Friday, October 09, 2015 • 08:45

The end of a tradition?

This week, we are told, the Chamber of Commerce board may vote to go along with the Optimist proposal to get rid of the venerable, traditional name "Western Days....more»

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - October 8, 2015

IDEA FOR ROUNDABOUTS IS STUPID Editor, Roadrunner: In response to the August 27 report of the "Fight Club" I have this to say, "We lived in Valley Center for 24 years and have been visiting for over ...more»

Research animals might get another chance

Most of us love Beagles. Their eager-to-please, calm personalities make them the perfect pet. This trait also makes them perfect for research purposes....more»

The running of the bull

So, after two years of wandering in the wilderness, putting out first the Valley Center Press and then the Times Advocate, I have arrived back where I started—my old home at The Roadrunner just ...more»

Why Lilac Hills Ranch should not be approved

Valley Center is a very special rural community in San Diego County. The members of the Valley Center Community Planning Group volunteer their time and efforts to work towards making our fair community ...more»

Why Lilac Hills Ranch should be approved

On September 11, 2015, the County Planning Commission voted to approve Lilac Hills Ranch by a 4-3 vote. During Planning Commission deliberations, Lilac Hills Ranch was praised for its forward-looking ...more»


WE DON’T LIKE CHANGE Editor, Roadrunner: Please do not change the name from "Western Days" to "The Valley Center Stampede." There is no need for the change and the locals will not like it....more»

Schools around the world
A teacher leads a class session at the ecole primaire Ave Marie in Burundi's capital Bujumbura, April 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya)
Photos of the day - October 4, 2015
Emirati officials arrive for the launch of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives project in a ballroom at the Emirates Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Sunday, October 4, 2015. The ruler of Dubai is launching the new foundation to consolidate a range of charitable and human development initiatives that aims to support more than $270 million in projects annually...
Hillary Clinton calls McCarthy's Benghazi committee comments 'deeply distressing'
Hillary Clinton says House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's suggestion that the select committee investigating Benghazi was summoned to derail her 2016 presidential bid is “deeply distressing” because it dishonors the four Americans who died in the terror attacks...
Trump says he has license to carry: 'Somebody attacks me, they're gonna be shocked'
Donald Trump continues to court Second Amendment supporters in the wake of last week's deadly shooting in Oregon, suggesting the teachers at Umpqua Community College should have been armed — just like he is...
Drive-in movie art
Andrew Valko's artwork depicting Marilyn Monroe on the big screen. (Caters News)