VALLEY CENTER SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH The church will host CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training classes beginning on Sunday, March 1 from 1– 4 p.m., with continuing instruction each consecutive Sunday afternoon in March, (March 8, March 15, March 22,) and concluding with the graduation and certification program on Sunday, March 29 from 1- 5 p.m. This training is being […]

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Escondido company wins 2014 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

The Better Business Bureau serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties recently hosted its 17th annual Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics. Five local companies received a Better Business Bureau Torch Award in recognition of their dedication to ethics and integrity in the San Diego marketplace. One of them was Vows From The Heart Ministries, based in Escondido. “Each year we […]

Letters to the editor

THEY LIKE THE PAPER BUT CAUGHT A MISTAKE Editor, Times Advocate: On this pleasant afternoon, I was relaxing with a cup of tea and browsing through the latest issue of The Times Advocate. I so much enjoyed the article entitled “ ‘Who is that Beautiful Girl?’ A Valentine’s Day Story,” to learn something more about our near neighbor Hank Weldon, […]

A Christian’s sense of hearing

We have a dog named Fancy. She is mid-sized, white with a pink nose and possessed of an excellent disposition. In her prime, Fancy was quite athletic and full of energy. Don’t tell our other dogs, but Fancy is my wife’s favorite. The years, though, have crept up on our loyal canine. She doesn’t jump anymore and must be lifted […]

Supervisors vote to resurface Old Hwy. 395 between Gopher Cyn. Road and Camino Del Rey

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors authorized the advertisement for bid and subsequent award of a construction contract to resurface portions of two North County roads including Old Highway 395 between Old Castle Road and Camino Del Rey. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote January 28, with Ron Roberts absent for a Metropolitan Transit System board meeting, also found the two […]

Financial Peace University will help you get your finances in order

Do your New Year’s resolutions for 2015 include getting your family finances in order? Tired of running out of money each month before the month is over? Looking for a proven way to manage your money that honors God? You need a plan! Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan. FPU teaches ways of handling money. Through video […]

VCMWD sets boundaries for sewer expansion project

The Valley Center Municipal Water District board February 17 took action to create boundaries for the new Woods Valley Ranch Water Reclamation facility expansion project that should lead to the sewering of the South and North Villages in about two years. The board took the following actions: • Approved a resolution approving the boundary map for the proposed modification of […]

New owner at Valley Center’s Allstate Insurance agency

John DelZio is the new owner of the Valley Center Allstate Insurance, located at 31034 Valley Center Rd. He recently purchased the business from Robin Schultz, who plans to stay on board as a service agent. DelZio has been in the insurance and financial services industry for 20 years. He was a financial planner for ten years and worked at […]

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. […]