Tuesday, March 03, 2015 02:38

Do you remember ...?

40 years ago Feb. 27, 1975: Winter elections and girls baseball It may have been February, but an election was in the offing for ballot issues and local offices....subscribers»

VC house numbering system explained

Why do homes and businesses in Valley Center have addresses with five digits and how was the town's house numbering system decided? These were among questions asked recently at a talk on local street names sponsored by Friends of the Valley Center Library....subscribers»

From Boone County Hospital to San Pasqual Village and back

As a kid from Connecticut with degrees from Rice and Wisconsin, naturally I was sent up to the Ozark Mountains by John Robert Starr, legendary executive editor of the statewide Arkansas Democrat....subscribers»

Do you remember ...?

40 years ago, Feb. 20, 1975: Optimist Club party raises funds for new community center The Optimist Club party lived up to its billing as "the greatest show in town," drawing around 200 people to the new Valley Center Elementary School multipurpose room....subscribers»

What's in a name, part two: The 'other' VC and other musings

Curse you Valley Center historian Robert Lerner and Google alerts. I can't get you out of my mind when it comes to the weekly op/ed piece designated for discussions of Valley Center, Calif....subscribers»

Letter to the Editor:

I thoroughly appreciated Dan Weisman's article, "Where in the world is state Sen. Joel Anderson?" which appeared in the Feb. 5. issue of the Roadrunner....subscribers»

Taking care of business

I'm not a Chicago Cubs fan by any means, but I used to love it when Harry Caray, voice of the Cubs, following the Cardinals, White Sox and A's, would say, "It was a tough fight pa, but we won," after a close game....subscribers»

A new spending spree?

The fact that California is no longer running $20 billion annual deficits is a major improvement over recent years. Creation of a small rainy day fund to help carry us through hard times is further evidence that the state's financial prospects have brightened....subscribers»

D. Van Quackenbush he was a journalism giant

I wouldn't have a job right now if it weren't for Derek Van Quackenbush. So, guess how much I owe to him. Lots, (including my new iPhone.) We all do. During an award-winning and energetic career spanning ownership of 10 newspapers and editorial jobs at several more, Mr....more»

Back to work at the Capitol

Hundreds of bills have been introduced since the Legislature convened for the 2015-2016 session January 5. Bills must be delivered to the Legislative Counsel's office by the end of January so that final bill language can be developed by the February 27 deadline....subscribers»