Valley Center Fire Protection District fireworks patrol

The Valley Center Fire Protection District staff along with the Valley Center Community Emergency Response Team will be observing and patrolling the Valley Center area on the evening of July 4th to identify and prevent illegal fireworks activity. VCFPD urges you to enjoy Independence Day in a safe manner, and NOT by using fireworks which could cause a wildland fire […]

New organization forms to serve merchants: Valley Center Business Association

By DAVID ROSS A new business organization has formed in Valley Center whose purpose is to give full value for membership and to help local businesses in the area deal with the upcoming transition as new homes are built and new businesses open. The Valley Center Business Association held its organizational meeting Friday afternoon at Triple B Winery and elected […]

Touchstone, VIPs lift shovels to inaugurate 632-home Park Circle development

Thursday morning Touchstone Community broke ground on a 632-home development on the site of the old Konyn Dairy—The first major development in Valley Center in about two decades. In attendance were the Touchstone management team and staff, members of the Konyn family who sold the land to Touchstone, County Supervisor Jim Desmond, and other County staff. Kerry Garza, president of […]

Pauma tribe plants trees of tomorrow: Begins entry into olive oil business

Saturday morning the Pauma Band of Mission Indians inaugurated a new phase of economic development and sustainability when they spread out onto a field of 85 acres to plant the first of what will eventually be 5,300 olive trees. This is the beginning of Pauma Tribal Farm. Temet Aguilar, chairman of the tribe, described how the tribe acquired the property […]


In the Gospel of Luke 9:51-62, we meet three individuals who follow Christ; however, in each case Jesus rebukes them.  The first man claims, “I will follow you wherever you go.”  How often do we tell God we will do what is right but then fulfill our own pleasure?  The second man responds to Jesus’ call to follow him by […]


Join Light of the Valley Lutheran Church, 28330 Lilac Rd.,  as they remember and celebrate the birth of our Nation with a dinner and a movie; Thursday, July 4 from 2– 5  p.m.  As Christians, we celebrate that: “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). On this day when people across our great land celebrate the freedoms that […]

Almost like trying to stifle conscientious dissent

Who would have thought that there was a need to publish a polemic opinion piece on an issue that was previously discussed in the Valley Center Community Planning Group’s [VCCPG] public meeting in June? [“Emotion vs. facts; The Liberty Bell Plaza vote,” June 27, 2019].  If it was an attempt to explain the issues for folks not in attendance, it […]

The final Democratic solution

I got to watch four hours of exciting democratic debates with twenty candidates running for president shown over the course of two evenings. I have got to tell you that, as a Democrat, I was in seventh, well maybe twentieth heaven.  All the ideas and policies of these forward-thinking candidates were music to my ears.  They were able to articulate […]

Another place to retire flags

The Valley Center Library recently acquired a U.S. flag disposal box. The boxes are emptied by members of the local Boy Scout Troop, when then dispose of the flag in a respectful manner. A similar flag retirement box is located at VC Community Center.

High School honors “Jaguars of the Month”

Each month the Valley Center High School Counseling Department identifies two “Jaguars of the Month” for special recognition.  The following students were recognized for June. Justin Rodriguez is a current senior at Valley Center High School. Justin has lived in Pauma Valley his entire life and grew up with his mom, dad, and four siblings.  Justin is proud to be […]