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Valley Center Library volunteers take top honors

It's awards season for Valley Center Library volunteers with one volunteer, in particular, winning top honors on the big stage. That would be Marian Klein, longtime library volunteer and president ...more»

Rancho Guejito matriarch Nancy Coates dies at age 94

The death earlier this month of Nancy Coates at age 94, left a void from Valley Center to Philadelphia, her two hometowns. The widow of oil and real estate magnate Benjamin Coates Sr....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»

Police: Officers shoot man violently attacking parents
Police officers were forced to shoot a man who they say was violently attacking his parents with a knife in an apartment in Hamilton Township, New Jersey.
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on corruption charges
Sen. Bob Menendez predicted he would be "vindicated" and said "this is not how my career is going to end" in a defiant statement in front of reporters and cheering supporters Wednesday evening...
Chowchilla school bus kidnapper wins release from prison
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One of three men who kidnapped 26 children and their school bus driver in Chowchilla, California, nearly 40 years ago has been granted parole.
Indiana family says their pizzeria won't cater gay weddings
WALKERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman whose family owns a small-town pizzeria says the state's new religious objections law supports the restaurant's right to deny service to any same-sex couples who might ask them to cater their wedding...
Funeral set, vigil held for slain Darby Borough police officer
Funeral arrangements are set and a vigil was also held Wednesday night for the Darby Borough police officer who was killed allegedly at the hands of his girlfriend.
Arizona recycling truck driver saves kitten from the trash
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A recycling truck driver in suburban Phoenix is being credited with saving a kitten from the trash.
Assistant fire chief in Indiana demoted after tying noose
MARION, Ind. (AP) — An assistant fire chief in Indiana has accepted a demotion after tying a rope into a noose in the presence of a black firefighter whose wife belongs to the family of a lynching victim...
Woman charged with killing lawyer in DC hotel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have charged a 21-year-old woman in the stabbing death of a lawyer at an upscale hotel in Washington, D.C.

Valley Center High baseball squad has a tough week

Valley Center High School baseball coach Ron Sisler wasn't having any idle chatter at the Jaguars dugout last week before a tilt against Mission Hills High School of San Marcos....more»

Valley Center boys lacrosse team off to a good start this season

So far so good for the Valley Center High School boys lacrosse team and perhaps the best is yet to come. The Jaguars stick-and-ballers have sprinted out to a 3-1 season with two home wins, the latest ...more»

Valley Center boasts rich Jewish history

Editor's Note: Robert Lerner is historian of the Valley Center Historical Society and History Museum. Visit www.vchistory.org for more information. This column originally was printed in the San Diego ...more»

Eagle Scout takes flag to heart

My name is Dustin Prayther and I am 16 years old. I started scouting in 2007 with Valley Center Cub Scout Pack 619. I am now a Life Scout in Valley Center Boy Scout Troop 619....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»

Golf-Ice-cool Ko aims to have fun at Mission Hills
By Mark Lamport-Stokes RANCHO MIRAGE, California, April 1 (Reuters) - New Zealand's Lydia Ko has been exposed to increased expectation and much bigger crowds since becoming world number one but, so far, the 17-year-old is handling it all with remarkable poise...
Mission Hills fan Lewis targets a third major win
By Mark Lamport-Stokes RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - Eight years ago, Stacy Lewis was an amateur when she tied for fifth at Mission Hills Country Club in the first women's major of the season, a tournament she has grown to love...
Kings reportedly set for historic Bhullar deal
Los Angeles (AFP) - The Sacramento Kings are reportedly poised to ink Sim Bhullar to a 10-day contract that would make the towering center the first player of Indian descent in the NBA.
Korean Park back at happy hunting ground
By Mark Lamport-Stokes RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - Park In-bee returns to one of her most successful venues for this week's ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club where two years ago she won her second major title with a "nearly perfect" display...

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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