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Water district chief sounds alarm for a ‘nightmare scenario’

It’s "on" with the State Water Resources Control Board and the Valley Center Municipal Water District. Longtime VCMWD general manager Gary Arant went all Paul Revere sounding the alarm with a shot ...more»

Lake Turner water isn’t going anywhere

Lake Turner sits like a smiling water-filled Sphinx at the end of Betsworth Road. Water, water everywhere and what the heck is going on, the ancient mariner might ask....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 practical....more»

Judge approves settlement to prevent excessive force at L.A. jails
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A court-appointed panel will oversee a plan to prevent excessive use of force by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies at two large downtown jails, under a settlement of a federal lawsuit given final approval on Monday...
Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred.
Abington police search for missing 87-year-old woman
Police in Abington, Montgomery County are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 87-year-old woman.
University of Colorado opens campus for 4/20 pot celebration
DENVER (AP) — The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday.
Uber driver charged with assault on bicyclist in San Francisco
A driver for the ride-sharing service Uber was charged with felony assault on Monday over accusations he ran over a bicyclist in retaliation for an altercation near the bustling Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, authorities said...
Oregon miners call for peaceful protest after enlisting armed guards
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - Owners of a gold mining claim in southern Oregon who enlisted armed activists to guard the mine amid a land dispute with the federal government plan a peaceful protest this week but want to avoid a standoff...
New York jurors focus on confession in 1979 child murder case
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jurors on Monday ended a fourth day of deliberations in the trial of a former deli worker who told police he strangled 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, after they asked to review evidence that appears to raise questions about the confession...
Judge finds Chicago police officer not guilty in fatal shooting
By Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO (Reuters) - A judge on Monday found Chicago police officer Dante Servin not guilty of involuntary manslaughter, saying there was no evidence he acted recklessly when he killed Rekia Boyd, 22, in an off-duty shooting in 2012...

What goes up, unfortunately goes down for 7-8 VC High baseball squad

Like Ol’ Man River, the Valley Center High School baseball team just keeps rolling along. After an exhilarating run of five wins in a row, the 7-8 Jaguars plummeted back to planet Earth with a squeaker ...more»

VC Little League fundraiser teeing off Saturday

Fore. Three, two, one time to tee off at the 2nd Annual Valley Center Little League Golf Tournament. It’s all good to go at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Woods Valley Golf Club....more»

State-mandated 35 percent water-use reduction threatens VC agriculture and people

Editor’s note: Valley Center Municipal Water District chief Gary Arant this week appealed to state regulators to revise proposed water cutbacks because most of its users are farmers and they fear ...more»

VIEW FROM THE 75TH DISTRICT

In early March, officials reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and that 2015 is on track to join the record years of 1977 and 1991 as one of the driest on record....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»

Faldo to join Watson in British Open farewell
By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Six-times major champion Nick Faldo will play his last British Open when it returns to St Andrews this year, the 25th anniversary of his victory at the Old Course. "The Open and St Andrews will forever hold a significant place in my heart," the 57-year-old Briton said in a news release on Monday...
Golf-Faldo to join Watson in British Open farewell
By Tony Jimenez LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) - Six-times major champion Nick Faldo will play his last British Open when it returns to St Andrews this year, the 25th anniversary of his victory at the Old Course...
Cavaliers, Clippers cruise to NBA series opening wins
Kyrie Irving made the most of his playoff debut, scoring 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 113-100 in the opening game of their first round series. Guard Irving played with the poise of an NBA veteran as he drained his first five shots from beyond the arc...
Tebow in line for surprise return at Philadelphia
(Reuters) - Tim Tebow is set to make a surprise return to the NFL after the quarterback agreed on a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, the league reported on Sunday. Terms of the contract have yet to be revealed but the 27-year-old Tebow is expected to join a large group of quarterbacks vying for spots on the Philadelphia roster...

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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