Local appointed to California Board of Optometry

Debra McIntyre, 49, of Escondido, has been appointed to the California Board of Optometry. McIntyre has been an optometrist at West Coast Eyecare since 2013. She was chief executive officer and an optometrist at Accent on Eyes Optometry from 2003 to 2013 and at Paradise Optical from 1999 to 2002. McIntyre is a member of the Escondido Sunrise Rotary. She […]

Local landscaping company wins awards

Columbine Landscape, based in Escondido, won three awards for its La Jolla Classic Garden in La Jolla in the 2017 Beautification Awards presented by the San Diego chapter of the California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA.) Columbine won in three categories: Residential Construction Large category Residential Maintenance Large category Landscape Lighting Small category The awards were presented in a series of […]


In the gutter Bowling fans were stunned recently when they showed up at Tavern + Bowl North County at Westfield North County (which us locals still insist on calling North County Fair) and it was closed. The popular bowling alley and restaurant had operated in Escondido for nearly seven years. According to Tavern + Bowl CEO Daniel Hurd the lease […]

North County Realtors group to host free Homebuyers Fair on Saturday, September 23

The North San Diego County Association of Realtors (NSDCAR), a 5,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors, will host a Homebuyers Fair from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Dr., Vista. Admission is free. The public is invited to attend the educational event, including first-time homebuyers. Information will be available in […]

What do I need to know about kidney disease?

Kidney disease is a significant problem in companion animals, especially older cats. The kidneys are remarkable organs because, although we and our pets are normally born with two, we can live long and full lives with one. Fewer dogs suffer from chronic kidney disease as the age, however, 35-50% of older cats will be diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. The […]

Highland Valley’s Altipiano Wine Wins Double-Gold at San Francisco International Wine Competition

Wines from Altipiano Vineyard and Winery, Escondido, received double-gold, silver, and bronze medals out of 4,300 entries from more than 30 countries around the world at the 37th San Francisco International Wine Competition held June 29 to July 2. Altipiano Zinfandel 2015, with 96 points, was one of only 282 entries that received a double-gold medal. The winery’s Sangiovese 2015 […]

Roynon Museum prepares 3 fossils for ‘Badlands Collection’

The Roynon Museum of Earth Sciences & Paleontology on Grand Avenue in Escondido doesn’t have any skeletons in its closets, but it has them everywhere else. And this week it is working to add three extremely rare specimens to the “Badlands Collection.” Saturday the museum welcomed two colleagues on loan from the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park […]

Developers to build industrial project

Badiee Development and Exeter Property Group have announced that they plan to develop a new Escondido industrial project following a recent property sale. The two companies plan to develop a single tenant industrial building in place of two planned multi-tenant projects. Badiee Development has sold two industrial land parcels, originally slated for the development of the Escondido Innovation Center and […]

Palomar Solar Gives Back

Palomar Solar supports our local troops and with the support of their partners, LG Solar and Enphase Energy, want to help a local military family gain their energy independence. Visit for a chance to enter. The contest is open to all active and/or retired U.S. military currently residing in San Diego County. Palomar Solar wants to show their deep […]

New specimens to be prepared at Roynon Museum

Soon three full skeletons of a prehistoric dog, horse and saber-toothed cat from at least 20 million years ago will join the collection at Escondido’s Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology. On Saturday, August 26 two experts in specimen preparation from the San Diego Natural History Museum will arrive at the Roynon Museum to prepare three exhibits to be […]