20,000 expected at annual July 4 fireworks show at Grape Day Park

Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 52nd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks. This free community event features rockin’ live music by Jimmy & Enrique, Mrs. Jones’ Revenge, and the Morgan Leigh Band, food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy. The day’s festivities will conclude with a special performance by Camp Pendleton’s 1st […]

Valley Center All-Stars

The boys in the picture were All Stars from the Valley Center 50/70 Little League team. They are shown after playing in the first game for a tournament that is the first leg to the three legs required to take them to the World Series. Last week the game was won in only 4 innings because of the 10 run […]

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Kalmia between Grand Ave and Second. 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 Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street downtown. Local, farm […]

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Escondido FFA students compete at San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair is one of the biggest events that the Escondido FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter participates in. Their school sends, on average, anywhere from 40 to 70 students to compete in livestock, landscape, and mechanics competitions. These contests are based on students’ projects, which they have been working on anywhere from four to ten months […]

413 Project brings Into the Woods to CCAE


Special for the Times Advocate Sondheim’s Into the Woods is in Escondido, and not just at the Regal Theaters. The 413 Project’s rendition is now playing at the Escondido’s Center for the Arts. A cast of 36 local stage newcomers and proven talent directed by Kali West wind through the complex tale entwining almost each and every major fairy tale […]

Around Valley Center

GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE— The Dos Valles Garden Club will hold a plant sale on Saturday, June 20 from 8am until noon at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Road, near Adams Park in Valley Center. We have to move hundreds of plants out of the greenhouse and nursery before the summer heat. For sale will be locally raised […]

Developers warn VC could have too much commercial

It is possible to have too much commercial property in Valley Center. That is the contention of two developers of a major commercial parcel in the North Village with a combined 140 acres. Developers Napoleon Zervas of VCVP Ltd. (formerly VC View Properties), who is building Miller Plaza and Herb Schaffer of Weston Valley Center LLC, who are jointly developing […]

Relay for Life begins Saturday

Relay For Life of Valley Center will take place on Saturday, June 20 at Bates Nut Farm beginning at 9 a.m. with featured speaker Hannah Nancarrow, daughter of the late Loren Nancarrow, a highly respected newscaster in San Diego who died a year ago in December of a brain tumor. One of Nancarrow’s talents is that of a writer and […]

Former Lakers standout visits Harrahs