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Movie star’s racehorse featured at VC museum

The permanent exhibit at the Valley Center History Museum featuring famous thoroughbreds with a connection to the local community has added one more racehorse — this one owned by a famous celebrity....more»

VCFPD urges residents to ‘Get Fired Up’ about preparedness

San Diego County officials are gearing up for the peak fire season by adding resources and urging residents to "Get Fired Up" about preparedness, according to a recent press release....more»

Valley Briefs

LUNCH N LEARN The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch N Learn on Sept. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. The presentation, Expansion of the Wastewater Recycling ...more»

Bates Nut Farm features fall festivities

This year, autumn is celebrated at Bates Nut Farm with the largest, oldest, and most famous pumpkin patch in San Diego County. For over 30 years, families have made an annual visit to the Pumpkin Patch ...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»

The joy of the cross

We have placed two words in juxtaposition that seem out of harmony with one another. The words "joy" and "cross" do not seem to belong next to each other....more»

Crews battle California fire's explosive growth
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences...
Two new Facebook scams could steal your personal information
Two scams, one offering a free iPhone and one showing a disturbing video, both could steal your personal information and even install malware or a virus on your computer
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy...
Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said...
Chinese hackers breach U.S. military contractors: Senate probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hackers associated with the Chinese government have repeatedly breached the computer systems of U.S. companies, including airlines and technology firms, that are involved in the movement of U...
Judge pauses Detroit's bankruptcy trial again
By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ordered a week-long break in Detroit's bankruptcy trial on Wednesday, giving the last major objector to the city's restructuring plan time to rework its case...
Water main break buckles road in Center City
A water man break buckled a roadway in Philadelphia Center City early Wednesday morning.
Several suspects in Philadelphia attack on gay men expected to surrender
Philadelphia police say several suspects involved in the attack on two gay men in Center City are expected to surrender on Wednesday.

Scrimmage prepares Lady Jags for season

The Lady Jaguars varsity volleyball team participated in a varsity scrimmage held at Escondido High School in preparation for their new season. Coach MacCall Deaver stated: "The girls are showing real ...more»

VCHS football penalty plague leads to loss

Plagued by 14 penalties that caused the Jaguars to suffer 75 lost yards, the Jaguars let Brawley squeeze out a 35-28 victory. The Jaguars of Valley Center could not manage to get it together in Friday ...more»

Groundwater, a vital part of our water supply

Water deliveries throughout California have been seriously impacted by the long drought. The resulting shortfall has forced many agricultural regions to draw excessive amounts of water from groundwater ...more»

Molly’s Column

Hi, this is Molly. How are you today? Today I will talk about school, facts about elephants, shout outs, and goals. At Valley Center Middle School the teachers are starting to post some grades, so don’t ...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»

Golf-McIlroy claims PGA of America's player of year honours
Sept 16 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy won recognition for his stellar campaign on Tuesday when he was named winner of the 2013-14 PGA of America Player of the Year award and the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average...
Minnesota governor says Peterson shouldn't play
Washington (AFP) - Minnesota governor Mark Dayton Tuesday added his voice to calls for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to be suspended over charges of child abuse.
Spain coach Orenga steps down after World Cup flop
MADRID (Reuters) - Juan Antonio Orenga has stepped down as Spain's basketball coach following last week's surprise loss to France in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, the national federation (FEB) said on Tuesday...
R&A set to allow women members after 260 years
By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - It is a simple yes or no vote but Thursday's ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland. So, will women be allowed to become members of the Royal and Ancient golf club? True, it is probably not as pressing an issue as the future of the United Kingdom, also to be decided on Thursday via the referendum on Scottish independence, but in golfing and equality circles it marks something of a landmark...

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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