Friday, December 19, 2014 • 06:57
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Valley Center History Museum in search of someone special

Instead of arriving in his customary sleigh drawn by reindeer, Santa traveled to Bates Nut Farm on a hayride Saturday afternoon to celebrate "Christmas in the Valley....more»

VC property owners battle over zoning use regulations

Property located at the intersection of Valley Center Road and Canyon Road was purchased as commercial property in September 2007 by Abe Boulos. Since that time, the property has undergone changes in ...more»

Valley Briefs

CHRISTMAS CONCERT The Valley Center Pauma Music Boosters will host the 2nd annual Free Community Christmas Concert on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Maxine Theater located at Valley Center High School....more»

New All Tribes Elementary Charter School nearing completion

Work continued this week in earnest on the new $3.8 million All Tribes Elementary Charter School now slated for opening early next year. The last portable building arrived just before Thanksgiving and, ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don’t do church". Cool people, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don’t do church". Cool people, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig
COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — An explosion and fire early Friday morning killed two people and critically injured two others at an oil rig in southeastern Oklahoma.
Dog missing in North Carolina found in Chester
A month to the day a dog went missing in North Carolina, the pup will return home after he mysteriously appeared in Pennsylvania.
5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference
WASHINGTON (AP) — Before President Barack Obama jets off to Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation, he will carry out a White House ritual: the year-end news conference.
Lawyers for two friends of accused Boston bombers due in court
BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for two friends of the accused Boston Marathon bombers are due in court on Friday for separate hearings as the city braces for the January start of a trial focused on the attack that killed three people and injured more than 260...
Five dead, dozens ill from bacteria linked to caramel apples
By Mary Wisniewski (Reuters) - Five people have died and 21 others have been hospitalized in recent weeks in a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples, federal health officials said on Friday. A total of 28 people infected with listeria have been reported from 10 states, according to a statement from the U...
Boy found dead in New York after false kidnap report, police say
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The body of a 5-year-old boy was found near his home in upstate New York on Thursday night hours after a relative told police two men in ski masks had kidnapped him, a report the local sheriff said on Friday appeared to have been a lie...
Washington state middle school closed for third day over threats
By Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state middle school remained closed for a third day on Friday due to threats contained in an anonymous letter targeting four staff members and referencing violence during lunch and at an assembly, officials said...
Gang accused of robbing New Jersey freight trains
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More than a decade ago they were called the largest gang ever to attack North American railroads and gained enough notoriety to be the subject of a television documentary...

Valley Center High boys sweeps Tiger Classic tourney

Valley Center High School varsity boys’ basketball team couldn’t be beat this week as it swept through two tournaments going to 6-0 for the season. The worm, and we don’t mean Dennis ...more»

VC Bike Park takes shape

The much-anticipated future is now in sight for the Crows Nest Valley Center Bike Park at Cole Grade Park behind the softball field, 28751 Cole Grade Road....more»

Gift of giving locally

There’s the lady ringing that bell constantly outside the supermarket. There’s the guy running around town as a "secret Santa" passing out sawbucks to random people on the street....more»

Letter to the Editor: Don’t mess With VCPUSD sports fields

This letter is in response to the planning group feet for recognition of CCC on land where the district would like to build a lacrosse field. I would like to present my personal perspective as a former ...more»

San Diego Sockers take care of business at Valley View Casino Center

With a blend of youth and veteran talent, the San Diego Sockers have re-established themselves at the top of the MASL Pacific DIvision table. Matias Kruger and Jeff Hughes scored twice as the San Diego ...more»

Local author recognized with Moonbeam award

Local author Dare Delano was recognized last weekend when she was awarded the Gold Medal for best children’s chapter book of 2014 by the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for her recently released ...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»

Ex-wife of Deion Sanders sentenced to week in Texas jail over custody
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The former wife of Hall of Fame football player Deion Sanders was booked into jail on Tuesday after a Texas judge sentenced her to serve seven days for violating a custody agreement by not returning the couple's children on time, his attorney said...
Florida man pleads guilty to helping baseball star Puig flee Cuba
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man who received $2.5 million after helping to smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig out of Cuba pleaded guilty on Tuesday, according to court documents...
Speed up game to attract youngsters: McIlroy
World number one Rory McIlroy said on Tuesday that golf should be made quicker at grassroots level in order to attract more young players to the sport. McIlroy, who won the British Open and the US PGA in 2014, taking his tally of major wins to four, added: "The viewership in golf is up, but the participation is down...
Cabrera signs with White Sox
Former drugs cheat Melky Cabrera, who was slapped with a 50-game ban in 2012 for testing positive for testosterone, officially agreed to a multi-million dollar contract with the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday...

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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