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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»

Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions...
Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.
Virgin Galactic spacecraft explodes on test flight
A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another.
Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions
The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday...
Mexico judge orders release of former Marine jailed on weapons offenses
(Reuters) - A Mexico judge has ordered the release of a former U.S. Marine jailed for months on weapons offenses, U.S. media reported on Friday. Andrew Tahmooressi, 26, was arrested on March 31 by Mexican customs agents who found three guns in his pickup truck at a border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana...
Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church...
Don't forget to set your clocks back
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.
Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors...

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»

Clippers launch new era under Balmer with scrappy win
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It was not pretty but the Los Angeles Clippers somehow found a way to launch their 2014-15 season under new owner Steve Ballmer with a scrappy 93-90 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday...
Knicks ruin James' homecoming, Clippers begin new era
LeBron James struggled as the New York Knicks spoiled his Cleveland homecoming, and the Los Angeles Clippers sneaked by Oklahoma City to begin their post-Donald Sterling era on Thursday night. James returned to his roots but Carmelo Anthony stole the spotlight by scoring 25 points to lift the Knicks to a 95-90 win in the Cavaliers' 2014-15 season opener on Thursday night...
Saints beat Panthers to take divisional lead
(Reuters) - The New Orleans Saints cracked open a scrappy game late in the first half to forge to a 28-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, wrestling top spot in the NFC South from their opponents in the process...
Major League Baseball roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Youkilis, a three-time All-Star known affectionately as Yoooouuuuk in Boston and "the Greek God of Walks" in the book "Moneyball," announced his retirement Thursday...

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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Karen Bates