Many projects on brink of being built as Valley Center prepares to enter 2016

This is the first of a threepart series discussing the major projects in Valley Center that are in process or have been completed. The series is divided into three parts: 1) Major Projects Outside North/South Village, 2) Major Projects in South Village and 3) Major Projects in North Village. Information was provided by Oliver Smith, chairman of the Valley Center […]

Water district mulls ways to save energy, cut operating costs

The heavy hand of state government is forcing the public and private sector to switch as much as possible to renewable energy. Under a new state law by 2030 power utilities must produce half of their energy from renewable sources and reduce their carbon footprint. With requirements looming from the state government to require agencies to show progress towards achieving […]

School district to celebrate “Lou’s Diner” Dec. 10

The VC-Pauma Unified School District will celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting Dec. 10, 4 p.m. for “Lou’s Diner” Valley Center High School’s new culinary arts classroom. The public is invited. The classroom, a restaurant quality kitchen where students can prepare professional quality food, was the brainchild of former Supt. Lou Obermeyer, who was a home economics teacher in […]

Free Community Christmas Concert at the Maxine Theater, December 14

For the third year, Valley Center Middle and High School musicians, presented by Valley Center/ Pauma Music Boosters, will offer a free Community Christmas Concert Monday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Maxine Theater. The event, which is becoming a tradition, features six performance groups including middle school chorus and jazz band and high school choirs and bands. “From […]

Neighborhood Reinvestment Program to help fund Christmas in the Valley

The county’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program will help fund the Christmas in the Valley event. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote November 17 approved a $5,000 allocation to Promote Valley Center, which will allow that group to purchase supplies for Christmas in the Valley. Marcia Townsend, chairman of Christmas in the Valley, said, “We’re very appreciative for that […]


THE LIGHTING CEREMONY The Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 5:30–7 p.m. at Shoemaker Realty, Valley Center Wireless and Red Throne Events. You are invited to join Chamber members for an evening of holiday fun and good food. There will be the tree lighting (of course), a toy drive, live music, raffle prizes […]

Boulos property rezoned to C34

The County of San Diego’s Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) periodically reviews the county’s general plan to correct errors or facilitate updates which reflect new circumstances, and on November 18 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to approve updates including a rezone of the Boulos property at Valley Center Road and Canyon Road from Rural […]

Fire district honors those who helped create ALS program.

Thursday night the VC Fire Dept. honored several people who were instrumental in creating the department’s new ALS (Advanced Life Support) unit that includes paramedics for every medical call. Chief Joe Napier presented Letters of Commendation to Firefighters Joe Basinski, Brian Crain, Erik Boisvert, Justin Sandling, Robert Westler, Ben Thompson and District Administrator John Byrne. He also presented letters of […]

The Thirty Years War, heretics and jihad

To say that the attacks by ISIS against Paris and in Mali has nothing to do with Islam is like saying that the Thirty Years War or the Spanish Inquisition had nothing to do with Christianity. I’ve read and seen enough pious Muslims quoted on the Internet in newspapers and on TV threatening death against those who are uncomplimentary about […]

Thanksgiving in a crazy world

This Thanksgiving as we surround ourselves with family and friends to give thanks for our many blessings, most of us will also take a few minutes to give thanks for this land of peace, abundance and liberty. Today much of the world is descending into chaos. Leaders here and abroad seem to lack either the ability or the will to […]