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A heartfelt message to heartless and cruel lamb thieves

Who would do such a thing? What kind of brutal, merciless, cold-blooded, uncaring person would steal one-and two-day-old lambs from their mothers? I know what you're thinking, and unless coyotes can leave tire tracks, these lambs were stolen, not eaten....more»

It's beginning to look like there will be a there there after all those years

Oakland and Valley Center don't have very much, if anything, in common other than that both communities call state of California home. They do have Gertrude Stein in common though....more»
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The VCCPG case against Lilac Hills Ranch

(Editor's Note: After nearly three hours of often contentious discussion, the Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) gave the proposed 1,760-home Lilac Hills Ranch the thumbs down by a 11-2 vote on April 13....more»
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Lilac Hills Ranch responds

(Editor's Note: On Wednesday, April 15, the Roadrunner asked Lilac Hills Ranch management to provide an op/ed piece to run side-by-side the excerpted Valley Center Community Planning "Comments on the Proposed Lilac Hills Ranch General Plan Amendment and Specific Plan" in the April 23 issue....more»

Do you remember…?

40 years ago April 24, 1975: Roadrunners and the Roadrunner The Roadrunner tried a radical, new design with this issue. The entire front page was a roadrunner with a dollar bill stuck in its craw, presumably a reference to owner-editor-captain Van Quackenbush's previous weeks of appeal for everybody to take a $1 subscription to the paper....more»
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State-mandated 35 percent water-use reduction threatens VC agriculture and people

Editor's note: Valley Center Municipal Water District chief Gary Arant this week appealed to state regulators to revise proposed water cutbacks because most of its users are farmers and they fear abundant avocado and citrus crops will dry up....more»

Do you remember?

40 years ago, April 17, 1975: Van Quackenbush weighs in (again) Following up his previous plea to Valley Center residents to step up to save the Roadrunner, owner-publisher-editor-captain Van Quackenbush ran yet another front-page editorial in bold letters saying, "Inertia could kill the Roadrunner!" Quackenbush continued: "How can we say that?? Because we know OURSELVES! We know how we tend to put things off until somebody yells a lot … or it's too late....more»
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VIEW FROM THE 75TH DISTRICT

California's drought continues; deterring computer crimes

In early March, officials reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and that 2015 is on track to join the record years of 1977 and 1991 as one of the driest on record....subscribers»

Public financing of elections considering the state of the state/nation

Grab a seat Political Science 101 students. This is going to take a while. Let's start with a point on which virtually everyone agrees. The political system is broken....more»
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The View From Here: Neighbors in Need

The view from here is perplexing. As I think about the past two winter seasons, I have helped serve dinners to the homeless individuals who reside at Haven House in Escondido's InterFaith Community building, I wonder about how they are doing now....more»