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Abed challenges Roberts to a supervisor throwdown

A weakened Dave Roberts causes Escondido mayor to throw hat in ring for 3rd District

If Sam Abed has his way, Escondido will elect its first resident Supervisor of the 3rd District, and it will be him. Monday the recently reelected Escondido mayor announced he would seek to unseat incumbent Dave Roberts from the Board of Supervisors next June. A weakened Roberts, the subject of several unflattering revelations about possible misuse of public funds, and […]

Chamber installation a celebration of city’s vibrant business community



The Escondido Chamber of Commerce Friday night celebrated its 105th annual installation of officers and awards “A Masterpiece in the Making;” hosted at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido museum. With members enjoying hors d’oeuvres standing and sitting surrounded by the museum’s works of art, the festivities included the installation of Alicia Reeves as incoming chairman of the board […]

The Packards and Pierce Arrows are coming: Grand D’elegance, June 19



The Packards, once considered the finest car manufactured in America are coming to Cruisin’ Grand on June 19, in an evening dubbed Grand D’elegance by organizer Steve Waldron. See the car that was the favorite of legends like Winston Churchill, George Patton, Clark Gable, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mae West, and Howard Hughes. The San Diego Packard Club will bring 25-40 […]

MusicFest raises money for music program



An answer for ‘You didn’t build that’



This editorial has two, count them, two points to make. One of them is political and the other one isn’t, or if it is, it has to do with the politics of the university and academics. I just finished reading historian David McCullough’s new book, The Wright Brothers, which is another masterful look at American history. If you are not […]

Letters to the editor



CHANGES ARE COMING, FOLKS Editor, Times Advocate: I want to take a few moments of your time, if I may, fellow Valley Center residents. Since being elected to serve on the Valley Center Planning Group last November, my eyes have become wide open to the many changes that lie ahead for our community. I truly invite everyone to come out […]

Political Cartoon



20,000 expected at annual July 4 fireworks show at Grape Day Park



Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 52nd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks. This free community event features rockin’ live music by Jimmy & Enrique, Mrs. Jones’ Revenge, and the Morgan Leigh Band, food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy. The day’s festivities will conclude with a special performance by Camp Pendleton’s 1st […]

Around Escondido



Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Kalmia between Grand Ave and Second. North County’s newest artisan market in historic Downtown Escondido. Come for unique products and fresh produce in a hip urban market. Escondido Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2:30-6 p.m., Year-Round, event is held on Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street downtown. Local, farm […]


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