Update on East Valley Pkwy/Valley Center Road Widening Project

This project will widen the bridge over Escondido Creek north of Lake Wohlford Road, widen Valley Center Road, add medians and landscaping, and construct sidewalk from Beven Drive to the northern city limit of Escondido.  This project bid on May 25, 2017 and was award by the Escondido City Council at the July 12, 2017 meeting.  The signed contract was […]

School opening ‘smooth as silk’ says VCPUSD Super

Valley Center Pauma schools opened on Thursdays and, according to Supt. Mary Gorsuch “Opening of schools was smooth as silk, as usual.  All of the planning that VCPUSD teachers, maintenance staff, transportation staff, child nutrition, school site staff members, technology staff make a big difference in getting schools started on a positive and productive note.   We really appreciate that […]

Community invited to 9-11 remembrance

The Valley Center Fire Protection District invites the entire Valley Center community, members of public safety, public services education and military veterans are invited to participate in reading the names of all of our fallen during the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The reading will occur Monday, […]

Lightning strike fire near containment

A fire burning on the slope of Palomar Mountain Monday afternoon that closed South Grade (S6) to any traffic was nearing 90% containment on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for CalFire. (see original story) “It is not actively burning, but we need to finish containment,” said Public Information Officer Isaac Sanchez The fire was reportedly started by lightning and exacerbated […]

Oceanside council member seeks Fifth District seat

Jerry Kern, a longtime member of the Oceanside City Council, dropped by The Roadrunner office on the day of the big eclipse to talk about his candidacy for the seat currently occupied by Bill Horn, who is being term limited out next year. Valley Center residents have become accustomed to being represented by Horn, who was not only a resident […]

Renovations are coming to the Capitol

~ Guest Opinion

As a member of the Joint Rules Committee, we have been tasked with directing an upgrade or replacement for the rapidly deteriorating State Capitol Building Annex. The building was designed in the late 40’s and completed in 1952 at a cost of $7.5 million.  Originally intended to house a part-time Legislature, the Annex is home to the offices of the […]

What Keeps Me Awake at Night? – Source of Water Manager Insomnia

~ Guest Opinion

A standard question often asked people in charge of important things (such as being responsible for the water and wastewater needs of 26,000 people as well as hundreds of businesses and farms in our service area), is “What Keeps You Awake at Night.” My answer: The literal army of state legislators and bureaucrats working hard to dream up ways to […]

Comment on civility: how do we get along?

~ Guest Opinion

In any given month, our little family undergoes two very different social experiences.  The one occurs when we are at a local grocery store and the other when we are at the Marine or Navy Commissary. At the latter, when I am moving through the store or standing in line waiting to check out, I have the fair confidence that […]

Pardon is not assault on “rule of law”


The pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio by President Trump is NOT—as is alleged in the media and by leftwing (and some rightwing) commentators—an “assault on the rule of law.” It is PART of the rule of law. The framers of the Constitution envisioned that the president of the United States would have at least one of the trappings of […]

Letter to the Editor: COPYING CNN NONSENSE

Editor, Roadrunner: Squawk,squawk,squawk!  Our leftie living in a “leftie” world sounds like a parrot, copying CNN nonsense while claiming “I never said that!”  Once again he takes comments out of context.  See, when a conservative points out FACTS to a leftie, they resort to demeaning the other person.  Squawk, squawk, squawk! Our resident leftie actually points out a fact he […]