Sunny Side Kitchen short menu, long on flavor

“Comfort food that has been elevated” is how the Carpenters describe what they serve at Sunny Side Kitchen in Escondido. Sunny Side Kitchen has been open on Orange Street (155 S. Orange St., between Second and Grand) since March 2, long enough for owners Bob & Kate Carpenter to begin carving out their own niche in that section of town. […]

Local Cub Scout earns Parvuli Dei Medal

Kirk Hernandez Jr. of Pack 619 (Den 5) earns the coveted Catholic Parvuli Dei medal and honor for Cub Scouts. The purpose of the Parvuli Dei (Children of God) emblem is to help young boys explore a wide range of activities in order to discover the presence of God in their daily lives as members of their families and parishes, […]

-30- An Editor’s Notebook

I was enjoying the cool view, cool jazz music and cool appetizers of Vintana’s outdoor patio when Bob & Diana Wisecarver strolled up, looking about as relaxed as I’ve seen anyone recently. Bob was the longtime owner of Community Pharmacy in Valley Center and Escondido. About 18 months ago he sold the pharmacy to Pete Nguyen. The sale was conducted […]


Political Cartoon

Local woman wins D.C. internship

Sophia Hernandez, a 2011 graduate of Valley Center High School has been awarded a Washington DC Republican Women’s Internship. Hernandez was one of two young women selected within the U.S. for this paid internship. The program is named after former National Federation of Republican Women President Dorothy Andrews Kabis, who served from 1963-1967 and was later appointed Treasurer of the […]

Letters to the editor

THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL DAY Editor, Times Advocate: Thanks for the coverage given to us by the folks in the Times Advocate newspaper and also by the people who publish the Western Days magazine. Thank you, Valley Center for the beautiful day. We were overwhelmed with the love shown from many friends along the parade route. It was very humbling, […]

EC’s Sasha Banks has plans on and off the golf course

When sitting across a table from Sasha Banks, a recent graduate of Escondido Charter High School, one takes notice of many things. To begin with, Banks is a pleasant looking young woman, armed with a welcoming face, alert eyes and a subtle but nonetheless winning smile. Her voice is calm and soothing, quite pleasing to the ear. And it’s apparent […]

Art show features work of two local photographers

During July, the Escondido Art Partnership, will play host to two Escondido photographers, Richard Schultz, and Ted W. Snoddy. The Gallery known for its wide range of art on display, from photography to paintings, watercolors to hip clothing and deco jewelry, will feature a month long photography journey of “Escape.” Snoddy’s recent trip to Thailand will feature some local flair […]

VC’s Copeland wins Junior Barrel Race at Lakeside Rodeo

Valley Center’s Chloe Copeland returned last weekend from participating in the California High School Rodeo State Finals, where she did very well. She went there after participating in this year’s Lakeside Rodeo where she competed in Junior Barrel Race, where she had the fastest time. The 17-year-old Copeland posted a time of 17.35 seconds on her April 17 run, giving […]

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