Local 4-H, FFA students do well at County Fair

Local residents did well at the Junior Livestock auction at the San Diego County Fair. Showing at the fair is the way that many students who aim to be farmers can raise money for their higher education. In Market Beef Eli Martineau of Valley Center 4-H was Grand Champion and 4-H Champion. Harrison Bauer of VC FFA was Reserve Grand […]

Intersection at Cole Grade, VC Road, could get another gas station

The intersection of Valley Center Road and Cole Grade Road could get a new gas station and pharmacy. The proposed Valley Center ARCO AM/PM project encompasses 0.90 acres at the southwest corner of the intersection of Valley Center Road and Cole Grade Road The property is part of North Village on the General Plan Update. The developer proposes a 3,953 […]

Palomar’s Escondido Center offers many of the same choices, services as the San Marcos campus

Note: Fall classes at Palomar College begins on Aug. 17. Time was, if you wanted to take courses at Palomar Community College, you had no choice but to make the trip to the San Marcos campus. No more! These days, if you attend classes at the Palomar College Escondido Education Center, you don’t have to settle for anything less than […]

Specialty Meats is the go to butcher for FFA and 4-H meat animal projects

You’ve undoubtedly driven by this store on El Norte Parkway many times and wondered what the market with the 1950s era exterior is all about. Specialty Meats Deli and Market is all about the highest quality meats— we’re talking restaurant quality here. But its main connection to the community is that its proprietor, Bob Trimble, processes the lion’s share of […]

Major Market part owner dies in car accident

Patsy London, 79, widow of Dick London, one of the founders of the Major Market chain, was killed as a result of injuries sustained in a multiple car accident on July 1, around 2:30 p.m. near the corner of Valley Center Road & Miller Road in front of Portino’s Restaurant in Valley Center. Mrs. London, who was at the time […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH Faith is a pre-requisite for us to receive any favor from God and this faith is a gift and a virtue that enables us to put our whole trust, dependence and belief in God and what He has revealed. Do you think there is anyway God is testing your faith? Please do not fail the test. […]

Mark Hailwood named VCHS assistant principal

Longtime Valley Center teacher Mark Hailwood has been named assistant principal of Valley Center High School. His appointment was confirmed at the June Valley Center Pauma Unified School District board meeting. Supt. Mary Gorsuch talked with the Times Advocate about Hailwood. “Mark has been teaching in Valley Center – Pauma schools for eight years, both at VC Middle and VC […]

Marie Waldron names Citricado Dental Group ‘Business of the Month’

As part of my effort to celebrate small business in our region, this month I would like to salute Citracado Dental Group in Escondido. Having just celebrated their 35th anniversary in practice, husband and wife dentists William Jungman and Julie Kangas lead the team in providing a wide range of dental treatments and services to their expanding pool of patients. […]

Bilingual book club to meet July 25 at library

Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, July 25, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Me llamo Bud, No Buddy/Bud, Not Buddy, a Newbery Award winner by Christopher Paul Curtis, is the selected book for July. Copies of the book are available through the Escondido Public Library catalog […]

‘Business After Five’ showcases Escondido’s the Lexus Centre

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