Monday, June 01, 2015 • 06:32

Valley Briefs

BARBELLE BOOTCAMP Valley Center Athletics and CrossFit Valley Center offers "barBelle Bootcamp" at 7 a.m. or 5 p.m. June 15-24. Each class is an hour of high intensity training just for women including ...more»

Kick-off to Western Days a festive affair at library

Move over Western Days opening ceremony wannabes: The Valley Center Library Western Days 2015 Carnival is in the hood. "We’re looking at a good Western Days Parade with over 180 entries this year," ...more»

Bands ready to jam at MusicFest

If it’s the first Saturday in June, it must be time for the 4th Annual Valley Center MusicFest. The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters sponsors the event at Bates Nut Farm with proceeds going to ...more»

Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands compete at Coronado

The Valley Center High School and Middle School Jazz Bands competed in the biggest jazz festival of the year in San Diego this past Saturday, May 9 at Coronado, according to VCMS music teacher Jeff Beck....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»

U.S. top court throws out Pennsylvania man's conviction for Facebook threats
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out the conviction of a Pennsylvania man found guilty of making threatening statements on Facebook to his estranged wife, law enforcement officers and others...
Justices rule for Muslim denied job over headscarf
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday for a Muslim woman who did not get hired after she showed up to a job interview with clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch wearing a black headscarf...
Texas high school football stadium that cost $60 million to reopen after repairs
By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - One of the most expensive U.S. high school football stadiums ever built is set to reopen this month after undergoing millions of dollars of repairs to fix structural problems that had made it unsafe, officials in the Dallas suburb of Allen said on Monday...
Man convicted of killing girl, 4, in oven may get new trial
A man jury convicted of killing a 4-year-old girl by cooking her in an oven because he thought she was a demon could get a new trial.
Tropical Storm Blanca forms in Pacific Ocean off Mexico
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Blanca has formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico and is expected to strengthen quickly over the next two days.
U.S. Supreme Court rules for Muslim woman denied job at clothing store
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued after being denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons...
Takata agrees to quit using volatile chemical in air bags
Takata Corp has told U.S. safety regulators it will no longer use a volatile chemical in its air bag inflators. The Japanese supplier is at the center of a global recall of tens of millions of cars for potentially deadly air bag inflators that could deploy with too much force and spray metal fragments inside vehicles...
Senate lets NSA spy program lapse, at least for now
By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The legal authority for U.S. spy agencies' collection of Americans' phone records and other data expired at midnight on Sunday after the Senate failed to pass legislation extending their powers...

Jaguars’ baseball season winds down

It’s almost all over but the shouting for a plucky Valley Center High School baseball team that had its shares of lows and highs during an eventful 2015 season....more»

Junior Jaguar Football Camp soon in session

It may be baseball season, but football season is upon us too, as registration is now open for the 16th Annual Junior Jaguar Football Camp. As usual, Valley Center High School coaches and players, led ...more»

VC CERT needs supplies, cash donations

In anticipation of what could be an active fire season, I have a couple of announcements regarding the Valley Center CERT program, and a schedule of classes and training opportunities....more»

Enforcement of water-use cutbacks begins June 1

The Drought Response is a very complex issue to cover and understand. Following are some points of clarification: 1. All of Our Customers Face Cutbacks - Our ag customers will deal with percentage reductions....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»

Falcons drop linebacker after dog killing charge
The Atlanta Falcons, already burned by animal cruelty from a standout player, released linebacker Prince Shembo after he was charged Friday with aggravated animal cruelty in his girlfriend's dog's death...
Magic name former player Skiles as new head coach
(Reuters) - The Orlando Magic named Scott Skiles as head coach on Friday with hopes that the former Magic fan favorite can lead the team back to the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2012. The 51-year-old Skiles, who spent five seasons of his NBA playing career with Orlando, succeeds James Borrego, who was named interim coach when Jacque Vaughn was fired in February after two-and-a-half seasons with the team...
Warriors guard Thompson diagnosed with concussion
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion, the NBA team announced Friday, and will not play again until he completes the league's concussion protocol. Golden State produced the best record in the NBA this season at 67-15...
Four Canadian cities to host preseason games
A record five teams will play four preseason games in four Canadian cities ahead of the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season, the league said on Monday. The games are part of the NBA Canada Series aimed at growing the game in the country and will open with the Toronto Raptors facing eight-times All-Star Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers in Vancouver on Oct...

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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