Thursday, September 03, 2015 • 08:14
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Imagine my surprise 49 years later

Editor’s note: Russel Ray has been a photographer, and darn good one, for over 45 years. As for making a proverbial buck, he’s been a home inspector and property consultant throughout Southern ...more»

Valley Briefs

KIT CARSON PARK BIRD WALK SET FOR SEPT. 5 Join the VC Trails Association for three hours of bird watching, led by a guide from the Palomar Audubon Society, at 8 a....more»

Rollicking ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ comes to Patio Playhouse

"Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig, author of "Lend Me a Tenor," is now in session at Patio Playhouse Community Theater. Margo Essman directs. You may remember her from work a few years ago with the ...more»

‘September Hort’ from Marilyn’s Garden Design and Dos Valles Garden Club

Editor’s Note: Talented landscape designer, and longtime Dos Valles Garden club fellow traveler, Marilyn Guidroz, provides some summer horticulture tips for plant lovers....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»

Ex-corporal: Tulsa sheriff failed to act on deputy criticism
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma sheriff's corporal said Wednesday that the leader of the department should have taken action after an internal memo raised questions about the training and workplace behavior of a volunteer deputy who later fatally shot an unarmed man...
Nevada high school student wins right to form anti-abortion group
West Career & Technical Academy student Angelique Clark's struggle to create a club at the school and the opposition she faced from the Clark County School District was closely followed by her supporters in the anti-abortion movement...
New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests
WASHINGTON (AP) — The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community...
Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.
Fire damages playground in New Castle
Authorities in New Castle, Delaware are investigating a fire that damaged a playground.
School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help.
Kentucky clerk unlikely star in fight against gay marriage
Fans of Kim Davis have rallied around the Kentucky clerk while foes have lined up in protest since she touted her religious beliefs in defiance of a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses. From the overwhelmed florist in Morehead, Kentucky, delivering bouquets to her nearby office, to a fellow county clerk biking across the state to show solidarity, to a Republican presidential candidate calling hers a fight against tyranny, many are standing with her...
Manhunt widens for suspects in Illinois policeman's death
Hundreds of police on Wednesday widened the search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran policeman in northern Illinois, and mourners gathered in a vigil for the slain officer at a lake front park...

Fourth-quarter fumble derails Jaguars’ football opener

If football games lasted three periods instead of four quarters, life would be sweet for Valley Center High School’s fighting Jaguars. Same goes true for Friday afternoon rush-hour traffic....more»

Kiwanis Club getting set for 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

With two annual tournaments under its belt, the Kiwanis Club of Valley Center looks forward to its 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct....more»

People behaving badly, VC style

I covered the Delta. That’s the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta for our purposes although I occasionally covered the Mississippi Delta for newspapers in Louisiana and Arkansas, which is a whole ‘nother ...more»

Do you remember

40 years ago, Aug. 28, 1975: Kittens started the house fire? Really? Leading the news, or rather on the bottom of the front page was an intriguing headline: "How’s That Kittens Start Fire!" "Are ...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»

Arrieta dodges Dodgers' bats as Cubs ace no-hits LA
(Reuters) - Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta threw his first career no-hitter, finishing off the milestone in grand style by striking out the Los Angeles Dodgers in order in the ninth inning for a 2-0 win on Sunday...
Blue Jays complete sweep of Tigers
(The Sports Xchange) - Russell Martin has been on postseason teams before but the Toronto Blue Jays catcher said after a 9-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday that this team might be on the way to doing something really big...
Arrieta no-hitter as Chicago Cubs blank LA Dodgers
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, the sixth no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season. Arrieta's pitching masterclass -- the first Cubs no-hitter in seven years -- made the 29-year-old the major leagues leader in victories...
Golf-FedEx Cup rankings
Aug 31 (Infostrada Sports) - FedEx Cup rankings 1. (2) Jason Day (Australia) 4459 2. (1) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 4169 3. (3) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 3167 4. (41) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 2152 5. (11) Zach Johnson (U...

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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