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The Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The tradition originated in Mexico, but it is now celebrated throughout Latin America. The dead are honored with festivals and altars (ofrendas)....more»

Emergency Calls October 16 – 23

October 16 - Medical aid on Mountain View Drive. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). October 17 - Residence fire alarm on Lilac Hill....more»

Valley Briefs

FREE VETERAN’S DAY CONCERT The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters will host the 11th annual free Veteran’s Day Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Maxine Theater located at the Valley Center ...more»

Valley Briefs

ZOMBIE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Food Truck Nation will present a Zombie Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 — 7 p.m. at Grape Day Park in Escondido....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»

New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary
NEW YORK (AP) — Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.
Judge approves California city's bankruptcy plan
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations...
Inmate described as delusional gets execution date
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend he is so delusional that he can't understand why he was convicted and condemned has been scheduled for execution.
Stockton, California, workers relieved as judge ruling secures pensions
By Robin Respaut SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - Stockton, California, employees breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday as a judge ruled the city could exit bankruptcy, leaving benefits administered by public pension giant Calpers untouched...
NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League on Thursday asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health...
Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America...
Court: Illegal police search led to dog death
NEW YORK (AP) — A Connecticut city's reputation as one of America's most dangerous communities did not give police officers the right to invade a yard where they killed a family dog after getting an erroneous tip that guns were hidden in an abandoned car behind the home, a federal appeals court said Thursday...
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; negotiations fail
By Steve Holland CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage...

VCHS Jags rally to defeat Rancho Buena Vista

The Valley Center Jaguars varsity football team refocused and rallied to defeat Rancho Buena Vista High School. A very controversial call resulted in the ejection of Coach Rob Gilster from the game after ...more»

VCHS girls’ volleyball slams Orange Glen

Orange Glen suffered an overwhelming loss to the VCHS Lady Jags. The Jaguars completely overpowered the Patriots on their home turf. The Patriots put up some very stiff competition....more»

Why should you vote?

Election Day is Nov. 4 and I hope you make a trip to the polls a priority. Your vote is a privilege and a power you should not take for granted. When you choose a Congressman, governor, county supervisor, ...more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly! How are you doing this week? Today I will talk about school, 10 facts about pumpkins, what Halloween is all about, shout outs, and goals....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»

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»

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»

Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he 'had his fill of football'
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his "fill of football" and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday...
Wheelchair basketball gives new hope to disabled Afghan women
They have lost limbs to landmines and been disabled by mortar shrapnel, but Afghanistan's wheelchair women basketball players refuse to call themselves victims. Clashing wheelchairs, hooting supporters and balls swishing through hoops brought a drab grey court in downtown Kabul alive Wednesday, in the final of the country's third annual competition organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)...
Royals blank Giants to force baseball World Series title showdown
Kansas City forced a one-game showdown for the World Series title by blanking San Francisco 10-0, combining 15 hits with an overpowering performance by rookie pitcher Yordano Ventura. The 23-year-old Dominican right-hander surrendered only three hits over seven shutout innings in a must-win situation Tuesday, while Royals batters tagged the Giants for seven runs on eight hits in the second inning and cruised from there to level Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final at 3-3 and force a title-deciding matchup Wednesday...
London American football franchise could earn UK £100m - report
London (AFP) - The establishment of an American football franchise in London could generate over £100 million ($162 million) a year for the British economy, according to a report published by financial analysts Deloitte on Wednesday...

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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