Valley Center

Free MusicFest set for Valley Center’s Maxine Theater

The Valley Center Pauma Music Boosters (VCPMB) 2016 MusicFest will be held Thursday, June 2 at the Maxine Theater. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and drumlines and leading into the concert time of 6:30 p.m. The concert event is free for the community and will feature BBQ dinner and raffle item tickets for sale as part of the Valley Center Pauma Music Boosters…


Flower power ruled Valley Center Saturday

A busy Saturday for Dos Valles Garden Club featured its annual flower show, plant sale. Dos Valles Garden Cub’s biennial 33rd Flower Show turned into an annual Saturday, April 23, blooming and spreading across the Valley Center Library on Cole Grade road. It’s theme: “Recycle, Respect, Restore the Earth.” Budding and beautiful, even bold, the show transformed the library into exciting exhibits of locally grown…


Bates Nut Farm rolls in the food trucks

Fifth or Sixth Annual Valley Center Food Truck Festival, they all tend to blur, but whatever number it was, it was happening Saturday at Bates Nut Farm. This incarnation was dubbed the Bates Nut Farm Spring Food Truck Festival 2016. Eight of San Diego’s favorite food trucks will be on hand serving a variety of mobile cuisine. The lineup included Two For the Road, Pierogi…


Star Valley Park saga continues Friday

The complex saga that has become Star Valley Park enters center stage at 9 a.m. Friday, April 15. That’s when Valley Center officials hold a kind of “groundbreaking, sign raising and kickoff” for the 15.5-acre park that was bought last year, but also depleted the parks and recreation district of reserve and maintenance funds necessitating a November ballot initiative to raise district funds. Doing the…


Lots of gardening events and even a movie about Valley Center at Valley Center Library

Tomato talk scheduled for April 12 Garden Club Meeting  Roy Wilburn, horticulture director for Sunshine Care Homes in Poway, will “talk tomato” at the Dos Valles Garden Club’s Tuesday, April 12 meeting. It will be held 10 a.m. at the St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road. It’s free and open to all who would attend. Wilburn will address vegetable production, focusing on growing…


Zip, zip and away at La Jolla Zip Zoom

La Jolla Zip Zoom features longest zip line in California… Think rainforest canopy, or raging river below, Hawaii and Puerto Vallerta. How about Rotorua and Queensland, New Zealand and Rixos, Turkey? Then, think rubber tire tubes and the La Jolla Indian Campground. What do these exotic locales have in common with the campgrounds at the foot of Palomar Mountain. Zip lines, of course Tthese long…


Valley Center Ag Scholarship deadline, 18th Annual VCHS Jaguar Auction

Apply NOW for Ag Scholarships Students are encouraged to apply for the Dos Valles Garden Club $1,000 Ag Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. Applications must be received by April 1. These agriculture scholarships are funded from the community’s support of garden club plant sales and the generosity of donors. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a resident of Valley Center,…


Convicted pH Miracle naturopath Robert Young faces additional charges, civil suit

A bad trip through the U.S. legal system got even worse this week for former Valley Center naturopath Robert Oldham Young. Author of the well-known “pH Miracle” books, and philosophy, Young already was placed in prison Feb. 3. following being found guilty of two charges of practicing medicine without a license. However a hung jury, after deliberating two weeks, found him innocent of one charge…



What’s in your gas station? BBQ?

Actually, I’ve been remotely acquainted with the owners of When Pigs Fly BBQ at Vista for some time. Having worked along side of Dale and Tammy during a couple of the annual Valley Center Music Festivals, their BBQ event helped blend the sampling of terrific barbecue  with excellent music to benefit the music programs for the Valley Center/Pauma School District. These events have in the past featured…