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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»

California's top utility regulator defends record
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's chief utility regulator ended the last scheduled public hearing of his increasingly embattled 12-year term Thursday with no explicit reference to the alleged back-channel dealings with the state's largest utility company that have marred his tenure...
California lawmaker enters plea after DUI arrest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Democratic state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge of alcohol-related reckless driving...
Phoenix police chief fired after union strife
PHOENIX (AP) — Embattled Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia was fired Thursday, hours after he held an unauthorized news conference where he said it was "time to silence the critics" and requested a two-year contract from the city...
Louisville 1st-in-South to raise minimum wage
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville became the first city in the South to raise the minimum wage, joining 20 other local governments nationwide that have increased the hourly wage.
Infant or fetus remains found in storage unit
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are investigating how the bodies of two infants or fetuses ended up in a storage unit.
Massive Los Angeles construction fire was arson, authorities say
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A construction fire that gutted an entire city block of downtown Los Angeles and caused up to $30 million in damages was an act of arson, authorities said on Thursday...
Contrite Vegas hotelier wins gambling license
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles nightlife magnate who revamped Las Vegas' Sahara hotel and casino won a Nevada gambling license Thursday after explaining his drug use and curious business dealings, but not without limits and a promise that he'll remain under heavy scrutiny...
Colorado boy, 14, sentenced to 10 years for dad's murder
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 14-year-old Colorado boy who admitted shooting his father dead and concealing the death by calling the man's work for five days to say his dad was ill was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison, prosecutors said...

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»

Canadian teenager Henderson turns professional
(Reuters) - Brooke Henderson, a 17-year-old Canadian who was golf's top-ranked female amateur, on Thursday announced her decision to turn professional and sign up with sports management company IMG (International Management Group)...
U.S. FCC declines to punish radio station for use of NFL Redskins team name
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rejected a petition that asked regulators to punish a radio station for using on air the name of the National Football League's Washington team, Redskins, a word some consider a slur to Native Americans...
Medical issue could scupper Kemp trade - report
The San Diego Padres reportedly may opt not to finalize their trade for Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp because a medical exam revealed the outfielder has arthritis in both hips. USA Today reported that the Padres are still trying to determine whether the condition will affect the remainder of the 30-year-old Kemp's playing career...
Jordan's game-worn shoes fetch $33,000
A pair of sneakers worn by Michael Jordan when he played basketball at the University of North Carolina sold for $33,387 on Thursday, US media reported. Grey Flannel Auctions, which sold the shoes, told ESPN they were consigned by a high school team-mate of Jordan and that the winning bidder preferred to remain anonymous...

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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