Friday, September 04, 2015 • 12:57
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The Roadrunner has been sold

The Roadrunner has been sold to a local owner, Justin Salter. Two and a half years after purchasing the Valley Roadrunner, Eric Buskirk has sold the paper to Justin Salter, who grew up in Valley Center ...more»

Where the rubber once met Cole Grade Road

For a short period of time around World War I, Valley Center was a place where the rubber truly met the road. Now, what remains of Valley Center’s guayule plant rubber plantation sits idly by on ...more»

Güejito Ranch art show draws crowd to VC Library

A lot of interested Valley Center residents showed up at the VC Library Community Room on Aug. 22, to check out "The Jewel of North County," exhibition featuring watercolor, photography and mixed media ...more»

Lilac Road’s very own World Kuk Gung Federation hosts archery festival

It’s never too soon to start planning for the 2nd Annual World Kuk Gung Festival of Korean Traditional Archery. Hosted by Heon K. Kim and the World Kuk Gung Federation, the festival runs from 9 ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotters August 19 to August 25

August 19 A victim in the 13300 block of Hillcrest Drive around 2:45 p.m. reported the theft of a check. August 20 James Butler, 35, was arrested around 1:45 p....more»

Emergency Calls August 13 to August 19

INCIDENT TYPE: Fire August 28 6:10 p.m. Call in the 16000 block of Guejito Road. See story in VC Shorts. INCIDENT TYPE: EMS/Rescue (Note: ALS is Advanced Life Support, BLS is Basic Life Support....more»

Hay fires, robots and taking care of business

Fire at the hay barn Filled with 500 bales of hay used for farm animals and valued at $5,000, a hay barn is not a good place for a hay burn. That’s what happened nonetheless just after 6 p....more»

Imagine my surprise 49 years later

Editor’s note: Russel Ray has been a photographer, and darn good one, for over 45 years. As for making a proverbial buck, he’s been a home inspector and property consultant throughout Southern ...more»

Valley Briefs

KIT CARSON PARK BIRD WALK SET FOR SEPT. 5 Join the VC Trails Association for three hours of bird watching, led by a guide from the Palomar Audubon Society, at 8 a....more»

Fight Club at Valley Center Community Planning Group

In what was sometimes a free-for-all worthy of Vince McMahon’s WWE, developers and Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) members squared off the night on Monday, Aug....more»

Betty Crocker, the 1849 California Gold Rush and VC Cemetery

Lest we forget, the historic Valley Center Cemetery at 28953 Miller Road draws us back with a timeless beauty and sense of awe. The cemetery was a part of current Valley Center news this week....more»

That’s the way it was March 28, 1974

March 28, 1974 was a Thursday, naturally. Richard Nixon had yet to resign. John Denver’s "Sunshine On My Shoulders" was the top song and Richard Lester’s "The Three Musketeers" was one of ...more»

Fire season, fire council and hot hip-hop at Harrah’s

Lo and behold, fire season is upon us Hot as they were, fortunately, they didn’t start any fires, but it was caliente and then some recently at Harrah’s Resort Southern California for hip-hop ...more»

Sheriff’s Blotters August 14 to August 18

August 14 Stanley Hilton, 63, was arrested around 11 a.m. at Paradise Mountain and N. Lake Wohlford roads on suspicion of violating a domestic relations court order and transported to the Vista Detention ...more»

Emergency Calls August 13 to August 19

INCIDENT TYPE: Fire August 18 11:13 a.m. Call on Lilac Road. Response time was 5:40. Clear time 12:33 p.m. INCIDENT TYPE: EMS/Rescue August 13 6:02 a....more»

Airman who helped stop train attack set returns to US
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force airman who was injured when he and two childhood friends tackled a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train returned to his native California Thursday night...
Moving company accused of fraud, operating under various names
A nationwide moving company is accused of operating under various names and defrauding a Delaware Valley homeowner.
Family of slain Washington state farmworker seeks $25 million in U.S. lawsuit
Relatives of an unarmed Mexican immigrant farmworker who was shot dead this year by patrolmen in Washington state filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking more than $25 million in damages. The lawsuit filed in U...
30,000 tickets for pope events in Philadelphia, but questions remain
30,000 tickets will be made available to the public for events during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia later this month, but many questions remain.
Pregnant woman struck in Frankford double shooting
A pregnant woman is one of the victims in a double shooting in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.
Pedestrian struck and killed by truck in Warminster
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a truck in Warminster, Bucks County.
Vigil held for Burlington County teacher, student killed in separate crashes
It was a somber remembrance Thursday night for a teacher and a student who were closely connected.
Manhunt could bring subdued holiday in recreation area
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes...