Do you remember?

40 years ago June 12, 1975: Time for VC School’s eighth-grade promotion VC School’s largest-ever class was getting ready for “promotion” exercises marking the passage from eighth-grade to high school. Ceremonies were set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Some 139 youngsters were receiving diplomas from school board president Gil Lau and schools trustee Gail Lamb. Another highlight […]

Homeward Bound

Larry Zetterquist releases Doves of Love at the Western Days Parade. photo by Dan Weisman/Valley Roadrunner.Larry Zetterquist and Kathy Duffany are Doves of Love San Diego. So are their white racing and homing pigeons. The Valley Center couple were prominently featured during Western Days events along with their progeny, in this case a flock of white racing pigeons that pass […]

Library serving free summer meals for kids 18 and under

Free lunch will be offered to those 18 and under beginning June 15 at the Valley Center Library. photo by Courtesy image.Free food. Grabs one’s attention span, doesn’t it? The old no food in the library command as with school is out for summer. Food not only is encouraged at Valley Center Library this summer, but it’s free and free […]

Families gather for annual Lilac School art show, auction

Amy Copeland, founder of the local F.A.V.E. program, hangs up some art. photo by Courtesy Photo.”Our community is filled with budding Van Goghs and Picassos!” — Rose Flowers, Lilac School principal This is what a Lilac School F.A.V.E. art night looks like. photo by Courtesy Photo.Looks like the third time was the charm for Lilac School’s popular, and blossoming, annual […]

Pala Pauma Valley planners oppose leapfrog development

Pala Pauma Valley planners want to maintain citrus groves as opposed to leapfrog housing. photo by Dan Weisman/Valley Roadrunner.No leapfrog development for Pauma Valley. So said the Pala Pauma Valley Community Sponsor Group (PPCSG) this week in a unanimously passed June 2 resolution sent along to Mark Wardlaw, director of San Diego County Planning and Development Services. When it comes […]

Firefighters demonstrate CPR techniques to raise awareness

Free CPR training was all the rage last week at Valley Center Library. photo by Dan Weisman/Valley Roadrunner.Valley Center firefighters spent 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, showing all who would enter the Valley Center Library the do’s and don’ts of CPR, courtesy of dummy head and torsos laid across the hallowed ground. It was all part and […]

Sheriff’s Blotter May 28 to June 3

May 28 Steven Jessup, 48, was arrested around 3 p.m. in the 27400 block of Valley Center Road on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle and transported to the Vista Detention Facility. May 29 Victims in the 11500 block of Minneola Circle around 12:30 p.m. reported the theft of power tools valued at $2,000, pistol valued at $520, ammunition […]

Emergency Calls May 27 to June 3

May 27 12:57 p.m. Medical aid at Hillcrest Drive with patient transported to Palomar Medical Center. May 28 8:24 a.m. Vegetation fire from illegal burn at Oakwood Glen. 2:29 p.m. Medical aid at Hillcrest Drive with patient transported to Palomar Medical Center. 2:59 p.m. Medical aid at Lilac Road with patient transported to Palomar Medical Center 3:42 p.m. Medical aid […]

Call county with concerns over pesky VC potholes

Potholes are facts of Valley Center driving life. photo by Courtesy image.Arghh, some of them thar Valley Center roads are potholed messes damaging driver tires and nerves. April was national Car Care Month, which prompted Rich White, executive director of the non profit Car Care Council to offer some pothole advice. “Hitting a pothole with your car can do a […]

Annual Music Fest hits high note for school programs

Amy Podratz photo by Courtesy image.The view from here is rhythmic. Last Saturday my family and I enjoyed the 4th annual Valley Center Music Fest & BBQ Cook-off at Bates Nut Farm, which was co-produced by the Valley Center/Pauma Music Boosters and Cattle Call, LLC. Last year was the first time we attended and it was so fantastic that we […]