Vaqueros announce upcoming events

The Valley Center Vaqueros horse riding club have the following upcoming events at their facility at the corner of Lilac and Valley Center Roads. • March 14 General Meeting and Horse Play— Noon. This month’s general meeting will be held at the equine park, and will include a potluck lunch and play day with horses after the meeting. Join us […]

Attend a play and get 2X the ticket price back

The popular repertory theater group North County Players (northcountyplayers.org) is bringing the historical stage thriller, Passage Into Fear, to the San Marcos Civic Center’s Hearth Theatre this April. Passage Into Fear is inspired by noir classics like Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lady Vanishes and Strangers on a Train and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Set in 1917 during the […]

Parks & Rec board to meet March 16

The Valley Center Parks & Rec board will meet Monday, March 16 at 3 p.m. The agenda will include an update on the escrow of property on Vesper that the district is purchasing for a park. The board will also discuss the Vaqueros lease Note: The regular meeting times recently changed after the election of two new board members. The […]

Sheriff’s deputies to use body-worn cameras in pilot program

County of San Diego deputy Sheriffs will, at least during the field testing period of a pilot project, have cameras on their bodies to record activity. A 4-0 San Diego County Board of Supervisors vote March 3, with Bill Horn absent, authorized the director of the county’s Department of Purchasing and Contracting to issue a competitive solicitation for a body-worn […]

Western Days vendor applications now available online

Western Days vendor applications are now available at WesternDays.org or at Facebook.com/WesternDays. The Western Days magazine and guide will be coming soon.. Visit the Western Days Website soon for more information, including how to be included in the magazine as it becomes available. Western Days is the biggest festival in Valley Center. It takes places during the Memorial Day weekend […]


Now during the forty days of Lent, we are reminded of Jesus’ time in the desert. He was tempted three times by the devil. We try to follow Jesus by repenting of our sin, renewing our faith and preparing to celebrate the mysteries of salvation. Our penance service was this week. Other neighboring parishes penance services are: St. Gabriel – […]

-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 […]