Thursday, July 30, 2015 • 11:17
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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»

The Latest: Police: Hate crime not ruled out over MLK flags
ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta:
California wildfire forces evacuation of more than 500 people
(Reuters) - A rapidly spreading brushfire burning in parched timberland north of San Francisco forced the evacuation of more than 500 people less than a day after it broke out, fire officials said on Thursday...
Bleisure: Table for one? Dining alone on a business trip
NEW YORK (AP) — A business trip might leave you too tired to venture out for dinner. But if you're up for something beyond room service or hotel restaurants, a good meal out is one way to brighten up long days spent in meetings...
West Chester U. employee positive for Legionnaires' disease
Tests of cooling towers show unacceptably high levels of the legionella bacteria at 8 campus buildings, including Main Hall and the Sykes Student Union.
AccuWeather: Heat warning, afternoon storms today
Meteorologist David Murphy says Friday will be hot, but much less humid.
Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker says the state will shut down a Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.
Girl, 5, reportedly taken from home, beaten in yard
Philadelphia Police are investigating the report of a 5-year-old girl taken from her home by an unknown man and beaten in her own backyard.
The Latest: Lawyer says Ohio officer is depressed, in shock
CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the case of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

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»

Golfer Hurley seeks help in search for missing dad
US golfer Billy Hurley has made an emotional plea for help in locating his father, who has been missing for nine days. Speaking to the media in the build up to the US PGA Tour National, Hurley said his father Willard Hurley Jnr drove off in his truck on July 19 with some clothes and cash...
Martin hoping the rule of thumb works in title defence
Mo Martin produced a touch of magic to win the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale last year. The 32-year-old suffered a thumb injury the week after her famous triumph on England's Lancashire coast and she spent months on the sidelines...
Tulowitzki and Papelbon on move to Jays, Nats
(Reuters) - The Toronto Blue Jays swapped All-Star shortstops with the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, acquiring Troy Tulowitzki while shipping Jose Reyes to Colorado in a blockbuster, multi-player exchange...
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...

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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