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 […]

An answer for ‘You didn’t build that’

This editorial has two, count them, two points to make. One of them is political and the other one isn’t, or if it is, it has to do with the politics of the university and academics. I just finished reading historian David McCullough’s new book, The Wright Brothers, which is another masterful look at American history. If you are not […]

Chamber Sunriser—

Letters to the editor

CHANGES ARE COMING, FOLKS Editor, Times Advocate: I want to take a few moments of your time, if I may, fellow Valley Center residents. Since being elected to serve on the Valley Center Planning Group last November, my eyes have become wide open to the many changes that lie ahead for our community. I truly invite everyone to come out […]

Ex-Jag star Michael McInerny is on a Mission get back into the game

For the past two years, Valley Center High Hall of Fame inductee Michael McInerny has felt as if he’s been in a sort of purgatory. Undermined and hampered by surgery to both knees, the 6’3”, 192-pound multi-sport star has been unable to participate either on the field, the court or on the track. As a result, his college career has […]

Political Cartoon

Pirates win City Championship

Escondido plays role in World Series progression

Escondido National Little League (ENLL) Majors Pirates last week defeated Escondido American League Little League (EALL) Yankees for the first time in eight years with a score of 6-3 to become Escondido City Champions. With more than 200 families in attendance the teams competed at the Mountain View Park fields for an exciting win. The Pirates Team Sponsor is Kelly […]

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 […]