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Fire District vote crucial to success of independent department

With the decision to create its own fire department in August, ensuring the right candidates are elected to the VCFPD to see the implementation through is crucial for success....more»

Flu season is here, time to prepare

Flu season is here and local Palomar Health is prepared. Each year, Palomar Health makes certain the flu shot program is available to Valley Center and surrounding communities....more»

Valley Briefs

ZOMBIE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Food Truck Nation will present a Zombie Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 — 7 p.m. at Grape Day Park in Escondido....more»

Valley Center’s Oktoberfest—traditional Bavarian fun

A tradition for Valley Center is the annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the VC Knights of Columbus. This is the event of the season where wonderful food, music, dancing, and entertainment provide an evening ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and sermons ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and sermons ...more»

One of three close contacts of New York Ebola patient is in hospital
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One of three people who were in close contact with a New York doctor who has Ebola is in the hospital, New York City Health Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients, tested positive for Ebola and was in isolation at Bellevue Hospital...
Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens...
Navajo high court orders election postponed
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials Thursday to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case...
Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout...
Police: Officers in Arizona shoot man with machete
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb fatally shot a machete-wielding man Thursday after he rammed a patrol car in a stolen truck, injuring an officer.
Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Saturday, the building was one of thousands of dilapidated, abandoned houses serving as havens for crime in cities like Detroit and Chicago that have battled neighborhoods in decline...
Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.
Man accused of raping young girls, infecting them with HIV
A previous sex offender is charged again, this time accused of molesting two young girls, with lifelong consequences

Jaguars lose homecoming game to Fallbrook

The Jaguars lost their homecoming game to the Fallbrook Warriors by a score of 21-7 last Friday. The Warriors played an excellent game and capitalized on the weaknesses of the Valley Center team....more»

Ladies field hockey dominates Cougars and Grizzlies

The Valley Center girls’ field hockey team defeated the Escondido Cougars and then went on to defeat the Mission Hills High School Grizzlies in two matches last week....more»

Updating privacy laws to reflect 21st century realities

Maintaining a sense of personal privacy in an era of surveillance cameras and widespread use of drones and other intrusive technologies can be challenging, to say the least....more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly. How are you doing on this beautiful day? Today I will talk about school, Rachel’s Challenge, youth group, five fascinating facts about beans, shout outs, and goals....more»

Amazing outpouring of emotion for Padre #19 Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padre baseball fans paid tribute and respect to possibly the greatest man to ever play Padre Baseball, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn was a man who accomplished as much on the field as off the field....more»

Letters to the Editor

Small business is the backbone of the nation’s economy, but its impact is often much wider. Through involvement in areas outside the world of business, small businesses often become part of the ...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»

Harrah’s Resort hosts Under the Sun Tour

Harrah’s Resort invites Southern California to rock out to all the top songs of the 90s and 2000s at the Under the Sun Tour featured this month. Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler, and Uncle ...more»

Red-hot Compton shares lead at McGladrey Classic
Erik Compton started his day by putting on extra clothes to battle a morning chill but it didn't take him long to get hot once he teed off at The McGladrey Classic. The 34-year-old dual Norwegian-American rolled in birdies on his first two holes en route to a five-under 65 to grab a share of the lead with three others after the opening round at the $5...
New-era Los Angeles Clippers seek next playoff step
Expectations are high for the new-era Los Angeles Clippers, freed from the shadow that former owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks cast over last season's NBA playoff run. With Sterling expelled from the league and the NBA pressing him to sell, former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer swept to the rescue with a breathtaking $2 billion purchase of the club...
Lakers' Nash out for season with back injury
(Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers' point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association team said on Thursday. Nash, 40, has battled a bad back and other injuries for years and the latest setback suggests the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player may have played his final game, though he has not announced his retirement...
Lakers guard Nash to sit out NBA season
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash may have played his last game in the NBA after being ruled out of the upcoming season because of a recurring back problem. The Lakers said Nash, 40, who has been strongly tipped to retire after the 2014-15 campaign, had been sidelined after meeting with team doctors who advised him to sit out the season...

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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