I Kid You Not: Johnny Football and the curse of extraordinary talent



I’ve never been really, really good at something. I know that I have a decent amount of writing talent, and I very much appreciate all those who give me their feedback about the things I write. I also know that I’m decent at softball, indoor soccer, playing a few instruments, cooking a burger and figuring out how to connect a […]

VCMWD approves plans for new solar projects



The Valley Center Municipal Water District moved forward with plans for two new solar projects at their board meeting on Tuesday. The board unanimously agreed to submit applications and deposits to the California Solar Initiative (CSI) for new solar arrays at the Cobb Reservoir Pump Station and the MJM Pump Station. Although the projects will require a combined deposit of […]

Minding your Business — VC chamber of Commerce Sunriser



It may be hard to believe we are in September already, but at least that means it’s time for another Sunriser at the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce. As they do on every first Friday of the month, the Chamber will host a breakfast get-together at their office on Sept. 6. The Chamber is located at 29115 Valley Center Road, […]

St. Stephen Bereavement Program



The St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church will be hosting a formal English tea party on Sept. 26 to raise money for their bereavement counseling journal. In true Victorian fashion, guests are encouraged to wear their finest hats and gloves for this exquisite luncheon of mimosas, teas, and deserts. “Ladies like to get together and have tea parties, let’s be honest,” […]

Who was that masked man?



VC High School Principal Ron McCowan is known for his eccentric school assemblies.He swings from rafters wearing a loincloth, roars in on a Harley, opens an evacuation center during times of emergency, and proudly wears his cape and mask to welcome students back to the new challenges of a school year. Who is this humble masked crusader? Who, disguised as […]

Valley Center Sheriff’s blotter, Aug. 16-27



• A traffic stop on Aug. 16 at 10:32 p.m. led to the arrest of a man for expired registration, driving without a valid driver’s license, possession of marijuana (one ounce or less) while driving, and storing open alcohol in vehicle. • A man was arrested at 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 16 on Pauma Reservation Road for being drunk in […]

Valley Center emergency calls, Aug. 16-29



Aug. 16 Snake removal on Sierra Rojo Lane. Medical aid for migraine on Lilac Road. Patient transported to Palomar Medical Center (PMC). Aug. 17 Medical aid on Alta Mira Lane. No aid necessary. Smoke check on San Antonio Way. Unable to locate. Aug. 18 Medical aid on Montanya Drive. Patient transported to PMC. Medical aid on Mesa Verde Drive. Patient […]