Lilac Hills Ranch hearing could be October 28

At Monday night’s Valley Center Community Planning Group meeting members learned that it is possible the Board of Supervisors will hear Accretive Investment’s Lilac Hills Ranch project as soon as October 28. It doesn’t get more tentative than that, but several factors are at work that effect when the hearing will be held. One of them is that Fifth District […]

Cases of Whooping Cough confirmed at two VC schools

“Greetings, this is Superintendent Mary Gorsuch with an important health announcement. We have been notified today by the San Diego County Department of Public Health of confirmed cases of pertussis or whooping cough at Valley Center Middle School and Valley Center High School. Your child may have been exposed to this highly contagious disease that causes severe coughing. If your […]

Jags in frustrating 16-10 loss to San Pasqual

Oh man, if only Valley Center High could finish. Then, the trajectory of their season would be on a totally different arc. Their reality would be in sharp contrast to what it is today. The cold, hard fact is this; the Jaguars could quite easily be undefeated at this stage instead of having to satisfy themselves with a 3 and […]

VC’s Jake Glennie: one tough tackle

Sometimes you might see him, but most of the time you probably wont. Where Valley Center tackle Jake Glennie lives, it’s often difficult to make him out. There are simply too many bodies colliding, too much humanity meshing together. At the line of scrimmage, at the point of attack, you can literally be swallowed up with all that is swirling […]

Former VC man learns he has a daughter 42 years later

Former Valley Center resident Larry Read recently discovered a daughter born 42 years ago, one who he had no idea existed. Read, who formerly owned Oak Knoll Campground at the foot of Palomar Mountain, and was known locally for his singing and song-writing talents, calls this phase of his life “A True Story Of Love, Perseverance, and Hope 43 years […]


Editor, Roadrunner: Regarding the letter from E. Hurst in your October 8th issue (Idea For Roundabouts Is Stupid), the writer is most likely thinking of old roundabouts, traffic circles, or rotaries, not modern roundabouts that are designed to be simpler and safer.   The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that modern roundabouts result in a 40% decrease in accidents […]

Yuima Water GM Burzell retires

Faced with chaos on his board of directors as several directors have been targeted by recall attempts, Yuima Municipal Water District Gen. Mgr. Lin Burzell has retired from the district that he led for several years. He announced his retirement on Tuesday. Burzell had become the focus of much criticism after the district spent over $1 million in legal fees […]


Hi, this is Molly Davis, I am in 7th grade attending the Valley Center Middle School. If you have not already known me from before, I have previously written for the Roadrunner and Times Advocate. I write about our local schools, life tips, and about what is going on in my life. I write once a week and I’m happy […]

Supt. Gorsuch explains the new CAASPP tests

At the October meeting of the Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board trustees heard a report on the new California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test. Last spring students in grades 3-11 took the tests. Results for district scores were released by the state in September. Parents of students began receiving the results of the tests in […]

Tribe to Protect Native American Children in California’s Welfare System

PALA, CA – The Pala Band of Mission Indians is the first tribe in California to receive clearance to conduct LiveScan background checks for tribal foster homes under new State law (Senate Bill 1460). The tribe is also the first to apply to the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS) program,  Purpose Code X, to assist tribal […]