Developer keeps Lilac Hills Ranch alive

It appears you can’t keep a good man, or good project, down.  Good, of course, is in the eye of the beholder. Responding to signs that the Accretive Group is taking steps to keep the Lilac Hills Ranch (LHR) development alive as an active project, Monday night the VC Community Planning Group voted to reconstitute its old Lilac Hills Ranch […]

Kiwanis golf tourney to raise funds for VC schools

Parents and other supporters of Valley Center schools should know that the Valley Center Kiwanis Club will be hosting its fifth annual golf tournament on Friday, October 13. The proceeds will be donated to Valley Center public schools to support character education and anti-bullying programs, as well as provide college scholarships to students graduating from Valley Center high schools. An […]

School trustees want to explore adding financial literacy requirements

Mike Adams, recently appointed to the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board to fill a vacancy, already wants to make his mark on the district. At Thursday’s board meeting Adams asked the board to consider making financial literacy a requirement for graduation, much as literacy in English or Math are things seniors are expected to know when they finish […]

The eclipse: the greatest event you shouldn’t look at (with the naked eye)

Millions of people in North America will be making the trek north to one of the states with optimal viewing of the August 21 total solar eclipse that will take place in in the midmorning. Just because you won’t be able to see a total eclipse here in San Diego county doesn’t mean you can’t join billions of people in […]

Thursday, August 24 will be first day of school

Valley Center/Pauma schools will begin Thursday, August 24. Playground supervision begins at 7:30 a.m. at the K-8 schools. Traffic is always heavy around the schools on the first day of school.  If you are planning to bring your children on the first day, it is a good idea to arrive well before school begins.  The school buses make many stops […]

The Legislature should join the 21st century

Processes in the State Capitol are way out of date. During the 7-8 months I spend in Sacramento annually, I use much of my time working and voting on legislation, and meeting with advocacy groups and constituents to discuss legislation. Even so, keeping up with constituent and district concerns isn’t easy when you’re over 500 miles away. Shortening the legislative […]

Who will teach us… then?

~ Guest Opinion

When I first read a “Guest Opinion” by Rick Elkins, I immediately thought that this was something that I had written.  It resonated with reason and perspective that I really feel is missing in today’s national discussion that pretends towards a balanced and spirited dialogue but, in fact, at the national level is little more than opposing artillery trying to […]

Don’t erase history


I get it that some people in Old South states think that it’s time to stop honoring the Confederate War heroes like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson by removing their statues from the public squares, like the one in Charlottesville. Many of these statues have been around for a century or more. Some of them, to say the least, […]


Editor, Roadrunner: As usual, our leftie southpaw columnist begins his article with a false statement regarding types of leaks.  He diminishes the types of leaks that undermine the presidency.  Apparently these “palace intrigue” leaks are OK, especially if they further the agenda of the deep state lefties, and give the left wing media plenty to chew.  No one can argue […]

County releases Draft Climate Action Plan for public comment

The County of San Diego Thursday released a draft Climate Action Plan for a 45-day public comment period scheduled to end Sept. 25. The draft plan is designed to cut greenhouse gases in the County’s unincorporated communities as well as those related to County government operations. It seeks to meet state requirements with actions that balance environmental, economic and community […]