Accident on Lilac Road



Photo by Kim Harris / Valley RoadrunnerEmergency response crews work to free an accident victim from an overturned vehicle near the intersection of Lilac road and Sierra Rojo road in Valley Center late Wednesday afternoon. According to an unidentified passerby the driver was a woman who lost control of her vehicle resulting in the crash. The victim was trapped inside […]

Historic Melrose Ranch opening to public, Nov. 2



Melrose Ranch will host a harvest dinner and dance party to benefit local charities. Photo by Lisa Rose / Valley RoadrunnerNestled in verdant hills off Guejito Road, lies the historic Melrose Ranch, an estate stretched over more than 640 acres, with a noteworthy yet little-known history of prior owners and incarnations. The land had been used to raise cattle since […]

Roadrunner Shorts



HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT—Rotary Club of Escondido After 5 presents its Second Annual Rotary “Picnic in the Park” and Horseshoe Pitching Tournament on Saturday Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Felicita Park in Escondido. All proceeds benefit local charities, including Valley High School and the Miss Escondido /Miss Teen Escondido Pageant. Cost includes lunch and one beverage (beer, soda […]

Two injured in collision, Oct. 6



Photo by Ray Flores / Valley RoadrunnerA brown Ford pick-up truck collided with two other automobiles on Woods Valley Road this past Saturday around 10:30 a.m. Two people were injured and transported to Palomar Medical Center. The extent of their injuries were unknown as of press time. Traffic on Woods Valley was backed up to Valley Center Road and Lake […]

Hospice Volunteers needed for Valley Center



The Elizabeth Hospice is looking for patient care volunteers in Valley Center to assist hospice patients and their families. Fall volunteer training will be held Nov. 18-20 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elizabeth Hospice administrative building located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Volunteer training is free and open to the public. Bilingual volunteers, pet […]

County prepared to use Wireless Emergency Alert system



The Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services will now be able to tap into the federal Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system to reach cell phone users in the event of an emergency. As long as your phone is capable of receiving the alerts and set to “WEA enabled,” you don’t even have to register to […]

OG Fest promises a party to remember



When James Staake was a student at Orange Glen High School in the early nineties, there was one place everyone could count on for a good time. “The best parties were always in Valley Center, thrown by the Valley Center kids,” said Staake. Before Valley Center High School opened in 1998, most Valley Center residents went to Escondido for high […]

Roadrunner hits road with middle schoolers



Photo courtesy of Elizabeth UsherA group of parents and 8th graders from Valley Center Middle School went on an East Coast history trip in June. They took the Roadrunner with them to many different places. They spent six days exploring our history and site seeing places that changed America. The weather was perfect and the kids and parents had a […]

Astronomer shines light on the stars



Photo by Lisa Rose / Valley Roadrunner”A telescope sitting in a closet is worthless,” said astronomer Bob Karl of Oceanside, formerly of Lompoc Observatory, as he instructed a group of Valley Centerites on Friday and Saturday evenings on the wonders of the night sky, pointing out Venus along with the Milky Way, Andromeda, Double Cluster of Perseus, the Summer Triangle […]

Plans for new sports field taking shape



The new VCPUSD sports field will be built where the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Roe used to stand. Photo by Michael Crane / Valley RoadrunnerThe Valley Center – Pauma Unified School District (VCPUSD) is moving forward with their ambitions for a new sports field on the old site of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) buildings. With guidance from KLR Planning, […]