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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»

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown
WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have discovered the human remains of four of the earliest leaders of Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in America.
George Washington University drops SAT, ACT requirement
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions.
Teens missing on fishing trip strayed from agreed-upon route
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two teens missing at sea had strayed from the agreed-upon boundaries for their fishing trip, the stepfather of one of the boys said Tuesday, as the Coast Guard continued a massive search off Florida's Atlantic coast...
7 killed in 2 small plane crashes in Wisconsin, Minnesota
Two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircrafts, authorities said Tuesday.
Prison seamstress who aided N.Y. escapees pleads guilty
A prison seamstress pleaded guilty on Tuesday to helping two murderers escape from a maximum security prison in upstate New York last month. Joyce Mitchell, 51, faces up to seven years for her role in the daring breakout by inmates Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility on June 6...
U.S. appeals court upholds bulk of Obama air pollution rule
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday mostly upheld a major federal environmental regulation requiring some states to limit pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states...
Senate aims to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to hold a vote on legislation in coming days on a Republican bill halting federal funding of Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos involving use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research...
Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex
ATLANTA (AP) — A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators...

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»

Missing Florida teens' boat found overturned and empty
(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday afternoon found an overturned and empty boat belonging to two teenage boys who went missing off the Florida coast during a fishing expedition two days ago, the service said...
Reds trade All-Star pitcher Cueto to the Royals
(Reuters) - All-Star pitcher Johnny Cueto has been traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Kansas City Royals for left-handers Brandon Finnegan, John Lamb and Cody Reed, the teams said on Sunday. The deal, which will also bring Cueto's new team cash considerations toward his $10 million salary, was announced during the third inning of Kansas City's home game against the Houston Astros...
Trio of pitching aces lead Hall of Fame class of 2015
Left-handed hurler Randy Johnson expected "goosebumps" upon his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and Sunday's ceremony before nearly 50,000 people didn't disappoint. "It's very humbling to look behind me and see the best who have played this game," said Johnson -- who was one of a trio of pitching greats to go into the shrine along with slugger Craig Biggio...
American Dawson wins senior British Open
American Marco Dawson shot a sparkling closing 64 to win the senior British Open by one shot from German Bernhard Langer at Sunningdale on Sunday. Dawson edged out Langer, twice U.S. Masters champion, and Briton Colin Montgomerie in the final round to claim his first title in his fourth European senior Tour appearance...

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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