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Loss to Ramona ends season for Davis-deprived Jags

The Valley Center Jaguars were well aware of their precarious position while playing host last Friday night to Ramona, inarguably the Valley League’s second best team. In order to keep their flickering playoff hopes alive, it was a must that the Jags upset the formidable Bulldogs in the regular-season finale. Even then it wasn’t a given that VC would advance […]

Meffords, Jones move to State

On February 1, the Lady Jaguars traveled to Brawley High School to compete in the San Diego CIF Girls Wrestling Championships.  This two day tournament featured over 225 competitors from 54 high schools in the SDCIF section.  The tournament awarded 1st and 2nd place team honors, six individual places (1st-6th) per weight class, and the top three wrestlers in each […]

Martineaus celebrate 50th anniversary

Camille and Diane Martineau celebrate 50 years of marriage on February 14.  They raised six children: Lawrence (wife, Christine), Ginny, Jeff (wife, Kristi), Christopher, Meredith and Curtis (wife, Mary) and have thirteen grandchildren; Grace, Eli, Molly, Isaiah, Noah, Lucas, Angie, Madeline, Nico, Olivia, Trenton, Cameron & Easton. Valley Center has been their home for over 41 years.  Camille and Diane […]

Cookie sales begin

We caught up with a parent and young members of Girl Scout Troop 2925 Sunday in front of Tractor Supply. Shown are Troop Leader Becky Guithues, John Price (adults) and Scouts Makayla Guithues, Madison Price and Natalie Price. The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies from now until March 10.

Pie auction raises $9K

The Annual Valley Center 4-H Club Pie Auction raised just over $9,000 Tuesday night. The auction raises money for the Alan Armstrong Memorial Scholarship. In the photo auctioneer Mark Matson is helping to raise the prices as sky high as he can for a good cause. The event was sponsored by VC Western Days, which helped the 4-H’rs by providing […]

Spectacular new library opens at Palomar College

From the stunning fourth-story views to state-of-the-art computer labs to reference desks, book stacks and cozy study nooks on every floor, the new Library/Learning Resource Center (LRC) at Palomar College was bustling with students during the first week of the Spring 2019 semester. The first week of school was also the facility’s long-awaited campus debut, after library and facilities staff […]


Editor, Roadrunner: David Ross in writing the editorial on planning meeting two weeks ago spoke the truth . Ross nailed it. Valley Center is a good possibly a great small town. As residents we must never forgot that the only thing for sure is change. How we respond and prepare for the change is what matters.  Many people voiced their […]


Editor, Roadrunner:  I have  been in contact with the  County on  the community update  and it seems  nothing will happen for a long time due to bureaucracy of plans approval. I inquired about the Vons Market on the Bell property and was told  the ground breaking probably wouldn’t happen until at least  2020.  I have lived in Valley Center for […]

John Wayne visits History Museum

The actor John Wayne, who once lived in Pauma Valley, died of stomach cancer in 1979 at the age of 72, but a guest book at the Valley Center History Museum shows that John Wayne signed its visitor log subsequent to that date. The more recent John Wayne signature belonged to a young man who appeared to be in his […]