Thursday, August 28, 2014 • 04:30
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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»

Israeli police find body in search for missing US student
Israeli police and volunteers found a body near a forest in Jerusalem on Thursday while searching for a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week, but said no formal identification had yet been made...
Buckets similar to anchors on Schuylkill River bodies found
Heavy buckets, similar to those used to anchor the bodies found in the Schuylkill River on Wednesday, were found in a house.
Search resumes in Virginia for pilot of crashed U.S. fighter plane
Search resumed on Thursday for the pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia, officials said. The plane went down on Wednesday in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of Washington, sending up a thick plume of smoke...
UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said.
Source: Joan Rivers hospitalized in critical condition
Comedienne Joan Rivers is hospitalized in critical condition, a law enforcement source tells ABC News.
Sources ID survivor of Philly abductions, stabbings
Investigators say drug gangs may be at the center of a case in which three victims were abducted, stabbed and thrown in the Schuylkill River.
USDA launches new dairy insurance program
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dairy farmers squeezed in recent years by low milk prices and high feed costs can begin signing up next week for a new program replacing old subsidies that didn't factor in the price of corn...
Spokesman: Body found in Jerusalem forest is NJ man Aharon Sofer
A police spokesman in Jerusalem has confirmed that a body found near a forest there is that of Lakewood, New Jersey man Aharon Sofer.

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»

Domestic violence charges dropped against ex-Redskin Fred Davis
Domestic violence charges have been dropped against former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis, court papers showed on Thursday. Davis, 28, was charged with simple assault and attempted threats to do bodily harm because of an altercation in June with a former girlfriend at a Washington restaurant...
U.S. will miss Johnson more than Woods: Broadhurst
By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - United States will miss the big-hitting Dustin Johnson in next month's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles more than former world number one Tiger Woods, according to 1991 European team member Paul Broadhurst...
U.S. rapper Pras Michel heads to North Korea for wrestling match
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - American rapper Pras Michel, who topped the charts in the 1990s with his band the 'Fugees', and is a friend of President Barack Obama, heads to North Korea on Friday to watch a wrestling match hosted by a Japanese politician and former pro wrestler...
'Citizenship' hurdle to Philippine Asian Games' dreams
The Philippines said Thursday their hopes of winning their first Asian Games basketball medal in 16 years have been put in doubt over the eligibility of their NBA star Andray Blatche. Incheon Asian Games organisers on Monday demanded proof of citizenship for some of the 149-member Filipino contingent including US-born Blatche, and two other male basketball players, the Philippine Olympic Committee said...

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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