Saturday, August 30, 2014 • 03:43
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Valley Center students gear up for new school year

All charged up and ready to go, Valley Center students headed back to school last week. The summer vacation is officially over and it’s time for the students to get back to studying for the new ...more»

Grave vandalism at Valley Center Cemetery

Ellen Barnes and Barry Stepan are distraught that their son Collin’s grave has been vandalized at the Valley Center Cemetery located off Miller Road. According to Barnes, this is the third or fourth ...more»

Lake Wohlford set to change to fall hours

The local Lake Wohlford is open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. every day of the week. The dock closes at 7 p.m. The last plant was 1,000 pounds of channel catfish on July 31....more»

Mandatory water restrictions implemented in VC

The governor of the State of California has ordered the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water use restrictions for all retail water providers....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»

Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse...
Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise
A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade. Doctors say that a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug cut the chances of death or hospitalization by about 20 percent...
Death of man after New York police restrain him ruled a homicide
The death of a man who was restrained by police during a drug-fueled outburst was ruled a homicide by the city's medical examiner, New York police said, as the department faces accusations of overly harsh arrest tactics...
Bill to regulate California groundwater passes in state legislature
By Joaquin Palomino SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A package of bills aimed at regulating drought-parched California's stressed groundwater supplies were passed on Friday despite efforts by some agricultural interests to block bills in the waning days of the state legislative session...
California appeals teacher tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them...
AP NewsAlert
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense chief says Syrian rebels attacked Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.
California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S
By Aaron Mendelson SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America...
Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home
WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.

Trout reintroduced with a unanimous decision win

Austin "No Doubt" Trout, the 28-year-old former WBA junior middleweight champion, met the canvas twice in the third round of a 12 round fight held at the Pechanga Casino and Resort in Temecula with a ...more»

VCHS student wins big at Arabian Youth Nationals

Valley Center High School student Ryan Melendez returned home after successfully competing in the Arabian/Half Arabian Youth nationals in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July....more»

Debate over the Second Amendment goes on

Second Amendment debates often seem to devolve into arguments between those who want to ban virtually all firearms and those, like myself, who believe the Second Amendment means exactly what it says....more»

Molly's Column

Hi, this is Molly! How are you today? Today I will talk about all my camping trips, school, four cool facts about chickens, and my goals. My whole summer was practically camping....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»

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»

Valley Center Symphony presents classical concert

The Valley Center Symphony will present a classical concert on Aug. 13 at the Valley Center Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. A special piece, "Crypsis," will be performed....more»

Playoff title, Ryder Cup add spice to PGA event
World number one Rory McIlroy joins PGA season points leader Hunter Mahan and US Ryder Cup newcomer Jimmy Walker in the feature group when the Deutsche Bank Championship begins Friday. McIlroy, who won the event in 2012, captured last month's British Open and the PGA Championship three weeks ago but was thwarted in a bid for a fourth consecutive victory last week when Mahan won at The Barclays to pass him in playoff points...
Ailing Clark pulls out of Deutsche Bank Championship
(Reuters) - South African Tim Clark has withdrawn from this week's Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts because of an elbow injury, the PGA Tour said on Thursday...
Molinari furthers Ryder Cup claims, Gallacher struggles
Stephen Gallacher, requiring a top two finish in the Italian Open to claim the final automatic qualifying Ryder Cup berth, is lying six shots off home favourite and European wild card contender Francesco Molinari after Thursday's first round...
Joint leader Molinari tries to gatecrash Ryder Cup party
(Reuters) - Francesco Molinari, who believes he needs to win this week's Italian Open to snatch a last-gasp Ryder Cup place, took a share of the lead after the first round in Turin on Thursday. The 31-year-old Italian is outside the top nine qualifying positions going into the last counting event and is hoping to force captain Paul McGinley's hand as the Irishman prepares to announce his three wildcard picks on Tuesday...

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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