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Chimes ringing as Liberty Bell Plaza gets down to business

With development issues front and center around Palomar Country this week, a blast from the past appeared primed for takeoff. After nearly a decade of trying to get the show on the road, Liberty ...more»

Housing development by any other name proceeds at former Konyn Dairy site

You can call it Touchstone. Or you can call it True Life. Or you can call it Park Circle. Like the old Natural Light Beer "You can call me Ray" tagline, the old Konyn Dairy property on Valley Center ...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 ...more»

House GOP bill blocks new air flights, cruise ships to Cuba
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are moving to sharply curb the Obama administration's recent moves to ease restrictions on travel to Cuba.
Philadelphia mayor defends Baltimore leader's riot response
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is defending his Baltimore counterpart as a stand-up leader.
Nominees announced for new World Video Game Hall of Fame
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen video games that have engrossed gamers for untold hours were named finalists Tuesday for the new World Video Game Hall of Fame.
Majority of high court asks skeptical questions on gay marriage
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Part way into oral arguments, a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday fired skeptical questions at a lawyer who was asking the nine justices to legalize gay marriage nationwide...
Bumble Bee Foods employees charged in death of worker cooked with tuna
Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged Monday by Los Angeles prosecutors with violating safety regulations in the death of a worker who was cooked in an industrial oven with tons of tuna.
Baltimore cleans up, mayor scrambles after riot over police-custody death
By Ian Simpson and Warren Strobel BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Baltimore residents on Tuesday began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody, while the city's mayor defended local law enforcement's light initial response...
Boston bomber's lawyers focus on brother's obsession with Islam
By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON (Reuters) - The older brother of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was transformed from a heavy drinker and drugs user into someone obsessed with Islam after returning from a trip to Russia in 2012, witnesses said on Tuesday...

Jaguars baseball team early Valley League leaders

For now, Valley Center High School's baseball team sits in the catbird seat atop the Valley League tote board. However, the league season is early and the major tests for the Jaguars and their 2015 league ...more»

Awards highlight Valley Center High School's annual wrestling team banquet

The Valley Center Wrestling Team held its annual team banquet at the Valley Center High School on April 6. Coach Wesley Jones thanked his assistant coaches and staff, all of whom worked very hard ...more»

The VCCPG case against Lilac Hills Ranch

(Editor's Note: After nearly three hours of often contentious discussion, the Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) gave the proposed 1,760-home Lilac Hills Ranch the thumbs down by a 11-2 vote ...more»

Lilac Hills Ranch responds

(Editor's Note: On Wednesday, April 15, the Roadrunner asked Lilac Hills Ranch management to provide an op/ed piece to run side-by-side the excerpted Valley Center Community Planning "Comments on the ...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»

Westwood overcomes late wobble for Indonesia hat-trick
Lee Westwood battled back from a late putting collapse in the final round to win his third Indonesian Masters title Sunday in a dramatic sudden-death playoff with Thailand's Chapchai Nirat. Westwood's only two wins in 2014 came at the Thailand Golf Championship, in December, and the Malaysian Open last April...
Golf-Westwood makes it an Indonesian hat-trick after playoff
Briton Lee Westwood made it an Indonesian Masters hat-trick by winning the Asian Tour title on Sunday but only after surviving a playoff with Thai Chapchai Nirat after blowing a five-shot lead. He seemed to find his game again with three birdies in four holes, including a long, snaking downhill putt on the par-four 11th to start his back nine but back-to-back bogeys on 16 and 17 dropped him level with Chapchai...
Golden State Warriors sweep into second round of NBA playoffs
The Golden State Warriors became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a 109-98 victory over New Orleans. The Warriors, with Stephen Curry again leading the way, on Saturday completed a four-game sweep of the Pelicans in the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series...
Ichiro sets Japanese run record in Miami's win over Nats
Ichiro Suzuki scored his 1,968th run in baseball in the Miami Marlins 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday to surpass Sadaharu Oh as Japan's highest ever run scorer. The 41-year-old scored on Adeiny Hechavarria's three-run homer in the eight inning for his 1,310th in Major League Baseball to go with the 658 he scored in Japan...

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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