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Chimes ringing as Liberty Bell Plaza gets down to business

With development issues front and center around Palomar Country this week, a blast from the past appeared primed for takeoff. After nearly a decade of trying to get the show on the road, Liberty ...more»

Housing development by any other name proceeds at former Konyn Dairy site

You can call it Touchstone. Or you can call it True Life. Or you can call it Park Circle. Like the old Natural Light Beer "You can call me Ray" tagline, the old Konyn Dairy property on Valley Center ...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»

Can increased digital usage cause long-term vision damage?
From smartphones to tablets, more people are spending more time looking at digital screens but could this be causing damage to your vision?
3 firefighters hurt battling Medford Lakes blaze
Three firefighters were hurt battling a blaze on Friday afternoon in Medford Lakes, New Jersey.
Police: Veteran and his girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of women
Authorities say three women kidnapped an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia, opened a bank account and rented cars in the victim's name.
San Francisco police sued by Guatemalan parents of immigrant shot dead
By Emmett Berg SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Guatemalan parents of an immigrant man shot dead by San Francisco police have filed suit in federal court, accusing two officers of excessive force and the police chief and city of failing in their training and oversight responsibilities...
Starbucks: Computer outage disrupts sales in US, Canada
SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada.
One U.S. Navy Seal dies, one critical in Virginia pool training
(Reuters) - One U.S. Navy Seal died and another was critically injured on Friday while training in a pool at a Virginia military base, a Navy spokesman said. The two members of the Navy's elite sea, air, land teams were found at the bottom of the pool by another service member at about 3 p...
Police: Veteran, girlfriend kidnapped, scammed by trio of women
Authorities say three women kidnapped an 86-year-old veteran and his girlfriend in Southwest Philadelphia, opened a bank account and rented cars in the victim's name.
Man shot multiple times in Kensington
Police say a man was shot multiple times in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Jaguars baseball team early Valley League leaders

For now, Valley Center High School's baseball team sits in the catbird seat atop the Valley League tote board. However, the league season is early and the major tests for the Jaguars and their 2015 league ...more»

Awards highlight Valley Center High School's annual wrestling team banquet

The Valley Center Wrestling Team held its annual team banquet at the Valley Center High School on April 6. Coach Wesley Jones thanked his assistant coaches and staff, all of whom worked very hard ...more»

The VCCPG case against Lilac Hills Ranch

(Editor's Note: After nearly three hours of often contentious discussion, the Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) gave the proposed 1,760-home Lilac Hills Ranch the thumbs down by a 11-2 vote ...more»

Lilac Hills Ranch responds

(Editor's Note: On Wednesday, April 15, the Roadrunner asked Lilac Hills Ranch management to provide an op/ed piece to run side-by-side the excerpted Valley Center Community Planning "Comments on the ...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»

Swafford one ahead in weather-hit New Orleans
(Reuters) - American Hudson Swafford, who has benefited from a change to his putting stroke over the past month, surged into a one-shot clubhouse lead in the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans second round on Friday...
Golf-Swafford one ahead in weather-hit New Orleans
* Swafford moves to the top with a 66 * Second-round play suspended due to approaching storms (Updates at end of day) April 24 (Reuters) - American Hudson Swafford, who has benefited from a change to his putting stroke over the past month, surged into a one-shot clubhouse lead in the weather-hit Zurich Classic of New Orleans second round on Friday...
Wind wreaks havoc at Indonesian Masters golf
Gusty conditions saw just four players break par at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on Friday, with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn losing his joint lead to Singapore-based Australian Unho Park. Park is chasing his first Asia Tour victory after shooting a one-over-par 73 on day two at the Royal Jakarta Golf Club, but faces stiff competition from seasoned players such as two-time tournament winner Lee Westwood of England and Bjorn, who both shot 74...
Woods commits to Players Championship
Tiger Woods will tee off at the Players Championship next month, the 14-time major champion confirmed on Friday. The former world number one, who came back from a two-month layoff to finish equal 17th at the Masters, hasn't played the US PGA Tour's flagship event on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass since he won it in 2013...

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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