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Water district chief sounds alarm for a ‘nightmare scenario’

It’s "on" with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Valley Center Municipal Water District. Longtime VCMWD general manager Gary Arant went all Paul Revere sounding the alarm with a shot ...more»

Lake Turner water isn’t going anywhere

Lake Turner sits like a smiling water-filled Sphinx at the end of Betsworth Road. Water, water everywhere and what the heck is going on, the ancient mariner might ask....more»

Do you remember ...?

35 years ago, February 14, 1980: Planning, pies, volunteer firefighters and quilts The Valley Center Planning Group was scheduled to hear a proposal to designate property lying within a stream ...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»

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 practical....more»

Developments in tensions between police and communities
The killings last year of unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City touched off a national debate over police conduct that has continued with the recent deaths of black men at the hands of law enforcement in North Charleston, South Carolina, and Tulsa, Oklahoma...
New York man who plotted to join terror group gets 25 years
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man who was thwarted in his attempt to fly to Yemen to join a Middle Eastern terrorist group and then admitted continuing to plot with others to assist them was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison...
Prosecutor: Convict offered sale of art stolen in 1990 heist
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a Hartford crime figure told an undercover FBI agent that he had access to two paintings stolen from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990 and was willing to negotiate a sale of individual works for $500,000...
White House calls reported charges against journalist Rezaian 'absurd'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that reported charges against Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian by Iranian authorities are "absurd." The Washington Post reported on Monday that Rezaian has been charged with espionage and other security-related charges...
Man charged in 4 deaths driven by 'bloodlust,' document says
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A court filing says a man accused of killing three men as they slept outside and a woman walking to her car set out to rob people but was driven by "bloodlust" after shooting his first victim...
6 from Minnesota charged with trying to join ISIS
Six Minnesota men have been charged with terrorism in a criminal complaint unsealed Monday, the latest Westerners accused of traveling or attempting to travel to Syria to join ISIS.
Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort
The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities...
Grief, sadness after St. Joseph's Prep football player collapses, dies during practice
Grief counselors were on hand at St. Joseph's Prep Monday after a freshman football player collapsed and died during practice.

What goes up, unfortunately goes down for 7-8 VC High baseball squad

Like Ol’ Man River, the Valley Center High School baseball team just keeps rolling along. After an exhilarating run of five wins in a row, the 7-8 Jaguars plummeted back to planet Earth with a squeaker ...more»

VC Little League fundraiser teeing off Saturday

Fore. Three, two, one time to tee off at the 2nd Annual Valley Center Little League Golf Tournament. It’s all good to go at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Woods Valley Golf Club....more»

State-mandated 35 percent water-use reduction threatens VC agriculture and people

Editor’s note: Valley Center Municipal Water District chief Gary Arant this week appealed to state regulators to revise proposed water cutbacks because most of its users are farmers and they fear ...more»

VIEW FROM THE 75TH DISTRICT

In early March, officials reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and that 2015 is on track to join the record years of 1977 and 1991 as one of the driest on record....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»

Transient Occupancy Tax ordinance modified to clarify exemptions

The County of San Diego’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT,) basically a hotel tax, will remain at eight percent, but changes to the TOT ordinance will ensure that those whose exemption from payment ...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»

Factbox: Interesting facts about the 2015 playoffs
(Reuters) - Some interesting facts about the National Basketball Association's postseason: * The Boston Celtics (40-42) and Brooklyn Nets (38-44) both qualified for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference despite posting losing records during the 2014-15 NBA regular season...
Profiles of Eastern Conference playoff teams
(Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Eastern Conference teams that qualified for the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: ATLANTA HAWKS Regular season record: 60-22 How they qualified: First in East Head coach: Mike Budenholzer Top scorer: Paul Millsap (16...
Profiles of NBA Western Conference playoff teams
(Reuters) - Brief profiles of the eight Western Conference teams that qualified for the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs: GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Regular season record: 67-15 How they qualified: Won Western Conference Head coach: Steve Kerr Top scorer: Stephen Curry (23...
NHL Playoff Capsules
OTTAWA - Colin Greening scored 7:39 into double overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins that cut their series deficit to 2-1 on Sunday night.

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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