Just in time for the holidays, Lilac Foods will be celebrating its grand opening on Dec. 18. The new grocery store in the Harvest Farms shopping center has been the source of great anticipation over the ...more» When news broke in October that the San Pasqual Tribe had purchased the Woods Valley Golf Club, many in the community wondered what it meant for Valley Center’s local golf course....more»
The Vaqueros are Valley Center’s local club for horse enthusiasts. With an equestrian park located at the corner of Valley Center and Lilac roads, the club hosts clinics, horse shows, tack sales, ...more» In the scramble before the holidays it’s easy to get caught up in gift shopping and travel plans and lose sight of what this season is really about. However, at Christmas in the Park, hosted by ...more» Ridgeview Church Casual atmosphere, good coffee, nice people, great sermons and contemporary Christmas music. Pastor Bill is currently starting a new series on "Rebooting Christmas: Restoring your ...more» With the Christmas holiday fast approaching we are now in one of my most favorite times of the year. I love the holiday season, there is a crisp clean feel to the air, holiday lights are up in full force ...more»
|U.S. judge orders landmark California cross taken down
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A massive cross that serves as part of a war memorial on a San Diego hilltop must be dismantled because it has been found to violate a constitutional ban on government endorsement of religion, a federal judge grudgingly ruled on Thursday...
Iowa, federal government reach agreement on health insurance expansion
By Kay Henderson DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Iowa has reached a tentative agreement with federal officials on a plan to expand the number of low-income state residents eligible for Medicaid under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, Iowa's governor said on Thursday...
Newlywed pleads guilty to second-degree murder
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — After lying to family, friends and police about what happened to her new husband when he disappeared in July, a Montana woman finally came clean to a federal judge in a surprising end to her murder trial...
Today in History
Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year.
Orange County Register owner plans daily LA paper
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The parent company of the Orange County Register plans to expand with a daily paper in Los Angeles, looking to further stretch its regional reach to nearly all of Southern California...
UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U...
Machinists reject Boeing 777X counteroffer
SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing on Thursday presented what it called a final counterproposal to the Machinists union in negotiations to keep much of the work on a new 777X jet in the Puget Sound region. Union leaders rejected it, saying "the price was too high...
The Valley Center varsity girls water polo team kicked off the new season with a trip to Rancho Bernardo to participate in the annual Bronco Invitational, which began last Thursday....more» Valley Center’s varsity boys basketball team officially tipped off the season on Friday night, and the Jaguars proved they’re ready for the new season with a clutch, comeback win....more»
As I sat at my desk this morning pondering what to write an editorial about this week, it occurred to me there are several things I’d like to address this week....more» It’s tempting to say the Pala Fitness Center is little known and under-appreciated. In truth, this 8,000-square foot facility near Highway 76 deserves more recognition, and there is no doubt that ...more»
We’ve already seen the first rain of the season and the weather is quickly getting colder. Valley Center sees the most cold weather and rain towards the end of January and throughout February....more» Mayo Clinic has announced Palomar Health, the largest public health care district in California, as the newest member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network....more»
Whether you’re in the mood for classic rock on the patio or Latin night in a cantina, there are plenty of opportunities to experience some local, live music during the month of December....more» In the scramble before the holidays it’s easy to get caught up in gift shopping and travel plans and lose sight of what this season is really about. However, at Christmas in the Park, hosted by ...more»
|Major League Baseball roundup
Dec 12 (The Sports Xchange) - If Russell Wilson ever decides to give up his NFL career for a return to baseball -- and it's extremely doubtful he will -- the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback could be relocating to Texas...
Roundup of NBA games
Dec 12 (The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Lakers announced that point guard Steve Blake will miss at least six weeks with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The injury was diagnosed after an MRI by team physician Steve Lombardo and Dr...
Exclusive: NFL, DirecTV agree to framework for Sunday Ticket deal
The National Football League and DirecTV have agreed on a framework for negotiations to renew the satellite TV operator's contract to offer the popular NFL Sunday Ticket football package the company uses to attract subscribers, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks...
Baseball wants Seahawks quarterback Wilson
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he isn't planning to pursue two-sport stardom, despite being drafted Thursday by baseball's Texas Rangers. The Rangers selected the NFL star in the minor league phase of the rule five draft, normally a low-key affair at the Major League Baseball winter meetings that is designed to prevent teams from stockpiling too many young players on their minor league teams...