Miss VC pageant calls for contestants

Valley Center’s young women are being invited to pick up entry forms for the Miss Valley Center pageant, which will choose Miss Valley Center and Junior Miss Valley Center 2019 at the 2019 Miss Valley Center Scholarship Pageant Saturday March 23, 2019 at the Maxine Theater.   The orientation is Saturday January 12, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at Ann’s School […]

Sewer road work will ramp up in January

Sewer road work will ramp up in January The road work that will make possible the installation of the North Village Collection System Phase of the North South Village Wastewater Reclamation Expansion Project will start to impact the daily commute beginning in January. A $2.3 million project of the Valley Center Municipal Water District, construction activity will be in Valley […]

Alleged rape, deadly pursuit and dead coyote lead top online stories in 2018

This year among the top stories that The Roadrunner published, some of the stories that most attracted the interest of readers included “Woman raped Thursday on Heritage Trail,” “Pursuit Ends in Double Fatality,”  and “Coyote killed by discarded bottle inspires residents to hold cleanup.” Here we list the top 20 articles viewed on our website for 2018. Almost a year […]


GARDEN CLUB MEETS JAN. 9 Organic gardening ideas will be planted at the Dos Valles Garden Club meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 am. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 31020 Cole Grade Rd.  The public is welcome.  Speaker Eric Olsen brings over eight years’ experience in the gardening industry; is knowledgeable about soil and plant science, garden space design and environmentally […]

Cosmic Solar helps launch Fire Department Foundation

Judith & Bahram Shadzi of Cosmic Solar gave one of the first donations for the Valley Center Fire Department Foundation.  This is a new foundation  formed by the Valley Center Fire Department as an outreach to the community. Through this foundation the community can support the fire department so fire fighters can purchase rescue equipment fire fighters need, but would not be covered […]

Event raises $2,000 for Paradise Fire victims

Faith Much of Valley Center Rotary reports that the fundraiser held on December 20 for the Camp Fire survivors in the town of Paradise, California raised $2,000. The event was organized and sponsored by Rotary, Air Crafts Heating and Air Conditioning and Faith Much of Edward Jones.  Paradise was ravaged and almost completely destroyed by the fire earlier this year. […]

CERT offers training in January

Valley Center CERT will be offering three days of free training January 11, 12 & 19 at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 14826 Fruitvale Rd. The training begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. on the following Saturday. In the event of an area-wide disaster, critical infrastructure and emergency services will […]

Climate change lawsuit defeat hits County where it lives


The Superior Court’s slap down of the County’s attempts to violate its own General Plan (see front page story) qualifies in my mind as the biggest story of the year. I’m not talking about “most read.” You can also find that list on the front page. I’m talking about most likely to impact our lives. Valley Center residents who watched […]


Editor, Roadrunner:  I think it would be a good news article if you listed the number of car accidents on Valley Center roads in 2018. There have been 5 in the last week on Lilac or Valley Center Road. Maybe just the total by road not individually and number of deaths. Maybe a breakdown between residents one non-residents. Pretty sad. […]

Letter to the Editor: NEXT TIME, SALUTE THE MARINE

Editor, Roadrunner:  Your editorial on this incident is disappointing. The driver who was supposedly on her phone, wasn’t. The highway patrolman didn’t cite her. Even if she was, her car has a “hands free” system. Unfortunately, your opinions were off, because there were two cars in front of her that were being unsafe, that she tried to avoid. As for […]