Locals get the scoop on proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development

“I think this is going to be the best community in California ever built,” Jon Rilling told an audience of VC residents who showed up to learn about Lilac Hills Ranch. About 20 local residents, including several members of the Valley Center Community Planning Group, attended lunch and got information on the proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development at the VC […]

Jean Kraus was longtime Valley Center resident

Jean Lydia Kraus passed away quietly on Tuesday, December 2 shortly before her 89th birthday. She had recently spent Thanksgiving Day in the company of many of her family and was surrounded by her sons and daughter as she passed. Jean Riker was born in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania on Dec. 16, 1925. Despite the loss of her father at a […]

Why we should honor the rights of those we loathe to speak freely

For quite some time now the United States, you know, the Land of the Free, hasn’t been living up to its reputation as the defender of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press quite as much as it ought to. Shortly after 9/11 in a rush of patriotic fervor and paranoia we rammed through the Patriot Act, which put […]

Kathleen McCarley, 66

Kathleen McCarley died peacefully at Palomar Hospital on Sunday December 21. She was 66. Kathleen McCarley was born June 7, 1948 to Jack & Connie Vosberg. Survivors include two brothers, Joe Vosberg and David Vosberg, three sons, Guy (and wife, Annamarie), Page and Daren (and wife Crystal) Morris, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, […]

Letter to the Editor: ANIMAL DIE OFFS

ANIMAL DIE OFFS Editor, Times-Advocate: A recent study addresses the decreasing numbers of several classifications of creatures. The drastic declining size of our bee population in my opinion is very critical. Yet, the problem does not generate the amount of attention it deserves. Instead, the government is concerned with protecting the delta smelt. Which, as far as I know serves […]

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grand Ave. 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 Ave. between Juniper and Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. Local, farm fresh produce. Local […]

Improving retirement cashflow

Seniors are surprised and comforted with the stability an FHA insured reverse mortgage can give to their retirement. For homeowners 62 or older with significant equity in their homes, a reverse mortgage can help them improve cash flow, get a lump sum of cash, and even establish a line of credit for future expenses, all without incurring a monthly payment […]

Jex, Carver to wed

Chocolate festival cancelled, Chamber, Downtown Business Assocation disagree on why

The Escondido Downtown Business Association (DBA) announced last week that it would be canceling its annual “For the Love of Chocolate Festival,” in February. The DBA and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce disagree as to the cause of the cancellation. In its press release announcing the cancellation the DBA said the festival, first created in 2011, was cancelled because the […]

K-9 promoted to detective

The Escondido Police Department K9 Jena was recently promoted to detective. Jena is the first dog in the department’s history to make detective. Jena, an 8-year-old German Sheppard born in the Czech Republic became employed by the EPD in 2010 and has worked her entire career as a Patrol K9. Her duties were searching for suspects and evidence such as […]

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