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Lilac Hills Ranch to go before county planners

Sort of like Monty Python’s Knights Who Say Ni who persistently keep on trucking, The proposed Lilac Hills Ranch project keeps on keeping on despite vociferous opposition from every North County ...more»

Valley Center History Museum closed for expansion project

In case you were thinking about visiting the Valley Center History Museum, don’t. The museum is dark through October. "The Valley Center History Museum has closed temporarily as the popular 12-year-old ...more»

Rincon Band donates $10K to the 2015 San Diego Film Festival

The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians are fans of independent filmmaking. The Band, which also owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California, gave $10,000 to the San Diego Film Foundation in support of ...more»

Pala Safety Committee offers summer barbecue safety tips

Here are your August barbecue tips provided by the Fire Prevention & Control Board and the Pala Safety Committee. To make summer barbecues a safe and fun experience for everyone: * Keep children away ...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»

New Mexico power plant evacuated after suspicious devices found
A large coal-fired power plant in northwest New Mexico was evacuated on Monday after three suspicious devices were found nearby, a day after explosive devices were detonated outside two churches in the southern part of the state...
Alligator attacks worker at Forever Florida attraction
KENANSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a worker at a central Florida ecotourism attraction was injured in an alligator attack.
Man faces federal charges in 2012 Molotov cocktail attack
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Maryland man is facing federal charges in connection with a 2012 firebombing of a corrections center.
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
States' targets shift in final Obama climate change plan
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sixteen states will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned now that President Barack Obama has presented his final plan to cut emissions from U...
Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states...
Feds charge 3 men accused of prepping for martial law
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three North Carolina men fearing a government takeover and martial law stockpiled weapons, ammunition and tactical gear while attempting to rig home-made explosives, according to charges announced by the Justice Department on Monday...
Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city homicide detectives, bidding to quell an upswing in homicides and other violent crime in that city...

Valley Center’s Steve Becvar going to the Gulls

The times they are a-changin’ for Valley Center’s Steve Becvar. He’s going from executive director of the Greater San Diego Chapter of the ALS Association to its Board of Directors as ...more»

Hiking Wilderness Gardens Preserve, 14209 Highway 76, Pala

Editor’s Note: Canyoneers are San Diego Natural History Museum volunteers trained to lead interpretive nature walks that teach appreciation for the great outdoors....more»

California should be a ‘No ALEC Zone’

Editor’s Note: State Sen. Joel Anderson, (R-38th District) who represents Valley Center in the California Legislature, doubles as ALEC’s legislator of the year....more»

VC residents urged to oppose Lilac Hills Ranch

Thanks Roadrunner. I was very glad to see your write-up on all the projects coming to Valley Center. I have been very puzzled to learn just how many residents in this town do not know about all this growth ...more»

40 years ago, June 2, 1975: Hold on to your hat, podner. The Wild, Wild West is coming Western Days was scheduled for the weekend with most of the "biggie event" scheduled for Saturday....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»

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»

Game on as trade dust settles ahead of playoff drive
Now that the dust has settled after a frenzied flurry of Major League Baseball deadline deals, it is game on for playoff drives. Division leaders Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals and Houston Astros showed they were all in by adding critical pieces, while contenders including the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets made bold improvements for the last two months of the regular season...
Korean starlet battles to share of British Open lead
Ko Jin-Young had never been to Scotland and this is her first Women's British Open, but the four-time winner on the Korean LPGA Tour battled wind and rain to lead the field after the third round of her first major...
Accused Taliban leader said he was doing 'God's work': testimony
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A former American soldier testifying in the trial of Irek Hamidullin on Monday said the accused Russian Taliban leader was compliant when captured, and said he was doing "God's work...
McIlroy plans Saturday practice at Whistling Straits
World number one golfer Rory McIlroy has scheduled a Saturday practice round at Whistling Straits, site of next week's PGA Championship, a reliable source told Reuters on Monday. The Northern Irishman has not played since rupturing the anterior ligament in his left ankle early last month, an injury that prevented him from defending his British Open title at St...

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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