Valley Center’s biggest charity fundraiser is happening this weekend: Jag Auction

The 17th Annual VCHS Jaguar Auction will be held on Saturday, April 25 at the VCHS Gymnasium at 31322 Cole Grade Rd. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Valley Center High School (VCHS) Foundation, along with its many helpers, are preparing for the annual tradition of opening the VCHS Gym to the public for Valley Center’s largest fundraiser. Tables are […]

Taylor Pamplin scores 518.05 at April dive meet

Escondido Charter High School senior Taylor Pamplin met her goal of scoring at least 500 points in a high school diving meet April 11 at the April Dive Meet at Fallbrook High. Pamplin’s score of 518.05 points led the 19 competitors in the girls 11- dive event and gave the three-time defending CIF champion at least 500 points for the […]

Misfits heading to Western Days to try to disrupt festival

Western Days is upon us once again and as in past years there is a group of individuals who are going to try to disrupt our community from having fun during Western Days. This year the MILLER MISFIT’S who are headed up by the notorious Shady Shain are planning to come to town starting on Saturday May 16 at Smokey’s […]

Calvin Christian High Junior is among track and field elite

Calvin Christian High School’s Ryan Thomsen, a current junior, was invited to participate in the very prominent Arcadia Invitational recently. Ryan finished in the top ten taking 7th overall, was the top junior in the meet, and was also the top California finisher, which is awarded the “California Greatest Athlete Award.” Over the two days of the meet, Ryan scored […]

Escondido Art Assn. to hold annual fundraiser

The Escondido Art Association, an all volunteer non-profit organization promoting the arts in North County San Diego, will hold its annual garage sale fundraiser on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 1 – 3. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. all days. The sale, to be held at the Nicolaisen residence, 333 Cypress Crest Terrace, Escondido, 92025, will […]

Vaqueros to hold Old Timers show May 16

The Vaqueros plan their yearly Old Timer’s Show to coincide with the beginning of Western Days! The show will be held Saturday May 16th starting at 9:00AM at The Vaqueros Park, corner of Valley Center and Lilac Roads. What is fun about this day is that the youth of the club (for this purposes anyone under the age of 29) […]

State to County farmers: drop dead

What is the difference between a farmer who grows avocados or citrus in San Diego County and rice or cotton farmer in the San Joaquin or Imperial Valleys? Answer: according to the state government of Governor Jerry Brown, a San Diego farmer is NOT actually a farmer, and therefore is not worthy of consideration when it comes to cutting our […]

Large oak falls near Ranch house

Last week the City Manager reported that a large oak tree near the Daley Ranch House fell down hitting a fence and blocking the disabled access ramp on the south side of the Ranch House. The tree will be removed and the fence repaired within the next week or so. “The work will be scheduled to avoid conflicting with school […]

Will Escondido appeal judge’s ruling

Will Escondido appeal the ruling by Vista Superior Court Judge Earl H. Mass that the city violated Michael Schlesinger’s constitutional rights when it changed the General Plan designation of his Escondido Country Club property? The answer appears to be: “maybe.” The judge’s ruling was in February and so far the city has not acted on it. Instead, last week the […]

Letters to the editor

MALE STRESS—NO MAIL STRESS Editor, Times Advocate: Recently I mailed a package of valuable materials at our local Post Office in Valley Center. I have faith in our system that delivers millions of letter a day, so I did NOT insure the package nor did I make a photocopy of its contents. MISTAKE. I sent it CERTIFIED MAIL with a […]