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VC museum showcases gems desired by Chinese Empress

The last Empress of China never set foot in Valley Center or in the nearby community of Pala. But, after Tzu-Hsi died in 1908, it was revealed that her body was covered with hordes of gems and gemstones ...more»

Planning Group discusses options for beekeeping

The Aug. 11 Valley Center Community Planning Group meeting began with Tracy Ellis of the County Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures who provided an update on options to promote and protect ...more»

Mandatory water restrictions implemented in VC

The governor of the State of California has ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water use restrictions for all retail water providers....more»

Valley Center Municipal Water Board Employees of the Quarter

July 2014 Employees of the Quarter Awards were presented to nine members of the Operations and Facilities Department of the VCMWD. They were recognized for working two 24-hour shifts in a week to repair ...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»

Police: Mother shoots son inside Germantown home
Authorities say a mother has been taken into custody after police say she shot her son inside a Germantown home.
Man shot in Germantown home, woman in custody
A woman has been taken into custody after a shooting inside a Germantown house that sent a man to the hospital in critical condition.
Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing
MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A California woman is under investigation after trying to enter a hospital maternity ward carrying a doll that looked like a living baby, police said Friday, but the woman says the dolls are meant to be therapeutic for patients...
Officials launch probe into alleged 'baby factory'
Interpol has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more...
DUI arrest is California Democrats' latest blow
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles...
Bensalem teen found guilty of raping 10 girls
A Bensalem teen could spend more than 80 years in prison after being convicted late Friday in the rapes and sexual assaults of 10 young girls.
Judge blocks Montana from logging in grizzly territory
Conservation groups on Friday hailed a court decision that blocks Montana from building roads and logging in nearly 37,000 acres of a state forest that serves as core habitat for protected grizzly bears...
Alaska troopers: Girl drowns in bucket of water
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 1-year-old girl has drowned in a bucket of water at her family's home in the western Alaska village of Kotlik.

VCHS student wins big at Arabian Youth Nationals

Valley Center High School student Ryan Melendez returned home after successfully competing in the Arabian/Half Arabian Youth nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July....more»

Lady Jags volleyball displaying renewed effort

Coach Macall Deaver is taking her Lady Jaguars varsity volleyball team into a new season of new opportunities and challenges. With the season just a few weeks away, Deaver is working hard to prepare ...more»

Landmark legislation passed

The California Legislature this week passed bi-partisan, landmark legislation that marks the largest investment in the state’s water infrastructure we have seen in decades! For us in inland San ...more»

How to use credit cards

The closure of Chandler’s Office Supply in Evanston, Illinois, in 1995 was caused by the retirement of the owners along with competition from national chain stores....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»

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»

Valley Center Symphony presents classical concert

The Valley Center Symphony will present a classical concert on Aug. 13 at the Valley Center Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A special piece, "Crypsis," will be performed....more»

ITF rules on Israel and Ukraine Davis Cup venues
LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation ruled Tuesday that Davis Cup matches will be moved out of Ukraine and Israel because of security issues in both countries.
FCC chief supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.
Curry sparks US over Puerto Rico at Basketball World Cup
Stephen Curry scored 20 points to lead the United States collection of NBA stars in a 112-86 romp over Puerto Rico in a Basketball World Cup warm-up match. The Americans also saw the return of Derrick Rose, who had sat out an exhibition victory two nights earlier over the Dominican Republic...
McIlroy gives himself a shot with some Barclays practice
By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy blamed a first-round 74 on a lack of preparation, but after putting in extra time on the range, the Northern Irishman came out firing on Friday and put himself into contention at The Barclays...

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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