4 pianists to dedicate grand piano at VC Library April 12

The Valley Center Branch Library has accepted the donation of a grand piano, and four pianists will perform at a dedication concert on Sunday, April 12. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Library Community Room. Admission is free and tickets are not required. The event is sponsored by Friends of the Valley Center Library which set out to […]

Spring Food Truck Festival will return to Bates April 4

For the 3rd straight year, the Valley Center Spring Food Truck Festival rolls into Bates Nut Farm, with more food, entertainment and family fun. It all takes place on Saturday, April 4 from noon to 6 p.m. with several of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks as the main attraction. In addition to the unique and tasty offerings, there will […]

Western Days vendor applications now available online

Western Days vendor applications are now available at WesternDays.org or at Facebook.com/WesternDays. The Western Days magazine and guide will be coming soon. Visit the Western Days Website (www.westerndays.org/) for more information, including how to be included in the magazine as it becomes available. Western Days is the biggest festival in Valley Center. It takes places during the Memorial Day weekend […]

Farmer’s Daughter to celebrate 30th anniversary and grand reopening

Thirty years ago the milking barn at Bates Nut Farm was transformed into the Farmer’s Daughter Gift Shop & Boutique. This year, in celebration of her 30th anniversary, the Farmer’s Daughter went through another major transformation. Beautiful wood plank floors, reclaimed barn wood and aluminum siding, chandeliers, and more have brought the farm ambience back to the store. In 1985, […]

New Parks Secretary—

registration open in Valley Center

It’s time to register your child for Kindergarten in the fall! Spring registration allows the schools time to plan for the number of students enrolling at each school site. Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten classes are held at Valley Center Primary School, Lilac School, Pauma School, VC Prep and My Learning Academy. There are several options for students who will turn […]

Stop inviting me to church!

“Stop inviting me to church man. I know all about it and I want nothing to do with it, please, leave me alone!” I spoke these words to a dear friend, who had “found Jesus” and wouldn’t stop nagging me to go to church. He was like an older brother to me and he was persistent. I couldn’t take anymore […]

You can’t park there—

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So I was thinking . . .

‘Sign langauge’

Have you ever noticed how inundated we are with signs? I made a point this morning of counting how many signs I saw on my daily six-mile roundtrip to a local coffee place; I lost count somewhere around two hundred. (Plus, I was starting to get a little dizzy!) And that’s not even counting two or more signs on one […]