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Valley Center man accused of masterminding $6.5M ‘pump-and-dump’ scam

Valley Center has had its share of scandals and curmudgeons to be sure, but multimillion-dollar money-laundering and stock manipulation schemes aren’t associated generally with this rural lifestyle ...more»

Planning group raises Valley development and road concerns

The Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) this week was raising road and development "concerns" based on resident input at group meetings. "The public meetings of late have focused on the South ...more»

A walkabout through Valley Center history

This is the way it was around Valley Center and Palomar Country per the Valley Center History Museum with some national and world events thrown in for good measure....more»

Catch a bite, enjoy view at Smokey’s Lake Wohlford Cafe

Thought I’d get out my East County posting "rut" and still stay within San Diego County, which is about 4,200-square-miles. I had a long story about how we got here, but will leave that for another ...more»

Church News

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

US court says drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test
CHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.
Coast Guard says California oil slick will vanish on its own
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A 2-mile-long oil slick mysteriously materialized off the Southern California coast on Wednesday, but unlike a disastrous spill in the same area two months ago it didn't send any damaging crude ashore and was expected to dissipate on its own...
Massachusetts officials attend church service for Baby Doe
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials have attended a memorial Mass near the Statehouse for a young girl whose body was found in a trash bag last month.
2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque.
Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town.
Cincinnati police officer indicted in shooting death of black man
A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted on Wednesday on murder charges in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black motorist who was stopped because of a missing front license plate...
Planned Parenthood reports second website hack in a week
Websites operated by Planned Parenthood and its political branch, Planned Parenthood Action, were clogged by a wide-scale "distributed denial-of-service," or DDoS, attack, the organization said...
Eric Garner grand jury minutes to stay private, New York court rules
A New York state court on Wednesday declined to release details of a grand jury investigation that led to a police officer being cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Eric Garner after his chokehold arrest in Staten Island in July last year...

Kersplat!

Red, white and/or blue, maybe yellow, green and orange, Mr. Paintball USA is shooting up Lake Wohlford Road, but in the fun, non-lethal way. "When we’re reffing," Raúl Anda said, "We get shot ...more»

No-contact period in effect for CIF and school coaches and their players

If you wanted to think about coverage of Valley-Center Pauma Unified School District sports of any kind this week, think again. It’s the heart of the annual CIF no-contact period....more»

State Sen. Joel Anderson comes home to ALEC

Earlier this year, following his sub rosa Washington D.C. meetings with the chief Geico lobbyist, we asked the question: Where in the world is state Sen....more»

Humane Society is doing a lot of good

Animal control is, indeed, a misnomer. The County Department of Animal Services hasn’t gone by that name in many years. It was changed to more accurately reflect their mission, which is to focus ...more»

40 years ago, June 2, 1975: Hold on to your hat, podner. The Wild, Wild West is coming Western Days was scheduled for the weekend with most of the "biggie event" scheduled for Saturday....more»

Baseball skills camp at Valley Center High School for ages 7-to-14

Valley Center High School's Jaguar Baseball program will host the 2nd Annual Baseball Skills Camp on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 at the VCHS Varsity Baseball Field....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»

NFL upholds Brady's 'Deflategate' suspension, saying he destroyed his phone
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday upheld a four-game suspension of Tom Brady for his role in deflating footballs used in the game that put the New England Patriots in the 2015 Super Bowl, saying for the first time that the star quarterback had his phone destroyed to keep it out of hands of investigators...
Mets pitcher Mejia gets 162-game drug ban
(Reuters) - New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia has been suspended for 162 games after testing positive for banned substances a second time, Major League Baseball said on Tuesday. The length of the ban is automatic for a second positive test, and equals the longest suspension in baseball for doping, matching the penalty handed New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez in 2013...
Mets pitcher Mejia banned 162 games for doping
Major League Baseball suspended New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia for 162 games on Tuesday after the Dominican failed a second drug test this season. Mejia, 25, returned on July 12 from an 80-game suspension that began in April for using a performance-enhancing drug...
Patriots back banned Brady
The New England Patriots accused the NFL of "attempting to destroy" the reputation of Tom Brady on Tuesday after league commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the superstar quarterback's four-game "Deflate-gate" ban...

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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