Tuesday, October 06, 2015 • 07:39

Ambulance dispatched to infant who struck head

On Friday, October 2, at 12:24 p.m., Valley Center Fire Engine 1611 and Mercy Ambulance 1691 were dispatched to medical incident where an infant had fallen and struck its head....more»

We’re Back! Newspaper once more locally owned

The Roadrunner has a new owner, lifelong Valley Center resident Justin Salter, who is taking over a publication that has a long and proud history. The cycle of life of Valley Center’s traditional ...more»

VC museum will re-open with famous stagecoach

When the Valley Center History Museum reopens in several weeks in a newly-enlarged building, visitors will be greeted by an extraordinary piece of American history: a 167-year-old stagecoach that once ...more»

Celebration to be renamed “VC Stampede Parade, Festival & Rodeo”

Ron Johnson of the Optimist Club, declaring: "We’d like to be master of our own ship. We want to be in control," announced Friday that the event formerly known as Western Days will now be known ...more»

Horn has been working on conflict of interest issue for weeks

Editor’s note: An earlier article on this subject posted on our Website (valleycenter.com) stated incorrectly that Bill Horn sent a letter to the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) ...more»


CUSTOMER APPRECIATION AT ARMSTRONG Armstrong Feed & Supply will hold their annual Customer Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 10. Get free barbecue lunch and up to 40% on products store wide....more»


Garden Club Plant, Bulb & Wreath Sale Oct. 17 The public is invited to the Dos Valles Garden Club Plant Sale, Bulb Fest & Autumn Wreath Sale on Sat., Oct....more»

Meet the staff

The Roadrunner would like to introduce the staff of the paper to the community: Lisa Scarpello, Graphics / Designer Lisa has been a graphic designer for over 35 years....more»

Sheriff’s Blotter September 22 to 28

September 22 12:45 a.m. — Deputies arrived to Harrah’s Resort Southern California and arrested a 29 year-old man for an outstanding felony warrant, and a 26 year-old-woman for possession and ...more»

Fire Dept. to hold Safety Expo Saturday at Bates

The VC Fire Protection District is sponsor a special fire prevention safety exposition that will kick off national fire prevention month Saturday, October 3, from 10 a....more»

Library to celebrate Halloween, with costume parade and concert October 17

The Valley Center Library will present the Halloween Costume Parade and Valley Center Symphony Concert on Saturday, October 17, from 3—4 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to put on their Halloween costumes ...more»

Santa Comes to Bates in December

Santa (and some of his helpers) has created a free event for all the children in VC. Mark the dates of Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 when Santa Claus will be coming to town for Christmas ...more»


Valley Folks is a collection of snippets of news and newsy gossip from around town. If you’d like something considered for Valley Folks, contact the editor at editor@valleycenter....more»

Bark For Life 2015 was a tail-wagging event

Bates Nut Farm was the host for the Bark For Life of VC on Saturday, September 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. This was the third year that local resident and American Cancer Society volunteer, Lori Lallo coordinated ...more»

Our team is dedicated to success of each student

Our Valley Center — Pauma Unified School District team is dedicated to the success of each and every student in our care. Teachers, classified staff members, and administrators work together to ...more»

Prosecutors to detail case vs. suspect in contract killings
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who acknowledged killing dozens of people across the United States as an enforcer for Mexican drug cartels will hear evidence in court Tuesday that prosecutors say proves he gunned down nine people throughout central California...
Connecticut man to be sentenced for series of 'swatting' hoax calls
A 22-year-old Connecticut man is due to be sentenced on Tuesday for at least six "swatting" hoax calls to U.S. high schools and colleges last year threatening that bombers or active shooters were about to target the institutions...
Hot-air balloons hit truck, power line at Albuquerque event
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two hot-air balloons participating in Albuquerque, New Mexico's annual balloon festival have been involved in separate accidents, with one landing on a truck and a second striking a power line...
PHOTOS: Lockdown at Community College of Phila.
The Action Cam and Chopper 6 HD were on the scene at the Community College of Philadelphia after students were told to shelter in place.
Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot immediately quit her "nasty, dirty" job and will build houses for her family...
DA: Doctor indicted in $150M insurance fraud not in custody
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors say the doctor who orchestrated a $150 million insurance fraud scheme and allowed his assistant to perform surgeries is not in custody in Germany as they had previously reported...
Trucker hauling liquid manure dies in crash; waste spills
CASTILE, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a 49-year-old man was killed when the liquid manure hauler he was driving crashed on a rural road in western New York, spilling thousands of gallons of animal waste...
Cops: Teen pulled gun on college student, prompting lockdown
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police have arrested a 17-year-old believed to have pulled a gun on a student outside a Community College of Philadelphia building, prompting a campus lockdown and a large police response...