Rescue dog adopted by parents of fireman

A dog who was rescued after she was trapped between boulders in Valley Center is now settling into her new home in Vista. Rocksann was adopted Tuesday from the County shelter in Carlsbad. “We’re very careful with her being new,” said Rick Randall, who adopted Rocksann. “We thought she’d be pacing or something, but she’s sprawled out on her bed, […]

Western Days committee finalizes parade, festival plans

board reelected to two year terms

Five weeks out from Western Days, the board of directors for the Western Days organization showed their confidence in the team that is putting on the event by reaffirming the existing board for the next two years until June 2021. The annual and volunteer meeting was held Monday afternoon at the VC Library.  The 69th Annual Western Days title sponsor […]

Chamber: Don’t do something to stunt your growth


When I first came to work for The Roadrunner, back before Prohibition (I hope you know I’m kidding. You do, don’t you?) I used to regularly attend meetings of the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce, which were held upstairs in VC Community Hall. Usually a dozen people attended because the Chamber was pretty unsophisticated in function and execution. The meetings […]

Chamber posts proposed new bylaws online

The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce for several months has been working on the language of proposed new bylaws to the organization.  This week the Chamber released the proposed draft, which is being posted on the Chamber website at A meeting of the general membership of the Chamber will be held May 7, 6:15 p.m. at the Valley Center […]

Wildfire Symposium May 18 will help homeowners protect their homes

When you see the flames crackling on the ridge above your property, framing your house in a lurid orange glow—at that moment it’s really too late to start thinking of what you can do to make your home more safe from a wildfire. So If you want to keep your house from catching on fire and burning to the ground, […]

Many confuse deteriorating VC Road with water district work

It’s not the district’s fault; it’s asphalt

  If the road has squiggly black lines along the surface, that means it’s old, deteriorating, and needs to be resurfaced. That’s not the result of the current sewer line work. Motorists who see the sewer line roadwork taking place along Valley Center Road in the North Village can be forgiven if they tend to blame the Valley Center Municipal […]

Cosmic Solar given Vista Small Business of Year award

The Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Vista Education Foundation presented Cosmic Solar with the 2019 Small Business of the Year award.  On April 5, the 8th Annual Heroes of Vista Gala Dinner event was hosted by Cal State San Marcos. Cosmic Solar is one of the most visible businesses in Valley Center. In large part due to the company’s […]

Get healthy vegetable seedlings at Dos Valles Plant Sale Saturday

 Come early for a good selection of vegetable and other seedlings at the Dos Valles Garden Club Plant Sale on Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will be held at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Rd. A wide variety of plants, both outdoor and indoor, will be offered for flower or vegetable gardens or that […]

Library support group to mark 40th anniversary

Entertainers Nathan Fry and Janet Hammer will take the audience down memory lane this Saturday, April 27, when they perform popular songs from the seventies to mark the 40th anniversary of Friends of the Valley Center Library.  The concert, open to the public, begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Library.  The pop duo, called California’s premier keyboard-vocal artists, has appeared […]

Is this a trend?

1 of 3 – Monday – Vehicle snaps pole on Vesper Monday was a bad day for cars and power poles. This car hit a pole on Vesper Road about 3 p.m. The road was closed to both directions for a time. There were no injuries.  2 of 3 – Monday – Truck vs. pole near Lake Wohlford This truck vs. […]