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Celebrate July 4 with food, fireworks and games at the Center and Grape Day Park



Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-goers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivities. The event is back for its 52nd year on Saturday, July 4 with rockin’ live music, tasty treats, and games […]

Work proceeding on Bear Valley Parkway roadwork



Nine months into the $15 million Bear Valley Parkway project significant progress is being made to the onemile segment of road. The project is due to be completed the fall of 2016. This is a joint project of the city of Escondido and County Dept. of Public Works. The $15 million for the new road comes from Transnet, Proposition 1B […]

City council adopts new water restrictions



New restrictions for City of Escondido water customers have been approved by the Escondido City Council. Those customers will be permitted to continue to water three days per week, but only seven minutes per station, instead of the previous 10 minutes. The three-day watering schedule remains the same: houses with odd numbered addresses may only water on Sunday, Tuesday and […]

Sunny Side Kitchen short menu, long on flavor



“Comfort food that has been elevated” is how the Carpenters describe what they serve at Sunny Side Kitchen in Escondido. Sunny Side Kitchen has been open on Orange Street (155 S. Orange St., between Second and Grand) since March 2, long enough for owners Bob & Kate Carpenter to begin carving out their own niche in that section of town. […]

-30- An Editor’s Notebook



I was enjoying the cool view, cool jazz music and cool appetizers of Vintana’s outdoor patio when Bob & Diana Wisecarver strolled up, looking about as relaxed as I’ve seen anyone recently. Bob was the longtime owner of Community Pharmacy in Valley Center and Escondido. About 18 months ago he sold the pharmacy to Pete Nguyen. The sale was conducted […]

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Letters to the editor



THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL DAY Editor, Times Advocate: Thanks for the coverage given to us by the folks in the Times Advocate newspaper and also by the people who publish the Western Days magazine. Thank you, Valley Center for the beautiful day. We were overwhelmed with the love shown from many friends along the parade route. It was very humbling, […]

Art show features work of two local photographers



During July, the Escondido Art Partnership, will play host to two Escondido photographers, Richard Schultz, and Ted W. Snoddy. The Gallery known for its wide range of art on display, from photography to paintings, watercolors to hip clothing and deco jewelry, will feature a month long photography journey of “Escape.” Snoddy’s recent trip to Thailand will feature some local flair […]

Enjoy ‘Movies in the Park’ this summer



Enjoy “Movies in the Park” this summer at Grape Day Park. 7 p.m. games, movie airs at dusk July 11 “Despicable Me”July 25 “Big Hero 6”August 8 “Wreck-It Ralph” Movies in the Park is back for the 8th season of free fun in Grape Day Park. First there are games with The Escondido History Center and its partner Escondido Recreation […]


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