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April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month

One of the most important events for the ASPCA is the Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals month in April. The local Escondido Humane Society also contributes to the cause....more»

No sponsors, no Fourth of July fireworks

Time is running out for sponsors to step forward in support of the Valley Center fireworks for the Fourth of July. The deadline for registering as a presenting or logistical sponsor is April 25....more»

Friends of the Valley Center Library announce new scholarship

The Friends of the Valley Center Library will award a $500 scholarship to one Valley Center High School senior to help offset college rising fees. Criteria for application for this scholarship include: ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotter April 6-13

April 1 -Two men were arrested during a subject stop on Harrahs Rincon Way at 1:58 p.m. for possession of a controlled substance, a felony and for being under the influence of a controlled substance, ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church A cross-section of Valley people; from wood-carvers to attorneys, cow-girls to head-bangers — great music and sermons that are entertaining, illuminating, and usually not boring ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview Church Whether you are a motor-crosser, quilter, desk jockey or horse jockeys, Ridgeview Church provides killer music and sermons that are entertaining and inspirational....more»

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager...
New Americans turn to goats to address food demand
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A bunch of kids in a minivan are solving twin challenges in northern Vermont: refugees struggling to find the food of their homelands and farmers looking to offload unwanted livestock...
NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.
Restitution ordered over dead, dying animals
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles at his business has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution...
Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study
(This story from April 15 corrects name of researcher to Breiter, instead of Beiter, throughout story) By Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found...
Ludlow massacre spurred New Deal labor reforms
DENVER (AP) — A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado...
This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, April 20: Confederate ram at battle of Plymouth, N.C.
Advice to Democrats: Don't say 'recovery'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser.

Jags Varsity Volleyball fall prey to Cougars and Bulldogs

It was a long week for Valley Center High School boy’s varsity volleyball team. With recent wins over Orange Glen on April 2 (3-0) and San Pasqual on April 4 (3-2), the Jags came in pretty confident ...more»

Lady Jags score win over Orange Glen

Lady Jags were in their zone this past week when they defeated the Orange Glen Patriots. The Jags took advantage of their experience and some of the hardest hitting batters in their league....more»

A different type of underage drinking

In the early 1980s, the drinking age wasn’t enforced as rigorously as it is now. So, from 1981 until I turned 21 in January 1985 I was pretty successful in my efforts to obtain alcoholic beverages....more»

Molly’s Column

Hey everyone, this is Molly! Today this blue colored pen I am holding will write about school, an interview with our afternoon librarian, five facts about Easter and bunnies, shout outs, three fun and ...more»

Huge win for solar homes

The California Public Utilities Commission made a final decision today that has solar homeowners celebrating. The Commission unanimously voted to protect California’s solar customers’ net ...more»

100 places offering free tax help

Getting something for free does not happen often for Linda McIntear. So when she heard from a neighbor last year that the International Rescue Committee in City Heights was helping file taxes for free, ...more»

Emmy Award winner to discuss film

On February 3, the Pauma Valley Lions Club will host a discussion with Kilma Lattin, a member of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, U.S. Army veteran and business executive....more»

See you at the Library

The Friends of the Valley Center Library has good news for Valley Center and Library supporters. We now have a beautiful web site and a new email address, so that we can stay in touch with the community....more»

Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated Lakers fans
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to an end...
Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties Heritage lead
(Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, who contended in Sunday's final round at Augusta National before slipping back into a tie for fifth, put that disappointment behind him and shot a five-under-par 66 on a cool, breezy morning at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island...
Golf-Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties Heritage lead
* Kuchar fires a 66 for three-way tie at the top * Is only morning starter to break 69 (Updates at end of round) April 17 (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday...
Mariners' Choi hit with 50-game doping ban
Seattle Mariners first baseman Choi Ji-Man was suspended for 50 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. Choi was added to the Mariners' 40-man roster in November but has started this season with Seattle's top developmental club, the Tacoma Rainiers, based near the Mariners in Washington state...

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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