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Neighbors express concerns about Cool Valley solar project

In response to 45 notices mailed to property owners located within 1,000 feet of the Cool Valley Reservoir Solar Project, five residents appeared before the Valley Center Municipal Water District Board ...more»

VC-Pauma USD preschool program to expand next year

Preschool education for Valley Center four-year-olds gets a boost next fall as state funding is increased for the California State Preschool Expansion program....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»

New All Tribes Elementary Charter School nearing completion

Work continued this week in earnest on the new $3.8 million All Tribes Elementary Charter School now slated for opening early next year. The last portable building arrived just before Thanksgiving 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, awesome 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, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and ...more»

Court: LA Police Department policy for impounding cars is OK
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state court determined Friday that a Los Angeles Police Department policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after police stops is lawful and can remain in place...
Woman struck and killed leaving Christmas Eve Mass in Hammonton
Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing the street.
Thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain NYC officer
NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of uniformed police officers from New York City and around the country gathered Friday at the solemn, eight-hour wake of a city policeman who was killed along with his partner in a brazen daytime shooting a week ago...
Key developments in case of 2 slain NYPD officers
Two New York Police Department officers were ambushed last weekend by Ismaaiyl Brinsley after he had made threatening posts online, including references to high-profile cases of white police officers killing unarmed black men and a vow to put "wings on pigs...
PlayStation, Xbox outages spark debate over hacker claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony's PlayStation network remained offline Friday on the second day of an outage that began roiling the online world just as eager video game players were unwrapping new consoles on Christmas morning...
Gasoline leak sparks hazmat in Germantown
A food truck leaking gasoline led to a hazmat situation in Philadelphia's Germantown section.
Crews battle apartment fire in Lawndale
Crews were called to battle a fire at an apartment building in Philadelphia's Lawndale section.
Sudan steps up pressure on UN as it reviews Darfur force
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan's government is stepping up pressure on the United Nations as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon prepares recommendations on the future of a joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in the country's violence-wracked Darfur region...

Oops, VC boys’ basketball team did it again: Can you say 7-0?

When the going gets tough, the 2014-15 Valley Center varsity boys’ basketball team goes winning. A season of redemption continued apace last week before holiday break as the Jaguars opened the Grossmont ...more»

Valley Center varsity girls’ soccer team duels to 0-0 tie

Valley Center Lady Jaguars varsity girls’ soccer team has started out slowly for the 2014-15 season, but will persevere in the new year to get it done, according to the coaching staff....more»

Holiday shout-outs

Whoa, where do we begin when it comes to shout-outs for all the folks who pitched in this holiday season to help others enjoy the special season? Before we begin on our journey through some of the good ...more»

Spirit of the season

Christmas is a season of giving. It’s that magical time of year when we make a point to show the ones we love how much they mean to us. It is also a time to look beyond our own lives and find ways ...more»

San Diego Sockers take care of business at Valley View Casino Center

With a blend of youth and veteran talent, the San Diego Sockers have re-established themselves at the top of the MASL Pacific DIvision table. Matias Kruger and Jeff Hughes scored twice as the San Diego ...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-Sweet Caroline interruption proves awkward for McIlroy
DUBLIN, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy, the world's number one golfer, experienced an awkward moment when he went to watch Ulster take on Connacht in a rugby match on Friday. The Ulster supporter was in the middle of a television interview with the BBC when the Neil Diamond song 'Sweet Caroline' was played over the public address system at halftime...
Rockets sign forward Smith after Detroit departure
Josh Smith, a standout forward dropped at the start of the week by the Detroit Pistons, signed a new NBA deal Friday with the Houston Rockets, the team announced. The move came after the Pistons released Smith on Monday, less than halfway into a four-year contract that had been worth $54 million (44 million euros)...
Acy gets one-game ban after altercation with Wall
New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy was suspended for one game Friday after a foul that sparked an altercation with Washington's John Wall in a Thursday loss. Acy was whistled for a flagrant foul and ejected for his role in the incident, which took place with 5:31 remaining in the fourth quarter of Washington's 102-91 victory over the Knicks at New York's Madison Square Garden...
Chiefs lose quarterback Smith for pivotal game
With their slim NFL playoff hopes at stake, the Kansas City Chiefs will face San Diego without quarterback Alex Smith because he has a lacerated spleen, the team announced Friday. Smith had practiced earlier this week after suffering the injury in the third quarter of Kansas City's 20-12 loss to Pittsburgh...

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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