Adults should act like adults

As reported in last week’s Valley Roadrunner, Valley Center Pauma Unified School District member Michael Robledo angrily stormed out of a recent school board meeting during a discussion on school security. We just can’t condone that kind of behavior. Robledo began the discussion by presenting the need to improve security measures in the district. Citing the rise in violent crimes […]

Jags host track and field invitational

The Jaguars of Valley Center hosted their annual track and field invitational last Saturday. Above, Hanna Nealis clears a hurdle in the 100 Meter, 33″ hurdles with a time of 15.58 to win first place. For the full story on the event, turn to page B1.

Donating avocados to a local food bank

Avocados ripening on trees at an avocado grove in Valley Center. Instead of falling to the ground and being wasted, these avocados could be harvested then donated to the local food bank or charity.Julie Wright and her family live on three acres in Valley Center. They have 150 avocado trees that produce 800 pounds of avocados each year. “The commercial […]

Boys and Girls Club, History Museum

The Valley Center History Museum received Neighborhood Reinvestment Program funding which will be used to aid in the expansion of the museum as well as for furniture, exhibits, and display cases. The Valley Center branch of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater San Diego and the Valley Center History Museum were allocated Neighborhood Reinvestment Program grants April 15. The […]

VC Skate Park set to re-open amid controversy

The Valley Center Skate Park board is attempting to re-open the park after it was closed last month due to safety concerns.Although construction is complete on the first phase of the Valley Center Skate Park, it may not be smooth riding from here on out. Concerned with the uptick in vandalism and other inappropriate behavior, representatives from Valley Center Little […]

Deceased man found near Hellhole Canyon identified

A man found dead near Hellhole Canyon Saturday has been identified as Samuel Holiman, according to a press release on the County of San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office website. Holiman’s body was found late Saturday afternoon on a trail in Hellhole Canyon County Park according to Lt. Dan Breslin with the Valley Center Sheriff Office Substation. The deceased was not […]


GOLF TOURNAMENT Support our youth and come join to the 9th Annual Valley Center Real Estate Professionals Scholarship Golf Tournament May 2 at Woods Valley Golf Course. In the last eight years, the fun event has provided over $100,000 in scholarships to VCHS graduating seniors. Please participate and help local scholars: come golf in the tournament, provide sponsorship, or an […]

Rotarians organize E-waste collection this Saturday

The Rotary Club of Valley Center will be hosting an electronic waste and document shredding event on April 26 in the parking lot of Valley Center Elementary School. Working in cooperation with the Interact Club from Valley Center High School — a like-minded service organization — all proceeds from the event will go toward future service projects at VCHS. “What […]

Honorary Mayor’s race candidates announced

On April 2, The Vineyard Wines and Tastes, located at 28714 Valley Center Road, hosted the first meeting for the Honorary Mayor’s race. Each candidate is sponsored by a Valley Center non-profit service organization of which the candidate is a member. “This is not only a great fundraising event for a scholarship that will go to a local high school […]

Pamplin wins April Invitational dive meet

Escondido Charter High School junior Taylor Pamplin took first place in the girls 11-dive competition during the April Invitational diving meet April 12 at Fallbrook High School’s pool. Pamplin accumulated 472.20 points to lead the 24 girls who participated in the 11-dive event. The second-place score, achieved by Jackie Real of La Jolla High School, was 400.10 points. “She kind […]