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Students honored for water conservation posters

Valley Center Municipal Water District (VCMWD) had its annual North County Water Agency Poster Contest, 2015 awards at our Board Meeting in Monday, June 1, 2015. This contest involved over one hundred 4th Graders from the Valley Center and Lilac elementary schools and this year’s theme was: “Be Water Smart.” Each year, under the leadership of Trish Garcia, with the […]

Abed challenges Roberts to a supervisor throwdown

A weakened Dave Roberts causes Escondido mayor to throw hat in ring for 3rd District

If Sam Abed has his way, Escondido will elect its first resident Supervisor of the 3rd District, and it will be him. Monday the recently reelected Escondido mayor announced he would seek to unseat incumbent Dave Roberts from the Board of Supervisors next June. A weakened Roberts, the subject of several unflattering revelations about possible misuse of public funds, and […]

Library offers play on Julian gold rush

Escondido Public Library and the Pioneer Room Friends present Celia Lawley, “Fiddlegirl,” performing Gold Hill: The Story of Julian’s 1870’s Gold Rush on Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Lawley packs 12 original songs based on Julian’s 1870’s gold rush history into this one hour show. An accomplished musician and performer, she sings, acts, and dances […]

Chamber installation a celebration of city’s vibrant business community

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce Friday night celebrated its 105th annual installation of officers and awards “A Masterpiece in the Making;” hosted at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido museum. With members enjoying hors d’oeuvres standing and sitting surrounded by the museum’s works of art, the festivities included the installation of Alicia Reeves as incoming chairman of the board […]

A special day for Valley Center graduates

The Packards and Pierce Arrows are coming: Grand D’elegance, June 19

The Packards, once considered the finest car manufactured in America are coming to Cruisin’ Grand on June 19, in an evening dubbed Grand D’elegance by organizer Steve Waldron. See the car that was the favorite of legends like Winston Churchill, George Patton, Clark Gable, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mae West, and Howard Hughes. The San Diego Packard Club will bring 25-40 […]

Man arrested for carjack shooting

On June 1, at about 1:07 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies from the Valley Center Substation learned a man was shot in the leg near the 15000 block of Highway 76 and taken to the Pala Fire Station. The victim met the suspect in Temecula and gave him a ride to Valley Center, where the shooting occurred. The suspect ordered the victim […]

MusicFest raises money for music program

Local firefighters in tribute to fallen Marine—

On the evening of June 10 the Valley Center Fire Department participated in a Tribute to Marine Corps Sergeant Eric Seamen who was killed performing a humanitarian mission in Nepal after the recent earthquake. Fire Chief Joe Napier told the Times Advocate, “It is never easy for a community to bring a member of their family home to rest but […]

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