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Time to 'spring forward' with Daylight Savings Time Saturday

Residents can take one easy step to help save their lives - changing the batteries in their smoke alarms. When you change your clocks, take time to change and test the batteries in your smoke alarms....more»

Move over Oscar, Valley Center played host to its share of movie madness

Oscar held sway at Hollywood last week when the stars came out to shine, which brings us back home to Valley Center where some of the stars landed from time to time....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»

North Dakotans find their way to Valley Center History Museum

The Valley Center History Museum can now claim that it has had visitors from every state in the Union. Since its opening in 2013, the local museum has welcomed guests from 49 of the 50 states....more»

Alabama judge refuses to move woman's running-death trial
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — A judge is refusing to move the trial of an Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death.
1 injured in multi-vehicle crash on A.C. Expressway
One person was injured after a multi-vehicle crash on the Atlantic City Expressway in Winslow Township, New Jersey Friday morning.
Ferguson fires city court clerk over racist emails
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The city of Ferguson has identified an employee fired for sending racist emails to co-workers as its former municipal court clerk.
AccuWeather: Frigid Today, Better Soon
Meteorologist Melissa Magee says milder air arrives as we move through the weekend and into next week.
Remembering Selma 50 years later
It only lasted minutes, but images of sheriff's deputies lobbing tear gas and beating civil rights marchers with batons and whips on March 7, 1965 energized the nation into fighting against segregation in the South...
APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders, DOJ officials to meet again
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson city leaders will meet with Justice Department officials in about two weeks and provide a plan for ways to improve the police department following a scathing report released this week, Mayor James Knowles III said Friday...
Official: Hypothermia killed naked woman, kid found in field
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas medical examiner says a dead mother and toddler whose naked bodies were found in a field about 200 yards from their wrecked car died of hypothermia.
Derailed U.S. oil train still burning; shipment delays expected
A BNSF Railway train loaded with crude oil that derailed and caught fire Thursday afternoon was still burning Friday, and the company warned that shipments along the line could be delayed up to 48 hours...

All good things must come to an end for 21-8 Jaguars’ hoop dreams

A tough one-point playoff loss Friday night at the Jaguars Den ended Valley Center High School's boys basketball season to be sure. However, the team played hard and put up a 21-win season rebounding ...more»

‘Friday Night Lights’ at Valley Center CrossFit

Valley Center CrossFit holds weekly "Friday Night Lights" competitions as a way of challenging and improving athletic skills. Referred to as CrossFit Games 2015, the weekly competitions started on Feb....more»

Three-Dot Lounge, Valley Center style

It's been nearly a decade since famed San Francisco journalist Herb Caen died. For journalists and San Franciscans, Caen was a superstar. Known as "Mr....more»

The View From Here: Boys and Girls Club forever

The view from here is hopeful. As I sit and watch my son practice basketball in the front yard, I am reminded of the great people in our community who help children....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»

Trail Blazers lose Matthews for remainder of NBA season
Wesley Matthews, who has helped the Portland Trail Blazers become a title threat, will miss the remainder of the NBA season with a ruptured left Achilles tendon, the team announced Friday. Matthews, a six-year NBA veteran, limped off the court with assistance and an MRI after the game revealed the extent of his injury...
Colts opt not to re-sign veteran receiver Wayne
(Reuters) - The Indianapolis Colts said on Friday they will not re-sign Reggie Wayne, a decision that will make one of the NFL's all-time greatest receivers a free agent next week. Wayne, who has spent his entire 14-year career with the Colts, is ranked eighth on the National Football League's all-time receiving yards list with 14,345...
Golf-European Tour Africa Open scores
March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Africa Open at the par-72 course on Friday in East London. The cut was set at 143. ...
Florida man sentenced for helping baseball star Puig flee Cuba
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man who pleaded guilty to helping smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig out of Cuba was sentenced to one month in prison followed by five months of house arrest, a federal judge ruled on Friday...

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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