VC man remembers generations who served

This week Roger Booth of Hideaway Lake mobile home park is remembering the men from his family who have served in America’s overseas wars over the last century. He put together a one page “album” of the photos just in time for Memorial Day and brought them over to The Roadrunner office to share them with our readers. 

Baseball, Cuca and more historic Q&A: Part 4

 The Valley Center History Museum, currently closed, continues to provide historical and ancestral information to researchers, students engaged in virtual learning, and the curious public.  Here in Part 4 are more examples of recent inquiries to the museum.  Each is typical of questions regularly received by the local Historical Society. I was watching a rerun of an old baseball program […]

Now everyone can shop at Pauma Store

The Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians announced this week that it is “keeping the community safe by extending their Pauma Store at Casino Pauma in the Pauma Pavilion to all members of the community effective immediately.” According to the announcement,  “You can now purchase household essential items like paper goods, toilet paper, canned goods, COVID-19 safety products and so much […]


This Sunday is the last in the 50 day season of Easter.  It is obvious that this season of Easter has been quite unique.  Even before Easter Sunday, we were forced to discontinue public worship in the midst of the pandemic.  For all churches, this has not been easy to do.  We are a business based on human contact.  It […]


Notes from Light of the Valley Lutheran Church   28330 Lilac Rd.  Valley Center 92082  (760)-749-9733 When we first moved to Valley Center, my husband was already ill and soon passed.  My daughter did not want me to live alone and we decided to build a house together so we could both be happy.  I started going […]

Apps and All

As I was surfing the internet, I came across a scary life insurance statistic. The average life expectancy of a male in the United States is 76 years. This brought back a memory from just before the virus panic. I was reading to my 4-year-old granddaughter, when she looked up at me and said: “Grandpa, you’re old aren’t you?” I […]

Governor has exceeded his authority

If Gavin Newsom was Donald Trump, he’d already be on his way to being impeached again for the way he has grossly exceeded his authority in the slightly more than two months since the governor began issuing wide-ranging executive orders that had the effect of confining a goodly percentage of the Golden State’s population to house arrest and putting a […]

Open for business?

Governor Newsom’s May revised budget projection for the coming Fiscal Year shows that the $21 billion surplus we had has become a $54 billion deficit in our state budget! The economic activity that generates tax revenues supporting state programs has collapsed because of Covid-19. We are now in a serious recession, with unemployment levels greater than those of the Great […]

Lift restrictions on elective surgeries

Several weeks ago we ran an article about how Palomar Health’s inability to perform elective surgeries due to the coronavirus pandemic had caused patient volumes to drop by 50% with a corresponding “significant” decline in revenues. This also led to Palomar Health furloughing more than 200 health care workers. This was part of the system’s ramping up in preparation for […]