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Times-Advocate in Escondido, Valley Center sold to Roadrunner

North Coast Current

January 6, 2016


Filed under BUSINESS NOTES, Escondido, Media, North County, Region, San Diego County, Valley Center

The second incarnation of Escondido’s Times-Advocate newspaper and its Valley Center counterpart have been sold to the Valley Roadrunner, according to a Jan. 5 news release from the new owner. The owner is relatively new to the Roadrunner, as well, according to the announcement. Roadrunner Publications...

Times-Advocate debuts in Valley Center, Escondido

Times-Advocate debuts in Valley Center, Escondido

North Coast Current

August 7, 2014


Filed under Escondido, Media, NEIGHBORS, Region, Valley Center

Residents of inland North County might recognize the name of a new Valley Center newspaper — The Times-Advocate. The original century-old daily Times Advocate of Escondido was half of the merger that created the North County Times in 1995. The North County Times was launched when the Times Advocate...

Industry observers weigh impact of U-T San Diego’s entry into local weekly media market

Industry observers weigh impact of U-T San Diego’s entry into local weekly media market

Alex Groves

November 24, 2013


Filed under Business, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Media, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Santa Fe, Region, San Diego County, Solana Beach, Top Stories

U-T San Diego, the last remaining daily newspaper in San Diego County, recently purchased eight weekly community newspapers from Mainstreet Communications, and experts in the field of media and active journalists are holding their breath to see what the paper will do with its newly claimed acquisitions. The...

School buys NCT building; open house Sept. 26

School buys NCT building; open house Sept. 26

Alex Groves

September 22, 2013


Filed under Business, Education, ENTERPRISE, Escondido, K-12, Region

The sale of the old North County Times building to The Classical Academy of Escondido officially went through Sept. 12, and school officials are now working to prepare the facility to be a school. The sale comes following an extended escrow period. The school was waiting for the allocation of necessary...

U-T building sale to school still in limbo

U-T building sale to school still in limbo

Alex Groves

August 9, 2013


Filed under Business, ENTERPRISE, Escondido, Media, Real Estate, Region

The acquisition of the old North County Times building by a North County charter high school is still ongoing, and both seller and potential buyer appear to be keeping mum regarding some details of the sale’s status. The Classical Academy of Escondido entered into an escrow agreement with U-T San...

Does end of Times leave news void?

Does end of Times leave news void?

Alex Groves

June 6, 2013


Filed under Business, ENTERPRISE, Media, Region, San Diego County

The North County Times long stood as one of the leading news sources for North County residents on everything from politics and school board coverage to entertainment reviews. Its 17-year run was abruptly canceled in March as it was fully absorbed into the newspaper that purchased it last September,...

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Saving Times: Newspaper’s former archivist opens North County Times cabinets to local historical societies

Ernesto Lopez

December 19, 2012


Filed under Escondido, Local History, Media, Region, San Diego County, Top Stories

North County historian Lucy Berk has a big task at hand. She is digging up paper files of the Times Advocate archives from 1983 to 1995 and distributing them to local historical societies. Berk worked at the newspaper as an archivist during that time frame, before its merger with The North County Bl...

U-T makes Times sale official

North Coast Current

October 1, 2012


Filed under LATEST NEWS, Media, Oceanside, Region, San Diego County

With a platform championing family values and business, the ownership of U-T San Diego officially announced its purchase of the North County Times, the only daily competitor to the U-T in the county. The announcement, by way of a promotional video posted Oct. 1 on YouTube, was made as about 80 layoff notices...

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