Thursday, August 28, 2014 • 04:33
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Valley Center students gear up for new school year

All charged up and ready to go, Valley Center students headed back to school last week. The summer vacation is officially over and it’s time for the students to get back to studying for the new ...more»

Grave vandalism at Valley Center Cemetery

Ellen Barnes and Barry Stepan are distraught that their son Collin’s grave has been vandalized at the Valley Center Cemetery located off Miller Road. According to Barnes, this is the third or fourth ...more»

Lake Wohlford set to change to fall hours

The local Lake Wohlford is open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day of the week. The dock closes at 7 p.m. The last plant was 1,000 pounds of channel catfish on July 31....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»

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 presence drawing down in Ferguson, Missouri
By Edward McAllister ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday disbanded what had been a command center in Ferguson, Missouri, for law enforcement responding to sometimes violent protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer...
U.S. mother pleads to Islamic State leader for her son's release
The mother of an American journalist held captive by militant group Islamic State released a video on Wednesday appealing directly to the group's leader for his release. "I am sending this message to you, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Quraishi al-Hussaini, the caliph of the Islamic State...
Pizza chain sued over healthcare for gay couples
By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former trainee manager at Little Caesars pizza in California sued the company for discrimination on Wednesday, accusing the Detroit-based chain of denying employees health insurance benefits for their legally wed same-sex spouses...
Today in History
Today is Thursday, August 28, the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.
Market Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Market Basket: Ex-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas to regain control of supermarket chain .
Son found dead at home of couple involved in Stratford, NJ hospital shooting
Investigators say a body was found at the home of the husband and wife involved in the shooting at a hospital in Stratford, New Jersey.
Philadelphia honors Taney Dragons with parade
The 13-year-old star female pitcher and her Taney Dragons teammates who thrilled Philadelphians - and many others - at the Little League World Series got to meet their favorite major league team Wednesday night...
Dominican park would halt Canadian company's mine
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Lawmakers in the Dominican Republic approved a plan Wednesday to create a national park in an area where a Canadian company has sought to expand mining operations...

Trout reintroduced with a unanimous decision win

Austin "No Doubt" Trout, the 28-year-old former WBA junior middleweight champion, met the canvas twice in the third round of a 12 round fight held at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula with a ...more»

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»

Debate over the Second Amendment goes on

Second Amendment debates often seem to devolve into arguments between those who want to ban virtually all firearms and those, like myself, who believe the Second Amendment means exactly what it says....more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly! How are you today? Today I will talk about all my camping trips, school, four cool facts about chickens, and my goals. My whole summer was practically camping....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»

Tiger Woods is better off without a coach, says Els
Ernie Els said Wednesday Tiger Woods should forget about hiring a new coach after splitting with Sean Foley and could return to major-winning form on his own. South African Els said Woods had never been the same since he stopped working with Butch Harmon in 2003, and that he didn't like the direction he had taken under Hank Haney and then Foley...
Federer's slam dunk win earns Jordan approval
By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer launched his bid for an 18th grand slam title with a workmanlike 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) win over Marinko Matosevic to ease into the second round of the U.S...
USC to vet football player's rescue story after doubts: coach
The University of Southern California plans to vet the story of how one of its football players injured himself rescuing a young nephew from a swimming pool after it received calls questioning the account, head coach Steve Sarkisian said on Tuesday...
Judge scraps electronic evidence in ex-NFL star's murder case
A judge has thrown out some electronic evidence in a murder case against former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez because of a paperwork problem, according to local media reports on Tuesday...

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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