How ID theft created a nightmare for a fitness instructor

This is a story about a fitness instructor whose life was turned into a nightmare by an identity theft. The woman is not a Valley Center resident, although her “name” appeared in a sheriff’s blotter entry for Valley Center. Which just goes to show how ID theft can easily cross boundaries. Some criminal activities can have wide-ranging effects and identity […]

Groundbreaking for ‘Bring Hero Home” this Saturday

Groundbreaking for ‘Bring Hero Home” this Saturday A groundbreaking for the specially adapted home for Lcp1 Jorge Ortiz will be held this Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m. at 12589 Palos Tierra Rd. in Valley Center. Registration starts at 9:15 a.m. The event is being put on by Homes for Our Troops for Ortiz. Marine Lance Corporal Jorge A. Ortiz was […]


Valley Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a course on uses of Hydrotherapy and Simple Home Remedies Sundays November 1 & 8 from 2–4 p.m. The program will be presented by Kaela von Laue, certified teacher of hydrotherapy, former Licensed Vocational Nurse, and practitioner of simple remedies for over 30 years, and Ryan Abao, a young man with a passion […]


St. Francis Episcopal Church, Pauma Valley is a small but active community of Christians. Every Sunday, Holy Eucharist is celebrated at both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. The early service is mostly spoken with some music played as well. Cookies and coffee are served following the 8 a.m. service in the parish hall. Choir practice is held each […]


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, thought-provoking and rarely boring. 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 […]


The Forty Days for Life campaign continues with the parish vigil from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 24 in front of the Family Planning Associates in San Diego. For more information, call Mark and Laura Ginella at 760-751-0301. Remember October 24 and 25 will be Name Tag Weekend. Get supplies after Mass or make your very own at […]

Harding honored as Classified Employee of month

Vicky Harding was honored as Classified Employee of the Month at the October Valley Center Pauma Unified School Board meeting. Speaking about her was Principal Stephanie McEntire of the Elementary School, where she works. She said, “Vicki has been in the district since 1998 and has worked at the Upper Elementary, Middle School, and now the Elementary School. She began […]

Halloween Carnival “Under the Stars” this Saturday

The combined Teacher Parent Clubs are sponsoring the Halloween Carnival “Under the Stars” Saturday, October 24, 4–9 p.m. at the “upper” school. Martina Day, who has been running the carnival for the last six years, talked about some of the fun attractions that will await you Saturday night. There will be a costume contest and parade for first grade and […]

Horn asks redo on FPPC ruling

Fifth District Supervisor Bill Horn last week asked for a rehearing of the California Fair Political Practices Commission’s Advice Letter that he “must” recuse himself from any Board of Supervisors hearing of the Lilac Hills Ranch project. Horn, who owns a 36-acre ranch about a mile and a half from the project, released a statement saying that, “I am requesting […]

Newman Sparks Jags’ Bounce Back 32-21 Win Over Fallbrook

Perhaps Valley Center coach Rob Gilster described it best in the aftermath of a statement-making 32 -21 win over host Fallbrook last Friday night. “It’s always fun to bounce back,” the veteran head man uttered. In six brief words, he had said a mouthful. Damn right, it’s fun to bounce back. It’s also fun to recapture some lost mojo. It’s […]