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Neighbors express concerns about Cool Valley solar project

In response to 45 notices mailed to property owners located within 1,000 feet of the Cool Valley Reservoir Solar Project, five residents appeared before the Valley Center Municipal Water District Board ...more»

VC-Pauma USD preschool program to expand next year

Preschool education for Valley Center four-year-olds gets a boost next fall as state funding is increased for the California State Preschool Expansion program....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»

Four shot, one fatally, in downtown St. Louis
(Reuters) - A shooting at a downtown St. Louis convenience store on Wednesday left one person dead and three others badly wounded, police said. Police said no suspects were in custody some five hours after the shooting, which was reported shortly after 5:30 p...
Shooter kills man in Louisiana mall on Christmas Eve
(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire inside a New Orleans-area mall still busy with shoppers on Christmas eve, killing a man before he was taken into custody, police said on Wednesday. Gary François, 25, fired multiple shots at 24-year-old James Vaughn, who had just made a purchase at a Foot Locker store inside the Oakwood Center in Gretna on Wednesday afternoon, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said in a statement...
Pedestrian struck in front of church in Hammonton
A pedestrian was struck in front of a church in Hammonton, New Jersey.
Today in History
Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2014. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day.
Police in Chester Twp. help deliver 100 bikes to kids in need
Dozens of bicycles were delivered by police in Chester Township to children in need thanks to an organization called Santa's Wheels.
NORAD 'tracks' Santa's journey across globe
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Volunteers at the North American Aerospace Defense Command are pretending to monitor Santa Claus as he makes his storybook Christmas Eve flight. So far, NORAD says it used the heat signature from Rudolph's nose to "track" St...
Police: Driver strikes restaurant valet during confrontation, then flees
Police say a confrontation at a King of Prussia restaurant ended with a valet being thrown from the windshield of a car and a woman being apprehended for driving erratically.
Last minute rush for Christmas shoppers
Waiting until the last minute may cause stress, but there were plenty of Christmas Eve shoppers out trying to nab their final gifts.

Oops, VC boys’ basketball team did it again: Can you say 7-0?

When the going gets tough, the 2014-15 Valley Center varsity boys’ basketball team goes winning. A season of redemption continued apace last week before holiday break as the Jaguars opened the Grossmont ...more»

Valley Center varsity girls’ soccer team duels to 0-0 tie

Valley Center Lady Jaguars varsity girls’ soccer team has started out slowly for the 2014-15 season, but will persevere in the new year to get it done, according to the coaching staff....more»

Holiday shout-outs

Whoa, where do we begin when it comes to shout-outs for all the folks who pitched in this holiday season to help others enjoy the special season? Before we begin on our journey through some of the good ...more»

Spirit of the season

Christmas is a season of giving. It’s that magical time of year when we make a point to show the ones we love how much they mean to us. It is also a time to look beyond our own lives and find ways ...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»

Rose leads Bulls over Wizards
Derrick Rose scored 25 points and the Chicago Bulls stretched their win streak to four games with a 99-91 victory at Washington. Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, hit 10-of-17 shots from the field against the Wizards and netted six points in a row to cap an 8-0 run that gave the Bulls a 94-87 lead...
The Heat is on as LeBron returns to Miami
LeBron James plays in Miami for the first time since leaving the Heat for Cleveland when the Cavaliers visit Thursday to highlight five Christmas holiday NBA clashes being televised globally. The schedule opens with Washington at New York followed by Oklahoma City at defending NBA champion San Antonio before the latest episode in James' city-switching saga plays out in Miami, where he led the Heat to the past four NBA Finals and brought the city two NBA crowns...
Heat lose McRoberts after knee surgery
Miami forward Josh McRoberts has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee but will probably miss the remainder of the NBA season, the Heat said Tuesday. The move might allow Miami to have a salary cap exception under NBA rules that could make the Heat a top bidder for forward Josh Smith, who was dropped by Detroit and is now a free agent...
Peavy signs new deal with World Series champions
Veteran pitcher Jake Peavy, who helped San Francisco win the World Series for the third time in five seasons, has signed a two-year deal to remain with the Giants. The team announced Tuesday that the 33-year-old right-hander would remain in San Francisco, who obtained him from Boston in July just ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline...

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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