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Neighbors express concerns about Cool Valley solar project

In response to 45 notices mailed to property owners located within 1,000 feet of the Cool Valley Reservoir Solar Project, five residents appeared before the Valley Center Municipal Water District Board ...more»

VC-Pauma USD preschool program to expand next year

Preschool education for Valley Center four-year-olds gets a boost next fall as state funding is increased for the California State Preschool Expansion program....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»

New All Tribes Elementary Charter School nearing completion

Work continued this week in earnest on the new $3.8 million All Tribes Elementary Charter School now slated for opening early next year. The last portable building arrived just before Thanksgiving 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, awesome 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, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

Pedestrian struck in front of church in Hammonton
A pedestrian was struck in front of a church in Hammonton, New Jersey.
Today in History
Today is Thursday, Dec. 25, the 359th day of 2014. There are six days left in the year. This is Christmas Day.
Police: Driver strikes restaurant valet during confrontation, then flees
Police say a confrontation at a King of Prussia restaurant ended with a valet being thrown from the windshield of a car and a woman being apprehended for driving erratically.
Protests flare after Missouri police killing of armed black man
By Aaron P. Bernstein BERKELEY, Mo. (Reuters) - Protests flared into early Thursday in the St. Louis suburb where a white policeman fatally shot a black man who brandished a gun at a gas station on Tuesday night...
Two more NY men arrested for threatening police after officers killed
(Reuters) - Two more men have been arrested for threatening New York police, including one who called the precinct headquarters of two officers killed as they sat in their patrol car and asked to speak to one of them, a police spokesman said on Thursday...
Four shot, one fatally, in downtown St. Louis
(Reuters) - A shooting at a downtown St. Louis convenience store on Wednesday left one person dead and three others badly wounded, police said. Police said no suspects were in custody some five hours after the shooting, which was reported shortly after 5:30 p...
3-week-old puppies pilfered on Christmas morning
WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — With no cash to offer their burglars, an Ohio couple was robbed of their four puppies on Christmas morning instead.
Lawmakers promise to help strapped oil-patch towns
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Relief could be on the horizon for strapped public services in the Northern Plains' booming oil patch, as elected leaders in Montana and North Dakota move to steer more money into the region during the states' upcoming legislative sessions...

Oops, VC boys’ basketball team did it again: Can you say 7-0?

When the going gets tough, the 2014-15 Valley Center varsity boys’ basketball team goes winning. A season of redemption continued apace last week before holiday break as the Jaguars opened the Grossmont ...more»

Valley Center varsity girls’ soccer team duels to 0-0 tie

Valley Center Lady Jaguars varsity girls’ soccer team has started out slowly for the 2014-15 season, but will persevere in the new year to get it done, according to the coaching staff....more»

Holiday shout-outs

Whoa, where do we begin when it comes to shout-outs for all the folks who pitched in this holiday season to help others enjoy the special season? Before we begin on our journey through some of the good ...more»

Spirit of the season

Christmas is a season of giving. It’s that magical time of year when we make a point to show the ones we love how much they mean to us. It is also a time to look beyond our own lives and find ways ...more»

San Diego Sockers take care of business at Valley View Casino Center

With a blend of youth and veteran talent, the San Diego Sockers have re-established themselves at the top of the MASL Pacific DIvision table. Matias Kruger and Jeff Hughes scored twice as the San Diego ...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»

Your Top Plays for Today
Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
Forward Smith set to join up with Rockets
(Reuters) - Josh Smith, who was recently released by Detroit, has agreed to sign with the Houston Rockets, the NBA reported on its website on Wednesday. Smith is less than halfway through a four-year, $54 million contract...
Cleveland's Varejao out for season
Cleveland Cavaliers centre Anderson Varejao, who was injured in the third quarter of Tuesday's game, will be out for the rest of the NBA season, the club said Wednesday. The 32-year-old Varejao suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Tuesday's 125-104 win over Minnesota...

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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