2015-03-12 E-Edition

-30- An Editor’s Notebook

MUCH GOLF, SO LITTLE TIME—It is possible to get confused about which golf tournaments are happening and when in Valley Center. Fortunately, you have me to straighten these things out for you. There will be TWO charity golf tournaments in April. The Valley Center Real Estate Professionals are having a golf tournament on the 17th. Both will be at Woods […]


In the February 26 edition of the Times Advocate we incorrectly misidentified one of the contestants in the Junior Miss Valley Center Pageant. The correct spelling of the contestant’s name is Lyzette Delgadillo. She was incorrectly identified in the front page caption as Lyzette Delg. We regret the error.

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Escondido Library presents an evening with Holocaust survivor

Escondido Public Library presents, “An Evening with Doris Martin, Holocaust Survivor,” on Tuesday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Ms. Martin, author of the book Kiss Every Step, will recount her and her family’s story of extreme challenge and survival during Nazi occupation. She will discuss her life experience and share her message of tolerance and remembrance […]

So I was Thinking…

‘Well, shut my mouth!’

Some people have commented to me that they are surprised that I reveal some of my personal “foibles” (is that still a word?) in my devotionals. Well, I figure, why not? I learned long ago that people are poised to laugh at you the moment you trip or goof up (or why else would America’s Funniest Videos be so popular?), […]

Upbeat State of the City celebrates Escondido’s upward course, Chamber’s Johnston given Mayor’s Leadership Award

Mayor Abed gives upbeat message in “State of the City” address Escondido’s ebullient Mayor Sam Abed February 25 gave an upbeat and optimistic address at his fifth annual State of the City address, declaring “Let’s embrace a future with a forward focus inspired by 21st century innovation to achieve an economically sound city.” The celebration, which used to only attract […]

Fat Ivor’s celebrates 10 years after rising from the ashes

On March 10 Fat Ivor’s Rib Rack will celebrate two anniversaries. The first is that for the 34 years Fat Ivor’s has been a landmark restaurant in town, serving up tasty treats to Valley Center residents. The second is the anniversary of their reopening from the fire that shut it down in 2003. It took two years to rebuild the […]

Learning about the Job Seekers Ministry

We talked to Glenn Arrant the leader of Horizon Christian Fellowship’s Job Seekers Ministry and asked questions about Job Seekers. VCTA: How did you get involved in Job Seekers? I was working for Boeing in LA and attended a midweek service at Calvary Chapel. They put out a call for coaches to help people to find work. I felt God […]

‘This is not a drill’

Student describes tense moments of middle school lockdown

It all started in third period on Tuesday, February 24th while I was in PE learning how to have proper running form when the announcements came over the sound system with important news. “This is not a drill, this is not a drill,” Mr. Peterson’s calm voice repeated. “We are going into lock down this is not a drill.” As […]

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