Bands ready to jam at MusicFest



Valley Center Middle School Jazz Band at 2014 VC MusicFest. photo by Courtesy Photo.If it’s the first Saturday in June, it must be time for the 4th Annual Valley Center MusicFest. The Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters sponsors the event at Bates Nut Farm with proceeds going to support Valley Center music programs. This year’s event includes a Kansas City barbecue […]

Junior Jaguar Football Camp soon in session



Want to learn the skills that helped former VCHS linebacker Trevor Reilly play with the NFL’s New York Jets? Then Junior Jaguars Football Camp is for you. photo by Courtesy Photo.It may be baseball season, but football season is upon us too, as registration is now open for the 16th Annual Junior Jaguar Football Camp. As usual, Valley Center High […]

Jaguars’ baseball season winds down



One last time with feeling for the 2015 Valley Center High School baseball team. photo by Courtesy Photo.It’s almost all over but the shouting for a plucky Valley Center High School baseball team that had its shares of lows and highs during an eventful 2015 season. Just past Roadrunner deadlines, the Jaguars make their way to a game at Canyon […]

Relay for Life puts boots on the ground to fight cancer



Relay for Life boots on the ground at Rincon Fire Station 64. photo by Courtesy image.Relay For Life of Valley Center volunteers and Rincon Fire Station 64 personnel staged the station’s first boot drive this year. “Thanks to all the Valley Center residents and visitors in our community who contributed to the ‘boots’ at the corner of Cole Grade and […]

Patio Playhouse presents youth shows and acting academy



“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!” featured youth actors trained at Patio Playhouse. photo by Courtesy image.For the ninth straight year, Patio Playhouse will be presenting “Acting Academy,” a week-long training program for youth ages 6-16. The Acting Academy program, set for 9 a.m.-1p.m. June 15-19, 2015, includes topics such as audition preparation, stage presence, improvisation, character development and music […]

Celebration of succulents set for Waterwise Botanicals



A free succulent celebration is on tap at Waterwise Botanicals. photo by Dan Weisman / Valley Roadrunner.While even a little rain must fall during a drought, water-wise landscaping is the real deal. Waterwise Botanicals is pitching in with its Third Annual Succulent Celebration 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday June 5, and Saturday, June 6. “We do it every year […]

Church News



Ridgeview Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is “the church for people who don’t do church.” Cool people, eclectic music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and practical. Ridgeview Church is a great place to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and help discover God’s plan for your life. From home Bible study groups to youth events […]

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40 years ago, June 2, 1975: Hold on to your hat, podner. The Wild, Wild West is coming Western Days was scheduled for the weekend with most of the “biggie event” scheduled for Saturday. However, the Rough Riders “were gonna have things their way.” OK. Merchants and organizations were finishing their floats and displays Saturday morning for “the Big March” […]

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40 years ago, June 2, 1975: Hold on to your hat, podner. The Wild, Wild West is coming Western Days was scheduled for the weekend with most of the “biggie event” scheduled for Saturday. However, the Rough Riders “were gonna have things their way.” OK. Merchants and organizations were finishing their floats and displays Saturday morning for “the Big March” […]

Enforcement of water-use cutbacks begins June 1



Gary Arant photo by Courtesy image.The Drought Response is a very complex issue to cover and understand. Following are some points of clarification: 1. All of Our Customers Face Cutbacks – Our ag customers will deal with percentage reductions. Our Domestic/commercial will have to comply with mandatory use restrictions which will effectively cut back their water consumption. If for the […]