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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»

Theater victim feared she and her husband wouldn't survive
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A newlywed woman who was wounded in the Colorado theater massacre testified Tuesday that when the shooting began, she told her husband she loved him because she feared they wouldn't survive...
Law enforcement stance on pot starts to shift in Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Marijuana enthusiasts and law enforcement don't agree on much. But there is one point both concede: Louisiana's marijuana laws are exceptionally strict.
Canada tries to stop release of ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Canadian government was in court Tuesday seeking to block the release on bail of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate while he appeals his conviction for war crimes in the United States...
Judge tells deadlocked jury in Etan Patz case to keep going
NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in 1979 says they're deadlocked — for a second time...
Report: IRS issues $5.6 billion in bogus education credits
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year — more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday...
Texas gunman had happy childhood in Pakistan but struggled in U.S.
By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Nadir Soofi, a gunman shot dead after opening fire at a Texas exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad, was a popular schoolboy in Pakistan but struggled to adjust to the United States after moving there as a teen, friends said on Tuesday...
ISIS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack
A man whose social media presence was being scrutinized by federal authorities was one of two suspects in a shooting at a Texas cartoon contest featuring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and the Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility...

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»

McIlroy through to the final eight at Match Play
By Ben Everill SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - World number one and top seed Rory McIlroy routed Japan's 16th seeded Hideki Matsuyama 6&5 Saturday to move through to the afternoon quarter-finals of the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship...
Golf-McIlroy through to the final eight at Match Play
(Adds dropped word in headline) By Ben Everill SAN FRANCISCO, May 2 (Reuters) - World number one and top seed Rory McIlroy routed Japan's 16th seeded Hideki Matsuyama 6&5 Saturday to move through to the afternoon quarter-finals of the World Golf Championships Match Play Championship...
A-Rod ties Mays for fourth on all-time homer list
The New York Yankees' drug-tainted slugger Alex Rodriguez belted his 660th career home run on Friday to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Rodriguez's milestone homer came in dramatic fashion at Fenway Park, home field of the Yankees' arch-rivals the Boston Red Sox...
Rodriguez ties Mays with 660th home run
(Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run on Friday to tie Willie Mays for fourth on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Rodriguez entered the game as a pinch-hitter and connected in the eighth inning at Boston's Fenway Park on what was the game-winning blow in the New York Yankees' 3-2 victory...

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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