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Fire District vote crucial to success of independent department

With the decision to create its own fire department in August, ensuring the right candidates are elected to the VCFPD to see the implementation through is crucial for success....more»

Flu season is here, time to prepare

Flu season is here and local Palomar Health is prepared. Each year, Palomar Health makes certain the flu shot program is available to Valley Center and surrounding communities....more»

Valley Briefs

ZOMBIE FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL — Food Truck Nation will present a Zombie Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 1 — 7 p.m. at Grape Day Park in Escondido....more»

Valley Center’s Oktoberfest—traditional Bavarian fun

A tradition for Valley Center is the annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the VC Knights of Columbus. This is the event of the season where wonderful food, music, dancing, and entertainment provide an evening ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and sermons ...more»

Church News

Ridgeview The "church for people who don’t do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin’ Contemporary Christian and sermons ...more»

Police: Man in wheelchair steals donation jar in South Philly Wawa
Police are searching for a man who entered a Wawa store in a wheelchair and stole a donation jar in South Philadelphia early Saturday morning.
Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said...
16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse
BEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand...
Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting
By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities were seeking a motive on Saturday as to why a high school student in the United States' Washington state shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others in a campus cafeteria before killing himself...
Medical worker quarantined in New Jersey under new Ebola safeguards
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A medical worker quarantined in New Jersey on her return from treating Ebola victims in West Africa was being evaluated in a hospital isolation ward on Saturday after new contagion-control safeguards were imposed for America's biggest urban center...
Le Minh Thai, Vietnam war photographer, dies in US
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Europe's bank test aims to strengthen economy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank on Sunday will reveal the results of a yearlong search through the books of Europe's 130 biggest banks, a key part of the region's effort to recover from its debt and economic crisis...

Jaguars lose homecoming game to Fallbrook

The Jaguars lost their homecoming game to the Fallbrook Warriors by a score of 21-7 last Friday. The Warriors played an excellent game and capitalized on the weaknesses of the Valley Center team....more»

Ladies field hockey dominates Cougars and Grizzlies

The Valley Center girls’ field hockey team defeated the Escondido Cougars and then went on to defeat the Mission Hills High School Grizzlies in two matches last week....more»

Updating privacy laws to reflect 21st century realities

Maintaining a sense of personal privacy in an era of surveillance cameras and widespread use of drones and other intrusive technologies can be challenging, to say the least....more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly. How are you doing on this beautiful day? Today I will talk about school, Rachel’s Challenge, youth group, five fascinating facts about beans, shout outs, and goals....more»

Amazing outpouring of emotion for Padre #19 Tony Gwynn

San Diego Padre baseball fans paid tribute and respect to possibly the greatest man to ever play Padre Baseball, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn was a man who accomplished as much on the field as off the field....more»

Letters to the Editor

Small business is the backbone of the nation’s economy, but its impact is often much wider. Through involvement in areas outside the world of business, small businesses often become part of the ...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»

Harrah’s Resort hosts Under the Sun Tour

Harrah’s Resort invites Southern California to rock out to all the top songs of the 90s and 2000s at the Under the Sun Tour featured this month. Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Blues Traveler, and Uncle ...more»

Brief profiles of Eastern Conference teams
(Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 teams in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference ahead of the 2014-15 season. ATLANTIC DIVISION BOSTON CELTICS Founded: 1946 NBA titles: 17 (2008, 1986, 1984, 1981, 1976, 1974, 1969, 1968, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1957) Head coach: Brad Stevens 2013-14 record: 25-57 (Proud Celtics finish 12th in conference after a run of six seasons in playoffs) Sorry Celtics fans, no playoff for Boston -- again...
Key dates for the 2014-15 NBA season
(Reuters) - Key dates for the 2014-15 National Basketball Association season: Oct 28 - 2014-15 NBA season begins Nov 12 - Houston versus Minnesota in Mexico City Jan 15 - NY Knicks versus Milwaukee in ...
Five storylines to watch for this NBA season
(Reuters) - Five storylines to follow during the 2014-15 National Basketball Association season: I'M COMING HOME: All seems in harmony again in the basketball universe as LeBron James returns home to gritty Cleveland and the Cavaliers after a four-year run with the Miami Heat that included two NBA crowns...
LeBron's Cavs help bring focus back to the hardwood
By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - After a tumultuous offseason that forced the National Basketball Association to confront the delicate issue of race, the league will usher in a new season starting next week that could prove to be one of the best in years...

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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