George Marley Lovejoy, 1951-2018

George passed away peacefully on September 20th at Palomar Hospital. He was surrounded by his family. George Lovejoy was born in Downey, CA along with his twin brother John Cranston Lovejoy III, they grew up in Anaheim. George worked at Knott’s Berry Farm for 11 years. He worked nights cleaning trashcans while attending college, eventually getting his BA. George remained […]

It’s a dog’s life at Bates

Bates Nut Farm has begun its month-long celebration of all things autumn and pumpkin related and our newspaper office mascot, Atticus, couldn’t be happier! When Atticus isn’t out sniffing out a story or greeting visitors to the paper, he prefers climbing on top of one of the giant pumpkins at Bates to get a better view of the world. He […]

Supervisor, local races will be highlighted at Maxine forum Oct. 19

In a first for Valley Center, there will be a combined Board of Supervisors, District 5 debate combined with a forum for candidates of the VC-Pauma School District and candidates for the Valley Center Parks & Rec board.  There will also be speakers for Measure SS and Prop. 6, the Repeal the Gas Tax. A group of Valley Center community […]

School district focuses on upping attendance

Class attendance at Valley Center Union School District has declined in the last couple of years; enough that the district is making an effort to alert parents and students that it is a problem. Last year chronic absenteeism in the district was 14.4%, compared to 12.6% the year before and 10.8% for 2014-2015.   Chronic absenteeism is defined as missing […]

The unyielding effort to remove a constitutionally elected president


On the day Trump declared his candidacy for president, there were people who got up in the morning, and while fastening their ties or applying their eye make-up looked at themselves in the mirror and said, “He won’t get elected. But IF he does, we can impeach him.” Then election day 2016 happened. A day that was for some people […]

Kiwanis golf tournament Oct. 12 will raise money for kids

Valley Center Kiwanis, for decades, has been there when children need help. On Friday, October 12, the club will put on a Golf Tournament at the Woods Valley Golf Course to raise money for the kids of Valley Center.  According to Kiwanis member Martha Bozulich, “We want to provide scholarships to help students who want to go to college or […]

Jerry Fenton: School board president seeks second term

Retired high school teacher Jerry Fenton, who is the current school board president of the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District, is seeking a second term. Asked why he is running, Fenton told The Roadrunner, “We’ve made progress in some areas that I’m really pleased about, and which I don’t want to downplay. But changing the direction of a school […]

Wendy Heredia: Retired principal/assistant super seeks school board seat

Wendy Heredia is a candidate for the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board.  This is her candidate statement submitted to The Roadrunner. It would be my honor to serve the students, families and residents of Valley Center by bringing relevant experience, demonstrated leadership and a genuine commitment to ensuring educational excellence in our schools. As a candidate for the […]

Elmer Jay Anderson, 92

Was longtime Palomar resident

Elmer Jay Anderson, 92, passed away on September 18, 2018. Born in Ogden, Utah on January 22, 1926, he had lived in Fallbrook since 2001. Previously he was a resident of Palomar Mountain, where he was a Lions member and enjoyed owning and operating Oak Knoll Campground for twenty-five years.  Mr. Anderson entered the Marine Corps V12 commissioning program after […]

Board of Supervisors Debate Night Expands… Then there were five

A conservative Latino’s view on politics

Candidates are coming. Date and venues are set. Now, it’s up to you – We ask your attendance, for an evening of discussion and debate on candidates who’ll affect our daily lives.  Yes, while you may not realize it, the Board of Supervisors affects our community every day. Whether development of new housing, infrastructure, natural disasters like wildfires and health […]