Boys & Girls Club opens new computer lab in Escondido


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH Friends of the Poor Walk begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 12 at Adam’s Park. Walk a Mile in their shoes and raise funds for the Food Pantry which serves our less fortunate families, friends and neighbors in Valley Center and Pauma Valley. There will be free T-shirts for the first 100 walkers and free […]

Ross to leave Times Advocate

David Ross, who has been editor of the revived version of the Times-Advocate for the past 13 months, will be leaving the paper at the end of September to return to his former position as editor of the Valley Roadrunner newspaper in Valley Center. Ross edited The Roadrunner for 29 years before leaving it after it two years ago after […]

Pipeline installation closes section of Midway through Sept. 18

Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that access along Midway Drive between Washington Avenue and Valley Parkway will be either limited or closed to through traffic for the next several weeks. The construction began on September 4. It will continue in some form until Friday, September 18 between the hours of […]

Valley Center Seventh- Day Adventist Church has a new pastor

Dave Peckham was installed as pastor of the Valley Center Seventh-day Adventist Church this past weekend. This native of South Africa immigrated to the United States in 1991. Dave Peckham is a son of Africa. He is one of five children born to missionary parents who served at Inyazura Mission in the then Southern Rhodesia – now Zimbabwe. He attended […]

Bilingual book club to meet Sept. 26

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group will meet on Saturday, September 26, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Esperanza renace/Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan, is the selected title for September. Multiple copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library. escondido.org. Esperanza renace/Esperanza Rising is a […]

Schlesinger settles with Air Pollution Control District over dumping of chicken manure

Beverly Hills Developer Michael Schlesinger of Stuck in the Rough LLC has reached an agreement with the San Diego Air Pollution Control Board to pay $100,000 for dumping an estimated five tons of chicken manure on the Old Escondido Country Club golf course without admitting to any wrongdoing. That’s a big more than a dropping in the bucket. More than […]

Grape Day festival to be celebrated this Saturday downtown and at park

The annual Grape Day festival will occur Saturday, September 12 in downtown Escondido and Grape Day Park. The festival includes the city’s five Rotary clubs, a 5K walk/run, and an old-fashioned downtown parade. Several thousand people are expected to attend. Grape Day started in 1908 as a way to celebrate Escondido’s grape harvest and promote the city. Before Prohibition shut […]

Warfighter Academy to hold open house Sept. 12

On Saturday, September 12 from 1-7 p.m., the Warfighter Academy in downtown Escondido will hold a Pro 2A Freedom Festival at their facility, which will also be the grand opening of their business to the city. The Warfighter Academy is run by combat veterans that have all gone above and beyond the call of duty. This business has offered them […]

Grape Day Festival is coming