For Senator Jones, constituent service is number one

For Senator Brian Jones of the 50th District, being a Republican in a chamber that is not just controlled but dominated by Democrats is almost as lonely as being marooned on a desert island. Jones visited the area this week and talked about what’s being going on in Sacramento, and the issues he considers important. Despite being in a minority, […]

An all-around effort keys VC’s win over Escondido

In a local gridiron tussle between the Cougars and the Jaguars, it was the latter that proved to have much more bite. Spearheaded by its most dynamic offensive performance of the season, the Valley Center football team grabbed an early lead and never trailed while on its way to a convincing 33-6 home victory over rival Escondido High. Though Esco […]

Unbeaten VC field hockey continues to sizzle

In a remarkable start to its 2021 season, the Valley Center field hockey team has been virtually unstoppable. Undefeated both at home and on the road, the Jaguars have rolled to a perfect 8-0 record while showcasing plenty of offense and anchored by a defense that epitomizes the word stingy. The potency of their attack has been reflected by the […]

COVID on my mind

I just read an article on MSN by Kelsey Vlamis working for the Business Insider about an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci. A reporter asked the eminent doctor if immigrants are a reason for the COVID-19 spread in the US. Dr. Fauci’s response was: “No, absolutely not. If you just look at the data and look at the people who […]

Local legend Felicita is “star of the month”

Valley Center History Museum The “Star of the Month” at the Valley Center History Museum for October is not a celebrity or diplomat who once lived here. It’s Felicita — not the fictional heroine of the play or the main character in a book which took liberties with her life, but a local legend whose life provides a window into […]

Desmond opposes vaccine for hire mandate

Late Tuesday night the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to require proof of vaccination for all new hires. Fifth District Supervisor Jim Desmond joined with Supervisor Joel Anderson to vote against that requirement. After the vote Desmond commented, “I’m opposed to any vaccine mandates, especially given the workforce shortage we are seeing throughout the world. The vaccine mandate, […]


LIGHT OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH A Wedding Anniversary LeRoy and Marlene Hedquist last month celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary, and this important event was announced to the congregation. Love, lace, faith, commitment, and a vintage car represent this couple from Light of the Valley Lutheran Church. At their wedding ceremony many years ago, they arrived at the church in […]

October 2-10 is…. Water (and Wastewater) Professionals Week

Water and wastewater have long been described as the “silent services.” These systems are “out of sight, out of mind” and as long as they work well and the water comes out with the turn of the tap, or the unmentionables are quickly taken away with a flush, we don’t give them much thought. However, behind those two seemingly basic […]

Rotary honors Students of the Month

The Valley Center Rotary Club Monday honored Students of the Month for October. The students are (from left) Cristina Gonzalez (7th); Eden Tompkins (8th); Ezekiel Bender (9th); Nathanieljohn Cabrera (10th); Katelin Sabbara (11th); Macayla McKeever (12th.) The adults in the picture are on the far right Aaron Rogers, assistant superintendent human resources. To his left is Tom Stinson from Marie […]

County’s “Monument Entryway Program” may give new life to VC designer’s dream

Tuesday, October 5 the Board of Supervisors approved 5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond’s allocation of money from his district’s Neighborhood Reinvestment Program dollars for staff to create a monument entryway program for unincorporated communities. According to the supervisor, “I’ve received multiple requests in my district for monument signage to identify the entrances to our wonderful unincorporated communities. Each of the […]