Roadrunner seeks columnists

The Roadrunner is seeking columnists to write about the following communities in Valley Center: Skyline Ranch Mobilehome Park, Hide-Away Lake Mobilehome Park and Woods Valley Ranch. The column, which could be weekly or monthly or something in-between would ideally be written by someone who is friendly and outgoing and loves to meet new people in his or her little community […]


VCFPD should put 3rd fire station Cole Grade Road says consultant

A third fire station, probably on Cole Grade Road, could be in the future for the Valley Center Fire Protection District. This will require the district to go to its voters for authorization to increase benefit fees to pay for it, and the increased staffing. After months of interviewing and research, Citygate Associates—a provider of fire and emergency services—Thursday night […]

Schwartz resigns from school board

Bart Schwartz, who was elected to the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board last November, has resigned from the board due to “personal health reasons,” according to Schwartz. The school district is seeking applications from interested residents within the district’s boundaries to serve as an appointed member of the governing board. By law, the appointment must be made prior […]

Miss Valley Center pageant Saturday night at the Maxine

The Miss Valley Center/Junior Miss Valley Center Pageant will be this Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. at the VCHS’s Maxine Theater. Pageant Director Debra Jockinsen told The Roadrunner, “The girls have been busy learning their speeches, practicing their questions, learning the dance, and having a great time getting to know themselves and each other.” She added, “They all have been […]

Western Days committee announces theme

At their March meeting, the Western Days Committee unveiled the theme for this year’s event: “Celebrating our future, the youth of Valley Center,” along with one of VC’s youth, Mason Strunk, the young artist who created this year’s Western Days logo. Now that the theme and logo are finalized, the committee will begin getting t-shirts created for volunteers (in bright […]

Rains are coming again, grab your sandbags

So, spring has arrived — and the rains are coming back! The National Weather Service is predicting rain this week for San Diego County. Which means it’s also a good time to check to see if you need any free sand and/or bags to help protect your home and property from the weather. San Diego County’s Department of Public Works, […]


Editor, Roadrunner: Architect Kellogg wishes to congratulate SDG&E for not having a fair hearing before chopping down the beautiful tall hundred twenty-year-old historical eucalyptus trees down, just north of the Grammar school on Cole Grade Road in Pauma Valley, for the benefit of the public! KEN KELLOGG, Pauma Valley


Editor, Roadrunner: Western or Mission style or even mixed (because it is!) is OK with me. Just so long as it doesn’t look like the “city” type of Mission style. I have been to areas where you know it is meant to be Mission style, but it says “but it’s in the city!” This is after all, in the backcountry. […]

Is fake news a threat to real news? Not really

The only real threat posed by so-called “fake news” is to reporters who are too lazy to do their work right. I just read an excellent piece “Business of News: Fake News is a Golden Opportunity For Journalists” by Tim Gallagher that appeared this week in “Editor & Publisher.” His point, succinctly put, is that “Fake news is the best […]