29 percent water conservation for May: good news? Not really

Guest opinion—

For May 2015, the media broadly announced that water use was down 29% across California and 48% for Valley Center Municipal Water District. This is good news right? It is wonderful that Californians, with a little help from an unusual amount of rain in May, are responding to the call to reduce water use during this fourth year of drought. […]

Jaguar Soccer Camp: instruction, encouragement and fun

The Jaguar Soccer Camp, which recently concluded its second year of operation, works on so many levels. It succeeds because it does a splendid job of drawing the proper balance between instruction, drills, encouragement, positive reinforcement and making sure that there’s plenty of fun involved. Yes, the core principle of the JSC is to ensure the fact that the participants […]

Letters to the editor

MICRO AGGRESSION: SOUNDS LIKE FUN! Editor, Times Advocate: I read an article recently regarding this subject. Apparently, UC Davis and Berkeley have done considerable work on what they have determined to be offensive comments or questions. Some examples of micro aggressive statements are “America is the land of opportunity” infers the person may be on welfare. “Where are you from” […]

VC teen selected to compete in 34th International World Championships for baseball

Valley Center teen Riley Baranowski, a 14-year-old Valley Center catcher has been selected to be part of the USA Baseball team set to travel to Japan this month to compete for the world title in the 34th Annual International World Tournament. This summer, for two weeks beginning July 31st, Team USA San Diego will be traveling to Nagoya, Japan to […]

Art Association invites entries to October show

The Escondido Art Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the arts in North County San Diego, invites artists of all ages, members and non-members alike, to participate in their First Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” open juried 2-D art show in late October. A total of $875 in prize money will be awarded in four categories, as […]

Chamber Sunriser greets the morning

-30- An Editor’s Notebook

MENDENHALL HIGHWAY— On Monday, July 6 the state Senate unanimously passed a bill renaming a five-mile segment of Highway 76 near Lake Henshaw for Palomar Mountain cattle rancher Joel Mendenhall. A longtime cattle rancher who died in an equipment accident on his family’s ranch on East Grade in 2013, he was well beloved by neighbors and friends who started a […]

New method of planting could save avo industry

High density planting. You may never have heard the term before, but you may hear a lot more about it in the future, especially if you are a grower, and particularly an avocado grower. High density planting, could, in the opinion of some experts, be the salvation of the industry in water poor San Diego County. San Diego, currently the […]

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 […]

Police investigate shooting

The Escondido Police Department is looking into a shooting incident Sunday night that left a man hurt from two gunshot wounds. The incident was reported shortly after 8 p.m. when residents reported hearing multiple gunshots at North Midway Drive near East Grand Avenue. The officers arrived to find the victim of the gunshots at a playground. The victim, a male, […]

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