2016-06-09 E-Edition

Skyline holds successful evacuation drill

It began with Valley Center Fire Chief Joe Napier speaking into his handheld radio, “This is a drill. This is a drill on ICS one. A general evacuation of Skyline Ranch. All Stations. All stations, the exercise is under way.” The mobile home community of Skyline held an evacuation drill on Saturday morning in which about half of the 200 […]

VC Relay For Life begins Saturday at Bates

Matt Iseman, Host of American Ninja Warrior on NBC will welcome participants to the Relay For Life of Valley Center on June 11 at 9 a.m. at Bates Nut Farm. Iseman is a comedian, actor, physician and cancer survivor. He supports U.S. troops by performing USO shows in Afghanistan, South Korea and Bosnia. Anyone who has heard the words “you […]

Longtime VCHS counselor to retire this week

Over the course of nearly 18 years of assisting high school students in preparing for college Becky Rumble has seen more than $20 million in private and institutional scholarships disbursed to Valley Center High School seniors. “She has done so much for our students and community over the years,” observes Ron McCowan, principal. And now, Becky Rumble is looking at […]

257 students to graduate Thursday

Two hundred and fifty seven students are expected to graduate Thursday, June 9, 6-7 p.m. from the Valley Center High School Class of 2016. The graduation ceremony will be held at Jaguar Stadium. Principal Ron McCowan spoke glowingly of the young people who will be sent off into the world of adults on Thursday. He told The Roadrunner, “I often […]

Accretive delivers 110,000 LHR petitions to registrar

The Roadrunner has learned that the Accretive Group has delivered 110,000 petition signatures to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters in 137 boxes. The petitions are for an initiative that would put the Lilac Hills Ranch project before the voters of the entire county in November. Registrar Michael Vu on Monday confirmed that the signatures were submitted. Now the […]


GIVE US GRAD ANNOUNCEMENTS All VC schools will celebration graduation or promotion on the same day, June 9. We invite readers to submit photos and graduation information for upcoming issues. This includes graduation information about college as well as high school. Send to editor@valleycenter.com. SPECIAL MEETING The Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board will have a special meeting on […]

VC man crashes into Heritage Trail

Planners to discuss Weston shopping center project June 13

Valley Center Community Planning Group (VCCPG) will get an update from the North Village Subcommittee at its monthly meeting Monday, June 13, beginning at 7 p.m. at VC Community Hall. There will be a North Village Subcommittee update and possible VCCPG recommendation vote on the Weston Towne Center project, the eastern North Village development behind the post office. The project […]


Is there a drought?

When Donald Trump during his visit to San Diego two weeks ago expressed the heretical thought that “there is no drought” he brought down the scorn of the intelligentsia for being such an airhead. It is a not uncommon thing for the GOP presumptive nominee to say things that are disconnected from reality, so no one was particularly startled by […]