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Movie star’s racehorse featured at VC museum

The permanent exhibit at the Valley Center History Museum featuring famous thoroughbreds with a connection to the local community has added one more racehorse — this one owned by a famous celebrity....more»

VCFPD urges residents to ‘Get Fired Up’ about preparedness

San Diego County officials are gearing up for the peak fire season by adding resources and urging residents to "Get Fired Up" about preparedness, according to a recent press release....more»

Valley Briefs

LUNCH N LEARN The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch N Learn on Sept. 25 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center. The presentation, Expansion of the Wastewater Recycling ...more»

Bates Nut Farm features fall festivities

This year, autumn is celebrated at Bates Nut Farm with the largest, oldest, and most famous pumpkin patch in San Diego County. For over 30 years, families have made an annual visit to the Pumpkin Patch ...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»

The joy of the cross

We have placed two words in juxtaposition that seem out of harmony with one another. The words "joy" and "cross" do not seem to belong next to each other....more»

Social media sleuths aid gay couple beating probe
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police trying to find suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got a valuable assist from social media users. A defense lawyer says some of the people sought are turning themselves in for questioning...
Fire erupts on tarmac of Philadelphia Int'l Airport
A fire has erupted on the tarmac of Philadelphia International Airport.
Top U.S. general urges Congress to think again on defense cuts
By Adrian Croft WIESBADEN Germany (Reuters) - Congress should look hard at whether to continue automatic budget cuts that weaken the U.S. military at a time when security around the world is deteriorating, a top U...
Yelp, TinyCo to settle US charges of improperly collecting kids' data
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The online review site Yelp and mobile app developer TinyCo have agreed to settle separate charges that they improperly collected children's online information, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday...
Texas set to execute woman convicted of starving nine-year-old
By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a nine-year-old boy is scheduled to die on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said. Lisa Ann Coleman, 38, would be the second woman executed in the United States this year and the 15th since the U...
Senate: China hacked military contractor networks
WASHINGTON (AP) — China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday...
Pregnant woman fights off attacker, then gives birth
Police say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.
Crews battle California fire's explosive growth
WEED, Calif. (AP) — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences...

Scrimmage prepares Lady Jags for season

The Lady Jaguars varsity volleyball team participated in a varsity scrimmage held at Escondido High School in preparation for their new season. Coach MacCall Deaver stated: "The girls are showing real ...more»

VCHS football penalty plague leads to loss

Plagued by 14 penalties that caused the Jaguars to suffer 75 lost yards, the Jaguars let Brawley squeeze out a 35-28 victory. The Jaguars of Valley Center could not manage to get it together in Friday ...more»

Groundwater, a vital part of our water supply

Water deliveries throughout California have been seriously impacted by the long drought. The resulting shortfall has forced many agricultural regions to draw excessive amounts of water from groundwater ...more»

Molly’s Column

Hi, this is Molly. How are you today? Today I will talk about school, facts about elephants, shout outs, and goals. At Valley Center Middle School the teachers are starting to post some grades, so don’t ...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»

Yankees' Tanaka tentatively set to return Sunday
Tampa (AFP) - Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is tentatively scheduled make his first major league start in more than two months on Sunday, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
NBA's Howard has driver's license suspended for not paying fine : court records
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - The Florida driver's license of Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard has been suspended for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show, but the team said on Tuesday he was playing basketball in Texas the day of the alleged infraction...
Rihanna, CBS bench opening number for Thursday football
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - R&B singer Rihanna's record label on Tuesday said it has refused to license a song to CBS for its "Thursday Night Football" program after the TV network chose not to use the song in its season opener because it was focused on the NFL's domestic violence scandal...
Sponsors nervy as league struggles with violence
Los Angeles (AFP) - The National Football League faced a backlash from sponsors on Tuesday as it battled to stem negative headlines from a string of violent off-field incidents involving star players.

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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