Source: Valley Roadrunner

Valley Briefs

May 22, 2014


Recent resignations have created two vacancies on the Valley Center Community Planning Group. Applications for the two vacant seats (#3 and #14) should be submitted to Hans Britsch, Chairperson of the Nominations Committee no later than 7 p.m. on June 4. Contact Hans for application packets at (760) 535-4312 or Nomination by the Planning Group will be at the July 14 VCCPG Meeting, subject to appointment to the vacancies by the Board of Supervisors, both for the remaining balance of the 4-year terms of the resigning members, expiring January 9, 2017 (seat #3) and January 12, 2015 (seat #14). Applicants must be 18 years of age, and registered voters, and residents of the Valley Center Planning Area.


Entries are still available for the youth events in the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo for Mutton Bustin’, Junior Barrels, & Boot Scramble. Please go to for entry forms and information on these events. 


Just in time for summer reading, the Friends of the Valley Center Library will hold their next book sale on Saturday, June 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the library. Come early for the best selection on wonderful books in all genres, at fantastically low prices. All sales benefit the Valley Center library. 29200 Cole Grade, Valley Center.


Calling all boys in first through fifth grade. You and your parents are invited to attend a fun and exciting informational sign up meeting for Pack 619 at Lilac Elementary School on June 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. For further information contact: Christina Braxmeyer by phone at (619) 807-2719 or email at Come join the fun ... Join Cub Scouts today!


Recent resignations have created two vacancies on the Valley Center Community Planning Group. Applications.


Escondido Public Library’s Literacy and Lifelong Learning Division is partnering with Goodwill Industries to host a Job Fair on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. The Job Fair is open to the general public. Job seekers should bring their resume and will have the opportunity to meet more than two dozen potential employers with open positions that range from entry through professional levels. Participating employers will represent an array of industries and fields including: hospitality, healthcare, education, government, law enforcement, high tech, retail, and manufacturing. On-site interviews will be held. For information on Literacy Services and other Library programs, contact Josephine Jones at (760) 839-4219 or visit


Would you like to see what is expected of Valley Center High School Seniors? This is your chance! VCHS is seeking community panelists for “Senior Presentation Days” on May 28 – 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:07 p.m. on campus. Seniors will present their portfolios which include essays on post secondary goals, writing reflections, a PowerPoint presentation on their career choice and other items. Each presentation will last 10-12 minutes. Panelists will evaluate presentations using a grading rubric. A continental breakfast and complimentary lunch will be provided to all panelists. To participate contact Socorro Ruiz by email at or by calling (760) 751-5598 no later than Friday, May 16.


Escondido Public Library’s Literacy and Lifelong Learning Division will present “How to Create a Successful Micro-Business”, in partnership with Helping Women Help Themselves (HWHT). This workshop will be held on Saturday, June 14, from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. The library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. The workshop is open to the public and will provide a basic overview of the key aspects of owning and operating a business. Participants will have access to HWHT’s ongoing business support and receive A Business Manual for Micro-Business. Learn more about HWHT by visiting their website at Registration is requested by contacting Josephine Jones at (760) 839-5440. All Escondido Public Library programs and services are free and open to the public. For more information on Literacy Services and Library programs, visit


There will be a community potluck and concert on Sunday, May 25 beginning at 5:29 p.m. at the Hay Barn on Palomar Mountain. Please bring a main dish, side dish, appetizer or dessert to share. Hot coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, and paper goods will be provided. Karina Bezkrovnaia is the featured artist. From the Summit (Mother’s Kitchen and the Store), take State Park Road just over a mile. When you pass Bailey Meadow Road, the third driveway on the right is Fern Meadow Road (across from the County Road Station). Turn right and go to the top of the hill. Turn right at the Round House Ranch sign. Keep going, to the top, circle back to the right for parking in the back. 


The Third annual Valley Center Music Festival will be held at Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, June 7 from noon – 9:30 p.m. Free Admission and Parking, Kansas City BBQ Cook-off, 10 Professional Bands on 3 Stages, Valley Center Middle and High School Jazz Bands, Beer and Wine Garden, Door Prizes, Face Painting, Silent Auction and more!  Proceeds benefit the Valley Center / Pauma Music Boosters. This year the event will expand with a Kansas City BBQ cook-off in addition to twelve bands on three stages, a beer and wind garden, door prizes, food, face-painting and a silent auction. Parking and admission is free. For more information about the Valley Center Music Festival visit


A week-long drama camp will be held at Community Lutheran Church on East Valley Parkway in Escondido June 23 – 27 from 9 a.m. – noon. The camp will focus on several important theater arts categories including pantomime, improvisation, blocking, script writing and choreography.  Students will participate in a variety of acting activities unique to this camp, all creating a pathway to professional acting. Limited registration is now open for children ages 5 – 18 years of age. Cost is $75 and fees include all equipment, materials, insurance and certificates. For more information contact Chris Ryan at (760) 638-6042.


There will be a pancake breakfast and PMPO meeting on Saturday, May 24. Breakfast will include fresh orange juice, strawberries, hot mountain pancakes, sausage, and steaming hot coffee is served from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the Fire Station. Cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children. The Annual Meeting immediately follows breakfast at 11 a.m. Help is needed on Friday, May 23 to help set up for the breakfast. Contact Graves at (760) 994-7697 to volunteer.