Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 05:53
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Weaker El Niño pattern could mean less rain for So. Cal

A weaker El Niño pattern than originally predicted could mean less rainfall for drought ridden California this winter, according to a report issued by weather forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center ...more»

Loading zones near VC school to be modified

The loading zones on the south side of Fruitvale Road near Valley Center Primary School will soon be modified. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote Aug....more»

Valley Center Municipal Water Board Employees of the Quarter

July 2014 Employees of the Quarter Awards were presented to nine members of the Operations and Facilities Department of the VCMWD. They were recognized for working two 24-hour shifts in a week to repair ...more»

Henry (Dick) Richard Kraus

Long time Valley Center resident Dick Kraus passed away peacefully in his home on Aug. 4, 2014. He was 89 and lived a very full life. Born in Los Angeles in 1925, Dick joined the Navy at 18 and received ...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 Church 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 ...more»

China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe
BEIJING (AP) — China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry...
Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey
Authorities are negotiating with two men barricaded in a home and holding a woman and five children hostage in the south suburbs of Chicago.
Anna Nicole Smith's estate loses bid for millions
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star...
Japan trade deficit widens, exports up slightly
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit rose in July from the month before to a wider than expected 964 billion yen ($9.4 billion), though exports were higher for the first time in three months, the government said Wednesday...
Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar.
Today in History
Today is Wednesday, August 20, the 232nd day of 2014. There are 133 days left in the year.
American killed in Syria a journalist at heart
Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing the job he loved...
Lawyers for Colorado theater gunman: police lied about media leaks
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Lawyers for accused Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said on Tuesday two homicide detectives may have perjured themselves when they denied leaking to Fox News details of his plan for the massacre, court documents show...

Jags prepare for a challenging season

Summer vacation is just about over and the Jaguars are preparing for another year of academic studies — and football. Coach Rob Gilster, his coaching staff, and a total of 42 members of this year’s ...more»

Fight fans look forward to Trout V. Dawson at Pechanga

Summer vacation is just about over and the Jaguars are preparing for another year of academic studies — and football. Coach Rob Gilster, his coaching staff, and a total of 42 members of this year’s ...more»

How to use credit cards

The closure of Chandler’s Office Supply in Evanston, Illinois, in 1995 was caused by the retirement of the owners along with competition from national chain stores....more»

Important work continued during the summer break

The Legislature adjourned for its summer recess July 3rd and reconvenes August 4th. While the recess was a time to recharge batteries and reconnect with family and friends, it was also a time to hear ...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»

With Sterling saga over, Ballmer gets ovation from Clipper Nation
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With his trademark top-of-the-lungs, high-fiving, rambunctious enthusiasm, former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans on Monday, promising a new era for the NBA team after former owner Donald Sterling was banned for life over racist remarks...
National Basketball Association roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Knicks will add Jim Cleamons to new coach Derek Fisher's staff, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Cleamons, a longtime NBA assistant, served on former Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew's staff last season...
National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta Falcons rookie offensive tackle Jake Matthews officially moved from the right side to the left on Monday. The switch was expected after veteran Sam Baker went down with a season-ending knee injury in Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans...
Boisterous Ballmer rallies Clipper fans into frenzy
A fist-pumping, high-fiving Steve Ballmer enthusiastically vowed to run a "hard core" NBA franchise that will win championships during a rally to introduce the new owner to Los Angeles Clipper fans...

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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