teenager pleads guilty, sentenced in swastika attack
By Teresa Carson PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon teenager pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday for taking part in an attack on a friend who was beaten, forced to eat cat feces and had a swastika carved into his forehead, prosecutors said...
Alabama man charged in killing over DVDs cites 'stand your ground' law
Kenny Dewayne Adams, 36, is charged with one count of murder in the Dec. 31, 2012, death of Yancy Metz Foster, 34, his cousin and neighbor, and is due to stand trial in state court on Monday in Athens, 20 miles west of Huntsville...
California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.
Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers...

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»

Lady Jags volleyball displaying renewed effort

Coach Macall Deaver is taking her Lady Jaguars varsity volleyball team into a new season of new opportunities and challenges. With the season just a few weeks away, Deaver is working hard to prepare ...more»

Landmark legislation passed

The California Legislature this week passed bi-partisan, landmark legislation that marks the largest investment in the state’s water infrastructure we have seen in decades! For us in inland San ...more»

How to use credit cards

The closure of Chandler’s Office Supply in Evanston, Illinois, in 1995 was caused by the retirement of the owners along with competition from national chain stores....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»

Angels lose star pitcher for playoff drive
Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will miss the remainder of the Major League Baseball season with torn left knee patellar tendon, the team announced Thursday. Richards was 13-4 this season with a 2...
Ryu bags nine birdies in Canada, grabs LPGA lead
South Korea's Ryu So-Yeon fired a bogey-free opening round of nine-under par 63 Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead over compatriot Choi Na-Yeon at the LPGA Canadian Women's Open. Ryu, the 2011 US Women's Open champion, hit all 14 fairways and needed only 25 putts, reaching 16 of 18 greens in regulation and chipping in with a sand save to stand atop the leaderboard...
Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic scores
Aug 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Barclays Classic at the par-71 course on Thursday in Paramus, New Jersey 65 Bo Van Pelt (U.S.) 65 66 Paul Casey (Britain) 66 Brendon Todd (U...
Streaking McIlroy struggles, Van Pelt grabs lead
Top-ranked Rory McIlroy's bid to become only the fifth player to win four consecutive PGA events started poorly Thursday at the Barclays while American Bo Van Pelt took the lead. McIlroy, coming off major victories at the British Open and PGA Championships, fired a three-over par 74 in the first round of the opening event of the US tour's season-ending playoffs at Plainfield Country Club...

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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