Duncan Hunter’s trial postponed until election season

50th District Congressman Duncan Hunter’s federal trial for misusing campaign funds, has been postponed until January, just two months shy of the March primary, driving a wrench into plans by local Republicans who were hoping to get past the representative’s personal scandals and engage directly with the only Democratic candidate in the field. This prompted one of Hunter’s GOP challengers, […]

First Community Plan Update Subcommittee meeting set for Aug. 29

The County has commenced a new Community Plan Update process for Valley Center. The Valley Center Community Planning Group has scheduled the first meeting of its Community Plan Update Subcommittee for Thursday, August 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Valley Center Middle School Multipurpose Room on North Lake Wohlford Road. The Subcommittee will discuss […]

Water district to begin restoring VC Road next week

After several months of tearing up Valley Center Road to make way for the water reclamation pipeline to serve both the North & South Villages, the Valley Center Municipal Water District will begin restoring the asphalt of the work area. According to VCMWD Gen. Mgr. Gary Arant told The Roadrunner, “As of now, all pressure testing is completed, final paving […]


Editor, Roadrunner:  Some kids just need a little extra help to show you that they can academically thrive. This was the case for my son, Owen. He struggled in a brick-and-mortar school environment, and his grades and increasing anxiety reflected that.  For me, it was vital to find an alternative learning option where he could get the attention he deserves. […]


Editor, Roadrunner: I read C. F. Illingworth’s column and wish to correct some misconceptions he may have as well as offer some comments of my own. First and foremost, he cites three countries as Socialist: Russia, China and North Korea.  The first two are not socialist, they are avowed Communists and big ones at that.  Certainly, Russia is ruled by […]


Editor, Roadrunner: Last edition reported on 3 major accidents, two of them fatal. Just before that a fatal involving a motorcycle doing over 100 mph. Reckless driving a factor in at least 2 fatal accidents (100 mph in a business district, DUI and unsafe passing) and possibly the third.  California Vehicle code 23103a defines the elements of reckless (wanton and […]

Recent DRB decisions are not protecting community character

Valley Center depends on the VC Design Review Board (DRB) to protect our community character and it is in their power to do so.   Recent DRB decisions are not in line with our Design Guidelines, our Community Plan, nor the SD General Plan. Our Design Guidelines are incorporated into the VC Community Plan and by reference in the SD […]

Jeff Epstein’s body lies a molderin’ in his grave but his truth is marching on!

As soon as the body of Jeffrey Epstein was cold in his federal jail cell, the conspiracy theories began. Trump did it.  Moronic! The Clinton crime family put out the contract on the sleazy billionaire whose dripping claws touched hundreds of lives of young women—but who also formed close bonds with politicians such as the former president, who rode on […]

SoCal’s water portfolio

This region has made tremendous strides toward diversifying its water portfolio.  In Riverside County, groundwater desalination is moving forward to take full advantage of all available sources of water. Plans for Water Banking, which will take Northern California water imported during wet years to restore local aquifers for use during dry years, are also progressing. Since the droughts of the […]

Local residents invited to learn about how firefighters protect your home

Palomar Mountain Fire Safe Council has invited Valley Center residents to join them in A Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface Workshop on Palomar Mountain. Learn the principles firefighters use to protect your home and your community. The workshop will be held Saturday, August 24, 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. Registration refreshments, and networking at 7:30 a.m. The course […]