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SANDAG report: VC crime dropped from 2010 to 2014

Valley Center overall crime rates dropped 16 percent from 2010 to 2014 and 14 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, according to a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) report issued this week....more»

Structure fire knocked down on Guejito Road displaces 12 people

A 911 call was received Wednesday for a fire in an attached garage and a single family home in the 16000 block of Guejito Road in Valley Center just after midnight this morning....more»

Do you remember ...?

35 years ago, February 14, 1980: Planning, pies, volunteer firefighters and quilts The Valley Center Planning Group was scheduled to hear a proposal to designate property lying within a stream ...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»

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»

Mother, son escape Camden fire, critically burned
A mother and her 7-year-old son were critically burned in a fire in their Camden home.
Touching, funny, messages in obits getting wide audience
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Take a friend fishing. Don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes.
Joyful noise or unholy din? New church 'bells' mean discord
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont Roman Catholic church's electronic broadcast of bells and hymns is clashing with some residents of a neighborhood in a state that has been identified as the least religious in the country...
Defense faces challenges as theater shooting victims testify
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Half-empty tissue boxes littered the floor of Courtroom 201 after a day in which survivors told stories of heartbreak, revulsion and horror about the night James Holmes shot scores of people inside a packed a suburban Denver movie theater...
A look at operating status of Ohio abortion clinics
A look at what's happened with Ohio abortion providers since 2011:
State police won't release dashcam video of officer shooting
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State police in South Carolina refuse to release dashcam video that apparently shows a white police officer shooting a 68-year-old black man to death in his driveway after a nine mile car chase...
Death sentences, executions in Virginia since 1998
The death penalty has been on the decline in Virginia and nationally. The numbers of death sentences, followed by the number of executions annually in Virginia since 1998:
Reform still an issue at troubled Port Authority
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The indictments against two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie and the guilty plea of a third, all stemming from the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal, and the still-looming investigation involving the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have underlined the need for reform at the agency...

THE VIEW FROM HERE: VC junior boys’ lacrosse teams are hot

The view from here is magical. As I think about my son playing his second season of lacrosse for the Valley Center Lacrosse Foundation (VCLF), I am grateful for this organization....more»

After a tough week, there’s no crying in Jaguars baseball

Oceanside High School proved vexing last week for the Valley Center High baseball team as the Pirates beat the Jaguars 2-1 and 1-0 in the first two matchups of early season Valley League leaders....more»

It’s beginning to look like there will be a there there after all those years

Oakland and Valley Center don’t have very much, if anything, in common other than that both communities call state of California home. They do have Gertrude Stein in common though....more»

A heartfelt message to heartless and cruel lamb thieves

Who would do such a thing? What kind of brutal, merciless, cold-blooded, uncaring person would steal one-and two-day-old lambs from their mothers? I know what you’re thinking, and unless coyotes ...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»

Transient Occupancy Tax ordinance modified to clarify exemptions

The County of San Diego’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT,) basically a hotel tax, will remain at eight percent, but changes to the TOT ordinance will ensure that those whose exemption from payment ...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»

Scandal-tainted Winston top pick in NFL draft
Scandal-tainted college football star Jameis Winston was handed the daunting task of reviving the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being chosen as the top pick in the NFL draft. The Heisman Trophy-winning Florida State quarterback was widely expected to be chosen by the Buccaneers, who are desperate to halt a slide in fortunes that has seen them fail to reach the playoffs for the past seven seasons...
Timberwolves' Wiggins named NBA Rookie of Year
Canada's Andrew Wiggins was named the NBA's Rookie of the Year, the first Minnesota Timberwolves player to scoop the honor. Last year's number one overall draft pick won by a comfortable margin over Nikola Mirotic of the Chicago Bulls...
Winston named top draft pick despite character questions
Quarterback Jameis Winston, who posted a 26-1 record in winning a Heisman Trophy and a national championship in two years at Florida State, proved he was just the character wanted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
McIlroy beats Casey at World Match Play
San Francisco (AFP) - World number one Rory McIlroy needed just one extra hole to see off Paul Casey when the pair resumed their quarter-final in the $9.25 million WGC-Championship Match Play in San Francisco on Sunday...

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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